Serpentine - Laurell K. Hamilton

Serpentine

By Laurell K. Hamilton

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

4.5 Score: 4.5 (From 185 Ratings)

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

Vampire hunter Anita Blake has always 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 blowp 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. 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

  • Disappointed

    2
    By wvsmith1
    I have read all of the Anita Baker series and have enjoyed them for the most part, some more than others. That said, this was probably my least favorite. I felt it was very slow to really hit its stride and the mood of the beginning made it a challenge to keep reading. Alas, I suppose hey can’t all be good. Hopefully there next will be better.
  • Mmmm

    1
    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.
  • Perfect!

    5
    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.
  • Vintage Anita Blake!

    5
    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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