Wednesday, December 18, 2013

Review: Dead to the World by Charlaine Harris

Title: Dead to the World
Author: Charlaine Harris
Series: Sookie Stackhouse series book 4
Genre: Urban fantasy (Vampires, Shapeshifters, Fairies & Witches), Adult
Status: Dropped series

Sookie Stackhouse is a barmaid & a telepath. She has just recently broken up with Bill, her vampire ex-boyfriend, who is going to Peru for a few weeks. Now that Sookie is all alone again, she is feeling how lonely her life really is ever since her Gran was gone. However, she didn't expect to have the company of a certain vampire to remedy this problem.

Eric has lost all his memories. Sookie saw him running on the road terrified and she just couldn't leave him like that. She found out the Eric has been having some problems with the witches and they retaliated. Now, she needs to keep Eric away from public eyes and stop the witches that are taking over the city. She also needs to look for her missing brother. It seems that Sookie won't be able to follow up to her New Year's resolution of not getting beaten up. 

I'm very much pissed by this book. At first, it was super fine. I mean it's quite exciting seeing Eric & Sookie get together but everything that happened doesn't even have a point. The only thing that this book contains is that witches, whom you won't really get to know more about, & fairies, who are equally as vague. Also, some stuff that happened to Jason by the end that would be a bit problematic or life changing. I seriously don't know where this author is going. Even if she is on her third book the story ain't getting better. I still couldn't see the pattern of it. It's like she is still trying out her characters and plots.

Next is how the author is giving Sookie too much credit. In my previous review, I said that Sookie is kick-ass and the only thing that is tying me to this series but she is too damn good, in a very bad way. The author isn't revealing anything about her that may support her greatness. She is just that darn good. I mean she doesn't even know how to use her powers. How could you actually help when you don't even have an advantage? Also, why is every supe guy falling for you? You ain't that great like Rachel in the Hollow series by Kim Harrison or Cat in the Night Huntress series by Jeaniene Frost.

Up next are the guys. What is wrong with the guys in this book? Every single one of them is STUPID! Is this the author's way of showing how great Sookie is? I mean they can't be all that bad?

I just can't get this author anymore. I am seriously losing all the appeal for this series. If you want Sookie-Eric time this is your book but the ending will just kill everything.

Rating: 2.5/5

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