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Despite interesting backgrounders and an all-in play on the family theme, it's critically low on plot and development. View all 6 comments. May 08, Juicy Fruit rated it did not like it Shelves: That is, inconsistent with the other books.
There are just so many things that make dubious sense in a way too short book, which doesn't even take advantage of the subplots and just lets them rot and eventually spoil the book. Not to mention that the actual plot was such a mess. Weak, really. Not a chance of any tension build-up. I am also very bothered by the logic, which, for the most part is nonexistent. The love scenes could have been a bit interesting, with Sookie's issues and stuff. But everything was "repaired" out of the nowhere and for no apparent good reason, leaving us "wtf?
First of all, Eric becomes just a love-blinded version of his old viking self, this time, being entirely unbespelled.
It is really hard to believe his sudden transformation, given that lately he has not been through any traumatising, life-changing experience that could perhaps explain it. Why the sudden change in personality? There is no trace of the yummy, juicy character he was. I am having trouble imagining Alexandr Skarsgard portraying this Eric. Secondly, I feel that Sam was just shut from Sookie's universe. He basically had no impact in the plot whatsoever and he was just a filler character.
Why then did Sookie go to dinner with him? Just to fill some pages? I was expecting some event taking place or something that might effect the novel in any way. Unfortunately, this book completely ignored Sam, even if it set the background for, perhaps, a more interesting role of him in a future book. Thirdly, the thing with Bill had so much potential which was just wasted. Why did Bill need her help in sending a bloody email?
If all that subplot could be solved with just an email, why did Harris go through the trouble of even including it?
I think it was very wrong of her not to dwell on this more. We just get the impression that Sookie sends and e-mail and then BAM, Bill is better and possibly, on with his sister - which of course, doesn't make sense given Bill's actions in the previous books, but I am sure that the writer will arrange for those two to get together.
It was really disappointing that the Bill issue was solved in 5 lines and not given more attention in a book so short, which definitely had enough space for more development in this part. It is just illogic on so many levels!!! Why was Dermot put a spell on by Niall? And if so, why was he still against the good side in the war? If now he suddenly loved his family, how come he was against them. Why was the spell broken so easily? I am not referring to the actual way, but to the fact it took her 2 seconds to figure it out.
Again, the book was so short and unsatisfying that this could have been easily exploited and developed. And why the fudge did they all end up in bed, like family? I am seriously expecting to see Michael Jackson as vampire in the next book.
Maybe Princess Diana too. Hm, who else? Let me think. Maybe Napoleon? Vlad the Impaler? Jimi Hendrix? Cliff Burton? Julius Caesar? William Wallace? Kurt Cobain? I am looking forward to see who will get the chance to be resurrected as a vampire. As to the actual plot, it was pretty much non-existent as well. No tension build-up at all because you don't know what the conflict is - oh, wait, there is none, except a fabricated one in the last 20 pages.
Which of course, unravels with the speed of light and burns down equally fast. And why was a year old vampire stronger than both a bad ass Viking and a creepy Roman??? The were-wolf part was out of the nowhere as well. In the future, I expect more sub-plot development and a more substantial main plot, with an actual tension build up.
The love scenes were quite crappy too! View all 31 comments. Dec 21, Stacy rated it really liked it. It is fun, never boring, filled with entertaining mysteries and is often quite humorous…and other things I am too prudish to write.
The book starts off with a very morose Sookie, but who can blame her after being tortured, physically and mentally? Slowly, and thankfully, Sookie does return to her Sookie self. Just in time really, because all her friends are having family issues and Sookie being Sookie, she is there to help. Oh, and there is a mystery of the new corpse on her land. Why I like Sookie in this book: FBI Agent Lattesta.
Why I like Eric in this book: Normally, I would hate this. I think it is a trashy car, but it really fits the bill though. Here are some things that I noticed in the book, in no particular order.
Jason seems to have majorly matured since the last book, he even gives Pam some blood. Wonder what this will mean in the next book? Talking about blood exchange, there was none going on between Sookie and Eric, hmmm. The whole Alexei thing was creepy, due to his age. CH did explain it well, but I still found it gross. I can only think this is a set-up for the next book or so.
Has he been spying on her?
Overall, I think I expected too much from this book. I mean I really liked it. It was just not the best one in the series think book 4. View all 12 comments. Dec 13, Mrs. Badass rated it liked it.
Disappointing to say the least. The whole book was rather boring. There were a few interesting parts, but overall, I skimmed a lot because it didn't add to the plot or story, and I was very irritated with the lack of Eric and Sookie. It seemed like Harris is trying to tell us they won't end up together. With Eric's Maker telling Sookie that she'll never keep Eric, with Bill confessing more, with Alcide confessing more, With Eric being absent a lot, and no communication with Sookie for days at at Disappointing to say the least.
