Friday, May 15, 2009

Dead and Gone

This is the 9th book in Sookie Stackhouse series by Charlaine Harris.

Book Blurb:

For mind-reading barmaid Sookie Stackhouse, the day-to-day activities of the supernatural communities in and around Bon Temps, Louisiana, are of vital interest. She is blood-bound to the leader of the vampires, a friend to the local werewolf pack, works for a man who is a pure shapeshifter and has a younger brother who’s a werepanther. And she herself, though only some supes can detect it, has fairy blood in her veins.

Mainstream society has known about the Undead for years, but most humans aren’t up on the shifting power dynamics in the paranormal community. To them, the Vamps are mysterious seductive creatures—undead and nonhuman, but a recognized part of society nonetheless. They don’t even know about the Weres. But that’s about to change.

The Were community has finally decided to follow the lead of the Vamps and reveal their existence to the ordinary world. It all appears to be going smoothly, but tensions rise when the body of a werepanther is found in the parking lot of Sookie’s job. The human cops think that a human did it. The panthers think it was her Were brother, Jason. Sookie sets out to clear his name—a task made complicated when she finds out that her life, too, is in danger….


Another winner for Ms. Harris. :)

I don't see how Sookie can manage her day to day existence with all the baggage she is toting around - and I'm not just talking about all the men in her life. LOL

I absolutely love this series and look forward to each new installment. :)

I give this book and the entire series 5 out of 5 stars.

M

Sookie Stackhouse


1. Dead Until Dark (2001)
2. Living Dead in Dallas (2002)
3. Club Dead (2003)
4. Dead to the World (2004)
5. Dead as a Doornail (2005)
6. Definitely Dead (2006)
7. All Together Dead (2007)
8. From Dead to Worse (2008)
9. Dead and Gone (2009)
10. Cruel and Unusual (2009)

Dead Until DarkLiving Dead in DallasClub DeadDead to the World
Dead as a DoornailDefinitely DeadAll Together DeadFrom Dead to Worse
Dead and Gone

5 comments:

Anna said...

I loove this one. Sadly I read it way too fast. Can't wait for the next one.

Cecile said...

I went to WM this evening and I saw it in hardcover... So I browsed the pages a bit... Sad to say that I did not buy it. Why you might ask of a Sookie Fan Hussy!! Well... the last one left a stale taste in my mind. I am true fan through and through of the books... So I am glad to see that you gave it a 5. I might go back and treat myself...Thanks!

Michelle G said...

Anna,

Me too. I tried to make myself slow down - but nope, plowed right thru it. LOL

Cecile,

I think you will be pleased with this installment. :) Sometimes I shake my head at the trouble Sookie finds herself mixed up with - other times I'd just like to smack her on the back of her head. LOL Then again, there are times when I really feel sorry for her. With this book I felt all of that and then some. :)

M

Cecile said...

Thanks for giving me that heads up! Because I do LOVE Sookie's books! I might have to pick this one up next trip! Thanks!

Michelle Lauren said...

Hi Michelle G. I love the Sookie Stackhouse series. I read the first four books and then sort of fell off, but Charlaine Harris has a great storytelling voice. She makes the world of vampires and shapeshifters come to life in a unique way. I also love that Sookie is a Southern girl like me.