Circus of the Damned - Laurell K. Hamilton Now this book, this probably is my second best in the series. I loved almost everything in it.

The most important pro is that there is Edward to be had. Cold, ruthless Edward with a soft spot for Anita but for Anita the friend, maybe even Anita the baby sister, not Anita the "sex bomb".

Then we have the first Richard appearance. Damn but the guy was full of potential. Charming and full of humour. The Richard we meet in this book has nothing to do with the whinny, cruel, jealous SOB he becomes later on. He is interesting and funny.

The bad guys are as always perfect. LKH knows how to write the "bad" ones. She makes them just crazy enough to never know what's gonna happen next. Also the fact that she usually has more than one bad guy around gives the books more to keep your attention.

Larry is also first introduced in this book. He seems so young and naive. He gives the book something fresh and different from all the jaded "monsters".

JC is at his worst. He keeps on his manipulative ways once again. What boggles the mind is that he actually has the nerve to play the "hurt" party because Anita won't play servant for him although he never actually asked her opinion before marking her. Oh, the nerve.

The story was captivating. You have to give it to LKH, she knows how to write a book. Maybe you don't agree with what she writes, maybe you want to curse and rave at the characters but you still keep on reading. The books seem kind of alive. They don't have boring moments. I would be the first to admit that the series is full of faults but I still keep coming back to it every time I want something action packed.