DQ 4: Sookie's love life
Sookie is so generous with other people, willing to give the benefit of the doubt, but not so with her vampire lovers. Bill and Eric both try to demonstrate their love with actions but she continues to want more. She seems to resent many of the things that are involved with being a vampire- the politics, the schedule, the restrictions- when others around her are trying hard to accept her love interests, even Jason.
Why do you think that Sookie has such a hard time deciding what her feelings for Eric mean? It can't all be that her experiences have left her completely jaded...so is it because she can't read thoughts from vampires? Is it a protection instinct from her subconscious, like an inner voice warning her not to give her whole heart? Does she miss being the only freaky thing in the room? Or does the need for normalcy just keep growing stronger?
DQ 5: The evolution of Claude
Selfish stripper to caring cousin? The changes in Claude were so subtle and made a wonderful kind of sense. It fit that he would value what is left of his family connections but also that his ego wouldn't allow him to tell Sookie his reasonings.
How did you like the new and improved Claude? Were you waiting for the other show to drop or did his behavior seem genuine from the beginning?
DQ 6: Happily Ever Afters
Sookie is faced with so many happy and thriving people in this book- Tara and her pregnancy with twins, Jason and Michele, Hoyt and Holly. These relationships are bringing small doses of joy to Sookie and keep her hopeful for the future. However, other couples are a picture of mismatched wackiness- Sam and Jannalynn and Alcide and Annabelle.
What do you think about these relationships? What are your predictions for Sam and Alcide? Will Sookie get her HEA? Who should she end up with?
DQ 7: Victor and Felipe
How do you think Eric will ultimately end up dealing with Victor and Felipe? Will Sookie be involved in that decision or could that possibly be the end for Sookie and Eric (he wants to keep her safe or something)?
DQ 8: Pam and Sookie
Sookie and Pam had an interesting conversation about Eric that I found to be quite revealing because Pam verbalized her concerns about Eric being married to Sookie and how those emotions could be dangerous for them all. It almost seems like Pam would feel divided should the relationship between Eric and Sookie go south.
How do you feel about the unlikely friendship between Pam and Sookie? Overall, how do you like the character of Pam?
*These are just a few of the exciting things that happened over the course of this book and obviously I didn't cover everything. What were your favorite parts? Did the story meet your expectations? What do you want to see next?