Friday, August 10, 2012

Dead in the Family

Dead in the Family by Charlaine Harris
Urban fantasy
Sookie Stackhouse, a small town barmaid, has survived the fairy wars but just.  She had been tortured and seen a good friend, Bill Compton, almost killed.  Sookie now is afraid and needs to heal physically and emotionally.

Sookie tries very hard to find out how to cure Bill of silver poisoning.  All it really takes is one little e-mail.  WHAT???

Also the fairy wars may be over but there are still some fairies left on earth and that includes Dermot, a look-alike to Sookie's brother Jason.  Dermot is supposed to be crazed and not at all on Sookie's side.

Eric's maker, an ancient Roman makes his appearance with his boy toy and life is not easy  Which is an understatement as Eric is also concerned with the vamp who represents the King of Louisiana, Victor who it seems also wants Sookie gone.

This book left me flat.  Sookie has lost her edge and frankly it is a little boring.  I felt some of the story lines were a little too much.  Although Eric was yummy he also seems to me to be too ego-centric for Sookie.   I personally think Sam should be her man.

First Line: "I feel bad that I'm leaving you like this, Amelia said."

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