From what I remember of the last book in the series, this book is much better than that one... I believe there is actually some sort of plot. As always, I swooned over Eric... I wasn't happy, though, at how ending was left hanging in that way. Things continue to thicken around Sookie and the mystery of the fae are just as foggy but we understand a little bit more of her "gift". I told myself last time that I'm giving up on the series until a friend convinced me that this book is better than the last and whilst I found that to be true, I'm still not sure if I'll be picking up the next one.... I might just be over this paranormal phenomenon.