Wednesday, July 25, 2012

Educate Emma: Books: Living Dead in Dallas by Charlaine Harris

Dust Jacket Description:

"When a vampire asks Sookie Stackhouse to use her telepathic skills to find another missing vampire, she agrees under one condition: the bloodsuckers must promise to let the humans go unharmed. Easier said than done."

Characters: Although I know that Sookie is supposed to be annoying in True Blood, I quite like her strong character so far within the book series. She has strict boundaries and a strong sense of self, and I admire that from a heroine. The side characters introduced in the book are intriguing. As for romance, I have one word to say: Eric. If I have to read anything about Bill ever again I will die of boredom. There weren't any big chances in the characters in this book, and I was happy with the consistency. 4 and a half flowers.

Writing: I like the matter of fact way that Harris writes, but her detailed descriptions of clothes started to irritate me after a while. I either wanted to read about sexytimes or action, not Sookie's outfits. 4 flowers.

Plot: It had many compelling elements without being overwhelming, and this book provided me more curveballs than the first one.  It satisfied me as a breezy Kobo read. 5 flowers. 

End: I want more. And when I say I want more, I mean that I want more Eric. 4 flowers.

Dust Jacket Description: It's rather brief and unoriginal, but it certainly gets the message across.  3 flowers. 

Cover: I can't decide whether I hate the Stackhouse series' illustrated covers or find them endearing. Either way, I wouldn't mind owning the paperbacks. 4 flowers.

Overall: It's a quality installment, and I do think I was right when I said that this series would become a great, fluffy treasure of mine. 4 flowers.

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