My rating is actually 2.5 stars. I don't want to blame True Blood for how its affected the story and writing. As anyone who has watched the show knows, it is nothing like the books. That being said, I agree with some of the reviews in that this book is different. The voice of the characters is gone. It's off... I love this series and I'm hoping that this is a minor hitch and the characters I love will be back soon.