25. Dead in the Family – Charlaine Harris
The Sookie Stackhouse books are definitely fun to read. They are not the most psychologically involved novels and sometimes they do not stick to the rules of continuity, but they’re fun, most of the time. My issue with Dead in the Family was that it felt like a placeholder. I didn’t notice that the major plotline was happening because it just read like set up for a different, more interesting plot. And what the hell was Alexei Romanov doing there? No really, what was he doing there? I also don’t think it was necessary to bring in Eric’s maker the Roman dude. That seemed to me like the author was trying to make sure that everyone knows that her series of novels is different from True Blood and that she is the person who decides who made who amongst these people. I get it, but don’t let it get in the way.