Serpentine (Anita Blake, Vampire Hunter, #26) by Laurell K. Hamilton

Serpentine (Anita Blake, Vampire Hunter, #26)

Anita Blake, Vampire Hunter, returns for her twenty-sixth adventure. Fans of Charlaine Harris and Anne Rice will delight in this series by Sunday Times and New York Times bestselling author Laurell K. Hamilton. 'A hardcore guilty pleasure' - The Times Anita Blake faces new, even deadlier enemies as she and the people she loves confront major changes in their lives...Vampire hunter Anita Blake has managed to overcome everything she faces. But this...

Details Serpentine (Anita Blake, Vampire Hunter, #26)

TitleSerpentine (Anita Blake, Vampire Hunter, #26)
Release DateAug 7th, 2018
GenreFantasy, Urban Fantasy, Paranormal, Vampires, Romance

Reviews Serpentine (Anita Blake, Vampire Hunter, #26)

  • Elsa Crisol
    I had been obsessed with this saga for so many years... and since "Shutdown" I'm not excited anymore. I want something like Obsidian Butterfly or Narcissus in Chains... I want action but not "sex action". This thing with the Ardeur is out of control.
  • Trista Wilson
    You know this shit is going to suck. This went from being one of the best urban fantasies to the worst porn you could buy. It never gets better, only worse. Why the hell is this woman even still writing this series? She destroyed it. Just end it with a wrap up and make a new series. It could be titled vampire and ware porn for the sexually frustrated. Lawd! I won’t buy this book when it’s released. I’ll buy the last book when it’s over. M...
  • Cate McCool
    How is this series still going on...? I used to be a huge fan before the series belonged on an erotica shelf rather than the original sci-fi/fantasy one. I have nothing wrong this sex scenes, even ones that take over a few pages, but I do have a problem when there’s zero plot except a bunch of angsty teenagers worrying about their ego and who is playing with their toys. LKH needs to stop beating a dead horse already and go back to her books wit...
  • Sierra Miller
    I can't wait for this book to come out! I am completely obsessed with this series! I know the series gets a lot of hate about all the sex in the books but I think it is perfect for the progression of the story. I mean really, Anita is a succubus. What were people expecting? Anyway this series brings a lot of aspects from many genres that I love reading and I never want to put the books down. There are so many parts in previous books that were lef...
  • Bradley
    So. Yeah. I keep wondering why I keep up with this series, but it boils down to just one thing:Investment. I have a ton of hardcovers. This must be it. But, let me go over what isn't so bad about this book. NO NEW LOVERS. See? That band-aid has now been torn off. We don't have to go into another long introduction of a new character who has been mind-raped by Anita or is mysteriously overwhelmed by her monstrous sexuality. That was the last book. ...
  • Katie R
    My predictions: Anita has long drawn out conversations about who she doesn't love enough. These take up at least 25% of the book. Despite being engaged to Jean-Claude, we only see him for like 5 pages and they consist of a short sex scene, her wondering why he wants her when he's so super pretty, then her feeling bad for loving other people. The mystery can only be solved with the power of her vagina. If not that, then only her super special lyca...
  • BWT (Belen)
    Told from Anita's single, first-person, POV Serpentine doesn't offer much new content in the way of how the story is developed from the way Laurell K. Hamilton has approached the series in the last dozen or so installments. Anita, Micah and Nathaniel, along with Nicky and a few other bodyguards journey to a small island off the Florida Keys to attend Edward, sorry Ted's, wedding to Donna. There's plenty of relationship angst from Nathaniel being ...
  • cola_bear
    SPOILERS! SPOILERS! SPOILERS!SERIOUSLY! SPOILERS!!!!!YOU HAVE BEEN WARNED!!!!The Good: for a brief, brief moment at the end, I saw a speck of the action we used to see in the first nine books.That is all of the good.The Bad: where to start?Nate: let us remember that in Crimson Death he mind rolled Anita and Damien and RAPED them for HOURS...repeatedly raped them for HOURS. In Serpentine, he actually complains that he doesn't have enough time with...
  • Lukas
    I don't even know why I did this to myself again.
  • Monica
    Like so many other readers, if I hadn’t been committed to this series, I wouldn’t have made it through the first 100 pages. These stories used to be about hunting monsters, killing the bad guys, and saving the rest of the world. With just enough humor tossed in to remind you of our hero Anita’s practically ordinary life. These books have changed so drastically! We spend at least 75% of the time either reminding the reader that we have lots,...
  • Princess J. Antoinette
    OMG! I'm excited about this next installment of this series... I love the action and the sex... Best of both worlds if you ask me! Yey
  • marlene
    The real question is if LKH will be able to tone down her rampant narcissism just enough to let an editor actually do their job? The last book was about 90 pages of incoherent plot and 400 pages of filler. The atrocious writing aside the continuity errors were horrific to the point where the majority of the book didn't even make sense.
  • Lorena
    I received a free ARC of this book from NetGalley.This is a banner day, my friends. Not only did I get to read this book early and for free, I am giving it TWO STARS. That is 100% more stars than any book in the Anita Blake series since book 17. Truly, an accomplishment to be celebrated. What makes this book 100% better than any of the previous 9 books in the series (although still not "good")? A couple of things. One, there is sort of a plot tha...
  • Rebecca
    I hope for more jean-Claude in this book. He and Richard are my favorite characters. I'm so excited, can't wait to read. ☺ I hope for more jean-Claude in this book. He and Richard are my favorite characters. I'm so excited, can't wait to read. ☺️
  • Michelle
