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Hi there! I imagine you must be wondering what the heck is up with my blog name. The short answer is, Pants has become my internet handle in a lot of places where I hang out (somehow). I mainly read YA and comics, and I also frequently read speculative fiction of pretty much any kind. My other hobbies include watching anime and playing video games. Other random tidbits: I have a Bachelor's degree in English Literature and a Masters in Library and Information Sciences. I also have an affinity for tea.
Dead to the World - Charlaine Harris
Review originally published here.

Why I Read It: I'm three books in. Why the hell not?

Now, I'm not in LOVE with this series or anything, but regardless, I think I can say that this is my favourite of the series thus far. I think this is in large part due to the New Eric. There was something incredibly endearing about him not being a douchebag (albeit an amusing douchebag). And the whole conflict with the witches was actually kind of engrossing (and had a crazy bloody resolution). So yeah, the most exciting and the most romantic of the Sookie books so far.

While Eric was definitely much cuter in his memoryless state, there was still some things that kind of annoyed me about his behaviour. For one, he was still oddly possessive of Sookie like Bill was (though not nearly to the same extent), and for two, he started calling her "my lover" all the time which annoyed the crap out of me. But other than that? I was rooting for them to get together and I was really curious how things were going to wrap up when Eric got his memories back.

The conflict with the witches expanded the supernatural world that Harris has created and I appreciated how gritty and gruesome she was willing to go with it -- I mean, we are talking about ruthless supernatural beings here, and Harris really let's them loose.

Final Verdict: Probably the best Sookie I've read so far. It had a decent mystery, and I liked the conflict with the witches. I also, despite myself, enjoyed the romantic devlopments between Sookie and Eric. This series is still just brain candy to me, this was just an extra fun dose of it.