I love the Southern Vampire Series by Charlaine Harris. Sookie Stackhouse is the main character of the series and she is one funny lady. Charlaine Harris is a very good author and I love her books but I only have her Sookie Stackhouser a.k.a. the Southern Vampire Series but she has other books and another series that she writes and which I’ve heard are really good. So far there are 8 published books in the series but the 9th book in the series called Dead and Gone is coming out on Tuesday, May 5. I’ve read the first 7 books before it became it hit HBO TV series called True Blood and though I don’t have HBO I’ve seen the first episode of the show at a friends house. I thought it was pretty good but you know how things are when they turn a book into a movie or TV show. It’s not the same but at least you have a visual of each character so when you read the books again or read future books in the series you have an idea of what each character looks like.
Now this book Definitely Dead was so hard to wait for to come out because the last book left me so wanting more Sookie Stackhouse. Now there are so many new characters in this novel that I so enjoyed getting to know more about since most of them are paranormal creatures. Sookie’s cousin Hadley, who was turned into a vampire months before, was the consort of the vampire queen of New Orleans before her permenant death, which had it’s own story in the anthology Bite. And now, as the unexpected heir to Hadley’s estate, Sookie discovers the inheritance definitely comes with a risk that she didn’t expect. Someone doesn’t want Sookie looking too deeply into Hadley’s past or for that matter, Hadley’s possessions. And they’re prepared to do anything in their power to stop her, but who could it be who doesn’t want anything getting out about Hadley’s permenant death? The range of suspects runs from the rogue weres who reject Sookie as a friend of the pack to the vampire queen herself, who could be working through a particularly vulnerable subject—Sookie’s first love, Bill.
Here Sookie finds out something much, much worse about Bill than he previous betrayal that makes Sookie hate him so much more than before. After I found out about how Bill came to meet Sookie at the bar where she worked I was right there with Sookie and I wanted to stake Bill in the heart and somewhere else. Whoever it is that wants to keep matters hush, hush, they’re definitely dangerous—and Sookie’s life is definitely on the line. Now I love the new character Quinn the were-bengal tiger who is really tall, muscled and though he has a shaved head I really like him. I think he is such a good new boyfriend for Sookie even though I think she would also be good with Eric but that is going to take some time to develop. Now I really am totally addicted to this series and I devoured this book so quickly that I had to pick up the next book immediately. And again I’m totally loving the cover of this book especially the bengal tiger that Sookie’s riding. Here is the description of the book from the back cover and picture:
DEFINIETLY DEAD $ 23.95 (Book 6)(324 Pages)(also in mass market paperback for $ 7.99)
As a person with so few living relatives, Louisiana cocktail waitress Sookie Stackhouse really hated to lose one. But she never guessed that it would be her cousin Hadley—a consort of the vampire queen of New Orleans. After all, technically speaking Hadley was already dead. And now, as unexpected heir to Hadley’s estate, Sookie discovers the inheritance definitely comes with a risk. Someone doesn’t want Sookie looking too deeply into Hadley’s past—or for that matter, Hadley’s possessions. And they’re prepared to do anything in their power to stop her. But who? The range of suspects runs from the rogue weres who reject Sookie as a friend of the pack to the vampire queen herself, who could be working through a particularly vulnerable subject—Sookie’s first love, Bill. Whoever it is, they’re definitely dangerous—and Sookie’s life is definitely on the line…