Saturday, July 02, 2016

Five books in which special powers have unfortunate side effects

Sarah Fine is a clinical psychologist and the author of the Servants of Fate and Guards of the Shadowlands series. Her latest novel is Reliquary.

At Fine tagged five books in which superpowers have unfortunate side effects, including:
Dead Until Dark by Charlaine Harris

In the long running and compulsively readable Sookie Stackhouse series, the eponymous heroine simply wants to live a normal life in her little home town of Bon Temps, Louisiana. Only problem—she can hear the thoughts of the people around her. Sounds like a cool power, except it means she’s privy not only to everyone’s secrets, but also their thoughts about her. Worse, she can’t always hide it, and so everyone knows there’s something off about Sookie. Having that endless cacophony in her head is sometimes more than she can take, leading her to seek the company of vampires, whose thoughts she can’t hear. Bloody shenanigans ensue.
Read about another entry on the list.

Dead Until Dark is among Rebecca Jane Stokes's top ten books about women in peril…who fought back.

--Marshal Zeringue