Thursday, February 28, 2019

Review: Dead to the World by Charlaine Harris

Dead to the World (Sookie Stackhouse, #4)Title: Dead to the World 
Author: Charlaine Harris  
Publisher: Ace Books
Publishing Date:  May 1st, 2004
Pages: 291
Genre: Adult Paranormal/Supernatural Mystery
Series:  Sookie Stackhouse #4
Source:  Audio

Sookie Stackhouse is a cocktail waitress in Bon Temps, Louisiana. She has only a few close friends, because not everyone appreciates Sookie’s gift: she can read minds. That’s not exactly every man’s idea of date bait – unless they’re undead; vampires and the like can be tough to read. And that’s just the kind of guy Sookie’s been looking for. Maybe that’s why, when she comes across a naked vampire, she doesn’t just drive on by. He hasn’t got a clue who he is, but Sookie has: Eric looks just as scary and sexy – and dead – as ever. But now he has amnesia, he’s sweet, vulnerable, and in need of Sookie’s help – because whoever took his memory now wants his life.

I am gonna say this is the best one yet. Lots of Eric. I enjoyed the story in this one. I think I laughed more and swooned more in this installment than any of the priors. I love that there is more Eric and that there is a different romance for Sookie. I really enjoyed this book. 

Eric loses his memory, there are people out to get him. Sookie finds him naked wandering around with no memory. She swoops in to save the day.. although reluctant becuase it's Eric. She gives in. Eric stays with Sookie, they get close, they become lovers. There is a war. Sookie gets in trouble. Sookie has to be saved. There are lots of other characters too. 

Another book I am not going to get into all that much... I am pretty sure I am late on the Sookie Stackhouse bandwagon so I will just go through likes and stuff and tell you I really enjoyed this read. 

I know that these are the most depth filled books out there, and I know the vampire craze isn't what it used to be... but I just love these books. They are fun and funny and sexy and a good light fast read. 

This one was so much fun with so much Eric. It was nice to see a vulnerable side to Eric. I did enjoy this but I missed some of his roughness and snide remarks.  I am not a Bill fan, most of the time I am in a love hate relationship with Sookie... but Eric.... I just adore. He's one bad guy I can get on board with. 

I enjoyed the plot line too. I am sure it is hard to keep coming up with new stuff with vampires and werewolves and witches oh my... but I think that this author does a well enough job to keep me interested. I mean this is the supernatural world so I guess anything can go. I am happy to see witches brought in a little more to the story line. I hope there is more in the future. 

Sookie is Sookie in this book. She is kind of dumb and smart. Actually she is a walking book of contradictions in all aspects. She gets on my nerves at times but then other times I think she is a great lovable character. I am not sure what I will think of her in the end.. but right now I guess I like her... for the most part. 

I will keep on reading through this series as I really do just enjoy them. 

Another one I really really enjoyed!

Charlaine HarrisCharlaine Harris has been a published novelist for over thirty-five years. A native of the Mississippi Delta, she grew up in the middle of a cotton field. Charlaine lives in Texas now, and all of her children and grandchildren are within easy driving distance.

Though her early output consisted largely of ghost stories, by the time she hit college (Rhodes, in Memphis) Charlaine was writing poetry and plays. After holding down some low-level jobs, her husband Hal gave her the opportunity to stay home and write. The resulting two stand-alones were published by Houghton Mifflin. After a child-producing sabbatical, Charlaine latched on to the trend of series, and soon had her own traditional mystery books about a Georgia librarian, Aurora Teagarden. Her first Teagarden, Real Murders, garnered an Agatha nomination.

Soon Charlaine was looking for another challenge, and the result was the much darker Lily Bard series. The books, set in Shakespeare, Arkansas, feature a heroine who has survived a terrible attack and is learning to live with its consequences.

When Charlaine began to realize that neither of those series was ever going to set the literary world on fire, she regrouped and decided to write the book she’d always wanted to write. Not a traditional mystery, nor yet pure science fiction or romance, Dead Until Dark broke genre boundaries to appeal to a wide audience of people who simply enjoy a good adventure. Each subsequent book about Sookie Stackhouse, telepathic Louisiana barmaid and friend to vampires, werewolves, and various other odd creatures, was very successful in many languages.

The Harper Connelly books were written concurrently with the Sookie novels.

Following the end of Sookie's recorded adventures, Charlaine wrote the "Midnight, Texas" books, which have become a television series, also. The Aurora Teagarden books have been adapted by Hallmark Movie & Mystery.

Charlaine is a member of many professional organizations, an Episcopalian, and currently the lucky houseparent to two rescue dogs. She lives on a cliff overlooking the Brazos River.


  1. I can't remember if this is the book I stopped at or if I kept going. I do remember Eric being a big part and loving him! Have you seen the show? I loved him so much on the show!

  2. I think this is my favorite book in the whole series! I looooove Eric too. He is by far the best character IMO. I will be looking forward to your thoughts on the rest of the series, I really was into it until about 9 or so, then I felt pretty meh. I should just reread this one and pretend it ends there hah. I am glad you're enjoying them!

  3. I loved seeing this new version of Eric. I really enjoyed the book!


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