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Dead and Gone: Sookie Stackhouse Novel #9 (Southern Vampire Series)

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ISBN13: 9780441017157
ISBN10: 0441017150
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Staff Pick

I never tire of Sookie Stackhouse and her adventures. Dead and Gone, Charlaine Harris's ninth in this series, is great fun! Sookie faces angry fairies who are out to kidnap her in order to force her grandfather, a royal fairy, to bend to their will. But as usual, Sookie manages to surprise her enemies with her resourcefulness and grit. In the meantime, the werewolves have "come out" to the rest of the world and Sookie helps solve a gruesome murder. All in a day's work for our Sookie.
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Publisher Comments:

Now an HBO original series, True Blood, the New York Times bestselling Sookie Stackhouse series continues.

Except for Sookie Stackhouse, folks in Bon Temps, Louisiana, know little about vamps and nothing about weres.

Until now. The weres and shifters have finally decided to reveal their existence to the ordinary world. At first all goes well. Then the mutilated body of a were-panther is found near the bar where Sookie works and she feels compelled to discover who, human or otherwise, did it.

But there's a far greater danger threatening Bon Temps. A race of unhuman beings — older, more powerful, and more secretive than vampires or werewolves — is preparing for war. And Sookie finds herself an all-too human pawn in their battle.

Review:

"Telepathic waitress Sookie Stackhouse braces herself for trouble when another group of supernatural beings goes public in her disjointed eighth adventure (after 2008's From Dead to Worse). Following the vampires' lead, the shape-shifters decide to step out of the woodwork and announce their existence to the world. While the initial reveal goes smoothly, the brutal crucifixion of a young were-panther behind the local bar makes Sookie wonder if the people of Bon Temps, La., are as tolerant as she thought. Meanwhile, the FBI is asking questions about Sookie's uncanny ability to locate survivors after an explosion, and trouble is brewing among the secretive fae. Harris tries to cram too much into a single story, and even die-hard fans of Sookie's adventures in print and on HBO's True Blood will complain about the plot gaps." Publishers Weekly (Copyright Reed Business Information, Inc.)

Review:

"Three strong story lines lead to an intensely gripping finale. The ninth book in the Sookie Stackhouse series is one of the best." Library Journal (starred review)

Review:

"Darker and more ominous than earlier entries in the series, Harris' latest raises the stakes (pun intended) for lovable heroine Sookie and comes up a winner....[A] gripping installment." Booklist

Synopsis:

Except for Sookie Stackhouse, folks in Bon Temps, Louisiana, knew little about vamps-and nothing about Weres. Until now. The Weres and shifters have finally revealed their existence to the ordinary world, and the backlash may have claimed the life of someone Sookie knew. But her determination to find out who is responsible for the murder is put aside in the face of a far greater danger. A race of unhuman beings- older, more powerful, and more secretive than vampires or werewolves-is preparing for war. And Sookie will find herself an all-toohuman pawn in their battle...

Synopsis:

Visit our Sookie Stackhouse series feature page. When the weres and shifters finally come out, the residents of Bon Temps, Louisiana, must deal with the violent aftermath. But a far greater danger threatens. A race of unhuman beings-older, more powerful, and more secretive than vampires or werewolves-is preparing for war. And Sookie will find herself an all-too human pawn in their battle...

About the Author

Born and raised in the Mississippi Delta, Charlaine Harris is best known for her paranormal mysteries — a sly, wry blend of humor, horror, that has been called "cozies with teeth."

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Josh Hyrkas, October 29, 2009 (view all comments by Josh Hyrkas)
No spoiler in this review! It was another great book by Charlaine Harris. She is a master southern story teller! I couldn't put it down!
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rabid reader, August 9, 2009 (view all comments by rabid reader)
Charlaine Harris always writes a good story. Her writing style for the Sookie Stackhouse novels reads like you would imagine a southerner talk. Slow and relaxed with some colorful metaphors.

In this novel, the weres have decided to come out to the world. As some of Sookies friends are dealing with fall-out from this, one of weres is found murdered. At the same time, Sookie's life is in danger from fairies who believe that humans of mixed blood shouldn't be allowed to live. These same fairies are fighting against her greatgrandfaterh, a fairy prince.

Sookie and Eric, one of the vampires take their relationship a little further, and Sookie finds out a little more about her family.

