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Obsidian Butterfly Anita Blake Vampire Hunter #9 Characters ê 102 ¸ 'I was covered in blood but it wasn't mine so it was okay'Edward is a hit man He specialises in monsters Vampires shape shifters anything and everything There are people like me Anita Blake who do it legally but Edward doesn't sweat the legalities o'I was covered in blood but it wasn't mine so it was okay'Edward is a hit man He specialises in monsters Vampires shape shifters anything and everything There are p. Obsidian Butterfly A Review in Two PartsAnita Blake returns home to a phone call from Edward He's calling in a favor and needs her to come to Albuuerue NM to assist him in a job She goes to find that there have been several gruesome murders the victims left horribly maimed Who is performing these crimes and how far will Anita go to stop themNOTE I have VERY DIVISIVE feelings about this book Therefore I have split this review into two parts One part will probably appeal to those who are big Anita Blake fans; the other is VERY VOCAL about how certain parts of the book made me feelPART ONEUp to this point the series had become rather beleaguered with Anita Blake's increasingly complicated love life Does she love Jean Claude or Richard How does she balance both in addition to her growing powers and her place as lukoi And what about her increasingly dark turn embracing dark magics and torture How does she reconcile this with her Christian and moral upbringingWhile these uestions are very good Anita needed some space to work them out Hence this book It was a great way for Anita to get some distance look at things with a new perspective and realize some important lessons such as Just because Ronnie is dating a slightly boring guy doesn't mean that Anita can't make an effort to remain friends Catherine may be married but she is still Anita's friend Anita can't keep holding back her abilities and powers Anita isn't being fair to the Triumvirate and deserves to muddle through her complicated love lifeThe actual mystery and investigation is very interesting I thought LKH brought some interesting Southern flavor to the novel setting it in Albuuerue I liked Anita meeting another necromancer a vampire who thought she was a goddess and learning about Edward such as that he CAN love and maintain a reasonably bad lifestyle I liked seeing Anita investigate the murders ask uestions dig deeper Sure the mystery isn't the most brilliant or original I've ever seen but at least for once Anita is investigating these crazy events instead of talking with people who drop convenient plot pointsIf this were the only part I was reviewing I would easily give this book a 35 stars It brings up some interesting conflicts new sides to old characters and mixes up our surroundings so things don't get too boringPART TWOI cannot believe how misogynistic and disgusting this series has become I thought I could hold back the floodgates until Narcissus in Chains the one I hear is the beginning of the end of the Anita Blake series but I can't This book is absolute dreckWhy What makes this book worse than all the previous 8 books It's not that hard I'll break it down to my two points1 Misogyny I had noticed since about Burnt Offerings that these books seemed to showcase a and hostile view of women Well this book easily surpasses them all Anita's and I almost wonder if the author's hate for women drips from nearly every single page in the book Comments like'She's direct even for a man Edward said 'For a woman she's like a battering ram'and'You would have made a good man' I took the compliment because that's what it wasand She also knew how to shake hands Most women never really got the knack of it are insulting and demeaningMaking broad statements like women are naturally friendly or that all women have large purses and pack a bajillion suitcases full of crap is small minded and foul Letting 14 year old impressionable boys get away with misogynistic statements just keeps the cycle repeating Starting fights with cops over who's balls are bigger and then letting a man say rude misogynistic remarks without a peep just proves that Anita doesn't have her priorities straight and is nothing like the strong independent woman she purports to beEvery woman not named Anita Blake is a delicate easily broken flower the nurse who is too fragile to answer uestions Anita might have about who is dead and who is alive a dwarf woman who is brutally murdered a young scientists named Dallas and Edward's fiancee DonnaThat Dallas was oblivious to Olaf staring at her made me worry about her just a littleher survival instincts just weren't up to it'She's a wimp' Peter said I agreed with him but not out loud May I just add this is a SON talking about HIS MOTHERIf Edward showed Peter this little corner of hell and word got back to Donna it might be enough to break them up permanently I was willing to trade some of Peter's innocence for thatSpeaking of Donna I don't think I've ever seen a character so badly villified From the moment Anita lays eyes on her she is undermining the