Dead to the World- Charlaine Harris

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Synopsis (from Amazon)

Sookie comes to the rescue of a naked, amnesiac vampire – and ends up in the middle of a war between witches, werewolves and vampires! Sookie Stackhouse is a small-town cocktail waitress in small-town Louisiana. She’s pretty. She does her job well. She keeps to herself – she has only a few close friends, because not everyone appreciates Sookie’s gift: she can read minds. That’s not exactly every man’s idea of date bait – unless they’re undead – vampires and the like can be tough to read. And that’s just the kind of guy Sookie’s been looking for. Maybe that’s why, when she comes across a naked vampire on the way home from work, she doesn’t just drive on by. He hasn’t got a clue who he is, but Sookie has: Eric looks just as scary and sexy – and dead – as the day she met him. But now he has amnesia, he’s sweet, vulnerable, and in need of Sookie’s help – because whoever took his memory now wants his life. Sookie’s investigation into what’s going on leads her straight into a dangerous battle between witches, vampires and werewolves. But there could be even greater danger – to Sookie’s heart, because the kinder, gentler Eric is very hard to resist. The Sookie Stackhouse books are delightful Southern Gothic supernatural mysteries, starring Sookie, the telepathic cocktail waitress, and a cast of increasingly colourful characters, including vampires, werewolves and things that really do go bump in the night.

Review.

I liked this one, not quite as much as Club Dead, but still I liked it. Sookie retained some of her independence (although not all of it) which I liked in Club Dead. There was less of Bill, which was probably connected to Sookie’s independence, and which made me realise that I actually don’t like Bill, at least as a character, the books are better without him. Then there is lots of Eric, who I always enjoy reading. Him loosing his mind makes it not to good, although he still retains something of his Ericness that I can’t quite put my finger on. There is Alcide too, who is my favourite character still (highlight for spoiler)(even though he got back together with Debbie, what was he thinking?), but not enough of him by far. I guess the one thing that is better in this book is that the story seems to get going quicker, I felt with the others I was waiting for the action to happen.

I still get surprised at the adult scenes in these books. You’d think I’d have learnt to expect them by now right?

3.25/5

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