Series: Anita Blake Vampire Hunter #16
Published by Headline on July 8, 2010
Genres: Urban Fantasy
Add to Goodreads
Jason is a werewolf. He’s one of my best friends and sometimes a lover. And right now he needs me, Anita Blake—not to be a vampire hunter, or a federal marshall, or a necromancer, but because his father is dying. I can help make him look like an everybody guy, help him say goodbye to the abusive father he’s never loved. How hard can it be?
Really, by now, you’d think I’d know better. Because this is the weekend that Marmee Noir, ancient mother of all vampires, picks to make her move. I’ve got something she wants—and now she’s going to take it.
I loved Jason since the very beginning, so you can imagine how much I wanted to read this book knowing it was focused on him. And now that I’ve finished it I’d almost need to re-read it!
At first, I thought Blood Noir was similar to Micah, but I have to say that it was because most of the story takes place in a hotel and that’s it. I actually found this book more exciting, very charming, sweet and quite emotional, especially in the last chapters . . . There’s mystery, new characters, revelations and we learn a lot more about both Jason and Anita—her relationship with her family, how she feels about them and how she grew up. I think the relationship between Jason and Anita is really special. It’s a very strong friendship, of course, and a beautiful one, but there’s more and it’s something you can’t explain with a simple word. That’s why they can’t find a way to describe it for themselves.
I know there are many people who hate the change in this series because it’s more focused on sex, but I personally can’t find this like a bad thing here. Laurell K. Hamilton has such great writing skills and every time you read about a scene like that you find something new, different and yourself completely absorbed in it. God help me, there’s not a single time I don’t find one of her men so damn attractive!