Monday, December 29

Book Review: Dead in the Family

Title: Dead in the Family

Author: Charlaine Harris

Pages: EBook 238

Summary: After enduring torture and the loss of loved ones during the brief but deadly Fae War, Sookie Stackhouse is hurt and she's mad. Just about the only bright spot in her life is the love she thinks she feels for vampire Eric Northman. But he's under scrutiny by the new vampire king. And as the political implications of the shifters' coming-out are beginning to be felt, Sookie's connection to one particular Were draws her into the dangerous debate. Also, though the doors to Faery have been closed, there are still some fae on the human side-and one of them is angry at Sookie...very, very angry...

My Rating: 7.5/10

What I liked/disliked about the book: This was another book from this series, that had a lot of important aspects to it, and the character development with Sookie was excellent, but the book is just missing something that the earlier books had. It feels like the series is losing its initial appeal. While I am still enjoy the series, it feels like the series is starting to hit a wall.

However, the beginning of the book with Sookie and her recovery from the previous book was well done, and the resulting character development was also incredibly well done. I am enjoying seeing how much Sookie has grown since I first meet her in the first book. She still has some of the classic Sookie, but she has also grown into a very interesting character.

The ending was a bit of a letdown, there was a build up and it looked like there would be something there, but the ending, while good, just didn't fit with the rest of the flow of the book. It was just an ending. While the lead into the rest of the series was well done, I was rather disappointed in how the ending went with this one. It wasn't bad, but I was expecting more from it.

Would I recommend it to read: I would, despite the let down at the end, this was a good piece of the series, it may be getting a bit repetitive this far into the series, but if you're reading the series, this is worth reading.

What to read next: Dead Reckoning

Challenges: 100+ Books Challenge, 2014 Category Challenge, EBook Challenge, Finish That Series Challenge

Note: This is part of my November Reviews

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