Book Review

by Charlaine Harris

Genre: Paranormal/Urban Fantasy, Urban Fantasy

2008 Urban Fantasy Protagonist Nominee

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The supernaturals in Louisiana are in turmoil, and poor Sookie Stackhouse is smack-dab in the middle. This eighth book in the telepathic waitress's first-person adventures ties together ongoing plot threads from previous novels for a true blowout of a book. No one dishes the paranormal thrills quite like the incomparable Harris!

Louisiana is still reeling from both Hurricane Katrina and the recent
terrorist bombing of the vampire convention. Sookie tries to keep her head down, but all too soon she becomes the target of killers. There is both a werewolf war and a vampire coup brewing, and because of her ties to both communities, Sookie is a sitting duck.

Adding to her misery is the mysterious absence of her boyfriend, the weretiger Quinn. In the midst of this turmoil, Sookie is intrigued when vampire sheriff Eric calls and says she must take a meeting with a mysterious stranger. With war on the
horizon, death, loss and betrayal are inevitable. When the dust clears Sookie's world may never be the same. (ACE, May, 368 pp., $24.95)

Reviewed By: Jill M. Smith

Publisher: ACE

Published: May 2008

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4 Stars

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From Dead to Worse

Submitted by Robin in PA on July 16, 2010 - 10:58pm.

Sookie Stackhouse is back home after surviving the explosion at the vampire summit, wishing things would get back to normal. But that isn't about to happen. Her weretiger boyfriend, Quinn, is missing. The Louisiana Vampires are going through a hostile takeover. And, Sookie is stuck in the middle of Were politics, trying to keep the peace. She is also introduced to her great-great grandfather, who turns out to be a Fae King.

Although I enjoyed the 8th book in the series, it felt like a bunch of short stories that were held together by Sookie's character. The story about the Weres and their problems ended, just in time to start the story of the Nevada Vampires taking over in Louisiana. Even though it was entertaining, my biggest problem was the lack of mystery. At least she brought back many characters from the past and included them in the stories. Overall, it was a very entertaining read. My rating: 4 Stars.