Author: Charlaine Harris
Publication: May 1st, 2006
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Description: Louisiana cocktail waitress Sookie Stackhouse has her hands full dealing with every sort of undead and paranormal creature imaginable. And after being betrayed by her longtime vampire love, Sookie must not only deal with a new man in her life—the shapeshifter Quinn—but also contend with the long-planned vampire summit.
The summit is a tense situation. The vampire queen of Louisiana is in a precarious position, her power base weakened by hurricane damage to New Orleans. And there are some vamps who would like to finish what nature started. Soon, Sookie must decide what side she'll stand with. And her choice may mean the difference between survival and all-out catastrophe.…
My Review:The last few books in the series, while very enjoyable, just haven't had enough to make me love them. Well, I loved All Together Dead. There is crazy stuff happening from start to finish - everything from betrayals, hidden agendas, marriage, death, and even bombs keeps you on the edge of your seat. And to top it off, all of this isn't happening in the quaint Louisiana town of Bon Temps, but in the extravagant Pyramid of Giza Hotel in a city on Lake Michigan for the Vampire Summit. How exciting is that?
Needless to say, my favorite part about All Together Dead is the non-stop action and exciting storyline. There are plenty of twists and turns and it's a lot of fun to read. The action isn't the only thing I loved though. As usual, Harris gives us great writing and characters.
Whether they're interesting side characters or creepy bad guys or just the awesome butt-kicking Sookie herself, the Sookie Stackhouse series really does have great characters. All Together Dead in particular had some fun ones. There's the creepy yet intriguing Queen of Louisiana and her bodyguard Andre that always keep Sookie on her toes. One of my favorites, Barry the bell-boy is in this book as well. He and Sookie experiment with their telepathic abilities together in one part and I loved it. Quinn is still around too, though he's one of the more dull characters in my opinion.
Yup, Sookie is still going out with the were-tiger Quinn. The bald were-tiger. The bald and lacking personality that says "Babe" too much, were-tiger. Sorry if I sound a little bitter. I probably wouldn't dislike him quite so much (maybe) if there wasn't a perfectly good Viking vampire not two feet away that is growing closer to Sookie with every passing book. I'm talking about Eric. Sigh. Eric was luckily in All Together Dead as well, just as funny and good-looking as usual, but he wasn't in it as much as I would've liked. But maybe I'm just still spoiled from Dead to the World.
All in all, I loved All Together Dead. While Sookie was still going out with Quinn, which sucks, there was enough Eric and plenty of outstanding action and a great storyline to more than make up for it to me. Oh and did I mention - there's barely any Bill in All Together Dead too! A definite plus there.
Summed Up:Great writing, storyline, and characters as usual from this series. It also had a ton of exciting action from start to finish. Only drawback of the book was the romance with Quinn.
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Review for #2: Living Dead In Dallas
Review for #3: Club Dead
Review for #4: Dead to the World
Review for #5: Dead as a Doornail
Review for #6: Definitely Dead
Review for #7: All Together Dead
Review for #8: From Dead to Worse
Review for #9: Dead and Gone
Review for #10: Dead in the Family - to come