bonnie’s #CBR5 Review #8: All Together Dead by Charlaine Harris

After an intense reading experience, it was time to run back to Sookie Stackhouse and take refuge in her shenanigans. I’ve been enjoying the series as they continue, for Ms. Harris has done a lot to the character of Sookie, making her a well-rounded and complex character, but ultimately an independent, hard-working woman (I know I’ve said this before, but really, Sookie is kind of a neat lady, and I admire her resourcefulness).

In this novel, Sookie finds herself employed for Sophie-Anne, queen of Louisiana, at the Vampire Summitt in Rhodes, a fictional representation of Chicago. Here, she is trying to sort out her relationship with Quinn the weretiger, while also processing Jason’s relationship with Crystal, and her new relationships (or lack thereof) with both Eric and Bill. Of course, that pesky Fellowship of the Sun won’t go away, so we get drama on that front.

This was probably my favorite of the novels, because Ms. Harris develops an intense and suspenseful action sequence that endangers many of the well-known characters. I won’t say anything on that front, but I wonder if this plotline will be carried out in the TV series. I certainly hope so.

If you’re a fan of the novels, you’ll probably like this one, too. It’s par for the course, and it’s not a bad thing.

You can also read this review on my personal blog, The Universe Disturbed.

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