Sunday, July 14
Book Review: Dead to the World
Author: Charlaine Harris
Pages: EBook 245
Summary: When cocktail waitress Sookie Stackhouse sees a naked man on the side of the road, she doesn't just drive on by. Turns out the poor thing hasn't a clue who he is, but Sookie does. It's Eric the vampire—but now he's a kinder, gentler Eric. And a scared Eric, because whoever took his memory now wants his life.
My Rating: 8.5/10
What I liked/disliked about the book: The fourth book in the collection, is probably my favourite so far, the further into the series I get, the more I fall in love with it. While I do find some aspects of both the book and series to be a bit repetitive (the "drama " between Sookie and Bill's relationship for example) and I don't exactly love all the characters, it's becoming favourite "I can't wait to read the next book series" of mine.
I was very involved with this book, especially compared to the others, I have to say I like both sides of Eric, but it was an interesting and fun twist to see his "new" self, especially how he interacted with Sookie. I also enjoyed seeing some other characters that we meet in the previous novel and the almost complete absence of Bill was also nice - as I never liked the character. I have to say, that the deeper I get into the series, the more fleshed out the characters become. While sometimes I feel there isn't a lot of development in the individual book, as a series they are developing nicely. I'm not sure if I have a favourite character yet, although Sam, Alcide and Eric are up there.
I also found the plot of this book to be far more interesting than the other three I've read. I was more involved in this one, as I tried to figure out what would happen next, and of course solve the "mystery" of the book. I was kind of hoping the ending of the book turned out slightly differently when it came to Eric, but I still enjoyed it nonetheless. It's a fun read and it gives a good chuckle now and then, but mostly it has caused me to become very invested in the story and its characters. Which surprises me because I never thought I'd like the series as much as I am, but the books are getting better, as the series goes on. I'm also enjoying how the "supernatural world" is mixed in with the "regular world" I think the author has done an excellent job at combining them, it's a bit different than some of the other series I've read, but I find it interesting.
Overall it was an excellent addition to the series, and I'm itching to read the next book.
Would I recommend it to read: I would, the series as become very addicting and it's a great book for a summer day. They're fun reads, but they do remind me a lot of the Women of the Otherworld series, so if you enjoyed those books, than this is a good choice to fill the void now that the series has ended (at least for me).
What to read next: Dead as a Doornail (book five in the series), The Women of the Otherworld Series
Challenges: 100 Books Challenge, 2013 Category Challenge, EBook Challenge, Sookie Stackhouse Challenge