Thursday, August 29, 2013

All Together Dead (Sookie Stackhouse / Southern Vampire Series #7) by Charlaine Harris

Overview from Barnes and Noble:

Louisiana cocktail waitress Sookie Stackhouse has her hands full with the shapeshifter Quinn, a possible new man in her life, and the upcoming vampire summit. With her power base weakened by hurricane damage to New Orleans, Vampire Queen Sophie-Anne is vulnerable to those hungry for a takeover. Sookie's job at the summit is to support Sophie- Anne. But she'll soon discover just how dangerous that job can be, as she is drawn further and further into the vampire world.

My thoughts:
I ended up rereading this book, skimming some parts as I was trying to figure out where I left off with the series last summer.  I wish the numbers were listed on the actual books and not just on online stores, the titles are all so similar that I have such a hard time figuring out where I am when I need the next book!

Sookie and Quinn are dating and running into trouble with his frequent travel for his compaby E(E)E and her association with the vampires in Lousiana.  She is commited to attending a Vampire Summit to be a human lie detector as well as the sole witness to the death of the King of Arkansas, who was at the time married to Sophie-Anne and trying kill her to take over her territory.  There is a lot going on at the summit, from trials to weddings to dances and violence and once again Sookie's life is in danger.  Once humans get a taste of how her powers, along with those of Barry Bellboy from Living Dead in Dallas, can help in a crisis, Sookie needs to hide out from supernaturals and humans to keep herself safe.

It is really obvious how the TV Series True Blood and the Sookie Stackhouse series are different,  I can see the elements that have been pulled from the books and then the many areas where changes have been made.  I wonder how Harris feels about that?  Does it bother her to see the changes made to her ideas or is it just nice to have so many people interested in seeing her characters come to life on screen?

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