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Since Louisiana cocktail waitress Sookie Stackhouse has so few living relatives, she hates to lose one - even her cousin Hadley, undead consort of the vampire Queen of Louisiana. Hadley's left everything she has to Sookie, but claiming that inheritance has a high risk factor. Some people don't want her looking too deeply into Hadley's past, or Hadley's possessions. And theSince Louisiana cocktail waitress Sookie Stackhouse has so few living relatives, she hates to lose one - even her cousin Hadley, undead consort of the vampire Queen of Louisiana. Hadley's left everything she has to Sookie, but claiming that inheritance has a high risk factor. Some people don't want her looking too deeply into Hadley's past, or Hadley's possessions. And they're prepared to do anything in their power to stop her. Whoever it is, they're definitely dangerous - and Sookie's life is definitely on the line......

Title : Definitely Dead
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ISBN : 9780441014910
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Number of Pages : 342 Pages
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Definitely Dead Reviews

  • Beth F.
    2019-02-19 17:47

    This series is one of the most mind-numbingly stupid things I’ve ever read. And believe it or not, I mean that to be a highly complimentary statement. Weird, I know. Before starting book number six, track down a copy of the short story titled “One Word Answer” that appears in the anthology Bite. Randomly, (and I say randomly because it’s been sitting in my house for about two years now and since I really don’t like anthologies, had very little desire to even crack the cover) so I spent the extra 15 minutes reading the ultra-short “One Word Answer” before starting Definitely Dead and saved myself some confusion—granted, not major confusion, but enough that had I not read the short story first, I’d have been scratching my head. Okay, officially they're spoilers, but I'm not going to give away whodunnit, so they're probably spoilers-lite, mm-kay?***spoilers past this point***Here are some important facts:--The new bartender at Fangtasia is a lesbian vampire.--Vampire Bill sucks.--Quinn the weretiger has purple eyes and he’s packing heat (and I'm not talking about a gun). --Quinn and Sookie engage in a heated session of dry-humping, but there is no actual sex.--Quinn is cool…but…he’s not Eric. I’m not partial or anything, right?--Sookie’s definitely dead (and murdered) cousin, Hadley, was a vampire.--Hadley was also a lesbian vampire.--The vampire queen of Louisiana was Hadley’s lesbian lover.--Sookie is on her period for most of this novel.--Obviously this opens up the door for all sorts of strange vampires and supernatural creatures to comment on the ethereal scent of her blood. --It turns out Sookie has fairy blood. --Amelia the witch is cool. I dig her. Okay. And now for the most tasteless joke you’ll hear all week…Q: What did one lesbian vampire say to the other lesbian vampire?A: See you next month. I know, it’s gross. But admit it, you laughed. And if you didn’t, you probably shouldn’t read this book.

  • Jessica
    2019-03-03 10:13

    Ack...these books are so terrible, yet so entertaining. I can't stop reading them, even though I'm mortified to admit that I like them. I was also terribly confused when I started reading this book, and even had to check to make sure that I didn't miss a book in the series somehow. Somehow Sookie's cousin, who has been turned into a vampire by her lover, the Queen of Louisiana, is murdered, but all this happens before the book starts, leaving me a bit confused. Some random thoughts on my part--I like the weretiger Quinn, although every time he calls Sookie, "Babe", I gag. A lot. Amelia the witch is wonderful. How can you not like a character who accidently turns her lover Bob into a cat during sexual experimentation? Bill the Vampire totally and completely sucks. I knew there was a reason I never warmed up to him or even saw any attraction in him. (Give me Eric's liveliness any day!) One thing I really enjoyed about this book is when Sookie starts meeting some of the vampires who work for the Queen of Louisiana and how they tell her a bit of their history. Saxon twins--love it. And I enjoyed the part where the Queen tells Sookie all about her past and how she became a vampire. The ending was exciting and fast paced, too. A fun read.

  • Karly *The Vampire Ninja, Luminescent Monster & Wendigo Nerd Goddess of Canada (according to The Hulk)*
    2019-03-01 14:48

    2.5 Leave-It-a-Mystery StarsI knew better…. I knew it and I did it anyways! It’s my own fault!At first glimpse Harris’ love interests always seem like a good idea, and the hinting descriptions of Quinn in book #5 had me panting, begging for more. I mean he sounds like a taller Vin Diesel (ugh, curse you google I did not want to know he was only 5’9”. And don’t get me wrong there is nothing WRONG with being 5’9” – that’s the exact height that CQ lies to himself that he is – I just always pictured him as like 6’2”). And I looooooove me some Vin Diesel, especially in ‘Pitch Black’. Riddick will always have a special place in my heart. Any-fucking-ways. So Quinn, amirite??, this guy turns into a fucking TIGER, and not just any old tiger a Bengal tiger!! That’s awesome, IN CONCEPT. Unfortunately once any hot guy in Harris’ books becomes Sookie Stackhouse’s love interest of the moment he not only loses points for intelligence in my eyes, he also gets more page time. And more page time with Harris usually means gets boring fast. In this world, for me, the more mystery I have about a male the more interesting he is. Once I start hearing about how tedious and boring his job is or how his eyes are violet-brown like muthafucking pansies or the clothes he stylishly sports for ‘date-night’, he quickly loses appeal. So, needless to say, I lost interest in my reason for picking this book up: MOAR QUINN!!! The murder mystery was slightly more interesting in this one. And while I find Harris horrible at telegraphing everything ahead of time I was a lot more interested in what was going on here. I don’t want to get to spoilery, but I will say that there are cool elements in Definitely Dead with regards to how the other half lives. The politics of the vampires, being but one of them that I found intriguing. Witches, shifters, weres, vengeance......Murder, mayhem, chaos: all that good stuff. Unfortunately it is still written by Harris, and even really good writing from her is just decent writing (in my opinion.)

