Saturday, November 30
Book Review: Definitely Dead
Author: Charlaine Harris
Pages: EBook 259
Summary: As a person with so few living relatives, Louisiana cocktail waitress Sookie Stackhouse really hated to lose one. But she never guessed that it would be her cousin Hadley—a consort of the Vampire Queen of New Orleans. After all, technically speaking, Hadley was already dead. And now, as unexpected heir to Hadley’s estate, Sookie discovers the inheritance definitely comes with a risk. Someone doesn’t want Sookie looking too deeply into Hadley’s past—or for that matter, Hadley’s possessions. And they’re prepared to do anything in their power to stop her. But who? The range of suspects runs from the Rogue Weres who reject Sookie as a friend of the Pack to the Vampire Queen herself, who could be working through a particularly vulnerable subject—Sookie’s first love, Bill. Whoever it is, they’re definitely dangerous—and Sookie’s life is definitely on the line…
My Rating: 7.25/10
What I liked/disliked about the book: While I liked this book, I did find it wasn't as appealing as the others, I didn't have that need to read on and finish it, and it didn't leave me wanting to pick up the next book in the series right away. It was a good story, but it wasn't the best.
I'm glad the issues surrounding Debbie finally seem to be finished (I hope). That story line has been drawn out to long, and I'm beginning to become very bored with it. I did find how the author chose to end the story line to be very dull and, unrealistic, but it's done so I'm not complaining. All in all I found this book to me less exciting than the others. It just didn't have that same thrill to it. The characters are improving personally and development wise, and I'm becoming very attached to some of the individual ones, but as far as the plot went, I wasn't as impressed as I have been in the past.
There were some surprising twists along the way, in particular some things revealed about Bill. I was not expecting that, although it was sort of cliché, it was a good twist. I didn't realize the short stories in between the books would reveal so much, I haven't read them, but with the Hadley storyline, I missed something important. I almost thought I missed a book. Otherwise the storyline was average, I think a lot of what was revealed, explained and a lot of what happens in this book, influence the others, so I don't mind as much that it was less thrilling, but I wanted something more from this one.
Overall an enjoyable read, but not my favourite of the series.
Would I recommend it to read: I would, I didn't like this one as much as the others, but still a good book. And it is a good story for the series as a whole.
What to read next: All Together Dead
Challenges: 2013 Category Challenge, Sookie Stackhouse Challenge