With Eric's Maker telling Sookie that she'll never keep Eric, with Bill confessing more, with Alcide confessing more, With Eric being absent a lot, and no communication with Sookie for days at at time. I don't know, I feel rather cheated with this book.
The last few books have felt like major filler books, to pass the time and make money, but not really developing anything new in Sookie land. The fae stuff was 'interesting' but View all 27 comments. Sep 06, Shannon rated it liked it Shelves: I'm not exactly sure how I felt about this one, it was just kind of meh.
There were too many storylines going on and things were tied up way too neatly. I've also come to the realization that I like Sookie and Eric better when she's fighting her attraction to him. As a couple, they've kind of lost their appeal, which is weird, because he's always been my favorite pick for her.
I think Charlaine writes better sexual tension and conflict than actual sex scenes. The title of this installment is Hrm. The title of this installment is ridiculously accurate; the story revolves around almost every character's family.
It got to the point though that things started to get convoluted. We've got Sookie's two cousins, Eric's "brother" and his maker, Bill's family and his "sister," Tara's pregnancy, and Sam's problems with his family all thrown into the mix.
On top of that, people are calling for the Weres to be registered, and even though that storyline seemed like it should have taken precedence, it gets thrown by the wayside in favor of all the drama. This one was I saw that a lot of people thought it started off slow and boring, but I never felt that way.
It moves at a leisurely pace and Sookie isn't running from danger at every turn, but I was never bored. Maybe I was just happy to be with these characters again. This novel feels like filler for sure, but I wasn't completely disappointed by the storyline.
There were some interesting things that we finally have answers to, but I thought the main mystery was figured out too easily. Although, at this point it makes sense that Sookie can figure out things a little quicker now; she's got more experience and more resources to help her out.
There just wasn't that suspense and tension that I look for in Charlaine's books this time around though. Even though the main mystery was solved and many things were tied up neatly, some interesting new questions have been thrown into the mix at the end. I'm not completely disappointed with this book, but I really wish I didn't have to wait a year for the next one when this one was lacking that certain special something I've come to expect when I read her books.
Oh well, until next May! View all 7 comments. Aug 02, Chloe rated it did not like it Shelves: Dear Charlaine Harris, You can stop now. You have officially sucked all the life out of all of your characters and made them all eminently dislikable. I know this is your cash cow but, please, let Alan Ball take over for you and you can go and do Bake moon pies? Write Robert Pattinson fanfic? Hunt for the long-mythologized swamp weasel of South Carolina?
Anything would be an improvement over you letting your imagination continue to run amok in Bo Dear Charlaine Harris, You can stop now.
Anything would be an improvement over you letting your imagination continue to run amok in Bon Temps. Instead you wanted to write 20 page scenes about taking Sookie's telepathic cousin to the park or the funeral of an incredibly minor character who you have only ever mentioned in passing before.
Why should we care? I would have been better off watching this Snoop Dogg fan video again. In summation, you and I are through. Please stop taunting me with your stupid ass book covers and ridiculous sex scenes. Best Wishes, Logan View all 10 comments. May 04, Jennifer rated it liked it Shelves: After the last two books, I think I was expecting a little more from this book than what I got.
Don't get me wrong, I liked the book and would've given it a 3. It was also very choppy, as if significant edits were made and you can see the After the last two books, I think I was expecting a little more from this book than what I got. It was also very choppy, as if significant edits were made and you can see the lines where the plot was glued back together, but it doesn't come together cohesievely every time.
Finally, the poor introduction of new characters. Faces that had become so familiar over the last few books are gone one way or another Amelia, Octavia, Tray, Caludine, etc and new people beings? The character developement is weak at best and non-existent at worst. And seriously, Charlaine- no mention of what happened to Arlene after she tried to kill Sookie?
Is she rotting in jail? Did she get off scott-free? You mananged to make mention of things that happened five books ago and anyone familiar with the Sookie-verse would know it already, but you can't follow up with Arlene? But maybe I should just be happy that Sookie is wearing her hair up in a scrunchie anymore and you aren't mentioning it every chapter.
Jason- finally growing up. Sookie- not being a vampire doormat. I hope Harris takes some time off between this book and the next one and really thinks about where she's going with Sookie's story, and give it the thoughful attention it deserves.
