Monday, June 7, 2010

Dead in the Family [Harris]

Book: Dead in the Family [Sookie Stackhouse #10]
Author: Charlaine Harris
Genre: Sci-Fi/Fantasy

Review: Sookie Stackhouse has been through a lot in her lifetime, but after surviving the fae war and horrible torture, she is (reasonably in my opinion) working through a form of depression in this book and trying to stay positive. This book read like 3 short stories woven together: Sookie and Eric are dating but the relationship is strained when Eric's maker comes to town with his unstable 'son.' Sookie is called on by Alcide to help with a were situation. And finally-her cousin Claude moves in with her and she tries to figure out a fae mystery. While each story was good and they are loosely tied together in the end, none of them 'gripped' me. I was disappointed in Eric's portrayal (it was nice to see his sensitive side but he was borderline weak) and I really enjoyed the fae aspects of the book as I had previously read somewhere that the fae storylines were over so it was a nice surprise. I'm looking forward to what Harris does next.

Book Junkie's Grade: B-

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