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Review – Dead Reckoning by Charlaine Harris

With her knack for being in trouble’s way, Sookie witnesses the firebombing of Merlotte’s, the bar where she works. Since Sam Merlotte is now known to be two-natured, suspicion falls immediately on the anti-shifters in the area. Sookie suspects otherwise, but her attention is divided when she realizes that her lover Eric Northman and his “child” Pam are plotting to kill the vampire who is now their master. Gradually, Sookie is drawn into the plot-which is much more complicated than she knows…

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Review: Dead in the Family by Charlaine Harris

Dead in the Family is the 10th installment in the Sookie Stackhouse series. When Claudine’s triplet, Claude, appears at her doorstep, Sookie reluctantly allows him to move in. The government threatens two-natures with mandatory registration, and tensions run high in the local Were pack. Then Eric’s maker, a Roman named Appius Livius Ocella, arrives without warning, bringing along Alexei Romanov, whom he rescued from the Bolsheviks and turned into a vampire.

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Review: Dead in the Family by Charlaine Harris

Dead in the Family is the 10th installment in the Sookie Stackhouse series. When Claudine’s triplet, Claude, appears at her doorstep, Sookie reluctantly allows him to move in. The government threatens two-natures with mandatory registration, and tensions run high in the local Were pack. Then Eric’s maker, a Roman named Appius Livius Ocella, arrives without warning, bringing along Alexei Romanov, whom he rescued from the Bolsheviks and turned into a vampire.

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Review: Dead And Gone by Charlaine Harris

Dead And Gone is the 9th book in the Sookie Stackhouse series. Following the vampires’ lead, the shape-shifters decide it’s high time to step out of the woodwork and announce their existence to the world. While the initial reveal goes smoothly, the brutal crucifixion of Crystal Norris, a young werepanther (and Jason Stackhouse’s estranged wife) behind Merlotte’s makes Sookie wonder if the people of Bon Temps, LA, are as tolerant as she thought. Meanwhile, the FBI is snooping around asking questions about Sookie’s uncanny ability to locate survivors after an explosion. Sookie is left in charge of Merlotte’s when Sam has to leave town unexpectedly and finds herself constantly looking over the shoulder as she is a target in the mounting fae war.

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Review: From Dead to Worse by Charlaine Harris

From Dead to Worse is the 8th installment in the Sookie Stackhouse series by Charlaine Harris. Having barely survived a catastrophic vampire hotel explosion, Sookie’s back at work in Bon Temps, LA, serving vintage blood and waiting tables at Merlotte’s. Participating in a friend’s wedding and fending off the advances of her vampire ex-lover, Bill, and her blood-bonded pal, Eric, leaves Sookie chafing over the recent lack of communication from Quinn, her weretiger boyfriend. When a violent Were power struggle erupts as Vegas vampires attempt to take over Louisiana from disgraced queen Sophie-Anne, Sookie dives into the middle of it, determined to help her shape-changing, blood-drinking friends. From Dead to Worse provides many fun twists, most significantly Sookie’s meeting with her fae great-grandfather, Niall Brigant, which paves the way for a shock ending that will delight longtime fans.

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Review: All Together Dead by Charlaine Harris

All Together Dead is the 7th book in the Sookie Stackhouse series. Sookie attends an all-important central U.S. vamp summit on the shores of Lake Michigan as a “human Geiger counter” for Sophie-Anne Leclerq, vampire queen of a Louisiana weakened by Katrina and who will be tried during the event for murdering her king. Sookie knows the queen is innocent, but she’s hardly prepared for other shocking murders, not to mention protests by the Fellowship of the Sun, a right-wing anti-vampire movement. Her sleuthing skills, along with those of her new telepath friend, Barry the Bellboy, are put to the extreme test.

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Review: Definitely Dead by Charlaine Harris

Definitely Dead is the 6th book in the Sookie Stackhouse Southern Vampire Mystery series. Sookie has been notified that her wayward cousin Hadley has passed away – for the second time. Mr. Cataliades is a servant of Sophie Anne, the Queen of Louisiana and he has been sent to assist Sookie in getting Hadley’s affairs in order. The only problem is he shows up out of the blue expecting Sookie to be packed and ready to go. As it turns out, Mr. Cataliades had sent a messenger, his demon niece Gladiola, a week prior to let Sookie know that she needed o go with him to New Orleans. However, neither the messenger nor the message ever made it to Sookie. With the aid of his other demon niece Diantha, Mr. Cataliades soon discovers that Gladiola has met her demise when they find her body on Sookie’s property. While Mr. Cataliades and Diantha say their goodbyes to Gladiola, Sookie runs around town making the last minute arrangements to prepare for her absence. These arrangements include breaking her second date with the very handsome weretiger Quinn. After their first date was interrupted by an attacked from two new “bitten” werewolves, she was very much looking forward to this second attempt at a nice evening together.

