Sunday, February 21, 2010

Sookie: Books 5, 6 & 7 by Charlaine Harris

I’ve been a bit of a Little Miss Lazybones lately. I actually finished most of the Sookie series available (except for the last 2 books) some time back, and since then have been engrossed in so many other books that I’ve side-lined writing my reviews for Sookie. As a result of my ungodly procrastination, I can’t exactly remember the details of these books, so I’ve decided that the best way to go about it is to list what I liked most from each.

In the 5th book of the Sookie Stackhouse series i.e. Dead as a Doornail, Sookie deals with her brother’s change into a werepanther, after he was bitten by another from the Hotshot community (the bite happened in Book 3). What I love most about this Book was that I finally understood what Claudine’s role in Sookie’s life was. In the first few series, I had been left wondering what a Fairy had anything to do with the world of vampires and werewolves, so the revelation here was liberating. I also like the introduction to Quinn; the tall, hunky and absolutely yummy character, who happens to be a shape-shifter. As usual with Charlaine Harris, there are a few plots brewing at the same time in the Book, but I thought they all blended together quite well.

The 6th installation of the Sookie Stackhouse series is Definitely Dead. In this Book, readers will see a lot more of Quinn and his yumminess, as he gets acquainted with our wry and sexy Sookie. What’s really great about this book is this:

1. Sookie finally tackles a budding relationship in the right way. Instead of falling straight into it (like her previous relationships), she starts things slow and with a sceptical mind.

2. Sookie gains some normality in her life when she discovers a friend in Amelia. Not that Amelia is quite that normal anyway (after all, she is a witch). But the fact that these two, both human girls with abilities, manage to find a common thread in each other was certainly a refreshing point.

In All Together Dead (the 7th Book), Sookie attends the vampire summit as part of the Queen of Louisiana’s entourage. The Queen has been charged for murdering her husband and is set for trial at the summit, and Sookie is needed for her ability. At the summit, she bumps into an old friend, Barry, the boy with telepathic ability just like Sookie, and together they find themselves embroiled in the biggest crisis they have ever encountered. For me, this is by far the most fast-paced and suspense-filled Sookie adventure yet. I really wish I could say more but that would just spoil the entire plot.

 Overall, I think books 5, 6 and 7 have definitely picked-up pace and is more thrilling and engaging than before. If you love mysteries with a mix of supernatural creatures then you would definitely love Sookie. I rate all three books a whopping 5 stars because I just love quirky Sookie!




2 comments:

Ryan G said...

I've still only read the first book so far, and while I enjoyed it, and keep meaning to pick up the rest of the books, I still haven't. One of these days. Thank you for the reviews.

Rheanna said...

Ooooh I love this series and I can't wait for TruBlood to resume on HBO. Your post has made me want to reread them now!

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