Book Review: Dead in the Family

Posted February 1, 2012 by @Angelized_1st in Books / 0 Comments

Just finished Dead in the Family by Charlaine Harris. This is book 10 in the Southern Vampire Mystery series that the HBO show True Blood is based.

Sookie Stackhouse and Eric Northman are still going strong, but the fallout of the Two Natured “coming out” threatens their bliss. After the events of the previous novel, the residents of Bon Temp are trying to put their lives back in order, and return to “normal”.

 Dead in the Family focuses on the familial relationships between the characters. Sookie and her brother Jason mend their relationship, while forging new ones with distant relatives. Bill reconnects with a woman from his past. The weres try to repopulate their ranks, and forge ahead as a new unit. Eric gets a visit from his maker and an unknown sibling.

Eric and Sookie are my favorite couple, so I’m glad to see them still together, and in a healthy relationship. So much in their lives is crazy insane, and it’s wonderful that they are able to keep it from touching their love. It was also nice to see Jason finally maturing, while still remaining the same.

The Southern Vampire Mysteries usually have (almost) as much sex as True Blood, but this one was severely lacking in that department. I get that most of the storyline didn’t allow for much sex, but the few scenes there were in the novel answered the question of what True Blood would be like if it aired on network television. Still the book was enjoyable, and I can’t wait to read book 11.

Despite just saying I’m eager to begin book 11, Dead Reckoning, I will instead be reading Frostbite book 2 in the Vampire Academy series. As you know, I’ve been waiting for this book for over a month, and can’t wait to see what is happening with the gang at St. Vladimir’s Academy.

Until next time…


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