Obsidian Butterfly (Anita Blake Vampire Hunter Series #9)

Obsidian Butterfly (Anita Blake Vampire Hunter Series #9)

by Laurell K. Hamilton
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Obsidian Butterfly (Anita Blake Vampire Hunter Series #9) 4.4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 867 reviews.
Leigh30 More than 1 year ago
I just finished reading the Anita Blake Series but in reading all of them I chose to skip this book until the very end, not a good idea. This book comes after "Blue Moon" and at the time I was really into all of the male characters in Anita's life. So when I heard that there were none of her men in this book I just couldn't deal with that so I skipped it and decided to read it after I had read the final book "Blood Noir". It was so my luck that in most all of the books after this book LKH mentioned some portion of it and then I knew nothing of what she was talking about because I hadn't read it. Well, I finally finished reading it last night and thought it was amazing. Everything that she mentioned in the other books finally made sense... I loved getting to see this whole other life that Edward "Ted" lives. It was nice to know that underneath that hard shell of his he's actually got a heart and a soft one at that. I loved how much detective, police work was in this book, it was thrilling at how fast paced it really got toward the end. It is a MUST read!!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This book is very good, but you can get that from the other reviews.   THIS IS THE LAST ANITA BLAKE NOVEL YOU SHOULD READ!  Seriously, stop here, pretend the series is over and save yourself some money and time.  LKH so desperately needs to stop writing these books it's embarrassing.  This was the last good one.  STOP NOW!  
MissSiSi More than 1 year ago
It seems our heroine needed a break from her love triangle and has gone on a mission to help the very dangerous Edward. They're finding mutilated bodies and are on a race to stop the murders. This book is the most graphic of them all up to date. If you can stomach the gore, the action will have you on the edge of your seat. In this book you will see Edward in a new light.
Guest More than 1 year ago
Obsidian Butterfly is a wonderful combination of horror, fantasy, and the macabre. In my opinion it's a masterpiece within its genre. I was impressed. The author is totally in command of her talent in this novel. It's almost as if Laurell K. is channeling Anita Blake. She has the characters of Olaf and Edward so down pat that it's almost scary. In fact, it is. Love it. Hang on to your hats. You're in for a real treat with this novel.
Guest More than 1 year ago
I love the Anita Blake hunter series, but this one was a little slow. In this latest novel the mysterious Edward is revealed to us as more of a human being with perhaps vulnreable flaws. Jean-Claude and Richard were not in this latest intallment and they were missed. Although the novel had a gory and tense start. It slowed down as the author got too involved in revealing Edward's other life. Anita wasn't quite as tough and some of her actions seemed kind of childish. All in all. Not the best book in the series, but it was still quite entertaining.
Guest More than 1 year ago
I just finished reading Obsidian Butterfly today. I thought it was a great book. The characters are witty and believable. I hope more books about Anita Blake come out soon. Laural K Hamilton writes Anita as a character most women can relate to. Anita Blake talks and thinks very much like a close friend of mine (though my friend denies it). This makes the novel a great read to me on an even deeper level. Anita is especailly realistic because her sexuality is open to readers. We can see the honest feelings that most (if not all) women have but seldom are comfortable or brave enough to express. I enjoyed this book and it's characters imensly. I recomend anyone to read it.
ReadingRaven More than 1 year ago
Obsidian Butterfly is #9 in the Anita Blake Series, and is one of the most shockingly gruesome so far. Anita is brought into the life of Edward (her mentor) after he calls in the favor she owes him. Edward's legal, but fake, alter identity is Ted Forrester, a Texan with an accent who lives in New Mexico. "Ted" is a respected bounty hunter, liked by the local cops, and has a reliable, friendly reputation. It is surprising for Anita (and the reader) that "Ted" is engaged to a middle-aged woman with two kids. We realize that Edward might hold some small amount of humanity, even if it's only wishful thinking. I admit I'll be severely angry if Edward dies because he is one of the characters that is consistently reliable and mysterious (albeit sociopathic and lethal). He is such a strong character to Anita. Will he live through to the end? Will Anita decide to return to Jean-Claude and Richard to mend the holes in her aura? The malevolent creature in this book, whose origins are unknown, is by far the most mysterious and frightening of any Anita has come across yet. Gruesome, tragic, heart-wrenching, dramatic and powerful, this novel has it all.
