Writer: Charlaine Harris
Genre: Urban Fantasy
The premise: Bill's been a little distant lately, consumed with a top-secret project that even his boss Eric doesn't know about. Sookie's hurt by his distance, especially when he tells her he's going out of state. Then Eric and his crew show up on her doorstep and tell her he's missing, and that there's more going on with Bill that she ever realized. He's been tortured, they know that much, and he might even be dead. It's up to Sookie to go to Jackson, Mississippi to frequent the local hang-outs of vampires and Supes to see if she can read any human minds that might give her a clue. Especially when she learns that the people who took Bill are after her too.
Worth the Cash: it's a good read, but an infuriating read in a lot of ways. Harris took a real risk with Sookie and Bill, and I'm interested in seeing how that plays out for the rest of the series, especially for Sookie, who deserves a little freedom. Again, I wish the central mystery hadn't been so contrived (or maybe it should've been explained better?) because things were solved a bit too easily in the end, plot-wise, even if relationship wise, everything's a mess. Still, I'm ready to keep reading, which is still surprising me, because usually I get tired of the characters and situation really fast and need distance between books. That just goes to show how different each book has been, and how Harris isn't rehashing the same old plot. At least, she's not yet. :)
The full review, which includes spoilers and a wee bit of profanity, may be found in my LJ. As always, comments and discussion are most welcome. :)
REVIEW: Charlaine Harris's CLUB DEAD
Happy Reading! :)