TITLE: Club Dead (Sookie Stackhouse, #3)
AUTHOR: Charlaine Harris
GENRE: Paranormal Fantasy
AGE RANGE: Adult
Things between cocktail waitress Sookie and her vampire boyfriend Bill seem to be going excellently (apart from the small matter of him being undead) until he leaves town for a while. A long while. Bill’s sinister boss Eric has an idea of where to find him, whisking her off to Jackson, Mississippi to mingle with the under-underworld at Club Dead. When she finally catches up with the errant vampire, he is in big trouble and caught in an act of serious betrayal. This raises serious doubts as to whether she should save him or start sharpening a few stakes of her own…
“I don’t like having feelings,” Eric said coldly, and he left. That was a tough exit line to top.
This is the first installment in the series where we barely spend any time with Bill at all, and this is my first 5-star rating in the series. Coincidence? I think not.
I loved this one so much. I could barely put it down because I was having so much fun learning more about Sookie’s world, spending time with Eric, and meeting all of these exciting new characters (like Alcide, who is precious even if he’s a little misguided at times, heh). I would’ve liked to see a little bit more of Sam and the rest of the Merlotte’s crew, but at the same time, it was fun to spend so much of the book in a brand new area.
I also felt like the stakes (ha) were a lot higher in the drama of this installment than the two before it — maybe that’s just me, but it definitely kept me on the edge of my seat a bit more. This series isn’t without its problems by any means, but I’m having so much fun with it and I can’t wait to see what happens next!
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