Goodreads Synopsis: Growing up with telepathic abilities, Sookie Stackhouse realized early on that there are things she’d rather not know. And now that she’s an adult, she also realizes that some things she knows about, she’d rather not see–like Eric Northman feeding off another woman. A younger one.
There’s a thing or two she’d like to say about that, but she has to keep quiet–Felipe de Castro, the vampire king of Louisiana (and Arkansas and Nevada), is in town. It’s the worst possible time for a human body to show up in Eric’s front yard–especially the body of the woman whose blood he just drank.
Now it’s up to Sookie and Bill, the official Area Five investigator, to solve the murder. Sookie thinks that, at least this time, the dead girl’s fate has nothing to do with her. But she is wrong. She has an enemy, one far more devious than she would ever suspect, who’s set out to make Sookie’s world come crashing down.
Charlaine Harris created a world that sucked (no pun intended) millions of people in, there was even a TV series loosely based off her work. She made everyone fall in love with Eric. One day she realized what she did and turned him into the most unlikable character EVER, then proceeded to take a giant dump on the series.
I started reading this series when I was in high school, my dad gave me the seven book box set for Christmas in 2008 after a lady in the bookstore said it was great for “mature” readers who liked Twilight. Around the 9th book is when the series starts dying a slow and painful death. If you ever read the series, do yourself a favor and stop at book nine and come up with an ending of your own.
My summary of the book? Girl dies at Eric’s house, WHO DONE IT?! (Who in fact was responsible did shock me). “I’m so tan”. Sweet potato casserole. Eric being a completely different person. Random people come to kill Sookie, as usual. Creepy fairies. Mystery solved! RANDOM DEATH, but they come back.
A majority of this book was just recap and pointless details of Sookie’s mundane daily life. It bore me silly until the last 100 pages or so, when it finally picked up I was remembered why I loved the series so much. And because of those last 100 pages the book was given a slight higher rating.
I know how the series ends thanks to my mother, I will read the last book sometime this summer.