ALL TOGETHER DEAD
Since becoming involved with vampires, Sookie Stackhouse's life has become a virtual roller-coaster ride. These adventures of a telepathic waitress, told in the first person, have made the hugely talented Harris one of the genre's brightest stars. With complicated plots and multifaceted characters, the Southern Vampire series is unmatched when it comes to edge-of-your-seat thrills, humor and romantic triangles.
On a positive note, Sookie's new main squeeze, Quinn the weretiger, will also be attending the summit. But even that gets awkward because Eric the Norseman begins making moves that suggest he's still interested in Sookie. When you add in murder, politics, skullduggery and anti-vampire fanatics, you have the recipe for potential disaster and, as always, Sookie is caught right in the middle. (ACE, May, 336 pp., $24.95)