Monday, August 10, 2015

Book Review: Dead as a Doornail: book five of the Sookie Stackhouse Series (Charlaine Harris)

Dead as a  Doornail  
By: Charlaine Harris
       Genre: Mystery, Romance, Novel, 
     Fiction (Gothic Fiction), Fantasy Literature 


Small-town cocktail waitress Sookie Stackhouse has had more than her share of experience with the supernatural—but now it’s really hitting close to home. When Sookie sees her brother Jason’s eyes start to change, she knows he’s about to turn into a were-panther for the first time—a transformation he embraces more readily than most shapeshifters she knows. But her concern becomes cold fear when a sniper sets his deadly sights on the local changeling population, and Jason’s new panther brethren suspect he may be the shooter. Now, Sookie has until the next full moon to find out who’s behind the attacks—unless the killer decides to find her first…

*Sigh* Sookie, Sookie, Sookie, your fashion sense is still stuck in the eighties. I blame this on the author, who, no doubt, thinks she's writing you up to date. I, myself, did a face-palm when I read about your lipstick matching your red earrings and your red socks with your black work pants.  Questionable fashion aside, I still really enjoy this character. She had some tough times in this book, what, with having no sexual escapades (the first time ever, although it seems like every male in the town is interested in her--must be the red socks), getting shot, and having part of her house burn down. Unfortunately, it was just her back porch and kitchen that burned, so her collection of hair scrunchies were saved. I've also decided that I'm pretty well over the werewolves in this book. Alcide, a character I liked in past books, is kind of a jerk here and the whole head of the pack competition grossed me out. That being said said, I'm happy to read the next in the series.  

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