Ayriella More than 1 year ago
This book we finally learn more about Edward 'Death' to Anita's 'Executioner' status, in the alternate world where Vampires are citizens, there are all kinds of Shape shifters, Witches and magic of all kind. Edward calls Anita to repay the favor owed, to help him discover and solve horrific murders and mutilations. Edward is the one person that Anita is not sure that come to a fire fight between them, if she would be the one last standing. Edward tells her nothing of what is happening in Santa Fe and Albuquerque, New Mexico...only that he needs her there that day in only a few hours. When she arrives, Edward is in his 'Ted' personna and to Anita objections, engaged to Donna. Donna has 2 children and her oldest, Peter, has already seen the dark side of life, having to kill the monster that attacked and killed his father to save the lives of himself, his mother and younger sister. Obsidian Butterfly is a vampire that claims to be a Mayan God and in her club, many disturbing things take place there and Anita learns more of her own powers. Obsidian Butterfly can only give Anita a limited amount of information on the power that has invaded New Mexico, leaving such carnage or so she says. Anita determines that those who appear to have been mutilated are really dead, animated only be the power of the one yet unknown and in their feeding so he gains strength and once he senses Anita, he wants her as well.... Once you've begun reading the Anita Blake, Vampire Hunter series you'll find that you can't put them down and have to have the next before you are finished reading the one your on....Enjoy!
corrineCS More than 1 year ago
Love how Anita is always the butt kicker no matter who she is with. Love the fact that this book takes place away from all of Anita's lovers/loves. New monsters, new story line only thing that is the same is Anita wins. Love it. Read one and you need to have the next one ready. If you have read any book in this series you know what I am talking about.
K8_with_an_ate More than 1 year ago
I have fallen in love with this series. I can't put it down. The character development and the details that Laurel comes up with is so amazing and realistic. She is easily becoming my favorite author. The Anita Black series is filled with drama, action, love, and humor. I often find myself so caught up in the books that I laugh out loud, tighten up in tense situations and my stomach flutters all in tune with Anita's emotions. So compelling and wonderful.
BluHawk More than 1 year ago
I have been hooked on Anita Blake since book 1: the characters are fantastic and the stories are exciting! I liked this particular novel because it gave us insight to the character Edward (whom I find fascinating). That being said, this was the first book that gave me a nightmare, so proceed with caution ;) If you like this series, I bet you will also like the Riley Jensen series by Keri Arthur!!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I have just recently foung Laurell Hamilton, and her books, and I have been reading non-stop! Obsidian Butterfly, is a great break from the other books in her series Anita Blake! I did find it a little slow at the beginning, but once i got going the book was fantastic, just as her others are!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I happened upon this series by accident but am so glad that I did! All of the books are awesome. Obsidian Butterfly is one of my least favorites but it's a great book, so that just goes to show you how good the rest of the series is. Laurell Hamilton is a great author.
romance_connoisseur More than 1 year ago
Anita is finally paying her favor back to her friend Edward, but that means taking a backseat and playing in his world. I have to confess Edward is one of my favorite characters, and there is nothing better then a book that takes place within his playground. This book has it all action, romance, suspense........(and the occasional grotesque scene, one in particular I could have lived without *shudders*)
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Obsidian Butterfly had me hooked immediately. Very creative with a broad band of imagination. One of my favorite Anita Blake novels.
MA-Mark More than 1 year ago
Anita Blake, is truly a vampire hunter and necromancer in this book. There are lots of action sequences and a plot to make you think. It's nice the "Ardeur" has not yet manifested and made the series so much about her getting sex on an hourly basis.
Guest More than 1 year ago
If Laurell would go back and start the series over right here after this book, and bring back the story, the excitement, the adventure that the first 9 books in this series had she wouldn't have lost me as a reader. I have read up to 14 in this series and I can tell you she lost me. It was nothing more than disgusting orgy's from book 10 on. I will never pick up another book written by her again. You would think she would read some reviews once in a while.
Guest More than 1 year ago
I have been reading the Anita Blake books back to back and I can never find a reason to put them down. I love the sex, the violence, and all the gory details! Sometimes my imagination goes crazy and I dream about getting ripped to pieces by rotting vampires, but its totally worth it! Laurell K Hamilton is amazing at what shes does and I'm hoping these books can go on forever.