    Before Serpentine came out, I was really excited about this story. Hamilton had set us up with two interesting premises: Edward's wedding and the discovery of this snake-like monster, something that we hadn't seen too much of in the Blake-verse. I find myself feeling like she just bit off way more than she could chew. Despite the book's length, neither plot is done the justice it deserved.The saga of Edward's marriage feels rushed and repeated. T...
  • Melliane
    Mon avis en FrançaisMy English reviewI know that many people have abandoned Anita Blake in the face of the growing number of relationships and the overly polyamorous theme. I know it. I understand it too, but I have a weakness for this series. This is one of the first that I started and although many things tire me, I can not let it go. I sometimes take a long time to read them after their releases, but I do it anyway. I’m not going to tell yo...
  • Daniel
    I'm addicted and I need help!I know this will be one of the worst books I will ever read in 2018, and yet I can't wait to be published, go figure it out...edit:10.08.2018:YES, I finally got it!edit: 12.08.2018It was a slow weekend for my reading, and I only managed to read the first 15 chapters, but the story seems really promising so far. I'm excited about this new lycanthropy case in which Anita gets involved and I look forward to see how this ...
  • Suz
    2.5ishI can't figure out if I'm bored with the relationship therapy stories or if it's all just so stale. Anita hasn't really made me squee in a while.And I wasn't best pleased with (view spoiler)[Anita and co. quite naturally falling into conspiring with local law enforcement to cover up an entire career's worth of police coercion. They rationalized that away very easily. (hide spoiler)] I call bullshit.Meh.*****************Apparently one can no...
  • Keikii Eats Books
    30 points/100 (1.75 stars/5)Anita, Micah, and Nathaniel go down to Florida for Edward and Donna's wedding. Micah has been going down there for months to help an incredibly interesting were family figure out their curse so they can cure it.Despite being 100% unnecessary to the series, this is somehow actually better than Crimson Death.A lot of things from earlier in the series are in this one, though not all of them have an impact on the plot.Lots...
  • Erica Chilson
    I received a copy of this title to read & review for Wicked Reads 4 Stars. Disclosure: I had not read past Hit List, reading the previous books in the series dozens of times each. However, being so far behind didn’t offer much confusion. I easily caught up to speed, without spoiling much that may have happened in those books I own yet have yet to read. At the start, I found the relationship issues to get rather tedious, reminding me of parents...
  • Anna
    I think this may be the second time, ever, that I will return a book for a refund. I know, I hear you gasping. It’s not cool. But I really don’t want to give this author anymore of my money. Are we really on the 26th installment? Wow. I said last couple books I was done, yet I am some kind of masochist because either myself or my husband preordered this book so I thought I would give it a chance. It’s a pile of steaming horse shit. First of...
  • Soo
    Mini-Review:I am a fan of LKH and I really do like this series a lot. I'm enough of a fan (and hopeful) to buy the books on or near the release date. The book was okay but the books have become clogged with rehashed relationship junk. It's not new. It's not a new development. If I edited out all of the overdone backstory and repetitive mental add-ons, the actual story would take up about 125 pages. Not even close to 200 pages. Usually, the case o...
  • Leona Woolfolk
    - Disclaimer: I received Serpentine by Laurell K. Hamilton via the publisher in exchange for a honest and unbiased review -I can’t believe it’s been 25 years since Guilty Pleasures was released! Seeing as I am almost 26 I definitely entered the game later down the line. First going into Serpentine I knew that it had been at least 5, maybe 6 books I haven’t read before this installment but I knew from jumping around within this series previo...
  • ♆ BookAddict ✒ La Crimson Femme
    Anita Blake returns front and center of everyone's attention, even if it isn't her wedding. It is Edward's, aka Ted's wedding. All is not right with the couple as strange things happen with conflicts that cause everyone, including the groom to question if this wedding should go through. I'm mixed on this story. Anita is the center again as the women in Donna's party are torn up...over Anita's fake sexual relationship with Edward. Not sure why thi...
  • Callon
    I came incredibly close to not finishing Serpentine, and I'm not necessarily glad that I actually persevered.It took a third of the book to actually get to the island, and halfway before anything significant actually happened. I think at least 70% of the book was essentially relationship fluff, and no one was free from it. What is wrong with the characters in this book that their relationships are so seriously flawed? Flawed enough that they deve...
  • Terri ♥ (aka Mrs. Christian Grey)
    It was good and bad getting back to Anita’s world. Edward was in the story which is good, but when he’s in the story there is always less sexy times. For me, the biggest draw back to this series is how a walk down the hall can take two chapters as conversations take place that can happen once they reach their destination. It’s annoying. Also information is often repeated with different characters without giving any additional insight. For t...
  • Kris
    I received a copy of this book to read and review for Wicked Readswell, i'm not sure where to go with this review. Start by saying that I've been a fan for many years of the Anita Blake series and i've read them all. But, did not read book 23 or 24. After Jason's book (book 22) I pretty much gave up. When this came up for review I decided I'd give one of my favorite authors another chance. I have to say, I'm pretty indifferent. I dont think thing...
  • Bambi Unbridled
    It's hard to believe that Serpentine is the 26th book in the Anita Blake series. I wish the Merry Gentry series had so many books out! I'm glad they are both still going as, whenever one comes out, it's like spending some time with old friends (who are ass-kicking monster killers).In this installment, it's time for Edward/Ted's wedding down in the Keys, and Anita is the best man. Our big players in the story are (of course), Anita and Edward, a...