Saturday, February 7, 2009

From Dead to Worse By Charlaine Harris

"Starred Review. Harris outdoes herself in this pivotal eighth Sookie Stackhouse novel (after 2007's All Together Dead), packing the story full of romantic tension and supernatural action. Having barely survived a catastrophic vampire hotel explosion, Sookie's back at work in Bon Temps, La., serving vintage blood and waiting tables at Merlotte's, a bar. Participating in a friend's wedding and fending off the advances of her vampire ex-lover, Bill, and her blood-bonded pal, Eric, leaves Sookie chafing over the recent lack of communication from Quinn, her weretiger boyfriend. When a violent Were power struggle erupts as Vegas vampires attempt to take over Louisiana from disgraced queen Sophie-Anne, Sookie dives into the middle of it, determined to help her shape-changing, blood-drinking friends. Harris provides many fun twists, most significantly Sookie's meeting with her fae great-grandfather, Niall Brigant, which paves the way for a shock ending that will delight longtime fans. (May) Copyright © Reed Business Information, a division of Reed Elsevier Inc. All rights reserved."

In this 8th installment of the Sookie Stackhouse series Sookie is yet again put into a romantic quandary. Bills back to trying to win her heart and Eric, low and behold has recovered his memory of his alone with with her. Add to that Quinns psychotic mother and her own manipulative brothers problems and Sookie yet again can't seem to catch a break for the life of her, unless you count what she had to do to someone Else's hand.

War is abounds in this novel with the Weres planning to go public the shifters have to decide if they will come out as well. Sookie does get more long lost family in this novel but I do keep wondering at what price.

No this series isn't necessarily what people would call fine literature but its characters get into your head and heart and truly makes you want to read more.


Amanda said...

I'd never heard of this author or this series until you started posting reviews on it, and the other night at B&N I passed a whole shelf full of these and thought of you.

Nikki said...

Lol cool :D Yea I read all this kind of stuff its fun fun fun for me hehe