Saturday, July 31, 2010

Review: Dead and Gone (Sookie Stackhouse #9) by Charlaine Harris

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.


Let me start off by saying that I love The Sookie Stackhouse series. The world that Charlaine Harris has created is amazing. I started to read the books before the show began, but I love the show, too.

I have not read any of the books in this series for well over a year now, but I easily fell right back into the story. I love the way Harris writes because it helps remind the reader what happened in the previous books without too much details, so they are up to speed. I am eternally grateful for the way she writes because it has been a while since I dived into Sookie Stackhouse's world. Her writing definitely refreshed my memory.

I love Eric. I am Team Eric all of the way. Any scene that involves Eric and Sookie are my favorites. In this book, we even get some more background on Eric! I never really liked Bill and Sookie together, and I hope that does not happen again (but it looks like it might). Like the rest of the books, there is a lot of action in this book with twists and turns around every corner. I love the humor in this book, which is obviously needed to level out the tragedies and deaths that occur.

This is an Adult book, and I thought that this was a great addition to the series. I was sucked into the story and did not come back up for air until the end. I am looking forward to reading the next book in the series, Dead in the Family. I will probably wait until the paperback version is released in March, though, so all of my books match.

Rating: 4/5

Books in the Sookie Stackhouse series:
  1. Dead Until Dark
  2. Living Dead in Dallas
  3. Club Dead
  4. Dead to the World
  5. Dead as a Doornail
  6. Definitely Dead
  7. All Together Dead
  8. From Dead to Worse
  9. Dead and Gone
  10. Dead in the Family

Swords are for fighting,


  1. I haven't read ANY of the books! But they sound really good and I keep hearing a lot about them so I'm sure I will get to it sooner or later. Do you also watch True Blood? If you do, how does it compare with the books?


  2. I watch True Blood and love it! There are many things that are different from the books, but I can easily think of them as two entirely different things. The show is great on its own and so are the books.

  3. I love this series too! Dead in the Family wasn't as good as Dead and Gone, IMO. And it's great to meet another Team Eric fan. I hate Bill! :)

  4. I haven't started reading the SS books yet but I really need to. I have heard so much about them.

    Brandi from Blkosiner’s Book Blog (From CEP)