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.

Description:
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

    Candy,

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

    S.


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