  • Tracy
    2019-03-13 10:57

    I am so pleased to see Harris getting back on track! I particularly liked Eric socially assassinating Bill at the hospital! Say goodbye to your dating life, Bill...Yes, I am firmly in the Eric camp.

  • Fabian
    2019-02-26 09:48

    The title refers to the death of the undead... or: dead forever.Sookie's cousin was a vampire that got killed for having a strong affiliation with the Vampire Queen of Louisiana (I know, I know!). This was mentioned in a book before, but now the issue comes to the forefront as does the plot of book 1, which started it all. We can now fit pieces of the puzzle together, and it makes more sense to visit the past than to keep on adding characters and intersecting storylines. Mrs. Harris obviously knows what she is doing.About "True Blood." It was nominated for the Golden Globe, despite critical blahs. My favorite episode is "The Fifth Man in the Fire" which has Sookie thinking her bf is dead, just as her grandmother. Too many bodies piling up has Tara (who makes cameos in the books, but is not a true comrade as she is on the HBO series) thinking that Sookie is trying to commit suicide by inhaling gas fumes, when in reality all she is doing is cleaning the house her grandmother always kept neat. Also, air-time of himbo Jason Stackhouse is limited (thank god), and the cemetary sex scene is HOttt. I have seen the series twice and it is quite captivating. Season 2 better be faithful to "Living Dead in Dallas", a strange sequel to a fiery start. Fellowship of the Sun, the trip to Dallas, all that better stay in. Even the maenid is introduced by Episode 10! (Exciting!)Man, I really will miss this after book 7 (I yet have to purchase the rest of the Sookie Stackhouse novels). I am entranced by this like a human would be to Bill, Eric, or any of the vampire denizens within the Charlaine Harris' Southern Vamp realm.

