Serpentine - Laurell K. Hamilton


By Laurell K. Hamilton

  • Release Date: 2018-08-07
  • Genre: Paranormal
Serpentine book review score

4.5 Score: 4.5 (From 50 Ratings)

Serpentine Laurell K. Hamilton Book Review Score: ★★★★★ 5/5 stars

Vampire hunter Anita Blake has managed to overcome everything she faces. But this time there's a monster that even she doesn't know how to fight...

A remote Florida island is the perfect wedding destination for the upcoming nuptials of Anita's fellow U.S. Marshal and best friend Edward. For Anita, the vacation is a welcome break, as it's the first trip she gets to take with just wereleopards Micah and Nathaniel. But it's not all fun and games and bachelor parties...
In this tropical paradise Micah discovers a horrific new form of lycanthropy, one that has afflicted a single family for generations. Believed to be the result of an ancient Greek curse, it turns human bodies into a mass of snakes.
When long-simmering resentment leads to a big blowout within the wedding party, the last thing Anita needs is more drama. But it finds her anyway when women start disappearing from the hotel, and worse--her own friends and lovers are considered the prime suspects. There's a strange power afoot that Anita has never confronted before, a force that's rendering those around her helpless in its thrall. Unable to face it on her own, Anita is willing to accept help from even the deadliest places. Help that she will most certainly regret--if she survives at all, that is...

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User reviews about this book

  • Great story

    By Richard4837
    Loved the story wish there had been more action it always seams like it’s the last 50 pages. Was very happy there was not so much sex.
  • Mmmm

    By Not on edge
    Feels like more of the same. It’s all love drama & then slam the good stuff into last 3 chapters & done. I understand the character is changing/has changed, but I miss good old Anita.
  • Okay

    By Myersangel
    Ms Hamilton as usual didn’t disappoint but she needs to add something different to her story line maybe make it more exciting as far as the hunting for the “bad guys” goes it’s all the same ole same ole, maybe one time the bad guy escapes to hunt another day or maybe a different form, or maybe able to change forms at will, have different more exotic venues, have one character that’s hard to kill or have one of her many “men” be really complicated or can change to many shapes, something to mull over......
  • Perfect!

    By BayouBrat
    The title says it all. This is one of THE best books in the Anita Blake series. I’m soooo glad Miz Hamilton has gone back to writing stories, not smut. While I like a good sex scene, I LOVE a real story with character developments, good dialogue, and “real” problems.
  • Excellent as expected

    By Diagonalley
    Been a huge fan of Laurell’s merry Gentry and Anita black novels. Can’t wait for the next Merry book! While many of her Anita novels have been too short or mainly back to back sex scenes with recap info from the previous novel, this one was a great balance. I notice when the book features Anita and Edward working together, we get a great mystery and adrenaline pumping action. I’ll admit this is the first time one of her books has actually frightened me a bit since guilty pleasures, her first Anita novel. I won’t give away much, but there are some CSI factors that make my skin crawl. The green mythology aspect and Celtic fae lore is so refreshing and fascinating!!! She’s written before about some of the fae lore and I would love to see more! Overall it’s an erotic thriller, with mystery and action and fantasy mixed in so well, it makes me wish real life could be so interesting!!! Side note, there are some very mature, edgy themes so it’s definitely not for young adults or anyone under 25 years old lol.
  • Serpentine

    By WildLuna
    Loved the book Hamilton! ❤️🤟🏼😈
  • Serpentine

    By Ellabet
    A must read for Anita Blake and Edward fans. Could not put the book down till I completed it. The four horseman road again!
  • Vintage Anita Blake!

    By Literal Addiction's Pack Alpha
    Our Review (eBook) by LITERAL ADDICTION's Scholastic Siren - Sara: I think Ms. Hamilton is trying to bring the series back to its roots. This installment, and the last couple of books, have certainly seemed to head that way. SERPENTINE is reminiscent of Obsidian Butterfly, possibly my favorite book in the series. First, it has a very similar cast: Edward/Ted, Bernardo Spotted-Horse, a few shifters including Nathaniel and Micah, but no Jean-Claude. There’s a (not-so-well-kept) secret cast member, too that made me very happy. You can Google, but we don’t do spoilers here. Secondly, there is a real mystery--a missing woman from the hotel. Anita and crew really want to help because one of Anita's people is accused of the kidnapping. Soon, one missing women becomes missing people. And the police are stuck on the wrong suspect. Thirdly, there is new magic, something none of the characters are familiar with. The storylines come together really well. In fact, the second half of the book reads so quickly, it’s nearly impossible to put down. Full disclosure: I have been a fan since GUILTY PLEASURES. I stuck it out through some not-so-story-driven books so I would have read this anyway, but it was great fun! And definitely recommended.

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