Wednesday, June 29, 2011

Review: Dead and Gone by Charlaine Harris

Dead and Gone by Charlaine Harris
Published: May 5th, 2009
Publisher: Gollancz
Pages: 312
Challenge: 100+ Reading Challenge
Other: Ninth installment in the Sookie Stackhouse series. There will be 12 books in total. The 11th book, Dead Reckoning, is published on May 3rd, 2011.
Buy the book: Bookdepository

Warning: This review may contain (slight) spoilers for those of you who haven't read the previous books in the series. Reading is at your own risk. 

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.

As always when we meet up with Sookie, she gets into trouble. This time, there is a killer on the loose, who murdered a were-panther. But that's not all. One of the least known supernatural kinds is preparing for war: the faeries. And of course, Sookie finds herself in the middle of the battle.

Let me first start out by saying that I'm not really a fan of the fearies in the Sookie Stackhouse books. Sure, I like reading about Claudine, but Claude and Niall are not my favorites, so to say. So to see that this book talks a lot about the faeries, was a bit disappointing for me. Besides that, I found this to be another enjoyable Sookie book. This was mainly because the relationship between Sookie and Eric seems to be developing, and I'm a major Eric fangirl (in case you haven't noticed already).

Sure, this book wasn't the best book ever, but I found it really enjoyable and overall an entertaining book. (too bad that there wasn't a certain death to be mentioned.. But oh well, I can't have everything)

My overall rating:

Four minus for Dead and Gone: because I enjoy this series more and more, but I still think we haven't seen the epicness yet. Looking forward to the next book!

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