  • Geraldine O'Hagan
    2019-03-14 17:59

    The sixth book in the series, and yet another round of Sookie’s astoundingly dull thoughts on the outfits, hair-colour, cars and interior décor of herself and everyone she meets. Plot-wise there’s some more mysterious attacks on Sookie to explain, another male whose sexual assault Sookie mistakes for courtship, the re-appearance of Bill’s chaetophilia and basically very little else. A character to whom we have never been introduces is killed, Sookie goes to investigate the death of another character who has never appeared in the series, Sookie is nearly raped again, another body turns up in a cupboard. Sookie goes to another hospital. Bubba turns up again for no particular reason, and once again we have to hear everything about how and why he is and what he likes to eat. This remains uninteresting and unamusing. Finally two less-than-thrilling mysteries are cleared up: Sookie’s attacker is revealed to be the character who has a grudge against her, and the person who sliced a random new character in half with a sword turns out to be a new character who walks around wearing a large sword at all times. For some reason I was not entirely gripped with suspense whilst waiting for these outcomes.Most Idiotically Inane Comment“I yanked my hair into a ponytail and then doubled the elastic band around it,making it into a kind of topknot. I had a little fan of the ends waving above my head. Though I tried not to admit it to myself, I thought this slapdash hairstyle was fun-looking and kind of cute.”Most Hypocritical StatementSookie on Tara:“Now she was safe, if she was smart enough to stay away from the supernatural world.”Most Childishly Bitchy RemarkPortia made the childish gesture, and tucked the thick catalog under her arm. She was wearing one of her "lawyer suits," a brownish tweedy-looking straight skirt and jacket with a silk blouse underneath. She had on beige hose and low-heeled pumps, and she carried a matching purse. Bo-ring.Apart from the bitchiness, I’m not sure why Sookie makes this sound like she’s describing a child playing dress-up. In fairness, Portia is in fact a lawyer, and so is surely entitled to own as many lawyer suits as she wants without being insulted. Most Selfish ActionJason Stackhouse leaving his girlfriend at home suffering from the after-effects of a miscarriage, whilst he visits his sister’s for a hamburger.Biggest InconsistencyTo get around her own stupid rules about the were/shifter ability only passing down from two were/shifter parents to their oldest child, Harris decides to make both old character Debbie Pelt and her newly-introduced sister Sandra adoptees. As Sookie explains:“Okay. Debbie Pelt, werefox, had been adopted. I'd learned that the Weres were prone to fertility problems, and I assumed that the Pelts had given up on having their own little Were, and had adopted a baby that was at least some kind of shape-shifter, if not their own kind. Even a full-blooded fox must have seemed preferable to a plain human. Then the Pelts had adopted another daughter, a Were.”I have two problems with this. Firstly, if weres and shifters have such fertility problems then where are all these adoption-eligible babies coming from. And second, at what point did Debbie turn from a were-lynx to a were-fox? I can only assume that even Harris herself is unable to bear to re-read her books, and thus was unable to proof-read for consistency. Most Poorly Thought Through Scene / Most Childish Synonym for a Period“My little friend had come to visit, and I felt the sensation even as I realized what was contributing to my general irritation.I glanced over at Bill and caught him staring at me, his nostrils flaring. He could smell the blood. A wave of acute embarrassment rolled over me, turning my face red. For a second, I glimpsed naked hunger on his face, and then he wiped his features clean of all expression.If he wasn't weeping with unrequited love on my doorstep, at least he was suffering a little. A tiny pleased smile was on my lips when I glimpsed myself in the mirror behind the bar.”So being in the same room as a woman having a period causes a vampire to experience “naked hunger” and suffer somewhat. This applies even if the room in question is a crowded bar and the vampire and woman in question are not even close. In which case Bill has presumably had a very difficult 130-odd years as a vampire, as menstruating is something that many people do quite regularly for several days at a time without considering whether there might be a vampire in the vicinity. Personally I would have recommended him to develop a little self-control during his many years in existence, at least to a sufficient degree to avoid him making silly faces whenever a menstruating woman is nearby.Stupidest New Character NameRafe PrudhommeGladiola the Half-DemonJade Flower – Clumsily faux-asian. Worst Misunderstanding of the Concept of Irony“my grandmother believed that plants, like birds and dogs, belonged outside; ironically enough, I'd gotten some houseplants when she died, and I was trying hard to keep them alive”That’s not ironic Sookie. Disrespectful of your grandmothers wishes perhaps, but not ironic.Most Snobbish/Small-minded Reaction“The sheets startled me so much that I stood there with my lips curled. They were disgusting: black satin, for God's sake! And not even real satin, but some synthetic. Give me percale or 100% cotton, any day.”Although I suppose it’s entirely in character for someone who is apparently shocked and amazed by the kind of basic goth accoutrements that the average 12-year-old might wear without a second thought. Black lipstick and striped tights really aren’t all that bizarre Sookie.Most Clichéd Plot Development Claudine the Fairy turns out to not only be Sookie’s Fairy Godmother, but also engaged in committing good deeds in order to become an angel. A nonsensical conflation of pre-Christian folk beliefs, traditional fairy tales and non-canonical biblical mumbo-jumbo often spouted in TV specials featuring desperate, mentally-ill people. Plus whilst informing Sookie of these facts Claudine compounds the horror by referring to Sookie as “The Sook”.Most Noticeable Casual Racism“The guard himself was a sturdy man with brown skin and a nose as curved as a rainbow. He'd been born somewhere in the Middle East, once-upon a time”Most Unintentionally Revealing Remark"Sorry, anyone who knows me knows I don't do women. I don't know who you expect Jade Flower's reporting to …" "But if they've done any homework, that's just a fact about me."Absolutely everyone that Sookie knows, without exception, knows that there is no way that she would ever have sex with a woman. How? Presumably the subject hasn’t arisen independently with every one of her acquaintances. The only way this could make sense is if Sookie is known to have a prejudice against lesbians. Which, given that she has a prejudice against all women other than her, would certainly make sense.Most Unnecessary and Vain Self-Description/Most Extended Criticism of a Dead Relative’s Taste in Clothes“I checked out Hadley's clothes that I'd wriggled into. The black spandex workout pants came to midthigh. Hadley probably had never worn them, because they would have been too big, to her taste. On me, they were very snug, but not the snug Hadley liked, where you could count the … oh, never mind. The hot pink tank top left my pale pink bra straps showing, to say nothing of a couple of inches of my middle, but thanks to Peck's Tan-a-Lot (located inside Peck's Bunch-o-Flicks, a video rental place in Bon Temps), that middle was nice and brown. Hadley would have put a piece of jewelry in her belly button.”A particularly fine example of Sookie’s tendency to combine an obsession with her own clothes and person with a compulsion to belittle others in comparison with herself. In this case the person suffering her scorn is her troubled and recently deceased cousin, making her catty barbs all the more cruel and unnecessary. To make it worse, this is then followed by the longest and most boring description of someone putting their hair into a pony-tail ever committed to paper, breaking Harris’ previous record with ease. Amid the details of the pony-tail’s exact length and Sookie’s ability to centre it exactly, we also witness two men being reduced to gasping lust by the sight of Sookie’s lycra-covered arse. Sookie initially purports to be ignorant of the cause of their reaction, before realising:“After another glance in the mirror, it occurred to me that maybe anything I did in that outfit was fairly interesting, if you were a fully functional guy.”Showing either massive vanity of an incredibly low opinion of all males. Although to be fair most males in Sookie’s world are guilty or sexual assault and/or rape, so maybe she has a point.Least Helpful Response to a Sexual AssaultQuinn’s descent into a massive sulk because he was unable to stop Sookie being kidnapped and once more molested, and instead had to be rescued by her even though it’s embarrassing being rescued by a woman. In case you think this is just a personal interpretation of the text :“But his mind, ah, that was full of snarled confusion and anger that he couldn't find a place to stuff. "Did I help you? Did I free you? Did I protect you from the fucking Weres? No, I let that son of a bitch stick his finger up you, and I watched, I couldn't do anything.”Oh. Male pride. "You got my hands free," I pointed out. "And you can help me now.""How?" he turned to me, and he was deeply upset. I realized that he was a guy who took his protecting very seriously...I knew that Quinn … was in a funk because he hadn't killed all our attackers and saved me from being sullied by their touch.”Nice medieval attitude Quinn. Don’t thank Sookie or show any sensitivity regarding what just happened. Just go into a strop like a big fat baby because someone else touched your woman and disrespected you.Furthermore, Quinn is the kind of man who walks into a room naked and says “Do you like what you see?” So, all-in-all a grade-A arsehole. Which is of course Sookie’s type.The novel finally comes to an end with yet another badly written and dull vampire battle, after which Sookie returns home with the addition of two randomly added sidekicks, a witch and the man she has accidentally turned into a cat. I’m not sure whether Harris has purloined this plot device from A Bad Spell for the The Worst Witch, Harry Potter, Buffy the Vampire Slayer or even Sabrina the Teenage Witch, but I am certain that I didn’t want to see it again. The loose ends are wrapped up and the next book clumsily set-up in three pages and then the book mercifully closes with the standard threat of yet another volume of this trash.

