Narcissus in Chains

This book just happened to be on the aisle when I was browsing the library so I decided to veer from the Jane Austen genre I’ve been reading and go for something different.

This was something different alright. Going from Mansfield Park to Narcissus in Chains is a hundred times worst than 180 degrees. LOL!

I didn’t know it when I started, but this is the 10th book in the Anita Blake, vampire slayer series by Laurell K. Hamilton. I saw on the Amazon page that some people did not like this book. I for one enjoyed it. I suppose coming off Mansfield Park, I enjoyed the easy reading. Besides, I liked the plot; it was interesting. Of course, anything to do with vampires and werewolves interest me. I still can’t get off the Twilight kick and I’m just looking anywhere I can get more sexy vampire lore!

Anita Blake is actually a necromancer, one who has an affinity with the dead or one who can bring back the dead. In the book, she is described as being hot, petite and a bad ass and she is all that and more. In this tenth volume, she has decided to go back to her two boyfriends; one is a vampire and the other a werewolf (sound familiar? – this is how Twilight would be if it had gone Rated R. LOL!). She went away from them from six months to do some introspection and now she’s back and she’s decided she wants both of them back. Lucky girl.

Unfortunately, before she can rekindle the menage a trois, she was called to rescue a wereleopard under her care and this is where the adventure, the gore, the sex and everything else begins. Now you know, I’m not going to go through and re-tell the whole story for you. Get the book and get reading.

Seeing as this is the first book of the series that I’ve read and it seems that some of the earlier volumes were way better than this tenth volume, I may read back starting on book one and see how much I can stand to read of the series. This was also the first time I’d heard of Laurell K. Hamilton and I’m intrigued. So despite the bad reviews and cautions I read online, some threatening to consult with cerebral palsy injury lawyers due to the injury inflicted by the bad writing; I am not discouraged. I’d still like to see for myself.

I was just curious how this book ended up in the teen fic section of the public library which is where I normally get my books since that’s where the girls go. Don’t get me wrong, I enjoyed reading soft porn for a change, but I certainly would not recommend this book for my teenage girls. This book is worst than rated R, it’s like a NC-17 rated movie. It has it all, violence, very mature content and graphic sex scenes. Definitely not for young readers.

One comment

  1. witsandnuts says:

    “Of course, anything to do with vampires and werewolves interest me. I still can’t get off the Twilight kick and I’m just looking anywhere I can get more sexy vampire lore!” – Well said! I’m now curious to read this. =)

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