Monday, 21 January 2013

All Together Dead (Sookie Stackhouse #7) By Charlaine Harris Review


Louisiana cocktail waitress Sookie Stackhouse has her hands full dealing with every sort of undead and paranormal creature imaginable. And after being betrayed by her longtime vampire love, Sookie must not only deal with a new man in her life—the shapeshifter Quinn—but also contend with the long-planned vampire summit.

The summit is a tense situation. The vampire queen of Louisiana is in a precarious position, her power base weakened by hurricane damage to New Orleans. And there are some vamps who would like to finish what nature started. Soon, Sookie must decide what side she'll stand with. And her choice may mean the difference between survival and all-out catastrophe.


All Together Dead is the seventh book in the series. This installment covers Sookie’s adventures at the vampire summit in Rhodes. Sookie has a complex and sometimes uncomfortable relationship with the vampires in her life. She has been left with little choice but to work for the vampire Queen of Louisiana even though the Queen and the vampires in her entourage frighten Sookie greatly.
Of course, all of her beaux are in attendance in one capacity or another. Bill is selling the vampire database discs he has been working on for months. Eric is there as, well, Eric. And Quinn is there running the show. In her usual style, Sookie unwittingly finds herself torn between Eric (whom she is coerced into sharing blood with for the third time), and Quinn (who she discovers has a deep, dark secret). As for Bill, he is so low on the totem pole that he is being referred to as “nameless.” LOL.

I was thoroughly entertained with this one. I would say All Together Dead ended up being my favorite book in this series so far.


“Ha," I said. "Oh, ha-ha. Yeah, ’cause they love me. You see how many vampires are up here? Zero, right?"One," said Eric, stepping out of the stairwell.”