  • Becky
    2019-02-26 14:15

    Let me just say, right off the bat, that I had a love/hate relationship with this installment of Sookie's life. This one was another good read, story-wise, but it frustrated the hell out of me. We're steadily learning more and more about Sookie, and her life and love(s), and not all of those things are good. This book completely engrossed me, even while I was getting more and more upset with it. At times I felt myself winding up the old throwin' arm to chuck the damn thing at the wall, but that wouldn't have made the outcome any different, and it probably would dented the wall just to spite me, even though I'm reading a paperback. **Possible spoilers** After a heartbreaking revelation about Bill and the origin of their relationship, Sookie now feels completely betrayed and duped. She is also being ridiculously unreasonable and irrational, in my opinion. To be honest, Sookie has an annoying habit of running away from anything that upsets her. She would be much better off if she would stop making assumptions about people and their motives and just let them actually TALK to her. It is insanely frustrating to me that this story is told in first person, so we only get Sookie's lopsided and biased view of everyone around her. This is true of all books told in 1st person, of course, but this book really seems to have taken that to another level, since Sookie is being so stubbornly stupid and spiteful, even. I really think that her ability to hear other people's thoughts has made her more than a bit jaded, and so she is more than ready to see the bad in people, which leads her to just shut them down, utterly and completely. Perhaps there are people out there who will disagree with my saying these things about Sookie, and I can understand that. She is generally good, and tries to do the right thing, and I do like her, most of the time. She's gutsy and fun, smart but naive. But, when it comes to her heart, she's all-or-nothing. Bill is no saint, but I truly believe that he loves Sookie and would do anything for her. I feel for him the most, even though Sookie was hurt so badly. Bill really had no choice in any of the things that Sookie is angry with him about, and he is possibly losing her because of his role in Vampire society. Eric cares for Sookie, but in a self-serving, hey-look-at-the-cute-puppy-can-I-keep-it? kind of way. I'm not a big fan of a Sookie/Eric relationship. That's just personal preference though. I see nothing wrong with either Alcide or Quinn (yet...) so I am still rather baffled by Sookie's anger at Alcide, but I'm glad that she is being more cautious with Quinn.Maybe the next book will resolve some of these issues for me. I sure hope so.

  • Richard Derus
    2019-03-13 16:04

    Rating: 4.1* of fiveThe Publisher Says: 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…My Review: A bump in my rating for this entry in the series because I love Quinn, the weretiger we've just met in the last book, as Sookie's new suitor. Also love the ectoplasmic reconstruction of Hadley's murder. So cool.Hadley, Sookie's cousin, dies the True Death and Sookie now needs to (what a surprise) clean up the loose ends of her worldly estate. You just know bad stuff will happen here...bad bad...and of course, it does. Sookie's never gonna catch a break. Well, there wouldn't be a series if she did, now would there?And adding to the revels is the Big Reveal of Sookie's fascination for the supernatural community, which it damn near kills me not to spoiler. But I won't. Not that there are any Americans left who can read who haven't read these books already.Okay, that's an exaggeration, but these are very much as popular as Twilight (thank the gods!) and its hell-spawn. It's just an older crowd. And, I suspect though I cannot prove this, a gayer crowd. There's a degree of identification with Sookie and her relationship problems that most gay guys and lesbians can expect to experience, because there are vocal and crazy-passionate groups hatin' on Sookie and her friends and lovers simply for existing and being themselves. All in the name of what's Good and Right, of course.Hmm. Not like I've ever heard that line of shit aimed at me before.So here we have a series that's made phenomenal success out of showing up hatred and intolerance, demonstrating the futility of trying to reason with the insanely hate-filled, and triumphing by refusing to accept anyone else's definition of your essential self.No wonder I, and so many others, keep reading them.This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 3.0 Unported License.

