Monday, July 29

Book Review: Dead as a Doornail

Title: Dead as a Doornail

Author: Charlaine Harris

Pages: EBook 223

Summary: Small-town cocktail waitress Sookie Stackhouse has had more than her share of experience with the supernatural—but now it’s really hitting close to home. When Sookie sees her brother Jason’s eyes start to change, she knows he’s about to turn into a were-panther for the first time—a transformation he embraces more readily than most shapeshifters she knows. But her concern becomes cold fear when a sniper sets his deadly sights on the local changeling population, and Jason’s new panther brethren suspect he may be the shooter. Now, Sookie has until the next full moon to find out who’s behind the attacks—unless the killer decides to find her first…

My Rating: 8/10

What I liked/disliked about the book: Not as good as the fourth book, but it was still a fun read. I am enjoying this series a lot, which does surprise me, as the paranormal romance just isn't my style, but it has been a great summer read, or fall read. And the series has surprised me on the twists and turns it takes, this book being no exception.

I really enjoyed how the focus was on the shapeshifters for this book, I found it interesting to finally get more information on who they are, how they work and the story behind them. I did find I wasn't a big fan of Alcide this time around something just seemed a little off about him in this book. Although he, and all the other characters and their development was well done. It's a slower process and it's more noticeable as I read on in the series, opposed to the individual book, but this one also had some focus on the growth as the characters as well.

I did feel a few bits here and there were dragged out and the ending of this one felt a bit predictable found that while I enjoyed the ending, it didn't come together as well as the fourth. It was also a l I didn't have that need to rush and read the next book. Otherwise, a good read, and I am looking forward to seeing how the rest of the series works out.

Would I recommend it to read: I would the series is shaping up to be a good one, it's a great choice for any paranormal fiction fan.

What to read next: Definitely Dead (the sixth book in the series)

Challenges: 100 Books Challenge, 2013 Category Challenge, EBook Challenge, Sookie Stackhouse Challenge

1 comment:

  1. This is where I am in the series and I'm stalled with it. As much a question of the other books at hand as it was about the fourth volume. Your response to this one sounds like mine to that last. The completist in me is nagging, but I've got other series nagging at me too. You know how it is!