I loved this book and couldn't put it down. I also liked it because having watched the first three episodes of the HBO series based on this book, True...moreI loved this book and couldn't put it down. I also liked it because having watched the first three episodes of the HBO series based on this book, True Blood, I started off where I stopped show wise. Since I knew the characters already, it made reading the book even better and I was so excited about what happened next. The TV series is a little different than the books in that there were some different vamps I had never heard of (from Fangtasia and Crystal) was introduced in this book and the TV episode doesn't match up. Anyway... great book and can't wait to go read the next one. For the TV viewers (again the book was awesome, but there is no mention of fairies) which again leads me to believe that the books are a little different and they talk about Eric wanting to kill his maker- which if you have seen the TV show, you know can't happen as Eric's maker on the show has already turned good and died. So.. the next book should be interesting reading. About this last book, oh so juicey and not to be missed. Also I loved the fighting seen at the end and it is also about time Jason's character changed a bit. Not fair he has always been left out and can't wait to read what happens to him next. Sookie and Eric also consumate their relationship (due to an accident)and um steamy might just be an understatement in describing those encoutners- there is probably a better word. More supes are also involved in this book, but my fave part of the book is that Eric is not himself and well, he is naked alot! (less)
I liked Dead As A Doornail and did read it everyday- as I want to move along in the series, but it didn't appeal to me like the last book did. With De...moreI liked Dead As A Doornail and did read it everyday- as I want to move along in the series, but it didn't appeal to me like the last book did. With Dead to the World, I couldn't wait to read more and I never wanted to put the book down, which wasn't the case with this book.
Alot of stuff happens to Sookie in this Dead As A Doornail, but there wasn't as much excitement as there was in Dead to the World. I did like that Bill and Eric both know of the truth about Sookie's fling with Eric, which makes them both try to outdo one another in a brief scene. The whole character and plot of Mickey just annoyed me and I think his character was just a waste of time- unless he comes back in another book with vengence. I liked Sookies' relationship/friendship with Alcide and I am a little disappointed from their parting. From what I have read in the next book so far, seems like the distance between them might grow even greater. I don't think Bill nor Eric will be pleased either. Hopefully the next book will be more exciting. (less)
I didn't like it. Too hokey and just not me. Something made me hate this book and I just can't pinpoint what. I found it to be extremely annoying. I k...moreI didn't like it. Too hokey and just not me. Something made me hate this book and I just can't pinpoint what. I found it to be extremely annoying. I know I am reading the Charlaine Harris books (wich are totally probably not what you would expect a practicing Catholic to read) but this book really got on my nerves and I just couldn't relate to the characters and the bizarre concepts in general. I also didn't agree with the characters and the entire story-line/plot. I also found it disturbing in many levels. You may love it, but it just wasn't for me and I don't recommend it. (less)
You have to read this book to finish the series, even if the end is somewhat predictable. I think everything in between and some of the characters/the...moreYou have to read this book to finish the series, even if the end is somewhat predictable. I think everything in between and some of the characters/their relationships make it very interesting.
For example, I just thought Reneesme's character was awesome, as well as her reltionship with most of the characters. Well, a baby always does that, but she was no ordinary baby. She really stole the show. I also liked Bella more so as an immortal. She just annoyed me as a human and I was happy to see that she was no longer an underdog. It was interesting to learn about some of the other vampire covens that were friends of the Cullens, especially if some of them were gifted.
Overall, the series is wonderful in that the Cullen's portray an ideal family/family values, Jacob is the epitome of the perfect friend and really unconditional love takes place in the entire series. The bonds of the characters alone are what kept drawing me to the next book, including this one. Great job, Stephanie for including such important values in your series. I think these values alone (that are being broken down in our selfish society, where everything goes) are an important message to send young tween and adult readers alike. Again, great job and great books! (less)