Monday, July 26, 2010

Dead in the Family

As predicted, Charlaine Harris' latest Sookie Stackhouse novel took me no time at all to read. Dead in the Family was, as usual, pure fun, despite some of the recent trauma in Sookie's life.

At the end of the previous novel, Sookie endured some pretty horrific torture by vengeful fairies. Her emotional and physical scars are seen throughout Dead in the Family. But, as the title suggests, she is surrounded by family, as is Eric, whose maker comes to town with a new boy toy in tow. Stress and havoc naturally ensue.

All our favorite characters have a place in this Sookie novel and it was refreshing to read about them again. Bill is enduring his own slow recuperation, which Sookie is intent upon facilitating. Alcide calls upon Sookie for help, yet again, and Sam has a new girlfriend. Even Jason is back and is amazingly likable and helpful, for once.

Sookie always entertains and the tenth novel does not disappoint.

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