Serpentine Does Not Disappoint

Laurell K Hamilton has done it again.  Serpentine is the 26th Installment of the Anita Blake Vampire Hunter series, and it does not disappoint. Hamilton is the queen of Urban fantasy novels, and Serpentine is sure to show you why she is at the top of this genre.  With the last few books in the Anita universe there have been complaints from the fan base that the books have focused too much on sex and polyamorous relationship drama. However, fans should be overjoyed as Serpentine delivers a well -balanced novel that includes Anita’s crime fighting as a United States Marshall while not ignoring the men in her life and their wants and needs.

Shadow Girl brings a Strong Female Lead

Afton Tangler is the Family Liaison Officer of the Minneapolis Police Department.  Her job is to be bridge between victims of crimes and the police force during the investigation. However, Tangler has bigger and better goals in mind: to be a detective on the police force. Her partner in not-quite crime, Max Montgomery, encourages this goal regularly.  He bends the rules and takes Tangler to investigations alongside him. This is much to the chagrin of the chief of police.

A Gift to Historical Fiction

The novel begins with the first queen of Henry VIII, Katharine of Aragon. For a nice twist to set the tone of the novel it starts with the queen as she has already been cast aside by the notorious king of England. Anne Boleyn (arguably most famous wife of the Tudor king) is already in the spotlight as the future queen but only if Katharine will agree to the annulment of her marriage to Henry.

Review: Demon on Brownsville Road

This review is a good bit different from what Fiction Addict normally posts. I found this book around Halloween 2017 while browsing the horror and paranormal section at my local bookstore. I picked up The Exorcist for a good classic I hadn’t read before, but another book caught my eye: The Demon of Brownsville Road. Honestly, the house on the cover of the book reminded me of another horror story that is about a famous house which has multiple movies.