Title: Dead to the World
Author: Charlaine Harris
Series: Sookie Stackhouse
Previous Books Reviews:
1. Dead Until Dark
2. Living Dead in Dallas
3. Club Dead
Date Started: March 16
Date Finished: March 17
Format: Mass Trade Paperback from my own shelf
Christmas is over and Sookie is celebrating the new year by making a resolution to not get beat up and put into the hospital. That shouldn’t be too hard of a resolution to keep considering she’s no longer seeing vampire Bill – who’s in Peru anyway – and the vampires from Shreveport haven’t come a calling lately. But never say never. On her way home from Merlotte’s on New Years, she sees a guy running on the side of the road. The guy turns out to be Eric. But it’s not. Eric is suffering from some sort of amnesia. He can’t remember who he is and what he’s done. He doesn’t even remember Sookie!
Feeling concerned, Sookie takes him in and calls Pam to find out what’s going on. Her and the bartender from Fangtasia stop by to check on their master. It turns out a group of witches has come to town and wanted to take Eric’s business holdings for themselves. Eric said he think about it until the next day when a representative of the witches came by with a new proposal. The head witch – Hallow – would only take a fifth of Eric’s business profits if he gave himself to her for two months. He refused and attacked the representative who had a spell on her that made Eric lose his memory. Until Pam, Chow and a group of Weres find out where the coven is, Sookie has to keep Eric safe, which shouldn’t be too hard to do. Except for the fact that nice Eric is a little bit more appealing than his old self and Sookie isn’t sure if she can resist.
I remember when I first read these novels, Dead to the World was my favorite. Not only because Sookie is finally getting over Bill, but because she finally hooks up with Eric. Who, given, doesn’t remember anything that he’s done in the past and is nicer, but still. That shower scene was hot. I especially liked the fact that when Eric does get his memories back he doesn’t remember what happened with Sookie for those few days, which causes the lack of sexual tension to come back full force. Bring out the popcorn! I also liked Jason a lot in this book. I haven’t been too keen on him since he slapped his sister in book 1, but after he made sure that Sookie got well compensated for babysitting Eric, he kind of grew on me. That’s why when he went missing I felt bad for Sookie. Here is her brother, the only family she has left, finally being nice to her and he’s gone, presumably dead. Yikes.
Final Rating: 4 out of 5 stars. Sookie didn’t bitch and moan as much in this book as she did the others. I’m kind of curious to know what’s going to happen now between her and Eric. Also her and Alcide now that he’s abjured Debbie (and Sookie killed her). And what’s going to happen to Jason now that he might become a were-panther? Oh, and what’s going on between Sookie and Calvin? I mean, seriously forget love triangles this book series has a love hexagon. Crazy!
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