Monday, August 30, 2010

Definitely Dead by Charlaine Harris

iconiconAlthough I loved all the Sookie Stackhouse books, I do have to say that Definitely Dead was one of my least favorites. Part of it is that I didn't much care for the main love interest in books 6 and 7. He was interesting, but not as compelling for me as Sookie's other love interests (cough cough Eric cough cough).

Definitely Dead is a little confusing if you haven't read the short story "One Word Answer," when Sookie finds out that her cousin Hadley, was a vampire and died. (The short story is in the book A Touch of Dead, which I will review when I'm finished with the novels, since that's when I read it.) I was a bit confused, since up until then there had been only vague mentions of Hadley, and nothing to indicate she was a vampire.

Anyway, one thing I did like about this book is that it introduces a new location and new characters. Like in the third book, Club Dead, Sookie's involvement with the vampires forces her to travel — this time to New Orleans. We also get a wonderful new character, Amelia, who is a witch.

In fact, one of my favorite... um... plot twists happens in this book: Amelia, who becomes one of Sookie's good friends, accidentally turns her lover into a cat. There are a lot of funny moments in the next couple of books owing to that delightful accident.

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