Wednesday, February 24, 2010
Rating : 4.5/5
Number of Pages : 326
Series : #2 Sookie Stackhouse
Format : Urban Fantasy, Vampire Novel
Reason for Reading : Sookie Stackhouse Challenge, to continue the series
Sookie and Vampire Bill are back for another supernatural adventure. Driving through the woods late one night Sookie is attacked and poisoned by a new supernatural creature that may be connected to her co-worker being found dead in Andy Bellefleur's car. Meanwhile Vampire Eric has loaned out Sookie and her special telepathic gift to a nest in Dallas and Bill is going as her bodyguard. When they arrive someone tries to abduct Sookie and they get away before Bill can catch them.
In Dallas the duo find out that one of the Dallas nest has gone missing and Sookie is to question the humans who last saw him. A plot begins to unfold that invovles The Fellowship, a fanatical group against vampires. Sookie also uncovers a traitor in the midst of the Dallas nest as well as getting caught up in an orgy with Eric and a series of humans back in Bon Temps.
This is a great follow up to the first book. I really like Sookie and her matter-of-fact way of thinking. There was some great sexual tension between Sookie and both Sam and Eric for future books to explore. Plus the introduction of another telepath and new ways for Sookie to explore her own gifts in later novels. It ends on a really interesting note about the disadvantages of Sookie ingesting more vampire blood. I can't wait to read book three.