Cannibal Or Zombie Attack

They will tell you the attacker was on LSD…

They will tell you the strange rashes in Florida are unrelated…

They will tell you that you are safe as long as you lock your doors and don’t make too much noise…

And then you will get eaten.

Dead as a Doornail (Sookie Stackhouse, #5)

Dead as a Doornail (Sookie Stackhouse, #5)Dead as a Doornail by Charlaine Harris

My rating: 4 of 5 stars

What is the appeal of Sookie?

I think it has a lot to do with how “common” she seems. While she is a telepath, she is also a very straightforward and simple person. It makes her both approachable adn likable. She might hang with shifters and vamps, but she never revels in it.

Compared with other female heroines of the vampire genre, I think Sookie is the most balanced. The Night Huntress (Cat) is a solid character, but the action is a bit thin and it is usually easy to see what is coming in the future. I enjoyed the Night Huntress series, but they are more about vampire/soft erotic reading than anything else. And of course, there is Bella, who is very unidimentional.

So, after a quick review of the genre, how did book five stand up. It was a good solid entry in the Sookie Stackhouse series, but the shooter was a bit out of left field. The cool parts were teh insite into who Claudine is, and the depth you were able to see into the were society.

A good summer read. I hope you enjoy.

Dead to the World (Sookie Stackhouse, #4)

Dead to thDead to the World (Sookie Stackhouse, #4)e World by Charlaine Harris

My rating: 5 of 5 stars

I have to say this is my favorite of the series so far.

Something about the way Eric is helpless on the road and the tentative way he and Sookie interact just felt so real. Bill is out of the picture, working on his database for the Queen, so he is basically out of the picture until the very end, just before the final battle. So Sookie and Eric have plenty of time to grow together.

It was both very intimate and hot at the same time, without ever being salacious.

The secondary story revolves around Jason, who has gone missing. I won’t spoil the how, but both Sookie and Jason are slowly getting pulled deeper into the supe world.

Club Dead (Sookie Stackhouse, #3)

Club Dead (Sookie Stackhouse, #3)Club Dead by Charlaine Harris

My rating: 5 of 5 stars

Club dead definetly picked up the pace and delivered over the second book in the series. There was a solid, concrete plot with several good twists and turns.

Bill has taken on a “secret” task for the Queen and it puts him at risk – so much so that he ends up getting abducted.

Sookie becomes a target because Bill’s captors want to use his girlfriend as a lever to make him talk, but even though she finds out that Bill may have been cheating on her she agrees to go to Jackson and try and find out who has taken Bill.

Eric pulls some strings to get a were bodyguard for Sookie, and from there various violence and almost sex happens.

Everything wraps up nicely with a few twists thanks to Bubba.

Overall, I really enjoyed book three.

Dead Until Dark (Sookie Stackhouse, #2)

Living Dead in Dallas (Sookie Stackhouse, #2)Living Dead in Dallas by Charlaine Harris

My rating: 4 of 5 stars

I’m not sure if its time or the fact that I just re-read this, but I actually kicked my five down to a four.

It almost seemed like the book had two stories in it, which would be fine, but they weren’t really connected in any way. The body ends up in Andy’s car – and then Sookie gets attacked. After that they go to Dallas and and the first story get’s put on hold until they get back, and then that comes to a conclusion.

I guess it just felt a little disjointed. Still, I am looking forward to starting book three. I can remember bits and pieces of the story and am looking forward to refreshing my friendship with Sookie.

In comparison to the Night Huntress series, I’d say the books are a bit better written but compete in a more advanced playing field. So while the Night Huntress books might have overall better scores they are graded on a simpler scale.