Dead to the World is the fourth book of the Sookie Stackhouse series. I know I kind of say that a lot, but this is one of my favorite books from the Sookie Stackhouse series! (Guess you never know which one is your favorite until you’ve read them all :p)
Not long after she broke up with Bill, Sookie Stackhouse finds on her way a very handsome and very naked man. Or more like a vampire, it’s Eric Northman, the sheriff of Shreveport. And it seems like he is under the spell of a witch who has stolen his memory. Once again, Sookie will have to decide what she is going to do and, more importantly, how she will do it on her own.
As I said before, I’m a huge shipper, and this is in large part the reason why Dead to the World is one of my favorite Sookie Stackhouse books. Ever since I’ve watched the TV Show and started reading the books, I’ve always wanted Sookie and Eric to be together. And in this book, it looks like it’s going to happen finally. I mean, she’s single now, and he is extremely handsome, so why shouldn’t she take a shot!
I also really liked the book and found it interesting because the series’ mythology is finally deepening with Dead to the World. We are introduced to the witch communities in the south. I really love Charlaine Harris’s writing style in that she really takes her time to set up the universe and doesn’t throw everything at once on the reader. But she adds piece by piece, in each book, new and interesting characters, and facts.
Should you read Dead to the World?
You should absolutely read Dead to the World and the Sookie Stackhouse series. It doesn’t start that well, but it’s an exciting and magical world that the author lays in front of our eyes from the second book. I can’t wait to read what’s next!