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.