Wednesday, May 09, 2007

There's something about Vikings...

So, I am totally devouring the Sookie Stackhouse vampire mystery series. The steamy scenes are just right- enough to get you thinking but not enough to get you thinking logistics. The world building is blended with the story nicely so you never feel lost but you also don't feel like the exposition fairy has just wandered by either. The back story from previous novels is helpful but not vital so you can read them in whatever order you can get them from the library. Also, this may be the single best way to get a Viking into a romance novel ever. Eric is a Viking vampire who has made his way through the ages into the modern world so you get the "Oooh, rugged alpha male with many, many muscles" without any of the historically accurate elements to his character and actions that thwart your feminist side. The latest book is a little on the plot heavy side. Its set up a lot of elements for coming books and goes light on the nookie but it was still good. I'm looking forward to the net already and it won't be out for another year. This is good since Harry Potter will be out this summer- so bittersweet!

In other news... Charlie is working on pulling up. We are sadly lacking in items of the correct height so I suspect many tears of frustration in the near future.

1 comment:

Anne said...

hah! that sounds like a fun series! viking vampire! yummy.