Sookie Stackhouse #10 Død i Familien
Title: Dead in the Family
Series: Sookie Stackhouse #10
Author: Charlaine Harris
Published in English: 2010
Dansk titel: Død i Familien
Dansk Udgivelsesår: 2012
Forlag: Lindhardt og Ringtoft
Finished Reading: November 2018
Genre: Paranormal, Romance & Fantasy
This is my personal review without spoilers of the actual plot.
It’s all about family …
Sookie Stackhouse is dealing with a whole host of family problems, ranging from her own kin (a non-human fairy and a telepathic second cousin) demanding a place in her life, to her lover Eric’s vampire sire, an ancient being who arrives with Eric’s ‘brother’ in tow at a most inopportune moment. And Sookie’s tracking down a distant relation of her ailing neighbour (and ex), Vampire Bill Compton.
In addition to the multitude of family issues complicating her life, the werewolf pack of Shreveport has asked Sookie for a special favour, and since Sookie is an obliging young woman, she agrees. But this favour for the wolves has dire results for Sookie, who is still recovering from the trauma of her abduction during the Fairy War
Now this book had me utterly confused. There’s too many storylines going on at the same time and messes the flow of the book up. It didn’t come together in the end. As sad as I am to admit it, Sookie and Eric are so much cuter together when they aren’t a couple. Eric has lost his appeal; I no longer think he’s that special.
What I think is truly wrong about this 10th book is the broadness of people we are acquainted with. We hear about everyone’s family, literally everyone.
It felt like a filler, there I said it! Of course there were some things we finally got an answer to but the main mystery in which all the books has had, was figured out way to early and the thrill and excitement that usually follows was over way to quick. The suspense and tension in which I like Harris for was missing.
Could you stop with the instruction of new characters already? It takes time away from what truly matters, which is seeing the characters we know and love, develop. We something major finally happens, and your sitting on needles to find out what happens next, we tend to not get an answer. What happened with Arlene? I’m beginning to doubt these books but the universe is still so darn interesting. In addition, the language is still so inviting. I don’t know what to do really, I want to finish the series but at the same time, I got a bad feeling that this right here is what to expect in the last books!