Year of Publication: 2003
Categories: Vampire, Urban Paranormal
Summary (from goodreads.com): Things between cocktail waitress Sookie and her vampire boyfriend Bill seem to be going excellently (apart from the small matter of him being undead) until he leaves town for a while. A long while. Bill’s sinister boss Eric has an idea of where to find him, whisking her off to Jackson, Mississippi to mingle with the under-underworld at Club Dead. When she finally catches up with the errant vampire, he is in big trouble and caught in an act of serious betrayal. This raises serious doubts as to whether she should save him or start sharpening a few stakes of her own …
Review: So far, this is my favorite book in the series because I learned more about the vampire world. It doesn’t feel like we’re just getting bits and pieces about the world Charlaine Harris has created, it feels like you’re fully immersed now. Plus, you can’t go wrong with werewolves.
I liked getting to know more about Eric. I really didn’t like him in the first two books, but he’s growing on me. After finishing this one, I can say I really like him. I’m not sure what exactly it was that changed, or when in changed in this book, but it definitely shifted how I feel about him.
I didn’t like how Sookie and Bill were apart for most of this book. I know they had to be for the plot to work, but they’re so cute together. I hope they spend more time together in the next book.
I’d had my suspicions about who Bubba was, but I loved the fact that it was confirmed in this book. It totally explains all the sightings, and why people just can’t believe he’s dead. It’s a cute storyline that I thought was a lot of fun.
I will definitely be reading Dead to the World, the fourth Sookie Stackhouse book.
Disclosure: I borrowed this book from the library.