  • I ♥ Bookie Nookie (bookienookiereviews.blogspot.com)
    2019-03-08 17:15

    Okay, so I am reading a book a day. I really need to get a life. So, I loved Bill, I am now pretty much over Bill--so 5 minutes ago. Eric can be the biggest ass and still make me swoon. Underneath all the big-scary-vampire-muscles, he is a real charmer and I am convinced he is a good guy. He has to be tough--he is the sheriff. Quinn--holy crap, how does she get so lucky? So many men and so little time. In this book, we finally find out the secret behind Sookie's allure. I was wondering how plain Jane pull in so much sausage--now we know._✳✳ Reviewed on I ♥ Bookie Nookie Reviews___________________________________________________If you like this type of book, you might enjoy one of these groups. Check us out!Menage ReadersErotic EnchantsBookie Nookie's Erotic Lending Group

  • Sh3lly ☽ Guardian of Beautiful Squids and Lonely Moons ☽
    2019-03-06 11:12

    This is a book I've read a couple times in the past and realized I never actually wrote a review for it. If I'm remembering correctly, this is the Quinn book. He's a pretty hot weretiger. Of course, he's not as hot as Eric Northman, but I did like him more than book Alcide. I remember enjoying this one, but not enough Eric. I do like the Queen. She is an interesting character in this world. I don't remember too many specifics from this honestly, so this is just a generic review. I am not sure if I will re-read these later ones again because it just reminds me of how bad the series ended. After the next couple, they aren't even worth reading anymore, in my view.

  • Wendy
    2019-02-28 13:06

    I did not enjoy this book quite as much as the others in the series. I don't like the path that Sookie and Bill's relationship has taken, I don't think she should be so angry. I like Quinn some but even he does not seem to be the guy for Sookie and I hate the habit he has of calling her 'Babe'. The storyline was okay although it just barely touched upon some unanswered questions from previous books. It did leave us with some interesting new people for future books. I still look forward to more in this series.

  • Marianne
    2019-03-01 11:01

    Definitely Dead is the sixth book in the Sookie Stackhouse series by popular American author, Charlaine Harris. As Sookie waits for word she can claim the legacy from her now definitely dead cousin Hadley, she encounters a surfeit of happy couples, including some of her exes, and there are several weddings being planned. Her own interest is piqued by a rather handsome were-tiger, Quinn, who confirms the attraction is mutual. But together, they seem to draw the wrong sort of attention. When Sookie heads to the Big Easy to sort through her cousin’s things, she finds something quite unexpected in Hadley’s closet. In this instalment, Sookie’s telepathy is put to use to save a life; Sookie has occasion to call a paranormal doctor, aid the Queen of Louisiana, escape from pursuit through a swamp, attend a Royal Vampire Ball, and confess to murder. She is told she has special blood, learns quite a bit about weres, shifters, fairies, vampires, witches and demons, watches the paranormal equivalent of a security video playback and has her heart broken. Bill makes a confession that has Sookie unable to envisage ever not hating him. Plenty of humour, action and an exciting climax will have fans looking forward to the next instalment, All Together Dead. 4.5★s

  • Wanda
    2019-02-20 18:04

    Another installment in the Sookie Stackhouse soap opera and I am still enjoying these books far more than I would ever have believed that I would! The whole set-up is ridiculous, but it is so much fun.No one ever gives Sookie credit for her ideas, but she comes up with more solutions than all of the supposedly ancient vampires put together. And more often than not, it is just like when women pitch ideas in a meeting—the men ignore the ideas and then pitch the same ideas themselves later and congratulate themselves on finding the solutions. Sookie is getting better at having her ideas acknowledged though.Another positive development—she seems to be developing some female friends, some back-up for when all the men in her life become difficult. Because let’s face it, lovers come and go, but friends are there through thick and thin.I just hit the jackpot in my local used book store—apparently someone was cleaning off their bookshelf and turned in a whole whack of Sookie books, so I have the next several novels queued up and ready to go. Now the temptation will be to read them all at once, which I suspect would decrease my enjoyment of them substantially. Self-control will become important and I’m not sure that I’ve got it this summer.

  • Maja (The Nocturnal Library)
    2019-02-20 14:56

    I gave this one 3 stars because I'm really convinced it's the weakest link in the series. That said, Southern Vampire Mysteries really is my favorite series of all times. Quinn is far from my favorite character in the series, he actually goes right in the basket with Tanya and Arlene. At first I couldn't figure out why, I tought I was just blinded by Eric and my never ending adoration for him, but no, Quinn is obnoxious all by himself. Apart from that, the book just ties some loose ends from the previous ones. Nothing new happens, and Eric is not around for the most part. I enjoyed learning a little more about Sophie Anne and Andre and I really enjoyed kicking Bill in the ass (thank you, Eric).

