Series: Southern Vampire series, book 6
Pub: 2006, Gollancz
Author: Charlaine Harris
Cat: paranormal fiction (mystery)
Format: paperback (mid); 324 pp w/ 23 chapters
Age Range: Adults
Sookie Stackhouse doesn’t have that many relations, so she really hated to lose one – but all the people to go, she didn’t expect it to be her cousin Hadley, a consort of New Orleans’ vampires queen – after all, Hadley was technically already dead.
But Hadley is gone, beyond recall, and she’s left Sookie an inheritance, one that comes with a bit of a risk – not least because someone doesn’t want Sookie digging too deep into Hadley’s possessions... or her past. Sookie’s life is once again on the line, and this time the suspects range from rogue weres to her first love, the vampire Bill. Sookie’s got a lot to do if she’s going to keep herself alive...
You know what? I think this is actually my favourite book. I can’t really tell, can’t make up my mind between this and book 4. But then I also have that problem with the two main male characters. Quinn of Eric, which one do I go for first?
Though saying this, I love both of them, they are great characters and I don’t hate at all the way of the series, only that the tv show doesn’t have Quinn in it, which sucks, ‘cause Quinn is an awesome WereTiger.
But enough about this random crap, you probably don’t care, a character isn’t loved by someone else as much as they are by you, right?
So this book has the start of Quinn and Sookie relationship, which goes both well, and not so well, but that wasn’t anyone....well, yeah, it was someone’s fault, but if I tell you that I’d ruin the whole book for you.
Attacked after a date, and a cancelation of a second date Sookie finds herself in New Orleans where she’s hassled a little by the queen (and I say hassled, as in the fact that the queen vampire of that place is acting like all of them act. Like humans are nothing and are to be treated like they don’t need anything but to please vampires) anyway, she cleans out the house, has a wicked kiss with Quinn and then they are bounded and forced into the back of a van.
The Queens party gets exciting and bloody, thanks to Sookie finding out what she needs to help the queen, and who bite the wolf.
We also meet someone new, who will come into the series a little later, the next book or the one after that, I can’t remember.
But I really liked this book. It’s full and complicated with simple to follow plots, twists and males that make your mouth water. It’s got balls and magic, jealous and revelations, anger and lust, remorse and growth. That too and vampires, lots and lots of vampires.
Dead Until Dark, Living Dead in Dallas, Club Dead, Dead to the World, Dead as a Doornail, [tb], All Together Dead, From Dead to Worse, Dead and Gone, Dead in the Family, Dead Reckoning, Deadlocked