Tuesday, July 5, 2011

Sookie Series Reviews Book Seven, Eight and Nine

Format: Kindle Edition
File Size: 423 KB
Print Length: 336 pages
Page Numbers Source ISBN: 0441014941
Publisher: Ace (March 25, 2008)
Sold by: Penguin Publishing
Language: English
Source: Own Copy

Goodreads Summary:
The seventh installment of Charlaine Harris's Southern Vampire saga (after 2006's Definitely Dead) marks a decidedly dramatic turn in the series that features lovable telepathic Louisiana barmaid Sookie Stackhouse. What started out as a relatively lighthearted amalgam of romance, paranormal fantasy, and mystery has gradually evolved into a complex and wildly compelling literary juggernaut comparable to Anne Rice's Vampire Chronicles and Laurell K. Hamilton's Anita Blake novels.

In All Together Dead, Sookie is trying to put past failed relationships behind her and has a new man in her life: the handsome and mysterious shapeshifter Quinn. But in the wake of the devastation from Hurricane Katrina, and with the entire Louisiana supernatural community still reeling, Sookie is summoned by Sophie-Anne Leclerq (the Queen of Louisiana) to accompany her to a historic regional vampire summit. However, the conference -- where entire power bases could be gained or lost -- is filled with friction and ill will; and when delegates are found brutally murdered, Sookie finds herself in the middle of a conspiracy-ridden power play where the unlikeliest of suspects could be a cold-blooded killer

While I didn't care as much for the last book , this book redeemed my faith in these books. I really enjoyed the vampire summit we got to see pretty much how the vampire's handled their politics and trials as well as swift justice.

The storyline this time drew me in and held me to the very end, though the ending was a bit of a shock and I have to constantly remind myself the books and tv show is different.

The characters I connected with much more with this book, Bill didn't see much of him in this book, and he keeps trying to hard to redeem himself with Sookie and its just not working. One scene I love well there was two one at the beginning with Pam and Sookie and their heart to heart and the other is with Eric and Sookie during the summit. I just want to scream at Sookie he does love you. I actually liked Queen Sophie in this book.

Only thing that does drive me a bit nuts is the repetition of the back-story other than that this is my now my second favorite book in this series.

Top 3 favorites in this series so far:
Dead To The World
All Together Dead
Club Dead

Format: Kindle Edition
File Size: 394 KB
Print Length: 368 pages
Publisher: Ace; 1 edition (May 14, 2008)
Sold by: Penguin Publishing
Language: English
Source:Own Copy

Goodreads Summary;
Sookie Stackhouse has a lot on her mind. Not only is telepathic Louisiana cocktail waitress still reeling from Hurricane Katrina tragedies and the explosion at the vampire summit; she's also understandably preoccupied with the devilish disappearance of Quinn, her main squeeze. Reviewers have praised Charlaine Harris's Southern Vampire series as "deliciously fiendish [and] increasingly riotous"; to that praise we would add "addictively alluring."

It's really hard to find things to say when reviewing a series all at once so some of my reviews might be short and sweet that being said. I have to rate this book in my top 5 favorite of the series. The story-line progressed pretty quickly and I like always enjoyed the characters but there was just a couple moments I may not have cared for as much.

Potential Spoiler Beware;
Like I said I may not have thought Quinn was suited for Sookie, I didn't care for how she just broke up with him the way she did. I can completely understand why but I did feel she was being a bit selfish. Another part was I do like Jason but man I didn't care for him when it came down to the punishment. He should have done it not Sookie and Arlene boy am I really beginning to if I haven't already despise her.

One thing I can say I am surprised just how fast of reads these books are, I don't find myself skipping any parts even though I may not care for how the story is going.

Format: Kindle Edition
File Size: 387 KB
Print Length: 312 pages
Page Numbers Source ISBN: 0441017150
Publisher: Ace; First edition (May 5, 2009)
Sold by: Penguin Publishing
Language: English
ASIN: B0024CEY22
Source: Own Copy

Goodreads Summary:
Except for Sookie Stackhouse, folks in Bon Temps, Louisiana, know little about vamps-and nothing about weres.

Until now. The weres and shifters have finally decided to reveal their existence to the ordinary world. At first all goes well. Then the mutilated body of a were-panther is found near the bar where Sookie works-and she feels compelled to discover who, human or otherwise, did it.

But there's a far greater danger threatening Bon Temps. A race of unhuman beings-older, more powerful, and more secretive than vampires or werewolves-is preparing for war. And Sookie finds herself an all-too human pawn in their battle.

I am sitting here trying to think what to write for this review, I keep thinking just how much more can Sookie take before she actually has her happy ending. Where do I start? The Fae's or Fairy's was a bit hard to read so much world building into this book.

This book left me a bit sad, without giving too much away as to why, just didn't expect some parts to happen. But then when there is war things like this does. One one bright note Bubba is back even for just a brief moment, I loved it- He is truly one of my favorite characters in this series.

Bill redeemed himself big time in this book for me and I was happy to finally see it though he had tried in a couple others this one stood out. Wish could have seen more of Pam, thats another character thats high on my favorite characters in this series list. But what I did enjoy the most Sookie/Eric becoming or so it seems closer together. I just have a feeling it won't last.

Overall these three books had me on a roller coaster of emotions which most of you know by now that is a big thing for me to connect on that level. I can't wait to continue on this journey with the characters of Bon Temps and Sherveport.

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Jo K said...

Great review! I really have to continue reading this series, but I have some other books to finish first.

Unknown said...

of those I think my fave was book 7 hehe =D

Great review!

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