Review of Micah by Laurell K.Hamilton
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Beyond Facebook Games I have another serious addiction – Laurell K. Hamilton books. Each time a new book comes out I reread the entire series. Last week, I finished Micah, previously my least favorite of the series. It has now successful moved up…
The first time I read it, I was in a new book hazy rushing to get my fix and that is when I missed it. This book like Obsidian Butterfly was a chance for readers to get to know a well liked character. Micah has been Anita’s go to guy since his first appearance in Obsidian Butterfly. He is the only man in her life that doesn’t argue with her, well, besides Nathaniel, but his background is well covered in the books.
It isn’t as clever as Obsidian Butterfly, no big bad monster to defeat or befriend; instead this book is about Anita’s emotional development and how she begins to learn one of the hardest truths of being in a relationship, don’t poke at it until break. It is a lot harder than you think.
Long term fans of the series love Anita because not only does she kick ass she goes through the same mental obstacle courses that many folks tackle in throughout their lifetimes. Her struggles with her paranormal lovers and friends artfully echo real life. What do you do with the man you love when he hates himself and you for still loving him? And how after so much betrayal do you let yourself trust someone who seems to good to be true and isn’t actually. How do you let yourself be in love when love seems so toxic?
This read through I discovered there was way more to the plot than I original thought. Sticking to my tradition helped me see where this book falls in the series.