The hero is Mr. Energizer. [image error] Or rather Mr. Energizer in the disguise of a hot millionaire named Rafael Valdez. He is s...moreThe heroine is a doll.
The hero is Mr. Energizer. [image error] Or rather Mr. Energizer in the disguise of a hot millionaire named Rafael Valdez. He is super insatiable, that he could do it, about three times a night, and still go to the gym the next morning. He has some super energy drink, that I got to know the brand.
So, in a book where there's a doll and Mr. Energizer, where could it possibly go wrong?
Well, this book is like popcorn, loaded with so much cheese, that I felt like I gained a few pounds just reading it.
But still, despite the cheese, it still came out as an enjoyable read. (less)
Imagine a smaller version of me, roaming some busy streets, not quite lost, but I was looking for something. I really didn’t know what I was looking f...moreImagine a smaller version of me, roaming some busy streets, not quite lost, but I was looking for something. I really didn’t know what I was looking for, until, Charlaine Harris came along. We walked hand in hand, and stopped at a candy store. Then Charlaine buys me this really delectable lollipop that has this delicious filling inside, that I wanted to eat it on the spot. However, my buddy stops me, and takes me further for a walk. We see designer shoes and so on and so forth, but what I want is the candy she bought me. I say, ”Can I have the candy now, please?”. She gives it to me. I open it up, and put it eagerly in my mouth. I enjoy and savor it. However, just as I get the taste of really divine chocolate, Charlaine grabs the lollipop from my mouth and says “You had enough sweets for today.”
That is what I felt when I read Dead to the World. I felt that Charlaine Harris gave me this really sweet candy, only to take it away, when I was about to reach the best part of it.
If you haven’t read this book yet, you would probably wonder what I am talking about. However, if you already did, I bet you already see the picture.
In this instance, the candy I am talking about is, ERIC Northman, whom I picture as this:
See what I am saying? If he was the lollipop, would you be able to stop, despite the increased risk of Cardiovascular diseases, diabetes and obesity? Cause, I definitely won’t.
But unfortunately, Charlaine Harris had to take all the fun, and as the caption on the picture says: “It hurts so good."
So here’s where my real review kicks in.
Dead to the World is my favorite among the Sookie Stackhouse series. And if you haven’t guessed why, I have to tell you it’s all because of ERIC NORTHMAN.
Sookie is finally single! With Bill sort of out of the way, namely Peru, I'm celebrating. Yey! One night, as she comes driving from work, she finds arrogant Eric half naked. Not only that, he lost his memory and is tamer! He no longer acts as the proud sheriff of Area 5, but more of a scared man needing protection. Sookie contacts Pam, Eric’s second in command, and discovers that Eric is wanted by some evil wiccans/Weres, also intoxicated with Vamp blood, who want to take over Shreveport. Of course, Sookie, being good natured as she is, takes Eric under her care. But it’s not just Eric, who’s being taken care of. He also takes care of Sookie, and we see Eric as a compassionate person vampire. Sookie, as expected, has tons of problems. Aside from a giant supernatural battle that has to be fought, Sookie's only family, namely Jason, is missing.
Dead to the World, is a fun, quick, entertaining and unpredictable read. Though I honestly didn't like Dead Until Dark, book 1 of the series, and was disappointed by the writing, I believe the books become an "acquired taste". They get better over time, and I am definitely happy that I stuck with it.
Though Sookie had a taste of more than one man in this book (Bill, Eric, Sam, Quinn, Calvin), I only want a taste of ERIC NORTHMAN.
This was another gr...moreThough Sookie had a taste of more than one man in this book (Bill, Eric, Sam, Quinn, Calvin), I only want a taste of ERIC NORTHMAN.
This was another great installment in the Sookie Stackhouse mysteries. Charlaine Harris also gives us a deeper plunge in the paranormal world she created, which I must say, is highly imaginative and addictive.
But still, despite Sookie having a gap between her two front teeth, she still manages to attract tons of men. Kudos Sookie!(less)
**spoiler alert** I have a love and hate relationship with the Black Dagger Brotherhood series.
I hate to give this book two stars, since I thought I w...more**spoiler alert** I have a love and hate relationship with the Black Dagger Brotherhood series.
I hate to give this book two stars, since I thought I was reformed and a die hard BDB fan, but this book just made me cringe too many times. This book reminded me why I didn't like Dark Lover (BDB, #1).
Why did this not work for me?
(1)Every wrong spelling and grammar I encountered (examples are leadyre, mine father, mhis, etc.), though I know it was intentional, it just made me wince. (2)Marissa's constant use of "Dear Virgin in the Fade!" Instead of saying "Jesus" or "Christ" which some people commonly use as an expression, use "Dear Virgin in the Fade". It's such a mouthful, that it breaks the momentum. (3)Constant exchanging of "I love you". They say it so often that the magic of the words were lost on me. (4)Butch almost not giving a care on his human family, though it was explained how he never fit in, I still don't get how he could just turn away from all of it. (5)Butch's turning was just too good to be true. For me, it was something forced on the plot. (6)Appearance of Lesser's conversation just made me want to skip pages, plus some part of the book makes you want to sympathize with the lessers, but the why of it, I obviously don't know. (6)I admit the brothers are hot men, being good looking, muscled gods AND romantic dudes, but at some parts, I felt that they wanted each other. It was too odd for me, probably because I wanted them for myself.
It hurts me to give this book two stars, but to give it three means I liked it, and I honestly didn't, so I'll settle with two stars, meaning "it was okay".(less)
This was really close to being a five-star read, however, the endings of 2 out of the 2 books I read from Gena Showalter, was too worked out to have a...moreThis was really close to being a five-star read, however, the endings of 2 out of the 2 books I read from Gena Showalter, was too worked out to have a happy ending. Even for a paranormal romance.(less)