Series: Southern Vampire series, book 3
Pub: 2003, Gollancz
Author: Charlaine Harris
Cat: paranormal fiction (mystery)
Format: paperback (mid); 274 pp w/ 15 chapters
Age Range: Adults
Sookie Stackhouse always found it difficult to date – she’s cute, but not many guys are comfortable with her mind-reading abilities. But vampires have no problem with Sookie’s talent – she can’t pick up much of anything from the undead.
But there’s only one vampire Sookie Stackhouse is involved with – at least voluntarily – right now, and that’s Bill. But recently he’s been a little distant – in another state distant. His sinister and sexy boss Eric has an idea where to find him, and next thing Sookie knows, she’s off to Jackson, Mississippi, to mingle with the underworld at Club Dead. It’s a dangerous little haunt where the elusive vampire society can go to chill out and suck down some Type O – but when Sookie finally finds Bill, he’s not only in trouble, but caught in an act of serious betrayal. Should she save him, or sharpen some stakes?
ThoughtsAh, yes, I forget how much better the books are once Bill isn’t in them, though, this is only the start it’s a major point in the whole scheme of things.
Bill is missing and the rest of the Fangtasia vampires need to get him back, but the only way they can do this is by sending Sookie in. they won’t know she’s working for them, and she can read the minds of the humans around the vampires, find out if she can find him. The thing is, she’s pissed at him, Bill has something to say to her, that he never wanted to do to her face and Sookie is finding that this job is showing her a whole world of males to be attracted to (or at least one).
We meet Alcide (she even tells us how to pronounce it) who is a werewolf that is all over yummy and would temp Sookie a how lot more if it wasn’t for his hang-ups on his ex-girlfriend (we actually get to find out the reason behind this in the books to come, but it’s probably the last time I’ll mention it, just be aware). He is the one that shows her to the club and unfortunately, though it’s a good thing, helps her out in so many more ways.
And here is where I think we’ll stop, being that I could tell you all that happens, and a lot does, mostly it’s centred around Sookie and Eric, though Bill’s all wrapped up threw her thoughts, and the point that’s happening, so that sucks, for me, ‘cause I don’t like him, those who do....well.
I really liked this book, it’s not my favourite because the next couple to come...are awesome, but that’s for them, not this one.
We head further into the were kingdom in this, though it’s mostly centred around vampires, and there clubs. This book is fast passed at a leisurely stroll—meaning, you don’t realise how fast until you look up and most of the books gone. I think it’s because it’s all focused on the one problem, not multiples.
Dead Until Dark, Living Dead in Dallas, [tb], Dead to the World, Dead as a Doornail, Definitely Dead, All Together Dead, From Dead to Worse, Dead and Gone, Dead in the Family, Dead Reckoning, Deadlocked