05 April 2010 ~ 1 Comment

Definitely Dead (Southern Vampire Mysteries, Book 6) by Charlaine Harris

This is the worst in the series so far. It opens with a death (of course!) but we don’t know who the character is. I made sure I read the other books in the series and I had, so I kept going. Later on, I read that there was some short story that ties to that. I must admit that it really makes me angry when an author does that. They assume that we read everything they write and know when they tie something in. I spent the first section of the book just trying to figure out who this person was and what was going on. It was, literally, like there was a book 5-1/2. Very disappointing.

The story, maybe because of that, was very disjointed. I found myself not caring who Sookie was ‘in love’ with, just wanting her to shut up and make a decision already. That made the story a little disjointed as well.

This could have been a good story if the author had pulled it together (and not started out assuming we read everything she writes). Meh.

Sookie doesn’t have that many relations, so she hated to lose one – but of all the people to go, she didn’t expect it to be her cousin Hadley, a consort of New Orleans’ vampire queen – after all, Hadley was technically already dead. But she is gone, beyond recall, and she’s left Sookie an inheritance – one that comes with a bit of a risk – not least because someone doesn’t want Sookie digging too deep into Hadley’s past – or her possessions. Sookie’s life is once again on the line, and this time the suspects range from the rogue werewolves who have rejected Sookie as a friend of the pack to her first love, the vampire Bill. Sookie’s got a lot to do if she’s going to keep herself alive …The Sookie Stackhouse books are delightful Southern Gothic supernatural mysteries, starring Sookie, the telepathic cocktail waitress, and a cast of increasingly colourful characters, including vampires, werewolves and things that really do go bump in the night.

Rating: ★★☆☆☆

Book count for 2010: 26

One Response to “Definitely Dead (Southern Vampire Mysteries, Book 6) by Charlaine Harris”

  1. Stacy 5 April 2010 at 12:03 pm Permalink


    You sure are flying through these books. I love reading your reviews.


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