After the highs of Thor: The Dark World, I now have to be thrown back into the pit of Anita Blake. Only three chapters left though. Not long now.
Asher drags Anita into the middle of the room so that she can be adequately raped. Anita surprises him by seducing him into not raping her. I could spork it, but seeing as it makes me feel disgusting I don’t want to. I don’t want to read a woman licking a man’s body and hair to avoid being raped, only to make him have a conversion and stop his vendetta against JC for no reason other than ‘pretty lady kiss me’.
Everyone stood around and watched this happen, because that’s what always happens in the conclusions of these fucking books, before Yvette announces she wants to rape Jason. As she’s a rotter, Jason immediately has a massive PSD breakdown. Remember when he got raped by two rotting vampires in Bloody Bones? Yeah, he goes completely into meltdown.
Richard offers himself up in the place of Jason, which is an actual good thing for him to do. Padma claims him, and Yvette says she must have a shapeshifter, and one that’s scared of her. JC doesn’t offer any help, and Anita huffs and puffs then willingly leads Jason to Yvette. It’s not horrific that she’s leading a man to his rape because she’s going to hold his hand all the way through it and comfort him.
Do I have to spell out why this chapter is so repellent? Anita is meant to be the good guy, but she’s given up her friend to a rapist. And if that wasn’t bad enough – and it was pretty bad – but that this is a massively traumatic event for Jason. This means he’s reliving one of the worst experiences of his life over again, and Anita is responsible for it.
Anita Blake makes me feel sick. She is not a person. She is a blackhole where decency dies.
After Yvette has finished – and it lasts a long, long, long time – Anita, Jason and Nathaniel roll around and make out and make POWER. Anita spits this POWER out, because why the fuck not with your vague bullshit metaphysical crap, and everyone is shocked and hurt who is an supposed bad guy.
JC carries out Anita bridal style, which is SO ROMANTIC.
But when Jason managed to stagger from the floor, the front of his blue leather pants was stained, and that wasn’t romantic at all.
You held him down so he could be raped, Anita.
This book makes me sad.