Sookie Stackhouse #5: Dead as a Doornail by Charlaine HarrisParanormal/Romance
These books just keep getting deader; but, in a series like this, that's a compliment!
Sookie and Jason knew it was coming after Jason was bitten by a werepanther last month. They hoped it might not be true, but Jason is starting to show the tell-tale (tail?) signs and they're both scared to death. Sookie turns to the only one who can help,a werepanther named Calvin who has the serious hots for her (who doesn't?). Sookie hopes this isn't too big of a favor. She doesn't really need one more man-creature in her life.
The next morning, several creatures are discovered murdered. Is it a coincidence that this was Jason's first night as a paranormal? Sookie hopes so.
Alcide Hervaeux is back and need her help, or is he really just interested in Sookie? Sookie can't really tell and isn't exactly happy about the way he treats her. Sookie's transgressions (okay, murder) from the last book come back to root in this one and not even her vampire friends can help her. Or, are they the ones trying to do her in?
Bill is on the far edge of her universe (please leave altogether). And, Eric is a new problem for Sookie. I both liked and disliked Eric's return to normalcy. The last book was so hot but the anticipation to the next one is going to kill me.
I loved this one, but I'll admit it wasn't as captivating as #4. This one was full of political moves in her small town and breaking social mores and had less of that romance and sexual tension that make these so fun to read. It was not my favorite Sookie by any stretch, but I guess every girl needs a break from a life as dangerous and exciting as Sookie's!