Dead to the World was another awesome installation in the Sookie Stackhouse saga. I originally read this book in 2009 and it was just as captivating this time around as it was then. The plot is original, especially for the time in when it was written, there's action, suspense, mystery, humor and a couple of rather hot love scenes involving our favorite blond, tall, handsome and oh so yummy Viking vampire. Fan of the HBO's True Blood series will understand my meaning when I say that this books features the events involving the witches and Hot Shot. I enjoyed the True Blood adaptation of this storyline but I think I like this version much better. For those who don't care for sex in their literary choices Harris' sex scenes are enticing enough but she isn't what I'd call blatant, gratuitous or explicit. Best of all poor Sookie get a reprieve from physical injury in this one but she sustains quite me bit of PTS and emotional upheaval. The writing style leaves a bit to be desired. Nevertheless, an enthralling read! I'm off to read book five. Enjoy!