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Review: Dead to the World, Charlaine Harris

This is book four in the Sookie Stackhouse series and this review may contain spoilers for the first three books.  For the first book in the series, see my review of Dead Until Dark. I’m reading this as part of the Sookie Stackhouse challenge hosted by Beth Fish Reads.

After the disastrous events in Club Dead, it looks like Bill and Sookie’s relationship is officially over.  Bill heads on a trip to Peru while Sookie remains in Bon Temps, making a New Year’s resolution not to get beat up again.  Life doesn’t return to normal, however, because on the way home from work Sookie spots Eric running around naked.  When she gets him in her car, she realizes that he has amnesia and has no idea who he is.  Not only does this new, sweeter Eric fluster Sookie, but she learns that there is a were-witch coven at work who cast this spell on him.  Worse, the coven is extremely dangerous.  It looks like Sookie may not keep her New Year’s resolution after all.

Like nearly everyone else who has been reading these books, I have been crossing my fingers for Eric and Sookie to get together.  His sex appeal just oozes off the page, and here he’s sweet, old-fashioned, and totally perplexed in addition to ridiculously sexy.  How can this go wrong?

Well, after reading this book, I’m glad that the reviews for the next one promise no romance.  Poor Sookie’s heart has been totally put through a wringer.  Between Bill and Eric, I feel sorry for her!  There is also Alcide, who I wouldn’t mind having a little more screen time.  It doesn’t help that her brother goes missing and she is once again stuck helping to save everyone, even though she’s not actually anything paranormal herself.  It just never ends.  Although if it did end, there wouldn’t be much of a series!  I also was very intrigued by the nearby town that Sookie discovers and its residents.  I didn’t see that coming at all, but it’s an interesting twist and I hope they stick around to wreak a little bit more havoc.

Anyway, this isn’t much a review, it’s more a random collection of various thoughts which have popped into my head.  Regardless, I am really enjoying this series!  My new library has all the rest of the series and I couldn’t be happier.  Expect more reviews soon!  In the meantime, Dead to the World is another great addition to this series, which I am definitely thrilled I started.

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