Wednesday, August 26, 2009
Telepathic waitress Sookie Stackhouse braces herself for trouble when another group of supernatural beings goes public in her disjointed eighth adventure (after 2008's From Dead to Worse). Following the vampires' lead, the shape-shifters decide to step out of the woodwork and announce their existence to the world. While the initial reveal goes smoothly, the brutal crucifixion of a young werepanther behind the local bar makes Sookie wonder if the people of Bon Temps, La., are as tolerant as she thought. Meanwhile, the FBI is asking questions about Sookie's uncanny ability to locate survivors after an explosion, and trouble is brewing among the secretive fae.
Ahhhh...Sookie Sookie now! LMAO! Ya I can't believe I just said that either. But really I can't help but flip over this book. First off I wanna be 100% up front and say I will probably put spoilers in this review b/c I don't wanna hold back how excited that I am so past this short paragraph...just don't read anymore b/c you WILL be informed about this story and it WILL ruin your Sookie experience! ;op~
OOOOMMMMGGGG!!! How long have we waited for a real relationship to blossom between Sookie and Eric. I KNOW like 90% of readers are TEAM ERIC and are pee-their-pants excited that FINALLY we got some foundation going on. Sure Sookie SAYS that the relationship is still undefined BUT how can she when she tells him that hes the only one until she decides the blood bond is the only thing between them?!?! Ya they bump uglies and its WONDERFUL! It remind me when they first had sex and he bit her inner thigh...that is ABOVE ALL my fav vamp biting scene in any book out there! lol What can I say I totally adore Eric. How can you not love their relationship. Its taken a while for them to get to really know one another, you find out so much about Eric past...I mean he had kids, a wife and even find out his maker was his lover...HELLO! ;op I think the fact that its taken Eric and Sook so long to get together that it makes their relationship even more special. Everyone has waited for this reunion and *sigh...I can NOW die happily! OH WAIT THERE IS MORE...so basically Eric and Sookie are kinda married!!! Eric "has to do this" in order to protect Sookie from the people who would take her away and use her. Hey he may have tricked her into this but we all know deep down shes totally fine with it right?!?!
Ok on side notes...
Sook's great-grandfather tells Sookie she is in danger from his enemy that wants to separate the fae world and earth. Sookie dodges a few life and death situations and we even get to see the series start to get a bit darker when Sookie actually gets tortured...thing is...BILL SAVES HER! Yup hes SO still hung up on her but honestly I really don't think it sways her that much. I think that she feels for him b/c of their past and the fact that he popped the Stackhouse cherry but thats about it.
ALSO- Jason (Sookies bro) has a best friend that has turned gay without anyone seeming to notice. He smacks around Crystal (remember her and Jason are separated still b/c shes a whore that cheated on him...hello everyone knows Jason's a hottie panther...how could she?!?!). He though he killed her and b4 he could get rid of the body someone steals it, sticks her on a cross like a crusifiction (*eye roll) and leaves her at Merlottes...whatever no big loss but I was sad to see Mel get ripped apart b/c he killed Crystal.
Lets see what else happened. OH well so the war between the Fae's ended with Sookie, Bill and Eric getting hurt but surviving. And the sad part is Sook's gret-grandfather tells her he was going to shut the portal between the two worlds anyways?!?! WTH?!?! lmao...ok so a few dead bodies later he decides the guy is KIND right?!?! Whatever! Jason and her great-grandfather kinda have a somewhat touching moment and b4 he leaves he tells Sookie the vampire loves her...but we don't find out who he means. I refuse to believe its anyone else but Eric! ;o)
Lastly you get a smidget of Quinn...I have to admit my heart kind aches for him...not as much as it does for Eric but still I felt so bad when he tried to talk to Sookie and she kinda wasn't having it and then Bill shows up and they fight! Sookie gets knocked out and wakes up with Eric tending to her. I think thats not the last we will hear of Quinn but who knows!
Ok this is my Snib Bit and the reason I choose this one is because I think this part is kinda crucial on the Eric and Sookie revaluation. :o)
"Am I happy when I'm with you?" I put my hand against his cheek. "Yes, I am. Do I think making love with you is the greatest thing ever? Yes, I do. Do I want to do it again? You bet, though not right now since I'm sleepy. But soon. And often. Am I having sex with anyone else? No. And I won't, unless I decide the bond is all we have."
Alrighty so did I ruin enough of the book for you?!?! Sorry...I have to apologize b/c I KNOW I sat here and rambled but you know when your so excited you try to get it all out in one breath...well thats kind what I did. I loved this book I just wish it was longer! :o)
I give this book a total of...
In the spirit of Sookie Stackhouse I just reviewed the latest epi of True Blood over at The Boob Tube go check it out and tell me what you thought!