Title: Living Dead in Dallas
Author: Charlaine Harris
Series: Sookie Stackhouse
Previous Novel(s) Review(s):
1. Dead Until Dark
Date Started: February 7
Date Finished: February 8
Format: Mass Trade Paperback from my own shelf
Another thing I liked about the TV show over the books? Lafayette Reynold lives. Living Dead in Dallas starts off with Sookie finding Lafayette’s dead body in Andy Bellefleur’s car. Lafayette was my favorite character in True Blood and after only a few interactions in Dead Until Dark, I kind of wished Harris had kept him around more. Anyway, Lafayette is dead, probably because of some outrageous parties that he had been going to recently, but Andy is still a suspect in his murder. The murder though gets pushed back because Sookie and Bill are needed elsewhere.
Sookie made a promise to Eric in the last book that he could use her ability as long as he wanted to if he let a human prisoner go. He agreed and is making good on Sookie’s promise. A vampire nest in Dallas needs use of Sookie’s ability to find a missing member of their nest. What Sookie stumbles across in her search for answers is not at all what she expected. Turns out that the missing vampire was taken by an organization called the Fellowship of the Sun – a church of followers who believe that vampires shouldn’t exist and need to be taken care of permanently. Sookie goes to the Fellowship to figure out where exactly the missing vampire is, but is betrayed by her counterpart. As usual, Sookie find her way out thanks to help from a vampire and another were creature, but the Fellowship isn’t quite done yet.
So my big question for this book is again why does Sookie Stackhouse thinks that she’s just ordinary? I mean, she’s got a vampire boyfriend, she has the ability to mind read, Sam is interested in her, and not to mention Eric is too. And yet, through all of that she doesn’t find herself all that special. Girl, you have problems and need to share the wealth with the rest of us. Speaking of my favorite Viking vampire, Eric makes his feelings for Sookie known multiple times in this book and the fact that she still chooses Bill makes me question her sanity. I mean, he wouldn’t have dressed up in pink Lycra leggings and gone to an orgy for just anyone. But she saw Bill first and is in love with him, even though there are days where she can’t handle his vampirism. *sigh*
Final Rating: 4 out of 5 stars. Sookie is still kind of annoying. There was just too much going on in this book this time around with the whole Fellowship of the Sun thing and then the murder mystery thing in Bon Temps. But Eric, as always, saves this book.
Bookshelf worthy? Support your local library!