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Tuesday, 27 March 2012


Dead And Gone by Charlaine Harris
Read by Johanna Parker
Book 9 of the Sookie Stackhouse series
Format: audiobook
Genre: adult urban fantasy

About Dead And Gone:
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.
Source: Info in the About Dead And Gone was taken from GoodReads at http://www.goodreads.com/book/show/5161066-dead-and-gone on 20/09/2011.

My Thoughts:
Maybe I am just too fond of angsty heros... don't know... but I like Quinn... and I really, really did not like the way Sookie treated him. What a selfish bitch! And I am expected to relate and root for this protagonist? WTF!! I have to say that this book is not one of my favouritest in the series. The plot though is not so obviously weak like previous books. Another thing about this book is that it is starting to feel repetitive. This is the third war that Sookie got entangled in. First, the Weres' war. Then the vampires' war. Now the fairy war. After a while, it gets kinda old. But I guess this is a common phenomena in long running serieses. Plus the ending is sort of sad and I am an HEA (happily ever after) kind of girl... So that did not rate high with me. The undeniable truth though is that the world building is so very interesting... In view of the developing bitchiness of the main protagonist, I like the alternate story in the TV series more than the books.

Would I recommend the Sookie Stackhouse books to people? Not really. I would suggest they watch the True Blood TV series instead, as the main protagonist is less "TSTL" (too stupid to live) than in the books. I find the TSTL aspect in the character development annoying.

Overall, I would give this book a 2 out of 5.

Empirical Evaluation:
Story Telling Quality = 3
World Building = 4
Character Development = 2
Plot = 3.5
Pace = N/A
Story Itself = 3
Ending = 2.5
Narration = 3.5

Overall Rating: 2 out of 5 cherries

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Blodeuedd said...

Lol, I think this is where I gave up and just said that I would read the last one when it comes out ;)

Jenny N. said...

I'm a Quinn fan too and its too bad he and Sookie didn't work out since I would have loved to have seen more of him.

Melissa (My World...in words and pages) said...

I still haven't started the series yet. I still think I might not read it with the fear that everyones love might turn me off from it. *sigh* Thanks for reviewing these.

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