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Review: Definitely Dead by Charlaine Harris

Definitely Dead is the 6th book in the Sookie Stackhouse Southern Vampire Mystery series. Sookie has been notified that her wayward cousin Hadley has passed away – for the second time. Mr. Cataliades is a servant of Sophie Anne, the Queen of Louisiana and he has been sent to assist Sookie in getting Hadley’s affairs in order. The only problem is he shows up out of the blue expecting Sookie to be packed and ready to go. As it turns out, Mr. Cataliades had sent a messenger, his demon niece Gladiola, a week prior to let Sookie know that she needed o go with him to New Orleans. However, neither the messenger nor the message ever made it to Sookie. With the aid of his other demon niece Diantha, Mr. Cataliades soon discovers that Gladiola has met her demise when they find her body on Sookie’s property. While Mr. Cataliades and Diantha say their goodbyes to Gladiola, Sookie runs around town making the last minute arrangements to prepare for her absence. These arrangements include breaking her second date with the very handsome weretiger Quinn. After their first date was interrupted by an attacked from two new “bitten” werewolves, she was very much looking forward to this second attempt at a nice evening together.

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Review: Dead as a Doornail by Charlaine Harris

Dead as a Doornail opens with shifter community on red alert. There is a sniper in Bon Temps and the shifters are the target. So far, there’s been 2 wounded (Sam Merlotte and Calvin Norris) and 1 casualty (a young shifter girl). Sookie was present when Sam was shot and when Sam realizes that his wounded leg means Merlotte’s needs extra help, he send Sookie to Eric Northman for help. Eric is willing to help but continues to badger Sookie about what exactly happened while under the witches spell as he still does not remember it. Fearing the amount of control Eric would have over her if she let him know everything that happened, she is resolved to keeping her lips sealed. Sookie returns from Fangtasia with a vampire bartender who is an honest-to-goodness pirate, eye patch and all. As our little telepath is trying to unravel the sniper mystery, she ends up in her own bucket of trouble – there’s a private detective haunting the town investigating the disappearance of Debbie Pelt and someone appears to be targeting Sookie for a totally different reason.

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Review: Dead to the World by Charlaine Harris

Dead to the World opens on New Years Eve. After a long night working at Merlotte’s, Sookie is on her way home pondering her recent break-up with Bill Compton when she sees a man running down the side of the road. He’s shirtless, shoeless and in a frightened panic. Sookie stops the car to offer her aid and the stranger turns on her, fangs out. Sookie is shocked to realize the stranger isn’t a stranger at all – it’s Eric Northman and the usually confident and 100% in-control vampire has absolutely no idea who he is.

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Review: Club Dead by Charlaine Harris

Club Dead is the 3rd installment in the Sookie Stackhouse series.  The honeymoon period is over.  Sookie and Bill are somewhat at odds as Bill gets more and more engrossed in a secret project that Sookie is not allowed to know about.  All of their free time is spent with him glued to his computer and Sookie’s patience is wearing thin.  Things are made that much worse when Bill tells her that he has to take an impromptu trip to Seatle for his secret project.  Soon after he leaves, Eric, Pam and Chow pay Sookie a visit and she soon finds out that things are not all they seem.  Bill had lied about the Seatle trip and is now missing.  With the assistance of rugged man’s man (and werewolf) Alcide Herveaux, Sookie is off on an adventure to Jackson Mississippi in an attempt to track down and rescue Bill. 

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Review: Dead Until Dark by Charlaine Harris

Dead Until Dark is the first book in the Sookie Stackhouse Southern Vampire Mystery series by Charlaine Harris. The hit HBO series True Blood is based on this series and has made the book’s popularity skyrocket as a result. Luckily (in my opinion anyway), I started reading these books as someone who had never seen the series.  I don’t know if Charlaine Harris set out writing Dead Until Dark with the goal of starting a series but if that was the plan, she did a fantastic job at sucking the readers in.

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Review: Living Dead In Dallas by Charlaine Harris

Living Dead in Dallas is the 2nd installment of the Sookie Stackhouse series. In this book, Sookie finds herself and her abilities in the service of Eric Northman again. Sookie gets called to Fangtasia for a meeting with the handsome vampire. On her way there, Sookie gets attacked by a mysterious creature and comes within moments of losing her life. Thanks to the Shreveport vamps and Bill, she manages to recover, only to be told that she now needs to go to Dallas to aid the sheriff of Area 6 in a search for a vampire that has gone missing from his nest. The belief it that the vampire has been abducted and they need Sookie’s help to find out who has him and where he’s being kept. With Bill in tow as a body guard for the trip, Sookie ends up on an adventure that will leave you breathless at moments.

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