A less than twenty-four hour read, the only time I put this book down was when I was literally too tired to make out the words. I guess that means it was good.
As I mentioned in my review of "Dead Until Dark," these books are like Nancy Drew books to me. I read through this one quickly, trying to figure out the mysteries before Sookie did. Like any series book, I do not believe this to be one of the greatest works of literature I have ever read... but I will say it was one of the most FUN.
As with the first book, I love the gritty realism of this series. Waitressing is not fun, people WORK for a living and, yes, humans are just as bad as vampires. (Sometimes more so.)
More than "Dead Until Dark," I can TELL this is a series book. While all story specific ties were tied by the end, there was so much more world building and hints of things to come. The Big Bad that is the Fellowship of the Sun is introduced, we get more shape-changer specifics, yet another brand of supernatural beings, human issues like sexuality and race are brought to the table and, well, the world is bigger than Bon Temps, isn't that interesting?
Also, for my interest, there was a little more history in this one. Honestly, the biggest appeal of vampires for me is that they serve can serve as eyewitnesses to times long past. I love the little glimpses into where the vampires came from in time (as well as nationalities. How long does it take for a Nordic accent to go away entirely?)
Looks like I am in it for the series now, rather glad I bought "Club Dead" in advance.