dead reckoning (Southern Vampires 11)
by charlaine harris
Teaser Tuesdays is a weekly meme, hosted by MizB of Should Be Reading. Just do the following:
1. Grab your current read
2. Open to a random page
3. Share two “teaser” sentences from somewhere on that page
4. BE CAREFUL NOT TO INCLUDE SPOILERS! (make sure that what you share doesn’t give too much away! You don’t want to ruin the book for others!)
5. Share the title and author, too, so that other TT participants can add the book to their TBR Lists if they like your teasers!
I felt heat on my thighs and looked down to see that my apron had been ignited by one of the napkins. I’m ashamed to say that I screamed.
page 9, Dead Reckoning by Charlaine Harris
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…
What I think of it so far:
I was a little disappointed with some of the more recent books in the Southern Vampires series and felt they were kind of going off the boil a bit, but this one seems to be back on form and so far I love it. There’s a little more of the whole fairy business than I’d ideally like to see, but there is plenty of vampire and shapeshifter action in there too, so I’m happy.
top ten Tuesday
top ten books that broke your heART A LITTLE
Top Ten Tuesday is an original feature/weekly meme created and hosted at Broke and Bookish.
My top ten heartbreaking (well, a little heartbreaking, at least) reads are as follows (click the titles to be taken either to my review or the Fantastic Fiction info):
- James Long – Ferney
- Khaled Hosseini – The Kite Runner
- Daniel Keyes – Flowers For Algernon
- Nicholas Sparks – The Notebook
- Terry Trueman – Stuck in Neutral
- John Boyne – The Boy in the Striped Pyjamas
- Charlotte Bronte – Jane Eyre
- David Baddiel – The Secret Purposes
- Kim Edwards – The Memory Keeper’s Daughter
- Maggie O’Farrell – The Vanishing Act of Esme Lennox