What I'm (not so) Desperately Wanting:
Okay... so there are a few series out there that I'm still buying books for, even though I haven't enjoyed the last book or the last few. It took me forever to finally give up on other series, such as Anita Blake (makes me want to puke just thinking about how that series turned out!) among many others.
The first is Sookie Stackhouse. It has been a few books since the story has really blown me away or where I can get through a book without the fear that when I roll my eyes, my face will be stuck that way. The last book I truly enjoyed was All Together Dead. But I have kept reading. I'm at the point that I'm wishing that Ms. Harris will just wrap up the series already, since the plots have gotten recycled and there doesn't seem to be anything terribly new added to the series. And, might I add, of all the covers in the series, this is absolutely the worse. Hopefully it will make a little more sense after reading it.
With Felipe de Castro, the Vampire King of Louisiana (and Arkansas and Nevada), in town, it’s the worst possible time for a body to show up in Eric Northman’s front yard—especially the body of a woman whose blood he just drank.
Now, it’s up to Sookie and Bill, the official Area Five investigator, to solve the murder. Sookie thinks that, at least this time, the dead girl’s fate has nothing to do with her. But she is wrong. She has an enemy, one far more devious than she would ever suspect, who’s out to make Sookie’s world come crashing down.
I'm on the fence about this next book. I didn't care too much for the last book before this one. There are some major changes I don't know if I will enjoy in this series. I'm not so sure that something in the end that happens in this is even believable (although predictable). I take that back. I actually enjoyed the first half of the book, the grief, sadness and watching as Merit learns to go on. The rest, I'm not so sure about. I said I would read this one and see how I feel after it. So, I'm going to make myself stick to that.
Turned into a vampire against her will, twenty-eight-year-old Merit found her way into the dark circle of Chicago’s vampire underground, where she learned there was more to supernaturals than met the eye—and more supernaturals than the public ever imagined. And not all the secrets she learned were for sharing—among humans or inhumans.
Now Merit is on the hunt, charging across the stark American Midwest, tailing a rogue supernatural intent on stealing an ancient artifact that could unleash catastrophic evil on the world. But Merit is also the prey. An enemy of Chicagoland is hunting her, and he’ll stop at nothing to get the book for himself. No mercy allowed. No rules apply. No lives spared. The race is on.