Well Charlaine Harris has absolutely no blahs smack dab in the middle of her Southern Vampire series! There's no wan attempt at plot or character development, she's already achieved that, so when something new happens, I can just sit back, relax, and enjoy the story, wondering how Sookie will deal with this newest challenge. This one was absolutely packed with action and mysteries to be solved. I was just as engaged in this one as I was the very first book, which I think is pretty special and rare in a series. Six more to go!