Dead In The Family by Charlaine Harris

No. of pages: 238
Rating: 6/10
Series: Sookie Stackhouse (Book 10)

Synopsis: Sookie Stackhouse has finally settled into a relationship with the Viking vampire Eric, and her errant brother Jason seems to have his life in order, too. But all the other people in Sookie’s life – Eric himself, her former lover Bill, her friend and boss Sam – are having family problems. Eric’s maker shows up with Eric’s ‘brother’ in tow, the ailing Bill can only be healed by a blood sibling, and Sam’s brother’s marriage is about to take place... or will it? The furor raised by the coming out of the two-natured has yet to settle; some people are just not ready to sit down to dinner with a man who turns into a dog. And Sookie herself is still recovering from her last ordeal. She’s definitely improving, physically and mentally, but she’s always going to have some dark moments now. The werewolves tell her that there have been strange and ominous passers-by in the Stackhouse woods; now Sookie is about to come face-to-face with one of her more distant relatives...

Review: Sookie is slowly recoving from the Fae war, and has now settled into a relationship with Eric Northman. But of course the peace can't last forever, especially when Eric's maker turns up, and brings with him an awful lot of problems. That coupled with the strange happenings in Sookie's wood mean that as usual there's a big mess that Sookie has to clean up...

I've been looking forward to this book for months, but sadly found it to be such a disappointment. Compared to previous books in the series, Dead In The Family was too slow paced which just made it boring. I thought Sookie and Eric would finally get some quality time together, but Eric was barely a part of the storyline, and when they were together, it was just not what I expected it to be like. Another thing that really bothered me, was the random snippets on other people, almost as though it was shoved in just to fill out the already very short book. It just seemed hurried and pointless, and appeared so out of place. The only thing I really enjoyed with this book was getting to know Claude a bit more. I really hope the next book really picks back up like previous books as this just wasn't up to par, which is a shame.


Anonymous said...

I haven't read Charlaine Harris yet. I do own one of her books. I'll try to read it during the summer.

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anne said...

I'm a little disapointed,feels like the book lost it's soul, or as if this book been wrote by someone else. I think JR ward'seen Black Dagger Brotherhood Series "Lover's Mine" which was publish in almost the same date is more worth to read for.

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