A surprisingly dark segment of the Sookie saga but still a damn fine read. Though Sookie's romantic dilemmas are not still not resolved there are some sizzling scenes between her and my favorite vampire, Eric. This book spends most of its energies on the fairy's civil war and we get introduced to more of Sookie's fey relatives. The fairies are soon shown to be a twisted, evil bunch at the expense of several characters.
Besides the continued fairy influx, I am worried that Mrs. Harris is gonna add Sam to the romantic mix. This is more confusion than these characters need. I think pulling her boss Sam into the Eric-Sookie-Bill triangle would be a shame as he has always been on the strictly friend side of things.
I think the HBO series (True Blood) is influencing this "Sam as a potential lover" slant and I don't like it one bit. I got the 1st season on DVD this week and, omg, what a weird trip it was seeing my favorite chick-lit series brought to "life."
My biggest gripe is the insipid actress picked to play Sookie, talk about a miscast. Worst of all, seeing Sookie as a flouncing air-head with a puritanical bent instead of how I've grown to think of her, took me aback. It also got me to to go reread the 1st book, and yep, Sookie's a ninny in it. She gets much better, thank goodness, in the later books, but still, seeing her as an simpering idiot on the show is hard for me.
As to the rest of them on the HBO show - poor Tara is a veritable harridan, though granted, a very witty one. The Jason & Lafayette characters are both as I'd pictured them which gives me hope for this show.