Dead to the World (Sookie Stackhouse Book 4)

Charlaine Harris

Psychic Sookie Stackhouse has her hands full with an amnesiac vampire in the fourth seductive novel in the #1 New York Times bestselling series. When cocktail waitress Sookie Stackhouse sees a naked man on the side of the road, she doesn’t just drive on by. Turns out the poor thing hasn’t a clue who he is, but Sookie does. It’s the vampire Eric Northman—but now he’s a kinder, gentler Eric. And a scared Eric, because whoever took his memory now wants his life. Sookie’s investigation into why leads straight into a dangerous battle among witches, vampires, and werewolves. But a greater danger could be to Sookie’s heart—because the kinder, gentler Eric is very difficult to resist...

Ace 316 pages

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Krizia Anna Lazaro

almost 2 years ago

Sookie Stackhouse is my guilty pleasure. After 4 books, I haven't lost interest and I think the story just keeps better and better. Its like daytime drama! I haven't watched the show but I'm really thinking about it!

Book Whispers

7 months ago

I knew, as sure as I knew my name, that tomorrow he would send me another coat, in a big fancy box, with a big bow on it. It would be the right size, it would be a top brand, and it would be warm.

It was cranberry red, with a removable liner, a detachable hood, and tortoiseshell buttons.That ending, to me, was the sexiest part of the whole book. Don't get me wrong there are plenty of hot sexy times with Eric. The legendary shower scene anyone? However, no matter what happened while Sookie and Eric were together when he was cursed it just wasn't truly real. At least to me. It was more like a dream sequence. Sookie got to have all the fun and sweet parts of Eric without the complications of truly dealing with Eric. The emotions are real, true. But it's also not really him. That's why I agreed with Sookie's decision to not run away with amnesia Eric.

Not only is Dead to the World the epic book of Eric sexy fun time, but this book covers a lot of ground. Big shocks and changes are ahead. It's an emotional roller coaster. Jason's life is finally brought over to the dark side, AKA supernatural. Sookie is definitely over with Bill. Sookie currently has Eric, Bill, Sam, Alcide and Calvin. That's a lot. Somehow it all works to varying degrees. As Alcide is off the menu in my book, despite what he finally accepts about Debbie. Sam still didn't want her until someone else did. Bill is just over with. Eric is still a viable suitor as he persuades her with or without his memories. Calvin is the new suitor on the block, and he's definitely interest in courting her for . . . breeding stock.

There's scary witches that are not just witches. They're were-witches jacked up on vampire blood. So this was an interesting intro to witches and wiccans in the Sookie verse. We see more werewolves and different types of shifters. I love the mythology behind it all and look forward to seeing it expand.

The fight scenes are well balanced with the mysteries and I actually thought it all pulled together well. I loved the side characters here as well. Though I'm a little disappointed at Chow's fate. Oh well. Bubba is back!! Ah! I just adore him and his attachment to Sookie. I love seeing him each book and just can't get enough of our favorite cat drinking vampire.

In the end this book is immortal. Pretty much every fan will tell you that this is their favorite book, in a series where every book seems to be a favorite. Everything was balanced perfectly. Mystery, sexy fun times, action, and big events that are setting up the later books. Eric is amazing here whether he has his memories or not. Eric will always be one of my top male vampires. Dead to the World will probably always be a top installment in the series as well.

Sexual Content: Humor and bedroom scenes. Mild dark themes.

5/5- Fabulous, a beautiful obsession!

Originally reviewed at Book Whispers.

Elaine

2 months ago

Being early in the series, this is one of the good ones. Unfortunately I read all of these books until.... well, until I just couldn't put up with Charlaine Harris anymore. I probably read the first dozen or so of the series, until weretigers started showing up and I realized that there wasn't a supernatural creature that Sookie hadn't slept with. It's hard to sympathize with someone willing to give ANYTHING a go. And don't get me started on the Fae storyline. Really, just - ugh.