Author: Laurell K. Hamilton
Publication Year: 2010
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 Pleasures, The Laughing Corpse, Circus of the Damned, The Lunatic Cafe, Bloody Bones, The Killing Dance, Burnt Offerings, Blue Moon, Obsidian Butterfly, Narcissus in Chains, Cerulean Sins, Incubus Dreams, Micah (novella), Danse Macabre, The Harlequin, Blood 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.