With her knack for being in trouble's way, Sookie witnesses the firebombing of Merlotte's, the bar where she works. Since Sam Merlotte is now known to be two-natured, suspicion falls immediately on the anti-shifters in the area. Sookie suspects otherwise, but her attention is divided when she realizes that her lover Eric Northman and his "child" Pam are plotting to kill the vampire who is now their master. Gradually, Sookie is drawn into the plot-which is much more complicated than she knows.
Sookie's very tough in this one, but it's borderline rude when it comes to Eric. He's softer and more lenient with her, and he even apologizes, but she brushes it off like it's not a huge step for him. Wrong time for the softer Eric to meet the meaner Sookie. :(
Jesus, this book was disappointing. I'm too upset to write a spoiled review. Do NOT read this series, Allycat. I looked up the reviews for the last two after this one, and she doesn't even end up with Eric. She ends up with SAM! of all people. I like Sam, but that seriously came out of nowhere. There was no build up to introduce us to him as a serious love interest. Hell, we see him with other women! Their friendship went from good friends to all of a sudden 'You're The One'. What the Hell?
This book: Sandra is back yet again to make hell for Sookie, and Sandra dies. Sookie and the vamps kill Victor. In both overplayed events, Sookie's disgusted with everything; the killing, the grossness and despair. Basically all the supernatural shit that came into her life. At this point, it's so weird! She should be used to it, and she even admits to herself that she's changed to survive, but she doesn't like it- so it's like she tries to go backwards. She doesn't even care about the people that are supes.
How the series ends: Bill doesn't end up with Judith cause she's kinda obsessed with him, and I don't know what happens to him after this book. Don't really care. No offense, Bill. If anything, you were the only one I liked at the end of this fucking book, and that is scary. Sookie ends up with Sam, and I won't even touch that shit. Eric ends up having to marry the queen of Oklahoma as like a punishment or some shit for 200 years, and he gets mad when Sookie uses her wish to save Sam instead of using it to get him out of the arranged marriage. Not only does that not sound like the Eric I fell for, but even if his love for Sookie did change him, that only makes it more sad and pathetic. Fuck! He was better off without the telepath! I'm so glad he'll have 200 years to get over her ass. Who the hell needs men and women when he has Pam? Pam and Bill remain my favorite supes. Everyone else can suck it.
I am so sad right now. And kinda irked that a series I gobbled up so fast ended so.... :(