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Book Review: Dead in the Family

, by Mystee

Summary from GoodReads: Sookie Stackhouse has finally settled into a relationship with the Viking vampire Eric, and her errant brother Jason seems to have his life in order, too. But all the other people in Sookie’s life – Eric himself, her former lover Bill, her friend and boss Sam – are having family problems. Eric’s maker shows up with Eric’s ‘brother’ in tow, the ailing Bill can only be healed by a blood sibling, and Sam’s brother’s marriage is about to take place... or will it? The furor raised by the coming out of the two-natured has yet to settle; some people are just not ready to sit down to dinner with a man who turns into a dog. And Sookie herself is still recovering from her last ordeal. She’s definitely improving, physically and mentally, but she’s always going to have some dark moments now. The werewolves tell her that there have been strange and ominous passers-by in the Stackhouse woods; now Sookie is about to come face-to-face with one of her more distant relatives...

My Review: {This book is for adult readers} --Sookie Book #10: Well, this time around I'm not sure where to start. I, unfortunately, was disappointed. I am so devastated. I've loved these books and this one left me completely unsatisfied.

Eric's a mess, Sookie tells everyone EXCEPT Eric that she loves him, Eric reminds her over and over how much he loves her. Enough already!

To me, Jason's life does appear in order in this book and it's very refreshing. He's standing by his sister, he's alright with her vampire boyfriend and he's got a girlfriend that he's happy with. Jason has finally come together. I sure hope he stays this way.

Sookie is lapping up Eric's attention like mad, but still puts on to him that she doesn't know if she loves him or not. But she tells quite a few others that he's her boyfriend and that she loves him.

There's an issue with Bill that comes out and seems to go well. So that was definitely a nice conclusion to a little thing Bill had been doing for more than a few books now. However, he ends up with another issue...and his *sister* showing up. This is another area that's kind of left unclosed in the book.

The ending, again, I was disappointed with. I sure know how I would have ended it. I imagine that it's thought to be a good place to pick up for the next book, but I think it could have been closed a little better and still left a great start for book 11.

As I said, and this is only my opinion, as a HUGE Sookie book fan, this book just didn't do it for me. The awesome sex scenes were lacking, the ending was just OK, Eric was a confused mess...which makes him less hot {lol} and Sookie's really getting on my nerves {almost as much as Bella from Twilight does}.

Sookie and Eric don't need to be confused or driven's a great potential match up and it's definitely time to put them together. There are so many things that could still happen with the two of them as a couple--and without all the in and out of love drama--there could be 100 more books.

Needless to say, as I was reading this book, while I did finish it up in just a few hours, I did find myself putting it down, doing some things, and then going back to it. I've never managed to do that with any of the other books. I DO still want to read book 11, but I'm not in a huge hurry for it.

Pages: 311

Review copy of this book purchased by me.


  1. I agree, book 10 was not as good as the others. I really think that Sookie will end up with Sam. When I was re-reading books 1-9 in preparation for #10's release, I noticed that in every single book, there's at least one part where Sookie either notices how attractive Sam is, thinks he's a great friend, or is jealous of his current flame. I think the bottom line is that Sookie wants kids and none of the vamps can give her that.

  2. Oh gosh, I hope not. I've wanted her with Eric since book There's other ways she could do the baby thing...lmao I'll be heartbroken if they put her with Sam

  3. I haven't read this yet. But I'm hoping to this weekend while the kids are with Grandma. I want to see her with Eric too. Maybe it's just because Eric comes across as so damn hot. I don't seem to like Sam or any of the characters that are two-natured.


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