Sunday, March 10
Book Review: Club Dead
Author: Charlaine Harris
Pages: EBook 192
Summary: Things between cocktail waitress Sookie and her vampire boyfriend Bill seem to be going excellently (apart from the small matter of him being undead) until he leaves town for a while. A long while. Bill's sinister boss Eric has an idea of where to find him, whisking her off to Jackson, Mississippi to mingle with the under-underworld at Club Dead. When she finally catches up with the errant vampire, he is in big trouble and caught in an act of serious betrayal. This raises serious doubts as to whether she should save him or start sharpening a few stakes of her own ...
My Rating: 7/10
What I liked/disliked about the book: I enjoyed the third book of the Sookie Stackhouse series. It wasn't as good as the first two, but I did find myself wanting to know what happens next - there are times where I couldn't put the book down, and other times I was bored with the book, but overall it was a fun read.
I think the characterization is done well. I don't have a big connection to one character over the other, and I don't have one (yet), that I love to read about, but the author has done a good job at creating a cast of well rounded characters, who are developing over the span of the series. Which I do appreciate as they have a very natural development, flawed characters, and in general are characters I want to read about and come back to.
The overall plot in this paranormal universe is another factor that keeps bringing me back to the series and attempting to finish it more quickly than I usually do. I really enjoy the authors interpretation of the paranormal world, from the vampires to shape shifters, I'm liking how it's melded in with the rest of the world. The main plot in this book wasn't as good as I had hoped, although it had some moments, I did enjoy it. I just felt that this book was missing that extra push to make it into something more.
Overall, this is quickly becoming a series I'm finding I have to inhale and I'm looking forward to see what the next book will bring.
Would I recommend it to read: I would, I didn't like this one as much as the first two, but it's still well worth reading. While the series doesn't completely enthral me, it has become one that's addicting to read.
What to read next: The rest of the series
Challenges: 100 Books Challenge, 2013 Category Challenge, EBook Challenge, Mount TBR Challenge, Sookie Stackhouse Challenge