Monday 12 March 2012

REVIEW, Dead as a Doornail

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Dead as a Doornail
Series: Southern Vampire series, book 5
Pub: 2005, Gollancz
Author: Charlaine Harris
Cat: paranormal fiction (mystery)
Format: paperback (mid); 295pp w/ 16 chapters
Age Range: Adults                                           

Sookie Stackhouse enjoys her life, mostly. She’s a great cocktail waitress in a fun bar; she has a love life, albeit a bit complicated, and most people have come to terms with her telepathy. The problem is, Sookie wants a quiet life – but things just seem to happen to her and her friends. Now her brother Jason is about to turn into a were-panther for the first time. She can deal with that, but her normal sisterly concern turns to cold fear when a sniper sets his deadly sights on the local shifter population.
She’s afraid not just because Jason is at risk, but because his new were-brethren suspect Jason himself may be the shooter. Sookie has until the next full moon to find out who’s behind the attacks – unless the killer decides to find her first.

A little back story to start; Sookie had just spent the whole of the last book (A week, I think) with Eric, who didn’t remember he was Eric, and they....boy, did they. Problem being that once he got his memory back, he had no memory of that time.
I think that’s ironic, right? (Really I have no idea).
Um....Bill’s an ass, still, because of what happened in book 2 with his maker. But he’s still hanging in there, still pushing his face into Sookie’s (though, the...yeah...)
~~sorry but I’m trying this without too many spoilers, really, what I have here should be only what I’m reviewed in previous books~~
Um....her brother got taken by the panthers because one of their people liked him and wanting babies with him but her ex didn’t like it. This isn’t really all that important, no matter what Jason runs through the books, but he isn’t a huge part in it, not until, like, 3 or so book, and still that isn’t much.

Okay, so....
Someone is shooting shifters.
No shit, really, that’s what the top half said. still, it’s the main half (who’d have thank it?!) but it’s like four stories all hidden in one that play off each other until...well, um...really, to be honest, even after reading it all the times I have, and just now, before this review, all I can remember is Quinn, mostly because I’m a fan and he’s up for at least the next three books.

But...lot’s happen, Jason, like I said has his run with the panthers. Someone is shotting shifters and when Sam gets shot outside his bar Sookie is forced to ask Eric—for Sam—if he could borrow a bartender, which brings Charles to the scene, and living in her house.
Alcide gets Sookie to come to a funeral, but it’s all because he wants her to spy, one the competition for his father.
She gets shot, her house burns down, and she ends up in a deep and meaningful with Eric to help out her friend Tara.
The pack leader competition is held, and with the fairies, she meets Quinn, and finds that he’s just too hot to resist, though not really the way you think.

I think that’s what happens. Really all I can remember is Quinn, and the sad thing is it isn’t because of this book, if I think back, I don’t think I cared all that much for him—Quinn—when he first showed up, I didn’t know what was happening, or even if anything would. ‘Cause no matter what Eric is my fav out of the whole series, but it’s a nice shot, lust filled brake when Quinn shows up.

Dead Until Dark, Living Dead in Dallas, Club Dead, Dead to the World, [tb], Definitely Dead, All Together Dead, From Dead to Worse, Dead and Gone, Dead in the Family, Dead Reckoning, Deadlocked

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