Dead in the Family is the tenth book in the Sookie Stackhouse book series. I started reading the series because I loved the TV show, True Blood, and these are the books that it is based on. But since then, I ended up really loving the series! You can find all my reviews for the books in the series at the end of the article.
Sookie is finally happy that her relationship with Eric is starting to go somewhere. But just as she starts coming back from the battle with the Faeries and everything that came with it, here comes another problem: Eric’s maker has come to town. Straight from what seems like Antiquity and accompanied by a blood-thirsty young man. She will now have to manage her relationship and her fae family, seems like problems are always coming her way.
As I said before, I started reading these books because I loved the TV show True Blood. After a few books in the series, the story between the show and the books really started being different, and I love that! I mean, it’s great seeing characters that you read about on the screen, but having the same story ends up kind of boring in the end.
It has been a while since I read any books in the Sookie Stackhouse series, and, coming back after a few years, I was afraid that I wouldn’t like it as much. But quite the opposite came true! I ended up reading it in three days because of how involved I was in the story. And I can’t wait to see what’s next.
As usual, this book introduced us to a new aspect of Sookie’s life, being in a relationship bliss with Eric. That is until his maker came, and he got really weird around him and his new sibling. And I have to say, seeing a whole new, way more subservient aspect of Eric’s personality was really fun and unexpected. He always seems so in charge of himself and collected, but in this book, the opposite happened.
What I also really enjoyed is seeing Sookie be roommates with her fae cousin, Claude. He is so different from her, but in the end, he is, besides Jason, the only family she has left, and she decided to take advantage of it.
Should you read Dead in the Family?
As usual, of course, you should read this series. It’s an enjoyable read, and the story really pulls you into it. Of course, be sure to read the ones before it, or you might have trouble understanding the story.