Dead to the World by Charlaine Harris is the fourth book in her best-selling series The Southern Vampire Mysteries. This time the plot revolves around Eric who has lost his memory and Jason's frightening dissapearance.
Since I hated books 2 & 3 I was sure that I would also hate book 4. But I was wrong. Dead to the World is by far one of the better books in this series as it was fast-paced and it kept me guessing right until the end like any good mystery should. I still don't like Sookie very much as the main protagonist but the story was better written, the plot was really interesting and once more the conclusion was satisfying.
It was also nice to see the return of various characters such as Alcide, even though I find him a bit boring, and his less-than-pleasant associates. We also meet some interesting new characters such as the Hotshot residents and of course the witches. The new characters really seem to add to the dark tone of the series so I hope that we get to see more of them soon along with the Fellowship of the Sun members.
There's not really a lot of negative things that I can say about this book. Sure I still find it annoying that every male character that Sookie meets wants to get into her pants, and I'm getting mighty tired of the word-of-the-day calendar which so far has been mentioned in every book. However, I really enjoyed this book and would definately recommend it to any avid supernatural or vampire fan.