woman demeaning her and treating her like filth Anita is critical about Donna's age calling her in her early thirties and going up to her forties Anita insults how Donna makes out with her fiancee in the car in a gesture to make Anita jealous Anita immediately sides with Peter Donna's bratty 14 year old son in front of his mother Donna is unable to defend herself and Peter at 8 is forced to wield a weapon When Donna and her children have been threatened Donna breaks down into hysterics Instead of tending to her children and trying to comfort the woman Anita does thisI got a handful of that short thick hair and pulled her hair up It hurt and it was meant to 'Look at me you selfish btch' Anita is ready to sacrifice Peter's innocence to get Donna and Edward to break upIf Edward showed Peter this little corner of hell and word got back to Donna it might be enough to break them up permanently I was willing to trade some of Peter's innocence for that Anita withholds information about Peter's rape because Donna wouldn't be able to handle itHe hadn't told Donna his mother about the rape I didn't betray his secret First I wasn't sure she could handle another shock Second it wasn't my secret to tell And on and on and on The things Anita does to Donna and the way Anita thinks of Donna is absolutely INSULTING and EMBARRASSING I'm not saying that women can't hate each other that they are always naturally friendly'; but Anita has ZERO REASON to behave so rudely to Donna And yet Anita isn't the one portrayed as the btch; no it's DONNAAnd then we have a major scene where a male stripper is sexually harassed Anita makes the flip comment that if he had been a woman EVERYONE would have jumped to make sure he wasn't assaulted but because he's a MALE people let him be Leaving Anita as the only one to rescue himAs if that isn't enough the number of times rape is brought up is obscene Edward hires a bragging rapist to help him solve the murders; Anita is nearly raped YET AGAIN Other women are likewise threatenedTRIGGER WARNING I honestly canNOT believe I am including a trigger warning in a review about vampires and paranormal creatures Child rape child torture2 Child rape and torture At one point in the story Peter and Becca Edward's fiancee's children are kidnapped Anita and Edward attempt to rescue them Before they do they and the readers are subjected to a brutal depiction of child rape and torture A random woman fondles Peter until he experiences his first Pleasure and hits him across the face He screams and protests the entire time A man holds Becca in his lap and breaks her fingers as she screamsI respect that LKH wants to make sure that we realize that these kids are in real serious danger that they might not come out alive I even respect her for trying something darker I understand it's all too easy for people to say that X is a bad guy without having that bad guy do anything to prove he is a bad guyBut honestly this scene is completely unnecessary a chill pornographic thrill something to make readers gasp in shock and horror These characters have only appeared in this book; I've heard they don't reappear ETA I've been told that Peter does reappear in the series so perhaps there is some discussion about the trauma he has undergone here Further apparently things like their damaged mental health never needs to be addressed because Anita sure as hell doesn't mind withholding Peter's rape from his own motherHe hadn't told Donna his mother about the rape I didn't betray his secret First I wasn't sure she could handle another shock Second it wasn't my secret to tell Do things like this happen Of course all the time unfortunately But did we really need to go there in an Anita Blake novel In my opinion no It's a horrible horrible cheap awful way to show that these guys are bad and that Anita Blake needs to hurry up and save the dayThese two main bullets are the reason that this book is rated 1 star Sure there are other parts of this book I wasn't fond of the extreme gore that made me regret every meal I ate Anita's constant aggression to authority her antisocial personality disorder seriously check it out it's astonishing how many bullet points she can tick off but by far the worst the ones that made me the most mad were the blatant undisguised misogyny and no I'm not talking about misogynistic characters I'm talking about the whole attitude of the book and the unnecessary gratuitous vile child rape and torture scenesIf you really like Anita Blake have always liked Anita Blake and desperately want of her and Edward then go ahead have a ball with this book More power to you But if you are sick and tired of the woman hating excessively violent angry Anita Blake then you might want to give this a pass or at least proceed with cautionNOTE For those not faint of heart I recommend taking a look at some of my status updates for the items I forgot to mention such as the stellar writing I laughed They laughed A good time had by all examples of how hateful Anita is and my mind being blown to pieces

