Dead to the World – Charlaine Harris (Sookie Stackhouse #4)

Fantasy, Mystery, Romance
291 pages
Ace Books
Released: May 2004
Sookie Stackhouse Series #4

6/5 Stars

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 Eric the vampire–but now he’s a kinder, gentler Eric. And a scared Eric, because whoever took his memory now wants his life.

This is one of my favorite books out of the series! When Sookie comes upon Eric who has lost his memory her life is thrown into another whirl-wind of mystery and the supernatural.  Sookie is Eric’s only real chance of surviving since a group of powerful witches is out to get him.  Sookie is confused with the new Eric but seems to find that he is an improved form.  Along side Sookie having to be the care taker of Eric her brother goes missing which goes into another mystery of trying to figure out where he is and what happened to him.

In this book we get to meet several new characters and get a glimpse of some of the ones that we have already met.  We get to know a few more of the Shreveport Were’s besides just Alcide…actually we get a glimpse of the whole pack.  We learn about the group in Hotshot, a small community of Were’s that have been inbreeding for years, because Jason was dating one of them.  We meet Claudine who is a very tall and VERY attractive woman who is some sort of Supernatural being but we don’t find out what she is until later on in this book…but I’m not telling you, you must read it!

I really enjoyed this book because we have two mysteries that are going on, 1) Eric’s memory loss and 2) Jason’s disappearance.  We don’t know if the two mysteries are related but Sookie is determined to find out.  We get one very sexy scene in this book between Sookie and Eric…yum!  Meeting all of the other new characters was a blast to see just how many Supernatural beings are in the area around Sookie’s home town.  I enjoyed that Sookie was moving on from Bill, the first man (well vampire) that she had ever loved and broke her heart.  There is a lot of action in this book and a huge fight scene for one whole chapter!

If you enjoy mysteries, supernatural stories and a little romance you have got to check this series out…but you must start at book one! You would never be able to comprehend just how awesome this is and the significance of some of the smaller scenes without reading all of the books!

The Sookie Stackhouse Series:
Dead Until Dark
Living Dead in Dallas
Club Dead
Dead to the World
Dead as a Doornail
Definitely Dead
All Together Dead
From Dead to Worse
Dead and Gone
Dead to the Family
Dead Reckoning (May 3, 2011)


3 responses to “Dead to the World – Charlaine Harris (Sookie Stackhouse #4)

  1. Good thing you mentioned that you must start from book one. This isn’t the kind of series you start just anywhere. You wouldn’t get past page 1 if you did that LOL! But I am with you, this was another favorite for me. I loved the different mysteries this book had and the fighting was great. Thank you for the review hon 🙂

    • I have always enjoyed a good mystery and I think that is why I enjoy Charlaine’s books so much…I also enjoy the romantic aspect of them and the fact that she brings in so much of the supernatural with her own spin to it. Thanks for taking the time to read my review Diana! 🙂

  2. Welcome hon, I do what I can. Thank you for posting it 🙂 But i agree, that is why I love the series too. It may seem rushed at times, but she brings a nice spin to it with all the mysteries and the characters. I also love the romantic aspect as well even though Sookie can annoy me when she gets mad at them for no reason LOL! Thanks again hon 🙂

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