From Dead to Worse by Charlaine Harris


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From Dead to Worse (Southern Vampire Mysteries, No. 8 )

By: Charlaine Harris

Published by: Ace
Released On: 2009-03-31

ISBN: 0441017010

Genre: Fiction-Paranormal, Horror, Romance

Pages: 336

Author’s Website:
http://www.charlaineharris.com

Recommendable for people who:
Enjoy vampires, suspense, horror

Synopsis (from Amazon):
After the natural disaster of Hurricane Katrina, and the manmade horror of the explosion at the vampire summit, Sookie Stackhouse is safe but dazed, yearning for things to get back to normal. But her boyfriend Quinn is among the missing. And things are changing, whether the weres and vamps in her corner of Louisiana like it or not. In the ensuing battles, Sookie faces danger, death…and once more, betrayal by someone she loves. And when the fur has finished flying and the cold blood ceases flowing, her world will be forever altered.

My Thoughts:

About Sookie Saturday:  I read the Southern Vampire Mysteries last year, flipping through the pages while listening to the audio books.  I pulled a butt-numb-a-thon and did all of the books in like 9 days! Go me!  Since it had been a while since I read these books, I am flipping back through them to try to refresh myself and exactly what goes down in each book.   So much happens in each book, please forgive any plot mix ups on my part.  My plan is to do a SOOKIE Review every Saturday, so for the next 10 (hopefully 11 if I grab the newest one!) weeks – we’ll be celebrating SOOKIE SATURDAY!  Also, please be warned->   Sookie Saturday posts may or may not contain SPOILERS!

 

This book was a hot mess.  So much goes on in this one, it was almost hard to keep straight.  It was not a bad or boring read though, AND there are some new characters introduced which give fans of the series hope of a new storyline to follow!

To sum up quickly what happens in this one:  2 wolf packs war over territory and Alcide becomes head wolfy.  Quinn gets kidnapped and found, we learn about his mom, and in the end Sookie dumps him. (Which made me happy, I thought he was skeevey.) We find out Sookie is a fairy, and her Great-Grandfather is still alive.  Crystal cheats on poor Jason which makes for some great drama.  Sookie saves Eric, Sam, and King Filipe and saves the day (of course.) And we get to meet dead cousin Hadley’s adorable son who is also a telepath like Sookie.

*phew*

See lots happens.

I am glad the Quinn storyline is wrapping up and I love love LOVE the introduction of Hadley’s son.  He is so sweet and I could do entire books of him, learning to use/control his powers.  YAY!

Even though this book is by far the most insane jumbled mess of the series, I say READ IT.  But don’t read it first.  If you are a new reader of the series, make sure you read the others first or you will just be lost and confused on the who’s its and what’s its.

 

Warning to parents: this is an adult novel.  It contains: blood, gore, and sexual content

Join me next Saturday for Dead and Gone: A Sookie Stackhouse Novel (Southern Vampire Mysteries, No. 9) by Charlaine Harris

 

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