Dead to the World, by Charlaine Harris

1 Mar

  • Format: Paperback 336 pages
  • Published: 23 July 2009
  • Publisher: Orion Publishing Co

Back cover blurb:

Sookie comes to the rescue of a naked, amnesiac vampire – and ends up in the middle of a war between witches, werewolves and vampires! Sookie Stackhouse is a small-town cocktail waitress in small-town Louisiana. She’s pretty. She does her job well. She keeps to herself – she has only a few close friends, because not everyone appreciates Sookie’s gift: she can read minds. That’s not exactly every man’s idea of date bait – unless they’re undead – vampires and the like can be tough to read. And that’s just the kind of guy Sookie’s been looking for. Maybe that’s why, when she comes across a naked vampire on the way home from work, she doesn’t just drive on by. He hasn’t got a clue who he is, but Sookie has: Eric looks just as scary and sexy – and dead – as the day she met him. But now he has amnesia, he’s sweet, vulnerable, and in need of Sookie’s help – because whoever took his memory now wants his life. Sookie’s investigation into what’s going on leads her straight into a dangerous battle between witches, vampires and werewolves. But there could be even greater danger – to Sookie’s heart, because the kinder, gentler Eric is very hard to resist.

The Sookie Stackhouse books are delightful Southern Gothic supernatural mysteries, starring Sookie, the telepathic cocktail waitress, and a cast of increasingly colourful characters, including vampires, werewolves and things that really do go bump in the night.

My review:

Oh, Sookie! So many men throwing themselves at you, and the one you have a bond with can’t even remember your relationship!

I really enjoyed this book, possibly because it’s the first one I have read where I haven’t seen the televised version of it first. It will be interesting to see how True Blood interprets this book, given what it has already changed in the storyline. That said, I can’t wait to see Hot Eric and Sookie… *wipes brow*

There’s very little Bill in this, but we do see Hot Alcide again (always welcome) and another new male shifter interested in Sookie. She is so lucky.

I’m definitely going to get the next book to see how it all progresses.

 

My rating: 4/5

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5 Responses to “Dead to the World, by Charlaine Harris”

  1. kyle March 4, 2011 at 2:08 pm #

    yeah nice

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