Title: Dead to the World
Series: Sookie Stackhouse (Book 4)
Author: Charlaine Harris
Genre: Fantasy, Paranormal
Summary: “Sookie Stackhouse is a cocktail waitress in Bon Temps, Louisiana. She has only a few close friends, because not everyone appreciates Sookie’s gift: she can read minds. That’s not exactly every man’s idea of date bait – unless they’re undead; vampires and the like can be tough to read. And that’s just the kind of guy Sookie’s been looking for. Maybe that’s why, when she comes across a naked vampire, she doesn’t just drive on by. He hasn’t got a clue who he is, but Sookie has: Eric looks just as scary and sexy – and dead – as ever. But now he has amnesia, he’s sweet, vulnerable, and in need of Sookie’s help – because whoever took his memory now wants his life.” ~from Goodreads.com
This is probably one of my favorite books of the Sookie Stackhouse series. I love that we get to see more interactions between Sookie and Eric (even if it is an amnesiac Eric) and that there are more revelations about vampire, werewolf, and shifter politics and relations. It’s a good mystery and a good adventure–the mystery of what happened to Jason after he goes missing, and the adventure of getting Eric’s memory back.
The writing as always is good, fun, and makes for a fast read. The characters are lively and vibrant, and I love that we see even more of Pam this book. I love Sookie’s development over the course of the book and I like that she really becomes tougher (and a little less whiny and not constantly crying) by the end of the book. Even Jason’s character grows leaps and bounds from where he was in the first book, and I’m really looking forward to seeing more of that.
I can’t wait to see how Sookie and Eric’s relationship develops and how the politics are revealed, and even how Jason is going to be in the coming books. I’m having a lot of fun re-reading these and they’re just such great books for a fun and fast read.
My rating: ★★★★★