Flirt (Review)

Book cover for "Flirt" by Laurell K. Hamilton.Title: Flirt

Author: Laurell K. Hamilton

Publication Year: 2010

Pages: 192

Genre: Fiction, Novella, Horror, Mystery

Source: Borrowed from the public library

From the cover:

Anita Blake has been asked to raise the dead – but the results aren’t going to make everybody happy…

(This is a novella in the Anita Blake series, after Guilty PleasuresThe Laughing CorpseCircus of the DamnedThe Lunatic CafeBloody BonesThe Killing DanceBurnt OfferingsBlue MoonObsidian ButterflyNarcissus in ChainsCerulean SinsIncubus DreamsMicah (novella), Danse MacabreThe HarlequinBlood Noir, and Skin Trade.)

When I started to read this novella, it seemed like it was going to be a light and fluffy exposition piece on a day in the life of Anita’, Micah’, and Nathaniel’s relationship. I soon realized, though, that this wasn’t the case.

Instead, Flirt turned out to tell a story that introduces a new character who becomes an integral part of the series going forward. And it brings back some of the action and adventure – and zombie raising! – that was what I loved so much when I first started reading about Anita. Meanwhile, it doesn’t completely eliminate the sex that has become so ubiquitous in the series at this point.

I think that this novella is a good addition to the series overall, keeping things moving with a little bit of levity and a little bit of the other things that make the series so great.


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