My rating: 3 of 5 stars
I have to say that book seven is the weakest entry of the bunch so far. There were just too many thing going on that made me feel ill at ease. It wasn’t one massive thing, it was more the death of the thousand paper cuts.
Sookie is brought to the big vampire conference and immediately a few strange things happen. First of all, the security is supposed to be extremely tight, but they each get an “extra” bag and don’t think much about it. And when Sookie is picking the bag up she feels that one of the minds is blocked out to her. Something I don’t recall her ever encountering before.
If I was a mind reader and I get called to pick up a strange bag and the dude is a lockbox to me, I might at least open the damn suitecase! Just a thought. Open it and see if there is anything inside that might tell you who the bag belongs to. Oh, and there is a bomb in it.
Then again, at one point Sookie and and Barry are in the ballroom and the several waiters make a point of not going near them. If I’m a mind reader and someone makes a point of avoiding me, I am sure going to get suspicious.
And then, an unclaimed cofin shows ups. I really think a bunch of vampires might be interested to know why an unclaimed cofin is downstairs? Maybe it has a staked vampre in it? Maybe it is full of explosives?
I know my original rating based on the first read years ago was much higher, but after going through it again I had to take some points off.