Book Review- Dead and Gone by Charlaine Harris

From the Publishers:

Now an HBO original series, True Blood-the New York Times bestselling Sookie Stackhouse series continues.

Except for Sookie Stackhouse, folks in Bon Temps, Louisiana, know little about vamps-and nothing about weres.

Until now. The weres and shifters have finally decided to reveal their existence to the ordinary world. At first all goes well. Then the mutilated body of a were-panther is found near the bar where Sookie works-and she feels compelled to discover who, human or otherwise, did it.

But there’s a far greater danger threatening Bon Temps. A race of unhuman beings-older, more powerful, and more secretive than vampires or werewolves-is preparing for war. And Sookie finds herself an all-too human pawn in their battle.”

I’m not gonna kid you folks- I really had a good time with this book.  We finally saw Sookie make a decision between Bill and Eric, though I really wish it had been a decision between Eric and Quinn (I’m still a weretiger fan!!!).  But we also got to see her just get REALLY PISSED OFF.  I adored the fact that she was kicking ass and taking names, and yes it was in the name of survival and all, but it wasn’t set up the way it had been in the previous books.  Sookie knew that she was setting out to kill things and it was not just a knee jerk reaction.  The evolution of the character did demand something like this and I’m glad that she is going the way of the Amazon, but also continuing to have a feminine soft side that we can identify with.  I’ll give Bill credit that he showed how much he would be willing to die for Sookie, but he’s still in D-Bag status for me and I hope that he finds a sufficiently douchy female vamp to fall in love with.  The guy who gets the short end of the stick in this novel however is Jason.  ***SPOILER*** He loses his wife, who was cheating on him with one of his best friends, but then comes to find out that it was one of his best friends that killed his wife for cheating on him!!  It’s a country song waiting to be sung.  Then there’s also his crazy Uncle who looks exactly like him running around- really?!  Poor guy…..

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