Review: Charlaine Harris – Shakespeare’s Champion

photo-17Finally finished this book, it took me longer than I thought it would so unfortunately I’m still behind on my reading challenge.

I enjoyed this book even more than the first in the series. After having being introduced to the characters in the last book, you can feel more involved in the story.

This major storyline of this book was to do with racial tensions and a gang of white supremacists out to cause trouble. I know this book was written a while ago, so is set in the 90’s, but I didn’t expect the book to go quite so far.

This book was a lot more violent than the first one, and I found myself quite shocked a couple of times. First of all was when a bomb went off after a meeting at a church, and I read this:

“I saw the head of the woman beside me separate from her body as a collection plate clove through her neck.”

Next was towards the end when the main character (Lily) and her friend Mookie were confronting the gang of men. The books that I read usually have happy endings, so I was shocked to read this:

“I glimpsed Mookie fixed to the wall by an arrow through her chest. Her head sagged to one side and her eyes were open”.

Apart from being a little freaked out by a couple of parts, I really enjoyed this book. The worst part of a book for me is usually the end, knowing that it’s going to be over soon, so the best part about reading a set of 5 is that you know that there’s more coming!


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