There are some horrible things that happen to people in Sookie's circle of acquaintances and friends, and not everyone survives. One of my favorite characters dies, I won't mention who. In fact horrible things happen to Sookie.

This book was a little darker than any of the previous Sookie Stackhouse/Southern Vampire books. All of them have a little murder and mayhem, though they are usually light reads for me, but this one was a little darker though just as enjoyable to me as the others.

I'm wondering what is going to happen next for Sookie, since she and her brother have both lost people that are important to them, and some of the characters that I looked forward to reading about are gone now. What does Charlaine Harris have up her sleeve for Sookie now?
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funchum, June 4, 2009 (view all comments by funchum)
The weres and shifters come out of the closet at last, and things start going wrong almost immediately. We learn some more about the supernatural side of Sookie's family history. And Miss Stackhouse loses a roommate. As I avidly keep up with the tribulations of the irrepressible Sookie Stackhouse, it interests me that one of the pleasures I get from the series is watching Charlaine Harris setting up her pattern for the next book. And I do mean pattern. It's like watching someone knit a sweater -- she may drop a stitch here, pick one up there, correct a flaw from three rows back. It's as fun to watch the "knitting" as it is to see the finished work.
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Product Details

ISBN:
9780441017157
Author:
Harris, Charlaine
Publisher:
Ace Books
Subject:
Fantasy - General
Subject:
Mystery & Detective - General
Subject:
Vampires
Subject:
Werewolves
Subject:
Fantasy - Paranormal
Subject:
Fantasy - Contemporary
Subject:
Mystery & Detective - Women Sleuths
Subject:
Mystery fiction
Subject:
Occult fiction
Subject:
General-General
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Trade paper
Series:
Sookie Stackhouse/True Blood
Series Volume:
9
Publication Date:
20090531
Binding:
HARDCOVER
Grade Level:
from 12
Language:
English
Pages:
320
Dimensions:
8.53x7.02x1.23 in. 1.23 lbs.
Age Level:
17-17

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"Staff Pick" by ,

I never tire of Sookie Stackhouse and her adventures. Dead and Gone, Charlaine Harris's ninth in this series, is great fun! Sookie faces angry fairies who are out to kidnap her in order to force her grandfather, a royal fairy, to bend to their will. But as usual, Sookie manages to surprise her enemies with her resourcefulness and grit. In the meantime, the werewolves have "come out" to the rest of the world and Sookie helps solve a gruesome murder. All in a day's work for our Sookie.

"Publishers Weekly Review" by , "Telepathic waitress Sookie Stackhouse braces herself for trouble when another group of supernatural beings goes public in her disjointed eighth adventure (after 2008's From Dead to Worse). Following the vampires' lead, the shape-shifters decide to step out of the woodwork and announce their existence to the world. While the initial reveal goes smoothly, the brutal crucifixion of a young were-panther behind the local bar makes Sookie wonder if the people of Bon Temps, La., are as tolerant as she thought. Meanwhile, the FBI is asking questions about Sookie's uncanny ability to locate survivors after an explosion, and trouble is brewing among the secretive fae. Harris tries to cram too much into a single story, and even die-hard fans of Sookie's adventures in print and on HBO's True Blood will complain about the plot gaps." Publishers Weekly (Copyright Reed Business Information, Inc.)
"Review" by , "Three strong story lines lead to an intensely gripping finale. The ninth book in the Sookie Stackhouse series is one of the best." (starred review)
"Review" by , "Darker and more ominous than earlier entries in the series, Harris' latest raises the stakes (pun intended) for lovable heroine Sookie and comes up a winner....[A] gripping installment."
"Synopsis" by ,
Except for Sookie Stackhouse, folks in Bon Temps, Louisiana, knew little about vamps-and nothing about Weres. Until now. The Weres and shifters have finally revealed their existence to the ordinary world, and the backlash may have claimed the life of someone Sookie knew. But her determination to find out who is responsible for the murder is put aside in the face of a far greater danger. A race of unhuman beings- older, more powerful, and more secretive than vampires or werewolves-is preparing for war. And Sookie will find herself an all-toohuman pawn in their battle...

"Synopsis" by ,

Visit our Sookie Stackhouse series feature page. When the weres and shifters finally come out, the residents of Bon Temps, Louisiana, must deal with the violent aftermath. But a far greater danger threatens. A race of unhuman beings-older, more powerful, and more secretive than vampires or werewolves-is preparing for war. And Sookie will find herself an all-too human pawn in their battle...

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