  • Ashley
    2019-03-10 13:47

    I knew it would only be a matter of time before Sookie began to annoy me a little, and this book marked the beginning of it. To be fair, though, I'm not sure it if was her so much as her interaction with Quinn that didn't sit that well with me. After the previous book, it was kind of a no-brainer that Quinn would become the next addition to Sookie's growing parade of suitors. I didn't really care for him or his relationship with Sookie. The whole "I shall compliment you at any given moment, and you'll glow with happiness" routine is good and fine, but it's just not interesting to me. So, I'm not particularly looking forward to seeing more of him in the next couple of books.(At this point, I've also developed a definite preference for what man I want Sookie to end up with, and I'm leaning towards Sam or Eric. Naturally, I realize this may have biased me against Quinn, but oh well, so things go.)On the plus side, I like how things came together at the end of the novel, but I spent so many pages keeping up with meandering storylines that it was kind of a killjoy. Well into the 100s, we were still getting briefed by Sookie on her past with such and such character. It's probably a result of the series growing in scope and characters still sticking around, but it was a tad tiresome and resulted in the book not holding my attention as well as the previous ones did.Bill's revelation was raw and painful, and I think Harris did a good job with Sookie's reaction. There was a good balance of agony and humor to make the revelation work well in the context of the story.Anyways, this was a decent book, but a far cry from the best.

  • Pam Nelson
    2019-02-27 09:48

    ❤ 4 Definitely Dead Stars ❤I thought I would like this book more. :(I guess I am not very sympathetic to Hadley, Sookie’s cousin and ok it was a nice change of scenery being as this was set in New Orleans. But I don’t know I just didn’t love it thought that one scene with Quinn.. Fans face.. That was hella hot. I did like the interaction that Sookie had with the Vampire Queen. And I love the Erik came to save the day. :) But overall still gotta say book 4 is my favorite.*You don't have to like my review but its 100% my opinion, and I am allowed to have it.*

  • Lauren
    2019-03-02 11:57

    Definitely Dead4 StarsSookie must travel to New Orleans at the Queen of Louisiana's behest to finalize her deceased cousin Hadley's estate. But someone doesn't want her arriving in one piece, and the suspects range from rogue weres to treacherous vampires to Sookie's former lover, Bill Compton. Can Sookie stay alive long enough to find out what's going on?Series note: Hadley's demise is recounted in the very short novella One Word Answer, but it is not necessary to read it to follow the events in this installment. In terms of the plot, there are, once again, several intertwining threads that raise the question of how one small yet snarky woman can get into so much trouble in such a short period of time. In addition to a group of newly turned weres who want to turn her into kibble, Sookie finds a severed corpse in her garden and a rabid vampire in a closet. With all of these goings on, it should be difficult for Sookie to even think of having a love life, but our intrepid herione has no problem in this department either. With Calvin, Alcide, Bill and Eric more or less out of the picture, Sookie's new beau is Quinn the huge and hunky tiger shifter. Only time will tell if he is her match made in heaven or hell. All in all, Sookie's adventures are a laugh-riot and should never be taken too seriously. Looking forward to the next one.

  • Jilly
    2019-02-22 14:48

    How irritating is it when you read the next book in a series, and then you realize that the story was dependent upon some short story that came in-between and you didn't read it??No, I don't want to read the crappy short story that came before this! You're not the boss of me!Plus, Sookie is now getting involved with Quinn, whom she met once and then is thinking about sleeping with him. It's weird. She was a nice girl, virgin, until the age of 26, and now she's sleeping around with every supernatural being in the state of Louisiana (which is a lot with New Orleans and all). She's become the village bike cuz everyone has taken a ride. (or, should it be the village broom because everyone magical has taken a ride?) And, she's a total idiot because Eric is still interested. Need I remind you?She picks a bald dude who turns into a tiger (and she said looked like a genie) over him? She's dumber than I thought!So, we have Sookie traveling to New Orleans to pack up her cousin, Hadley's, household since Hadley died and left her everything. This puts her in the path of the Queen of Louisiana, who was Hadley's girlfriend. Sookie gets involved with the court politics of the queen. And, someone is trying to kidnap/kill her again. This girl is marked.She finds out a few tasty nuggets of information along the way. The first being that Bill is a big fat lying user. The second is that she has fairy blood in her."that blood would explain why you have supernatural suitors and not human admirers."Well, thank you for giving us an explanation as to why every single supernatural being is following Sookie around like a lost puppy. She is like magic-bait or something. And, the vampires are especially attracted to fairies. That information takes Sookie down a notch or two.So, Sookie:But, bless your heart!The book wasn't all that bad, but I just don't like New Orleans (I live somewhat close), and I don't like books that pull the you-had-to-read-the-half-book-to-get-this crap.