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Ds that Edward has but it's like being friends with a tame leopard It may curl on the foot of your bed and let you pet its head but it can still eat your throat out. “She'd been punishing people for the same crimes for five hundred years It was impressive in a psychotic sort of way I'd told people that I'd chase them into hell to have my vengeance but I probably didn't mean it Itzpapalotl would mean every word” Re listen “One minute you are paranoid and packing too much hardware the next you are scared and underarmed Life’s like that or my life’s like that” Anita Blake This is the very best of Anita Blake; straight bad ass bounty hunting Blake with Edward's crew of shooters The novel gets her away from Missouri to New Mexico Edward'sTed's home It's exciting to see pieces of the man behind the mysterious assassin who is Anita's great friend and series favoriteHere are my castingsIn the book they are The Broken Spear Clan but the audio calls them The Los Lobos Clan Kimberly Alexis is the worlds best audible reader

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Obsidian Butterfly Anita Blake Vampire Hunter #9Eople like me Anita Blake who do it legally but Edward doesn't sweat the legalities or hell the ethics He is an eual opportunity killerI may be one of the few frien. 4 Vampy starsTo begin with I have to say that this book is one of my favorites from this series It is uite true that I have several emotional changes during Anita Blake's books For several reasons I love and hate this series but the truth is that I have never been bored for a minute while reading one of the series' books Why I love the books  1 Anita Blake is a woman who can mesure up almost to every man or woman she comes across either human or supernatural and that makes an interesting heroine at the very least I may not always like her but I always find her entertaining2 The plot in every book is always different enough to be captivating so you never get the idea that you read the same things all over again The crime stories are always interesting and fresh Yes she usually hunts vamps but that's the job description The adrenaline rush during reading the books is addictive3 The gory stuff are really a plus in my opinionI can see why many disagree but I find it really fascinating the way she doesn't shy away from the disgusting details4 The supportive characters are always a major part of the story and are always different enough from each other not to be boring Again you don't always like them but LKH knows her character development AB probably has the best bad guys of UF What I don't really like about the books 1 The misogynistic comments are a really big downside in the Anita Blake books Most of the times the cops and often Anita herself seem to display a very racist side with comments about other women's behaviour and usually in the books only Anita comes out as a strong female character Some would say that since Anita can take everyone out either male or female it can't be that bad but the fact is that it is actually that bad Anita is just too hypocritical She judges prejudiced people while she shows a highly judgemental and prejudiced behaviour Slut shaming isn't nice whether the character doing it is a man or a woman whether it's a Mary Sue or a badass2 The sex is just too much Sometimes I think the books tip the balance between adult romance or erotica and porn As the books progress the sex scenes become blatant and freuent to the point that I actually just skip them allI know that the vampires in Jean Claude's line feed on lust but you can read so many sex and orgy scenes before you've had enough3 Asher is actually pretty annoying He is full of envy complaints arrogant in some things and completely insecure in others and he just whines his way through the books Why this particular book 1 No sex is the biggest reason It has an interesting mystery story with much action and NO SEX2 Edward is just a favorite I love all the books in which he has a lead role and it doesn't get lead than this He is interesting without all the lust that Anita seems to have for almost everything that belongs in the male category3 The plot is interesting than most the other books the characters fascinating the southern pieces seem to give another flavor to the story and the fact that she doesn't have all her lovers in her feet seems to give the book a adventurous side beside the romance feeling that most of the others have4 No Jean Claude Richard Asher In the early books I kind of liked Richard but then he started behaving like a jerk and he never stops the whining along with Asher they make your brain bleed with all the complaints Jean Claude is kind of ok but really at some points he gets just as clingy as the other two and you can never tell whether he is a good guy or a bad one it made things interesting for a while but at some point you get fed upNow I know that I seem to like the book for what it doesn't have than for what it has but it is true that if there weren't so many moments where Anita puts down other female characters it would be an amazing book Now it has to go with just great