2 Book Lovers Reviews

Please feel free to comment or share.

It pains me to write this review, almost as much as it pained me to finish this book.  I’ve always enjoyed Charlaine Harris’ writing: the Sookie Stackhouse/True Blood series, Harper Connelly, Midnight, Texas.  When I saw that Harris had a brand-new, what I would call, dystopian/fantasy, I was all in.

An Easy Death simply did not meet my expectations.  I’ve always loved the way that Harris could make me laugh out loud through a unique dark story.  While Lizbeth Rose had a constant stream of sarcasm flowing from her mouth, it just didn’t hit the mark.

Did Harris create a new concept of a dystopian world with An Easy Death?  Absolutely.  Was Lizbeth Rose a well-developed, strong heroine?  Definitely.  Sometimes this just isn’t enough.  An Easy Death was dragged out far too long with too much repetitive action:  Lizbeth leaves town escorting her charges, she kills bad guys, arrives in the next town, has a bath, changes clothes, repeat.  Come on, Charlaine, you can do better than this.

If you don’t know Charlaine Harris, (what rock are you living under?) I would have to say that An Easy Death is not the best place to start.  Go for Dead Until Dark or Midnight Crossroad.  From a technical aspect, there is nothing wrong with An Easy Death, but it felt like the story was tossed together just to get a book out.

*3 Stars

An Easy Death


By Charlaine Harris