Pierre itibaren Hari, Himachal Pradesh, Hindistan
** spoiler alert ** In Book 2 of the Sookie Stackhouse novels, Sookie finds herself paying the piper, so to speak, as she and Bill, her vampire boyfriend, are shipped to Dallas, Texas to find a missing vampire. This is all in the wake of a coworker's mysterious death and a creepy monster that gives Sookie a deadly message to relay to vampire Eric. (Spoilers ahead...) Once again, I have to say it's literary smut... but, somehow the tawdry sex scenes fit into the plot as Sookie and Bill settle their differences after Dallas. I was happy to discover this book was not as raunchy as the first book in this respect... and I had to breathe a sigh of relief that the orgy scene in the book wasn't that graphic because Sookie was able to get the information she needed before things got too hot and heavy. As for plot... this book had a little more substance to it than "Dead Until Dark", and it leaves the reader with some plot devices for the next installment of Sookie. I really enjoyed the tension between Bill, Sookie and Eric... and Eric's choice of outfit for the Orgy was just a hoot. The Dallas plot was really well done, I thought. Though, I am still left wondering about the pastor who attempted to abduct Sookie at the airport. Who was he? We know he was with the church... but not who he was. I thought the part about Godfrey was poetic... how, at the end, Sookie cried for him.
I have been debating about this, but I think I'm going to give this one 5 stars. It seems like so much has happened in this book. The trip to Idris changed everyone's life. Sorrow, love, action, humor, horror. I actually loved every bit of it. Even the incestuous actions as they were at the time. I must say though; the revelations that were probably supposed to be meant as shocks or "big news" were really just the parts where I yelled " I knew it!" really loud to. There were many loses in this book but none that really made me really upset. So that's saying something I guess. Everyone's story was practically wrapped up into a happy ending (according to me) despite the many twists and turns this book took to get there. I just know there will be many other twists and turns regarding Jace and Clary in the future. It wasn't easy in the begining, Cassandra won't make it easy now.
I was enthralled by this book. So many thoughts, experiences, and personal predictions and theories were validated in this novel. I must read Weiss' first two.