View all 14 comments. This book was not what I expected. I waited so long for it that I just wanted more of it. I mean after all the time it took to get published, the book could have been a bit longer. Still it was much better than the previous book. I loved to finally see Sookie and Eric in a real relationship. It seemed so natural. I was extremely happy as well because Sookie even considered how it would be to be changed into a vampire.
Although she didn't give much thought to it, just a paragraph,lol, and This book was not what I expected. Although she didn't give much thought to it, just a paragraph,lol, and not a real answer.
My problem with this book was that nothing really important happened. After having read about wars,conferences and congresses between the sups, the plot in this book seemed a bit weak. And as all the "enemies" appeared and died in this very same book, it seemed as a poor addition to the series.
I think it would have been better if we had get more Victor in it and more about the sups we already knew. But there were some great things in the book. First, I loved this new side of Claude.
I really liked him and I think he will turn a great character in the next books, as well as Dermot. I love the family aspect and how it's developing. I hope they stay in the series as good guys because I really like the 2 fairies. They make everything more interesting. I loved as well to see this more mature side of Jason, because in the previous books he had annoyed me tremendously. And it couldn't have been invented a better ending to the Bill Drama.
I loved how everything turned out. I think this was a great book, which gave closure to a lot of problems that had been going on but were not a very big deal. This book was like a transition between what had been going on and what will happen next. I believe everything has been presented to give us the idea that something very big will be going on next book. Can't wait.
I love this series, although I'm not sure how I will tolerate the waiting. I wanna read next book NOW. View all 28 comments. May 04, Kat Kennedy rated it liked it Shelves: Dead in the family isn't a book that you can easily judge on its own. Dead in the Family is really just a filler book between the Fairy battle of last book and the inevitable show down with the King of Louisiana and his people to come.
This makes it hard to review because, to be honest, nothing really happens.
We have what I would call a short story "arc" to bridge us between what I would consider the main story. Sookie finishes up in this book much the same as she started though she has undergon Dead in the family isn't a book that you can easily judge on its own.
Sookie finishes up in this book much the same as she started though she has undergone some very positive character upgrades since the beginning of the series.
The writing is okay, the mystery is flat and the end is kind of a let down but this book isn't bad. I think it's just not what I came to expect from this series and frankly, I felt like this book didn't really need to happen.
The positive parts are the characters of Jason and Claude who get a happy little depth and improvement to them. The relationship between Sookie and Eric is nice. However that's all I can really say about this book. It wasn't exciting, it wasn't a page turner and it doesn't really leave me hanging out for the next one. I hate to say it but maybe it's time for Sookie's story to come to a nice close but I wonder how much there really is left to tell.
Judging by this book, probably not much. View all 3 comments.
I am also very bothered by the logic, which, for the most part is nonexistent. The love scenes could have been a bit interesting, with Sookie's issues and stuff. But everything was "repaired" out of the nowhere and for no apparent good reason, leaving us "wtf? First of all, Eric becomes just a love-blinded version of his old viking self, this time, being entirely unbespelled.
It is really hard to believe his sudden transformation, given that lately he has not been through any traumatising, life-changing experience that could perhaps explain it. Why the sudden change in personality?
There is no trace of the yummy, juicy character he was. I am having trouble imagining Alexandr Skarsgard portraying this Eric.
Secondly, I feel that Sam was just shut from Sookie's universe. He basically had no impact in the plot whatsoever and he was just a filler character. Why then did Sookie go to dinner with him?
Just to fill some pages? I was expecting some event taking place or something that might effect the novel in any way. Unfortunately, this book completely ignored Sam, even if it set the background for, perhaps, a more interesting role of him in a future book.
Thirdly, the thing with Bill had so much potential which was just wasted. Why did Bill need her help in sending a bloody email? If all that subplot could be solved with just an email, why did Harris go through the trouble of even including it? However, Bill avoids contact with Judith, believing that she blames him for her vampiric state. Judith won't contact Bill because she fears and hates Lorena. Sookie contacts Judith for the sake of Bill's health.
Upon learning of Lorena's death, Judith is overjoyed and happily anticipatory of her visit with Bill. Her blood serves to heal him, and the two seem to build a rapport quickly. Sookie is called upon to babysit her cousin Hadley's young son, Hunter, who is also telepathic. She helps him with the social nuances of being telepathic.
Sookie attends a trial by the Shreveport pack, to learn why the body of Basim, a new were, was found buried on her property. She learns that Alcide's second is the bloodthirsty Jannalynn, who is dating Sam Merlotte. Sookie struggles to prevent the pack from killing any of their own. Ultimately, she learns that Colman, father of the baby Claudine was carrying, is seeking revenge on Sookie for the part he perceives she played in Claudine's death.