Rainer Maria Rilke

"Live a while in these books, learn from them what seems to you worth learning, but above all love them. This love will be repaid you a thousand and a thousand times, and however your life may turn,-it will, I am certain of it, run through the fabric of your growth as one of the most important threads among all the threads of your experiences, disappointments, and joys."--Rainer Maia Rilke

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Friday, February 8, 2013

Better and Better X4

Dead to the World:  Sookie Stackhouse #4 by Charlaine Harris

Paranormal Romance

This series just keeps getting better and better.  I can't wait to finish one and start another but I am trying to pace myself so they'll last longer. 

Sookie starts this book with a New Year's resolution to stay out of trouble and to avoid all things vampire related.  Which shouldn't be too hard since she and Bill (the vampire) have broken up.  That lasts precisely one whole shift at work for whom should she see on her way home from work? 

Erik, the vampire.  Naked.  Running for his life.  What's a girl to do?  (I did mention he was naked, right?)

When Sookie pulls over to find out what is going on, she is shocked to discover Erik doesn't seem to remember her.  Bizarre, considering how close they've been in the past.  After calling Erik's lackeys, Sookie learns that Erik  is under a witch's spell and she is hired to babysit Erik until he can be fixed.  Usually, Sookie has no problem fighting off Erik's advances but this Erik is new-tender, loving and a perfect man in all respects.  Sookie takes full advantage of his amnesia.

This book was much more sensual and sexual than the other books, perhaps owing to the fact that Erik is her partner rather than Bill.  (I have waxed eloquent in other reviews about my loathing for Bill so I will spare you my diatribe here.)  Alcide is back and want to get with Sookie which made for a very interesting love......square.  There is much more action and violence in this one, too.  Overall, the best one in the series yet!

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