Wednesday, May 19, 2010
Review: Dead in the Family
Dead in the Family is the 10th book in the Sookie Stackhouse series by Charlaine Harris and an ACE novel.
A Fae War has left the supernatural community of Bon Temps, Louisiana, in chaos - and waitress Sookie Stackhouse mentally and physically drained. And still, the peace and quiet she so desperately craves is hard to come by....
Even with the blood of two vampires in her system, Sookie is having trouble healing from the terrible torture she endured at the hands of her great-grandfather's enemies during the brief but deadly Fae War. Worse are the emotional wounds - especially over the loss of her own personal fairy godmother and the near death of her first love.
Sookie is hurt and she's mad. Just about the only bright spot in her life - besides the fact that she is, after all, still alive - is the love she thinks she feels for vampire Eric Northman, who is under scrutiny by the new vampire kind because of their relationship.
As the political implications of the shifters' coming-out are beginning to be felt, Sookie's connection to one particular Were draws her into the dangerous debate. And, unknown to her, though the doors to Faery have been closed, there are still some fae on the human side - and one of them is angry at Sookie. Very, very angry.
Dead in the Family was great. :)
I have to wonder how Sookie gets any rest. She is always in the middle of what ever is brewing in Bon Temps - be it vamps, were's, fae or shifters - and there is always something brewing in Bon Temps.
Now that the shifters have come out of the closet the humans are in an uproar - and the shifter community is gearing up for political fall out. The government is looking for any ammunition they can gather to use against the shifter's and they are not above using spies to gather that information.
Sookie is still reeling from the loss of the fairies - and uncomfortable with the knowledge that not all of them are locked away in Faery. But gaining a new room mate sets her mind at ease somewhat.
Eric is having a spot of trouble with the new King and his regime. Sensing Sookie as a weakness, certain parties have targeted her as a means to an end....And if that weren't enough for Eric to worry about - his maker has come calling.
I love this series. :) I give Dead in the Family 5 out of 5 stars.