So this is book 8 in the Sookie Stackhouse Series I pictured a few days ago. It comes out in paperback at the end of the month. I wanted to read it so badly, that I couldn't wait. I hiked myself back to Borders last night (after a call to have it put on hold), to buy the hardcover. Harcover cost $24.95, paperback cost $8.99. But I wanted to read it so badly that I didn't stop until I was done and up way past my bed time.