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Cicadas_Cry
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This will be a general rant about the "Good", the ugly and the horrible things about the book.

Let's start off with "good". Maybe you guys are like, "Cry, why do you put quotation marks on 'good'?", well there is reason to my madness, so pelase just bear with me.

"Good"
- Anita still works at Animators Inc. The book starts odd with her there.
- We get some Nathaniel moments. If you like Nicky, he's there too.
- We see some Harlequin and how they are acclimating (or not) to Jean-Claude's reign as the vampire King of the American council.
- Jean-Claude is there. (Sort of)
- No asshole!Richard or whiny!Asher. Though they are mentioned though.
- Sex scenes in this book were kept to a minimum and start only halfway through the book. I think there's only three.
- Sex scene with Jean-Claude. It should have been the only one there IMO.
- No more "I need to shapeshift! Come take my beast out of me!" moments in this book. * Though there is a veeeeeeery interesting and exploitable scene involving Anita's beasts possibly being in heat. Apparently, if you're a shapeshifter, once you hit your most fertile peak during your cycle, and you're near a male who has shifted wholly (not beastman), your beast will be all for mating. Thankfully, all was averted by Nicky reminding Anita and leopard-Nathaniel that big cats have spines and a bone on their penis... Though he later offered to have sex with her in lion-form, saying that male lions are ribbed and have no spines.*
- Last but not least, flesh eating zombies, zombies, and rotting vampires!

The Ugly:

- Suddenly everybody wants to marry, and Anita is okay with that. But nobody wants to marry Richard or Asher. Go figure.
- Jean-Claude proposes, Anita says yes.
- Everyone is suddenly in polyamorous relationships.
- Micah's Aunt and Uncle are bible-thumping zealots, who are actually big cowards.
- Females hate Anita on spot, except for Micah's family. However, one of them turns a new leaf and decides to like Anita.
- Edward is getting married to Donna, officially.
- Donna thinks Edward is sleeping with Anita and she's okay with that.
- Dev proposes to Asher, in front of Asher's new werehyena boyfriend.
- Sex scene with Dev and Nicky... It could have gone better.


The horrible:

- Laurell K. Hamilton choice of favorite word for this entire book is "Genetics". No living being with a 'biology degree', even if it's fictional, would explain every little thing that makes a character quirk with the word 'genetics'.
- Edward hints at the idea that he wouldn't mind sleeping with Anita, and she is okay with that.
- Sex scene with Nathaniel and Nicky.... Was just horrible. BDSM does not work that way... I'm pretty sure breath-play and not-so-erotic asphyxiation does not entail people changing color when it's done. Also, if you choke someone, hard enough to make them change color, you leave behing a fan of bruises in the shape of your fingers. That takes a while to go away and even with the super-fast healing, somebody should have mentioned the bruises on her neck, since Anita doesn't war anything but scoop necks and plunging cleavage shirts.
- The pissing contest between Anita and everyone. Can't she just shrug it off and walk away for once?
- Her mention that she needs a wingman to date Jade. Serioulsy? You dry-humped her into becoming your new beast, and you can't save face by just chilling out and dating her?

Now for the big finale!

*Drumroll*


- Anita's Boob size is revealed to be triple E cups. Here's an excerpt.

Quote:
‘I need some shirts that aren’t low-cut, okay?’
‘We love your breasts,’ he said, his voice holding that upward lilt that said he was smiling.
I smiled. ‘I appreciate that, I even approve, but let’s not overwhelm his family with my assets the first time.’
‘Would I pack so that all that creamy goodness was on display in every shirt?’ he asked in that fake innocent voice.
‘Yes,’ I said, and laughed.
‘I promise to pack some regular T-shirts, but most of your dressy tops are low-cut.’
‘That’s because the plain silk shell blouses don’t lie right when I wear them,’ I said.
‘They aren’t designed for someone with a triple-E cup, Anita. I didn’t even know that you could have that big a cup size and be as lean as you are without surgical help.’
‘Genetics is a wonderful thing,’ I said.
‘Yay, genetics!’ he said with so much enthusiasm it made me laugh.


^There you have it. Brain bleach, please.


All in all I still expected more... I'm actually just looking forward to the next Merry Gentry book. At least there, polyamory, multi-marriage and all around random sex makes sense since Merry is a sex-demigoddess.

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Wow... how long is this book? That seems like a lot of things to touch upon in one novel... unless LKH really did just *touch* upon them.
I think I might read parts of this one (Edward parts) but I won't be putting any money toward it. Thanks for the recap and heads up. big grin

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Oh hey H8. The book is 576 pages long, with a lot of rehashing in there. PM me, and I'll share the epub version if you'd like.

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I have already obtained a copy of the epub, but thank you so much for the offer. I've only read little bits and pieces and even that isn't as much fun as it used to be. The series just gets more and more ridiculous.

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I liked this book a lot more then I liked the last. As usual though a lot of it was about Anita's relationships and her issues with all the men in her life....and women counting Jade. Not surprised she said yes to Jean-Claude, after everything they have been through I knew she would say yes to him. But the group marriage thing? This is turning into sister wives supernatural edition, but at least she didn't add any more lovers to her list so yay for that. Though I am curious to see who marries who, but I have a feeling a lot of the next book will be about who is angry about who is and who is not getting married. It was also cool to see Anita use her power near the end, it showed how powerful she has become.

And another council member is dead. That just leaves Bell, the Traveler and the Dragon left. But I still doubt Noir is dead. It was also interesting to find out that the Harlequin members are weaker now that they are bound to Jean-Claude instead of Marmie, but I have to wonder, what happened to the other were-vampires? Like the ones we saw in CS? What happened to all of them?

And now Anita has a werehyena spirit, bet Narcissus is going to be pissed about that.
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I liked this one. I agree that the only sex scene that was needed was the one with Jean-Claude but the story wasn't too bad. It did take LKH a while to get to the meat of the story, the story was pretty good. I say that even though the book was Micha-heavy and I really don't care for that character.

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Love this one! The only things I didn't like was that Jason and Damian weren't in it and also when Aries had to die. sad5

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Cicadas_Cry wrote:



- Anita's Boob size is revealed to be triple E cups. Here's an excerpt.

Quote:
‘I need some shirts that aren’t low-cut, okay?’
‘We love your breasts,’ he said, his voice holding that upward lilt that said he was smiling.
I smiled. ‘I appreciate that, I even approve, but let’s not overwhelm his family with my assets the first time.’
‘Would I pack so that all that creamy goodness was on display in every shirt?’ he asked in that fake innocent voice.
‘Yes,’ I said, and laughed.
‘I promise to pack some regular T-shirts, but most of your dressy tops are low-cut.’
‘That’s because the plain silk shell blouses don’t lie right when I wear them,’ I said.
‘They aren’t designed for someone with a triple-E cup, Anita. I didn’t even know that you could have that big a cup size and be as lean as you are without surgical help.’
‘Genetics is a wonderful thing,’ I said.
‘Yay, genetics!’ he said with so much enthusiasm it made me laugh.



I am currently re-reading Guilty Pleasures wherein she says her upper body is petite.....
How do you get from a 'petite' upper body, with no mention of boobage to a triple E??

Mind you, I love the stories, but the descriptions of Anita keep changing.

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You are right...but are you surprised? woei

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nicola441971 wrote:
You are right...but are you surprised? woei


Not really, just disappointed in LKH.

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