Guest More than 1 year ago
The book Obsidian Butterfly delves deeper into the character of Edward,'Death' as Anita Blake refers to him. The book was fast paced as usual for Laurel Hamilton's books. Anita gets to fight with the big boys and use her human skills more than her preternatural skills. That was great fun to read! There were some surprises about Edward that were funny and shocking. You seemed to get a better feel for his character. Truely a great read. I found the ending somewhat anti-climatic. The whole book is about the gory serial killings of some creature and once I found out what it was, it was dissappointing! But all in all, this book was very good! It was a nice break from the whole Richard and the pack and Jean-Claude problem.
Guest More than 1 year ago
I have read all the books in the Anita Blake series and found this one to be one of my least favorite so far. There was a great story line but most of the characters lacked a certain depth that i've come to expect from these books. Granted there was the development into the ever intriguing Edward but that is what i found to be most disappointing. I have come to love the character of Edward for his coy mysteriousness and a nack for getting the job done by any means. However the image i had of him was completely shattered when i found out he could be in love with an emotional basket case with two kids who can't really handle violence. This just wasn't the kind of woman that i saw him with, it was a woman that seemed to be more of a hinderance to the kind of person he is than a compliment to him. Anita played the role that had the kind of action that has come to be expected from her. Overall a good read but not a book i'll be picking up again.
Guest More than 1 year ago
i found hamilton books on b&n's web page when a couple of the books i looked at were by the same auther. i got to read all 12 in the blake seares with out having to waite monthes in between {go me} but of all the great reads 1 to 12 this sucked it was nice to get in to eds life. meet his girl frend and her kids. however anita and ed spend way to much time anilizing each other and eds two 'frends' bring nothing to the seares. mabe iam just dissapionted becase it got such great reveiws that i had to stop myself from skipping a head to get to it. or the fact that there is pages on pages of gore. a little i can take but iam in it for the plot. so in run down anita relize that eds dule personatly might just be who he realy is. ed rlizes that anita is not going to leave her boys at home for his well endowed friend. ed's other searil killing friend relizes anita is his sole mate aftter helping her take the head and heart of a vamp. an FBI agent relizes he should not have tryed to get antia on pay roll becase now others know what she is capabul of doing and would want her for ther own ends. 'see book 11' and ed's other friend that i mantion but sayed nothing about thats becase he brings nothing to the plot but his well endowed body. :)
Guest More than 1 year ago
I received this book for my birthday one year. I'd never read any of the other books in the series, but once I read this one, I was hooked. Needles to say, I've since read all the books in the series and this one has always stood out for me. I think it's the best in the series, maybe because it's one of the few that's not inundated with sex. It's the essential Anita, in her element as a preternatural expert, with none of the melodramatic love stuff. There's action, but just not solely between the sheets!
Guest More than 1 year ago
Laurell K Hamilton has a way of sucking you in and not letting go. I went to Barnes and Noble to buy an Anne Rice book and walked out with Guilty Pleasures, which was recomended by one of the employees. Needless to say i didnt sleep that night. I went back the next day and bought every book in the Anita Blake series. Ive fininshed all of the ones that have been published and went onto the Merideth Gentry series. I now sit and wait for new books and am constantly re-reading every book in those series. If your an avid reader and like the supernatural, this is for you.
Guest More than 1 year ago
If you were ever curious to find out more about Edward's (Death) personality then this book is definately for you. Couldn't put this one down!! Made me obsessed with his character and I REALLY hope there will be another book with him again.
Guest More than 1 year ago
I first picked up this series when I discovered 'Bloody Bones' on a Waldenbooks shelf last spring. Since then, I have bought every single book in the series as well as her Merry Gentry series. This is definitely one of my favorites of the Antia Blake series. Edward may seem a little crazy and psychotic, but I love him. I especially loved this book because it peeled away those shadowy layers you've gotten from Edward since the beginning. He's always been a mysterious guy that we knew very little about, but she unveiled a whole different side to Edward, one that I love and couldn't help but not put down for a second. For the six hours it took me to read this book, I was practically a parapolegic (spelling?). All I could do was lay on my bed and read, read, read! I highly suggest this to anyone attempting to read any of Laurell's books: be somewhere confortable, be prepared for one heck of a ride, and never have anything planned for the night, because you'll be spending it dodging bullets, killing vampires, and squeezing Sigmund. Have fun!