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About the same as the first
on July 19, 2013
Pretty exactly the same as how I felt about the first one. Not as much mystery as the first book had and the book itself was filled with a lot of useless information/details that you didn't really need to know in order to keep the book moving. It doesn't make it a bad book, It just gives the book a much faster pace then the previous one.
I am disappointed with the failure to merge the plot and sub-plot together. It seems that the sub plot was completely forgotten mid way into the book and was not picked up again until the final pages. Mind you that the sub plot was not that good in the first place so you are not missing much. The plot itself made the book some-what interesting and it was enjoyable to read and good enough to make you want to keep reading.
As for the characters, This book is where they start to go off in a completely different direction from the tv show True Blood. I really like how the new characters were introduced and honestly, I felt they were far better in the books than in the tv show. Surprisingly, They were far more complex than I thought they would be. I figured they would be far more one dimensional because of the genre and how most people portray vampires. The author did a rather good job at how she portrayed them in the books.
One of the worst things about the book though is that it can get a bit too descriptional and wordy when it comes to tedious things, Such as items of clothing. It's not bad enough where you'd want to stop reading, but it does get a little bit on your nerves at times, To the point where you just want to get on with the plot.
Other than that, It's your typical trashy vampire romance novel. Not saying that it'd bad, but it is what it is so there is no point in exaggerating it.