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REVIEW: Sookie Stackhouse Companion

Title: Sookie Stackhouse Companion
Author: Charlaine Harris
Finished: October 6, 2011
Pages: 461
Published: 2011
Format: First Edition

I wasn’t sure what to expect for this awesome book that Charlaine Harris created for all the Sookie fans in the world but now I can’t wait to get my hands on my own copy to add to my collection.

Chocked full of exclusive and never before revealed information on Sookie Stackhouse and the life of Bon Temps, plus an all new short story and an interview with the HBO TV show creator, Alan Ball.

Whatever I was expecting, this was so much better and more fun. Finding out the deep dark secrets plus more answered questions was the perfect book for all Sookie fans.

You must check it out!

*challenges: countdown challenge, 11 in 11 reading challenge, 100+ reading challenge, pub challenge

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REVIEW: Dead Reckoning

Title: Dead Reckoning
Author: Charlaine Harris
Finished: June 29, 2011
Pages: 325
Published: 2011
Format: first edition

In the latest Sookie Stackhouse story, Sookie is a witness to a firebomb at Merlotte’s that has everyone on the search for who is targeting shifters, or Sam himself.

Not only is Sookie fearing for Sam, but she begins to witness irregular behavior between Eric and Pam, leading her to believe someone is keeping some big secrets. If it’s one thing Sookie hates, it’s being kept in the dark when her safety and future are at risk.

This wasn’t my favorite of the series. There were too many smaller stories and it jumped around, versus focusing on one major issue. I’m definitely curious how the series is going to pan out in the final books.

*challenges: countdown challenge, 100+ reading challenge, 11 in 11 reading challenge, pub challenge

Other Reviews: Confessions of a Bibliophile, Reading With Tequila, Musing of a Bookish Kitty

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Sookie Stackhouse Challenge – COMPLETE

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Hosted By: Beth Fish Reads
July 1, 09 – June 30, 10

I loved this challenge! I had read the first 7 books before the challenge began, which left me with 3 complete books, the short novel complication book, and all the other Sookie short stories. I had a great time finally catching up and most of all finishing the most recent book to complete the challenge. These will definitely be books I will revisit over the course of years and as the tv series progresses.

  1. Dead Until Darkread in March 09
  2. Living Dead in Dallasread in May 09
  3. Club Deadread in June 09
  4. Dead to the Worldread in June 09
  5. Dead as a Doornail - read in June 09
  6. Definitely Deadread in June 09
  7. All Together Deadread in June 0
  8. From Dead to WorseJanuary 14, 2010
  9. Dead and GoneJanuary 16, 2010
  10. Dead in the FamilyMay 9, 2010
  11. Fairy DustJanuary 16, 2010
  12. Dancers in the Dark – read March 11, 2010
  13. One Word Answerreread January 16, 2010
  14. Tacky – read February 26, 2010
  15. Dracula Nightreread January 16, 2010
  16. Gift Wrapreread January 16, 2010
  17. LuckyJanuary 16, 2010
  18. Bacon – January 16, 2010

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REVIEW: Dead in the Family

Title: Dead in the Family
Author: Charlaine Harris
Finished: May 9, 2010
Pages: 311
Published: 2010
Format: First Edition

It has been a long time coming it feels like since a Southern Vampire Mystery has been released and the adventures of Sookie Stackhouse could continue. I’m not sure what my expectations where before starting to read but I heard that there wasn’t the type of action in this specific book as there were in previous ones. I loved it!

The main focus of Dead in the Family is – of course – family. Sookie is struggling to recover from the Fae war and the loss of friends and family. She relationship with Eric is strained as she tries to become her former self. All varieties of supernaturals enter her world when the weres want to use her land and unknown faeries are nearby.

Eric gets a surprise of his own when his maker and brother suddenly make and unannounced visit causing even more turmoil in his relationship with Sookie.

I loved the parallels and patterns of this book, and the simplicity of life that revolves around family issues. I am very curious as to what she has in store for Sookie, Eric and the rest of the characters in the next book and more. I’m finding it’s not very difficult to jump between the books and the TV show when there are so many differences.

*challenges: sookie stackhouse challenge, countdown challenge, series challenge, 1010 category challenge, ryob challenge, twentyten challenge, 100+ challenge, vampire series challenge, may 12×12, pub challenge, cozy mysteries challenge

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REVIEW: A Touch of Dead

Title: A Touch of Dead
Author: Charlaine Harris
Finished: January 16, 2010
Pages: 192
Published: 2009
Format: first edition

Charlaine Harris’ first short story compilation of all the Sookie Stackhouse short stories. It includes all five of the Sookie centric stories, some of while I had previously read.

“Fairy Dust
Takes place after Dead to the World. The fairy twins enlist the help of Sookie in finding who killed their sibling. A cute story that gives some insight into the lives of fairies.

“One Word Answer”
Also takes place after Dead to the World. Sookie finds out the fate of her cousin, Hadley, and that she has inherited the estate. She meets the Queen for the first time. I found this story is important to read before reading the next books in the series as you may feel like there is a missing piece.

“Dracula Night”
Takes place after All Together Dead. Sookie is invited to a party of Dracula at Fangtasia by Eric, the only other day aside from Halloween that vampires celebrate. Very fun story that gives a little insight into Eric and Sookie’s relationship.

“Lucky”
Takes place after From Dead to Worse. Sookie is hired by her insurance agent to find out who had been breaking into his office and looking through files. Sookie enlists the help of her roommate Amelia and finds a stranger in town. Not my favorite but cute.

“Gift Wrap”
Also takes place after From Dead to Worse. As Christmas approaches, Sookie finds herself rescuing a member of the supes so is injured in the woods. She soon finds herself the recipient of one of the best presents ever. A cute holiday tale, but not sure it really fits in with the rest of the storyline exactly where it fell.

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*challenges: sookie stackhouse challenge, countdown challenge, monthly mixer, mele, series iv challenge, 1010 category challenge, a-z challenge, ryob challenge, 100+ challenge

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