Favorite Lines: “I just hope to not be beaten up,” I said my weariness and the hour combining in an ill-timed burst of honesty. “I don’t want to go to the hospital. I don’t want to see a doctor.” I didn’t want to ingest any vampire blood, either, which would cure you in a hurry but had various side effects. “So my resolution is to stay out of trouble.” (p. 14)
And so saying, Sookie left her waitressing job at Merlotte’s and headed home for the night. She didn’t make it very far before seeing a man dressed in only blue jeans running down the road. Shocked, she pulled over and called out to Eric and found he had amnesia.
Sookie contacts Pam, Eric’s second in command, and is told that the vampires are at war with a group of witches intent on taking over all the vampire businesses. Led by a brother and sister team, the witches are terrifying local witches and wiccans while targeting the vampires.
All is not bad though. Eric is kind, gentle, loving and needy. He relies upon Sookie and worms his way into her aching heart, helping to heal the horrible rip Bill rendered.
I know I said Club Dead was my favorite book. I’ve changed by mind. Now I like Dead to the World better because I love the portrayal of Eric. He is sensitive, but protective of Sookie. He seeks her approval and comfort, but he can still fight. In ways he is innocent.
In Dead to the World, Sookie protects Eric from a world that is looking for him, and her brother, Jason, winds up missing. Both throw Sookie into turmoil. Eric by making her start to fall for him and Jason by making her worry over his disappearance. More supernatural creatures are introduced and alliances are made before a peaceful conclusion. Well peaceful and Sookie don’t really go together, so before the conclusion.
One thing niggled in my head though. On page 28 the book says that Jason’s truck has pink and purple flames. In all the other books he had pink and purple swirls. Small, yes. Irritating, definitely.