  • Santi
    2019-03-17 17:14

    [Quoted from this book:]“Ask him why he came back to Bon Temps, Sookie,” Eric said very quietly.“Well, old Mr. Compton died, and he wanted to reclaim his …” I couldn’t describe the expression on Bill’s face. My heart began to beat faster. Dread gathered in a knot in my stomach. “Bill?”Eric turned to face away from me, but not before I saw a shade of pity cross his face. Nothing could have scared me more. I might not be able to read a vampire’s mind, but in this case his body language said it all. Eric was turning away because he didn’t want to watch the knife sliding in.“Sookie, you would find out when you saw the queen …Maybe I could have kept it from you, because you won’t understand … but Eric has taken care of that.” Bill gave Eric’s back a look that could have drilled a hole through Eric’s heart. “When your cousin Hadley was becoming the queen’s favorite …”And suddenly I saw it all, knew what he was going to say, and I rose up on the hospital bed with a gasp, one hand to my chest because I felt my heart shattering. But Bill’s voice went on, even though I shook my head violently.“Apparently, Hadley talked about you and your gift a lot, to impress the queen and keep her interest. And the queen knew I was originally from Bon Temps. On some nights, I’ve wondered if she sent someone to kill the last Compton and hurry things along. But maybe he truly died of old age.” Bill was looking down at the floor, didn’t see my left hand extended to him in a “stop” motion.“She ordered me to return to my human home, to put myself in your way, to seduce you if I had to …”I couldn’t breathe. No matter how my right hand pressed to my heart, I couldn’t stop the decimation of my heart, the slide of the knife deeper into my flesh.

  • Kat
    2019-03-15 10:04

    Never come across a book series that makes me hate reading so much until this one. I have an OCD-ish habit of having to read every book I buy, and for some reason I bought three more of these damn things. Yikes. My biggest issue is how come an idiot girl with vampires, werewolves/tigers/panthers/(any other random animal) in her life can be so unbelievably boring. The book is full of people telling Sookie she's wonderful, special, they love her, no less than three men/vamps/weres/whatever go all macho and protect her, and she's thrilled with that. The author feels the need to tell the reader every single piece of information about a person's clothing (which if she's female generally ends with the conclusion that Sookie hates her), or life even if they're only in the book for one page or two. Like Portia. Why does she keep showing up? Her scenes are so small and pointless, and it takes Sookie paragraphs to describe her and then she'll have only one or two sentences to say before never being seen again. Oh, and Quinn. Vomit. Gary-Stu alert. And he's a weretiger. Come.The.F**k.On.On top of that the plot is all over the place and doesn't seem to take into account a normal human/superhuman reaction. Jason's girlfriend is suffering a miscarriage, so he comes to Sookie and tells her. Her response is to make a call, and then make him lunch. Neither of them visit the poor girl in (presumably) pain. The girlfriend, Crystal, who I feel the need to again remind someone that she miscarried Sookie's niece/nephew, is never seen or heard from during this trauma nor once throughout the rest of the book.All these books lead me to the same conclusion: I hate Sookie Stackhouse.Anyone want my 9 books?

  • Julie
    2019-02-27 14:02

    I don't know who's 'definitely dead', but it's not Bill. Alas. Oh, wait, is that a spoiler? Yea, Bill lives. Or unlives. Whatever.In this book, Sookie ditches all the other guys after her to take up with the weretiger she met in the last book. She even manages to have sex this time. Well, mostly. No actual disrobing took place. At least, not in that scene. You may also remember this book as -- the one in which Sookie gets her period which will probably play a small role in the climax of the book.And I think there's a plot in there somewhere. Oh yea, Sookie's cousin died awhile ago, and you can read all about that in a short story which doesn't fit well into the continuity because her house is intact and yea, blah. And her cousin was shacking up with the Queen of Louisiana. And so Sookie has to go pack up her apartment and the Queen wants her for some stuff.And a bunch of people are horribly killed, because, hey, it's a Sookie Stackhouse book. If it's not sex, it's violence. And just because a vampire has lived for hundreds and hundreds of years is no reason they should keep on living with Sookie around!Oh yea, and Bill is more horrible than we thought. And Sookie's super special telepathic powers have a _reason_ behind them. And it also means she smells nice. And probably tastes nice. Because there's only one reason to keep a human girl around in a vampire book, and that's if she smells and/or tastes extra good.And, oh yea, Bill and Eric both sparkle.(Okay, I made that last part up.)

  • Jim
    2019-03-07 16:15

    Not much to add to the other reviews. The story goes on very well. No new paranormal creatures, but we do get a murder mystery inside a couple of others that makes for a complicated mess. I wasn't terribly happy with Harris letting Sookie find out information & purposely leaving us in the dark for so long. It seemed like a cheap way to draw out the suspense. The book is told in the first person, after all. I think it would have been a stronger story if we'd known what she did.Parker again did a wonderful job of reading this. On to the next, All Together Dead.

  • Melissa
    2019-02-20 14:55

    I think I may have enjoyed this book the most so far. Sookie is finally beginning to figure out that she doesn't need a man around to be happy. She's showing some independence. Now, if she could just stay out of trouble! Sookie has to go to New Orleans to go through her cousin Hadley's stuff that was left to Sookie after her death. Quinn is back in this book and I just adore him. He gets caught up in Sookie's problems though, and finds himself kidnapped and beaten along with her. Sookie finds out a secret in this installment and it blew me away as well. So sad. And it took me awhile, but I figured out who was behind the attacks against Sookie. The author once again introduces many new characters who are all great pieces to the puzzle. So unique and interesting.

