29 July 2008

From Dead to Worse by Charlaine Harris

Book Nine of the Sookie Stackhouse Novels  


The book in one sentence.
    Sookie and Amalie deal with family and shake off the the lingering baggage of past boyfriends while Bill and Eric come to their senses and all join together to confront powerful forces of change.

The Good.
    Sookie isn't quite as resistant to join in with the supernatural world, which opens her up to more interesting encounters.  Harris has created an incredible world that is always a pleasure to visit.

The Bad.
    The whole book felt like it could have been condensed down and used as the opening to a longer book that actually went somewhere.  Lines were drawn in the sand in the previous book and in this book the lines were just re-emphasised.

Who would I recommend it to?
    Anyone with an interest in vampire fiction series.  Also anyone who likes a good drama.

A quote from the book.
"If I ever invaded a small country, this was the woman I wanted on my side."

It might be possible to skip this book in the series and not miss a beat when the next comes out.  However I did enjoy the book a good deal and am looking forward to the next installment.  Watching Sookie's transformation is delightful and her world vibrant.

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