Dead to the World is the fourth in the Southern Vampire series. This review assumes you've read the first three. For just my opinion, skip to below the asterisks.
When we last saw Sookie, she was finally alone, recovering from her latest injuries. She had forced both Bill and Eric out of her house by revoking her invitations and had sent Alcide back to Shreveport and Sam back to his trailer. What's a telepathic to do with so many men--and none of them exactly normal--interested in her?
Sookie's New Year's resolution is to make sure she doesn't get beaten up anymore. You know the saying Be careful of what you wish for? Sookie manages to avoid being hit, but that doesn't mean her life is easy. Just when she's getting used to vampires, shifters, and weres, she learns that there are witches in the world who have the power to cast spells.
On New Year's Eve, Sookie is working, Bill is in Peru, and Eric has had a spell put on him. Because he no longer remembers his friends, business, or status, Eric has to hide out at Sookie's. But Sookie has more to do than watch a vampire with amnesia; the police have told her that Jason has gone missing. So Sookie spends the first week or so of January helping the humans search for her brother and helping the supernatural beings find a way to get the curse off Eric. By the end of the book, neither Sookie nor Jason will ever be the same.
If you are an audiobook listener, don't miss Johanna Parker's fabulous narration of this series. I love the way she embraces Sookie's sassiness.
Published by Ace Books, 2005
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