  • Nymphsin
    2019-03-09 13:06

    There is alot going on in this book!Jason (Sookie's bother) is experiencing a trying time, Sookie has to help in a missing persons' case with the local police, and, well, lots more...Sookies' cousin Hadley, has passed away and Sookie is named her beneficiary.Sookie is summoned to sort through and collect what she wants of Hadley's personal and financial assets.She goes to New Orleans and meets some very interesting new character's while she's in town to sort through Hadley's things.While Sookie is in New Orleans...many (and I mean many) issue's arise that require her assistance and attention.Sookie makes many discovery's -some that are scary and others that are just heartbreaking- that all seem to intertwine some how.She finds more than tacky clothes in her cousin's house and must deal with a few issue's from her past.Also, she finds out some things in regurad to herself that she didn't even know about! This book was exciting, crafty, sexy, heartbreakingly sad, imaginative, and (I think) there are some of the best fighting scenes in this book that Charliane Harris has ever wrote in the Southern Vampire series!I loved it!...Heads will fly... Bowling for vampires! I think I experienced the most fluctuating rage of emotions while reading this book.while reading there were times when I was laughing my @ss off, and then I was furious. There were alot of tender moments but there were even more upsetting ones.I was happy to see some things end with some kind of resolution but there are other situations where, well, you just don't know what the hell is going to happen next.Like, what's going to happen with her and Quinn, Eric, Bill, and how will the Queen fair after the...party?What will she say to Sam and how will her and her new friend get along?As always, Charlaine leaves you (well at least she does with me) wanting more! There were alot of anserwed questions in this book, but, with that, many more arised in thier stead.I know that I have (probably) said this with every book, BUT, this is the best book yet!Even though I am incredibly angry with some of the character's; I am dying to see them again because I want to know what certain turn of events will bring forth. Plus I want to see more of the other people that I have just fallen in love with.LOVED THIS BOOK!

  • Shay
    2019-02-25 15:56

    Yep I'm an addict. I can't get enough of these books. I think i'm going to get through the entire series within this next week. Don't judge. They are awesome! You are just so jealous that you are clearly missing out on all the fun! Ok, so maybe not but still! If you want a little mystery, a lot of supes, drama, cheesy things, and a total love octagon thing then these are your books. Go get them!!! (PST!!! If you haven't already read the previous books in this series *cough*slackers*cough* then you know the drill. SPOILER ALERT!!!)In this fun installment we find our dear Sookie being sought after by Quin (Oh la la) , politically hijacked by the queen of Louisiana from Eric (Snicker! Poor Eric), and off to claim the inheritance left by her cousin Hadley! (DUN dun DUUUN). There is a lot more little side things that happen in this book but I won't mention them because I thought they were all great little tidbits into the life going on in Bon Temps. Plus I don't want to inadvertently ruin anything for any future readers of the series. I can and will say that I really don't know how Sookie can keep everything together with all the stuff thrown at her pretty much constantly. The girl deserves a medal or something!

  • gina
    2019-03-14 16:09

    So far I'm a little frustrated with a fact that had me pleased in previous books. In previous books Harris was weaving multiple story lines in and out of Sookies life without confusing or frustrating the reader with "too much" going on. But in this one I'm getting frustrated with so many different stories and people causing Sookie trouble. It's a little hard to keep up and it's starting to make me wonder if I want to keep up. Where I flew through the first books I've found myself in the last two only reading a few chapters a day. I'm still interested but I really hope she tones down the 8 different story lines of "Oh my gosh sookies in trouble!" going on. Really. It doesn't need that much to be interesting. Eric would be enough :)

  • Sarah E.
    2019-03-02 16:56

    Actual rating: 4.5 starsSo here's the thing about Sookie...she can be so insufferable at times. I don't hate her all the time and her voice doesn't grate my nerves to read, but sometimes I wish I could shake her. Also the word of the day calendar is old already.It was also quite irritating that suddenly Hadley is dead and Waldo is whodunit and we missed out on that because it's part of an anthology somewhere else.One of my favorite parts about this book is that Sookie finally gets it about Bill. FINALLY. Girl, you took your sweet ass time, huh?! There was quite a bit of action and lots of different story arcs and I liked that. I really like Quinn, but I'm still #TeamEric. Always. I also really love Queen Sophie-Anne. Onto the next book! :)

  • Taylor
    2019-02-27 09:48

    It's funny because it's true..."I was waiting for the other shoe to drop. I was waiting for that moment- you know the one I mean- the moment when your date suddenly confesses to something you just can't stomach: he reveals himself as a racist or homophobe, admits he'd never marry anyone but another Baptist (Southerner, brunette, marathon runner, whatever), tells you about his children by his first three wives, describes his fondness for being paddled, or relates his youthful experiences in blowing up frogs or torturing cats. After that moment, no matter how much fun you have, you know it's not going anywhere."

  • Rachel
    2019-03-20 18:04

    I'm not really too sure what to say about this book. I liked it. It was okay. But it's a Sookie Stackhouse novel so it's still a favorite of mine. I wish there had been a bit more involvement with my favorite characters, but that's okay. Still a fun read!

  • Mateja
    2019-03-11 12:06

    *3.5*