After the natural disaster of Hurricane Katrina and the manmade explosion at the vampire summit, everyone—human and otherwise—is stressed, including Louisiana cocktail waitress Sookie Stackhouse, who is trying to cope with the fact that her boyfriend Quinn has gone missing.
It's clear that things are changing—whether the weres and vamps of her corner of Louisiana like it or not. And Sookie—Friend to the Pack and blood-bonded to Eric Northman, leader of the local vampire community—is caught up in the changes.
In the ensuing battles, Sookie faces danger, death, and once more, betrayal by someone she loves. And when the fur has finished flying and the cold blood finished flowing, her world will be forever altered.
I started reading this series last year after my buddy Ames posted a round up review of all the released books. I was so eager to start on them that I didn't even wait for the first book to be back in at the library. I believe I started on the 3'rd book. Then I read the first, then the 4'th, then the 2'nd..um, it was all mixed up. Those of you who know me will think that reading out of order was very strange indeed. It was. My rule is to always read in order. Sigh.
From Dead to Worse is the 8'th Sookie book. It's difficult to do a review on a series book. There is always so much going on, and since all the books connect so well with other I'd have to go into what was happening in the other books.
What I like best about this book, about the whole series, is Sookie herself. The star of the story can make or break a book. Sookie makes it.
She is kind, without being a push over and thats important to me. She isn't afraid to stand up for herself, and even when she loves the person, she does not let them take advantage of her.
At the same time she is interesting. It's not just her telepathy either. Sure, being able to read minds is cool, or a pain, as it tend to be sometimes for Sookie, but she is super cool. Someone I'd love to be friends with... after I learn how to put up a mental block on my brain, that is.
In From Dead to Worse Sookie got into a few close calls. The Ware community and her brother made things difficult for her. A problem with some Vamps who want to take over caused problems. Her boyfriend, Quinn... well, lets just say that after this book, I don't like Quinn as much as I used to.
Sookie book eight gets an A from me. I was on the edge of my seat from start to finish. Not a single lagging moment or any plot problems. Go Sookie! You rock, girl!