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2023 Book Review: Dead to the World

by Charlaine Harris

A Paranormal, 2004 by Ace Books, 291 Pages 

What I Didn’t Like:

  • All the traveling makes Bill really annoying. That was true in the last one and it’s true in this one (at least at the start). I think I had hoped that he would be a little more attentive and dedicated to our dear main character and all his traveling is ruining it for me. That all leads to me saying this is one of the more believable love triangle sort of stories ever because I could easily see Sookie’s decision here.
  • I’d say this is slightly hotter in the romance/spice department than the previous ones. That’s not really a negative, just a note.
  • Sookie and her naïveté started to bug me in this one. For someone whose experiences so much in the previous 3 books, this girl knows NOTHING. 

What I Did Like:

  • Right away I like the opening of this one. It felt different enough from the first three to really get my attention. 
  • Did I cheer at the new romance? Yup, totally did. Saw it coming, still cheered. Slow burn, that’s what this felt like. 
  • I appreciate that Sookie is always willing to learn about other people/beings and other lifestyles. It seemed even more obvious in this one when she was forced to ask about Wicca, but it did make me realize that she’s open to learning about everyone.  

Who Should Read This One:

  • Fans of the series, obviously.
  • Basically, if you like the idea of a spicier vampire/paranormal romance with a hint of danger you’ll like this series.

My Rating: 3 Stars

  • This one is well done but, by this point, you really have to be into the series to enjoy this book.

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