19 May 2010 ~ 1 Comment

Dead and Gone: A Sookie Stackhouse Novel #9 by Charlaine Harris

Well, that sucked. And not in a good vampiric way either.

You’d think by book number nine, they’d have this woman an editor in place. I was confused by the storyline, which was all over the place. I was confused by the characters, who seemed to just figments of themselves. I was confused by the tone of the book, it’s a series but it didn’t feel like any of the previous 8. There was a lot more violence. A lot more blood, a lot more… anger. Gone are the days of silliness and fun.

I’m going to give book #10 a try, but I may be giving up on this series. (And, no, I haven’t seen the television series).

For Sookie Stackhouse, the day to day activities of the vampire and were communities in and around Bon Temps, Louisiana, are of vital interest, She’s blood-bound to the leader of the vamps, a friend to the local were pack, works for a man who is shifter, and has a brother who is a were-panther…

But for most of the humans in Bon Temps, the vamps are mysterious seductive creatures-and they don’t even know about the weres.

Until now. The weres and shifters have finally decided to follow the lead of the undead and reveal their existence to the ordinary world.

At first it seems to go well. Then the mutilated body of a were-panther is found in the parking lot of the bar where Sookie works. The victim is someone she knows, so she feels compelled to discover who-human or otherwise-did the deed.

But what she doesn’t realize is that there is a far greater danger than the killer threatening Bon Temps. A race of unhuman beings–older, more powerful and far more secretive than vampires or werewolves– is preparing for war. And Sookie will find herself an all-too human pawn in their battle…

Rating: ★★☆☆☆

Book count for 2010: 34

One Response to “Dead and Gone: A Sookie Stackhouse Novel #9 by Charlaine Harris”

  1. Nicole K 7 June 2010 at 12:20 pm Permalink

    I’m getting to that point in this series as well… Only I think I’m a few books ahead of you–like maybe 7?

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