Wednesday, August 19, 2009

Book Review: Dead and Gone

Title: Dead and Gone (Sookie Stackhouse, Book 9)
Author: Charlaine Harris
Rating: ***1/2
Tags: mystery, series, paranormal, telepathy, sookie stackhouse, vampires, weres

This is the ninth in the Sookie Stackhouse series about a woman telepath who has trouble reading supernatural races. As the series has developed more and more supernatural races have shown up. In the first part of this one, the weres, not only werewolves but werepanthers, shape shifters, and more reveal themselves to the general public. They are following the example of the vampires, who came out a couple of years ago after the development of synthetic blood.

The announcement causes trouble in Bon Temps. The estranged wife of Sookie's brother, a were panther, is crucified. It inspires the members of an anti-supernatural fundamentalist group who decide Sookie should be next.

As if that threat weren't enough, Sookie learns from her faerie great-grandfather that there is a war for control among the faeries, and the danger is spilling over onto Sookie.

All of which makes for an exciting book, but I just wasn't as fond of it as of the rest of the series. I think it was that it seemed more action, less character development. Still, a Charlaine Harris is more worth reading than the best of some other authors.

Publication Ace Hardcover (2009), Edition: First Edition first Printing, Hardcover, 320 pages
Publication date 2009
ISBN 0441017150 / 9780441017157

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