Review: Dead to the World (Southern Vampire Mysteries, Book Four) by Charlaine Harris

in a sentence or so: Eric has lost his mind - quite literally. Jason goes missing. Bill's gone to Peru. Sookie is in the middle of it all being the sassy, witty, country bumpkin we all love.

okay so this is going to be a bit difficult considering there is no WAY i can review this without spoilers to the previous books in the series. so i'll just ramble on about what i liked and what i didn't like. deal?

so in this installment of the adventures of Sookie Stackhouse, she is on her way home from Merlotte's when she finds Eric on the side of the road. only  he has no idea who he is or where he's going...perfect. she takes him in, because she's just like that (caring), and gets swept up in a turf war between the Vamps, the Weres, and some Witches.

i just love Sookie. i can't help myself - she is so dang charming. her inner monologue is the best! she's realistic and sassy and just trying to survive the crazy world with Vampires, Weres, and all other sorts of supernatural creatures.  this is obviously a guilty pleasure read for me, but that's not to say that this isn't good writing. what i lurve about these books is that i'm so comfortable in them.  i mean, it's the 4th book into the series, so i'm pretty familiar with the characters and the setting and all of that so it's like slipping into a comfy pair of sweatpants. and i LOVE me some sweatpants. but what's even more appealing to me is that the entire book is like having a sleepover. seriously - when i read these, i feel like i'm sitting across the couch from Sookie and we're eating cookie dough (in sweatpants, obv) and she's telling me a long story. there's a sense of familiarity and playfulness that you feel with a friend.

if you're a fan of the other books in the series, you'll dig this one. the fresh love interest (later Bill) is a fun twist, but it's Sookie's voice that provides the consistency and Harris's mystery that you crave to solve.

Lisa is a gamer, crafter, fangirl, mother, wife and unabashed nerd who is pretty ridiculous and it's best you know that up front. When she's not binge watching Netflix or crafting into the wee hours of the night, you can find her spending a lot of her time on Pinterest and Twitter.

2 comments:

  1. The guiltiest of guilty pleasures over here, too. I've gone back and read all her other, earlier series, too, and the concurrent one. It is so interesting to see her writing grow over time, and character has always been her strength.

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  2. i sometimes wonder if i'll get sucked into reading other series by her...good to know i won't be alone if i do!

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