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Publisher's Summary

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.
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2 out of 5 stars
By BRANDON on 05-14-11

Antiques RoadShow, Burned Hair & Elvis

Angie (Brandon's Wife)

I purchased this book 2 hours after it became available. It already had around 25-5 star ratings, on a 10.5 hour book. So that tells us that if people would leave actual ratings based on the book, it would score a LOT less.
I give it 2 stars because it's 100% better than book 10, but still worlds away from the brilliance of the first 4 books. After book 4, it's been a slow decline downhill. The past few books, the pace has picked up & the snowball is plummeting downhill at an avalanche's speed.
Do you remember when you were a kid & you waited til the last minute to do your homework? It's the night before a big essay is due, or the morning of, & you hurry to do it, making sure you reach that word count that the teacher assigned? That's this book! No thought went into it. No imagination! It was SO predictable! Just because you're a best selling author doesn't mean that you can turn out any gibberish & it'll be brilliant.
My title sums it up. Cleaning the attic....who didn't know that was going to turn out? (I'll try not to give any spoilers, yet still complain about certain scenes.)
The bar is fire bombed. OK, good starter, lots of action coming...well, that scene lasted a few minutes & leads into an hour of Sookie whining about her singed hair & everyone trying to fix it. I mean, the girl isn't bald! The ends were a little singed!!
It's very obvious that Harris has been given the green light to use Bubba's real name & she's certainly taking advantage of it! (Getting that word count)
Harris is trying to keep ALL fans happy. Team Bill, yah, let's put Sookie naked & in his hidey hole! Team Sam, let's throw them him a bone too. Team Alcide...don't even get me started! I have only 2000 characters in this review! Let's just say, I was actually embarrassed for Ms.Harris at this point.
Before I end this, I must offer Sookie some advise: If a vampire is in your house, about to eat your fairy relative who is injured & unconscious, RESEND HIS INVITATION!

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3 out of 5 stars
By joseph on 05-08-11

I love Sookie, but this book was a bummer.

Ok, to clarify I did like the book. How could I not? Its a Sookie Stackhouse book. Anything new about her life is a great thing. But It didn't have the usual fun twists as her other books. It was like she was in a depression the whole time There was no really "make you laugh" moments in this book. It's started with her in a funk, and ended even funkier. Plus although it opened new story lines, bringing new questions to light, there was no answers, no closure, only leaving you wonder, what happened. On the bright side I guess it could make a great intro to her next book. It's a "must read" being it's part of the series, just not a great part. As a devout Sookie Stackhouse lover, I'm going to hang in there and hope the next book gets better. They all can't be 5 stars I guess...... Right?

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