02 July 2010
Book Review: From Dead to Worse
Author: Charlaine Harris
Publisher: Ace Books
Release Date: 2008
Date Finished: 1 July 2010
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Challenges: 100+ Reading Challenge, Hogwarts Reading Challenge, 101 Fantasy Challenge,
The Short and Sweet of It
Sookie finds herself once again immersed in a world of supernatural politics: vampires, werewolves, and werepanthers all involve her in their battles in this fast-paced if a bit jumbled book.
A Bit of a Ramble
Sookie's still stuck in the middle of vampires, weres, and other supes in this installment. The main difference in this book - no sex. Seriously, Sookie doesn't get any nookie in this one which is an amazing change from prior books. I kept waiting to see who her next hook-up was going to be, but no go.
As for the story itself, a whole bunch of violence occurs, practically unrelated to each other, so in the end, this felt more like a collection of dangerous situations than a cohesive story. And yet, I didn't mind this fragmented structure so much as I reasoned it was the result of transition. From Dead to Worse ties together the multiple plot lines which have peppered the series so far, ending some of them, manipulating some, and introducing readers to new plot lines which will motivate future books in the series.
As always, the book reads fast, Sookie annoys me a bit, Bill annoys me even more, and I still liked it. And Eric is still sexiness personified.
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