Incubus Dreams (Review)

December 3, 2014

Book cover for "Incubus Dreams" by Laurell K. Hamilton.Title: Incubus Dreams

Author: Laurell K. Hamilton

Publication Year: 2004

Pages: 658

Genre: Fiction, Horror, Mystery

Source: Borrowed from the public library

From the cover:

Vampire hunter Anita Blake finds her life is more complicated than ever, caught as she is between her obligations to the living – and the undead.

(This is the twelfth book in the Anita Blake series, after Guilty PleasuresThe Laughing CorpseCircus of the DamnedThe Lunatic CafeBloody BonesThe Killing DanceBurnt OfferingsBlue MoonObsidian ButterflyNarcissus in Chains, and Cerulean Sins.)

I really rather liked this novel. There was a lot going on, including a really great police case – vampire serial killings – to be solved. There’s also some rather interesting conversations that happen concerning Anita’s love/sex life, which lead to an interesting dynamic going forward.

For the first time in Incubus Dreams, not all of the major plot lines are wrapped up by the end of the book. Yeah, sure, there are always little bits and pieces left open, but not like this. I like it because it gives a sense of carry-over between this book and the next one, moreso than in any other novel in the series so far. There’s something to look forward to having come up again.

Also, I really loved the progression – finally! – of the relationship between Anita and Nathaniel. Nathaniel is seriously one of my favourite characters in the whole series, and I’m really happy that he’s finally getting some of what he wants.

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