After the final book in the Sookie Stackhouse Series, Dead Ever After, was released in May 2013, I couldn’t have but be disappointed. Not because the Sookie Stackhouse Series had ended per se, but because I enjoy Charlaine Harris’ books, particularly the Harper Conelly Mysteries. Luckily, Charlaine Harris has announced the upcoming release of Midnight Crossroad in May 2014. Midnight Crossroad will be the first book in a trilogy. Here’s what Harris said about the trilogy:
“The Midnight books are about a group of people, all of them with secrets, drawn to a remote and rural crossroad in Texas. Some of them are people I’ve wanted to revisit from other, older, series, and some of them are people my readers have never met before. There are supernatural elements in the Midnight books, but they’re not as focused on the otherworldly as my Sookie Stackhouse novels. It’s refreshing and revitalizing to be doing something so new and different.” (See link: here).
What do you think about the new series? The description doesn’t give much away, but I’m intrigued by the concept that some of the characters may be from older series written by Harris; whether or not these characters will be ones that appear in Harris’ published work, I don’t know. Is it bad that I’m hoping Harper Connelly might make an appearence?
“You’ve reached Fangtasia, where the undead live again every night. For bar hours, press one. To make a party reservation, press two. To talk to alive person or a dead vampire, press three. Or, if you were intending to leave a humorous prank message on our answering machine, know this: we will find you.” Voicemail at Fantasia,Living Dead in Dallas by Charlaine Harris
Final Verdict: Not the best in the series, but the future looks bright.
“The dead want to be found,” Harper Connelly, Grave Secret by Charlaine Harris
Final Verdict: Almost the best in the series; outdone by a millimeter by An Ice Cold Grave. If you are a fan of the Harper Connelly Mysteries, you have to read this book. It answers a lot of unanswered questions and one mystery that has been present throughout all three previous books.
“But men are less used to the idea of being raped than women are, and it strikes them with a fresh horror. With women, that horror comes right along with the female genitals.” Harper Connelly, An Ice Cold Grave by Charlaine Harris.
Final Verdict: If you enjoyed books one and two in the series, definitely read this book. You don’t have to have read the previous two books in order to enjoy this one either, so if you like to read books that have serial killers then you’ll enjoy this.