(Anita Blake, Vampire Hunter #1)
by Laurell K. Hamilton
Summary: Ever since the Supreme Court granted the undead equal rights, most people think vampires are just ordinary folks with fangs. I know better. I’ve seen their victims. I carry the scars…
But now a serial killer is murdering vampires—and the most powerful bloodsucker in town wants me to find the killer… “
“In a world where vampires, zombies and werewolves have been declared legal citizens of the United States, Anita Blake is an “animator” – a profession that involves raising the dead for mourning relatives. But Anita is also known as a fearsome hunter of criminal vampires, and she’s often employed to investigate cases that are far too much for conventional police. But as Anita gains the attention of the vampire masters of her hometown of St Louis, she also risks revealing an intriguing secret about herself – the source of her unusual strength and power.”
Source: I borrowed a kindle copy from my library
Urban fantasy is one of my favorite genres, so I have to give credit where it’s due to this book, especially as the first of the series, for paving the way for the genre. Before this book, there wasn’t really any urban fantasy.
I enjoyed the story, but I prefer other urban fantasy novels that have better character building and development. Much like other first books, this one paved the way for other books to do it better.