Saturday, August 14, 2010

Rating : 4.5/5
Number of Pages : 320
Series : #10 Sookie Stackhouse
Format : Urban Fantasy Vampire Novel
Reason for Reading : Vampire Series Challenge

Sookie is back for book ten in the series that spawned the excellent tv show True Blood. This one focuses on the different family relationships of the various characters mostly concerning Eric. His maker (the Roman Appius Livius Ocella) arrives with his “brother” who causes a stir when it is revealed he is a famous character from history (don’t worry I won’t spoil it here).

Claude moves in with Sookie after Amelia moves back to New Orleans. She also has to look after a young family member and help him begin to come to grips with his talents. Tension is running high in the two natured community as the government is trying to make them all register which is upsetting the were’s in particular.

It’s a little lighter than the previous novel which made a nice change and was one of my favourites so far. I enjoyed looking at the different relationships. It’s less graphic on the sex and violence compared to some of the previous books in the series and you would need to read the earlier books to really appreciate this one. I can’t wait for the next in the series and see what Sookie and the gang get up to next.


Ladytink_534 said...

I found this one a little odd because it seemed a lot different from the other books and not just because the pacing is different because of Sookie's depression.