The second Southern Vampire Mysteries novel has another simple murder plot, but in the middle of the book another unrelated plot is injected, as if the main story wasn’t strong enough on its own. Admittedly that’s probably true, but it’s an odd method to inflate the size of the book. Actually the plot injection is the more interesting of the two, showing more of the supernatural world that is hidden to most normal humans in Sophie’s world. We learn more about the role shapeshifters and werewolves play and the power structure of the vampire world.
I liked the book, like the first one. There’s the right mix of ingredients and none of the weaknesses often associated with the genre. Sure, there’s some sex and some emotions, but the right amount of it in comparison to plot and other stuff. Sometimes it feels a bit lightweight and fluffy, but since I had so much fun with it I won’t complain.