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"the latest installment of Harris' award-winning Sookie Stackhouse series"

In the latest installment of Charlaine Harris's award- winning Sookie Stackhouse series, we find the telepathic barmaid from Louisiana still involved with the world's preternatural community.

We find our favorite southern barmaid still living in Bon Temp, LA and still working at the local watering hole, Merlotte's. But things are looking up for Sookie. After having suffered a serious broken heart over the vampire- whom-we-shall-not-name, Sookie now has a new love in her life -- Quinn, the very large, very muscular, and very handsome weretiger. She's also been hired to accompany the vampire Queen of Louisiana, Sophie-Anne, to the national vampire summit, where Sookie's job is to scan the minds of any humans in attendance in an attempt to give the Queen an upper hand in any dealings in which she's involved. Sophie-Anne's status is in a precarious position after having survived a failed coup by her husband -- who, as it happens, is a very dead husband now - - and the devastation that Hurricane Katrina bestowed upon New Orleans. While at the summit, dramatic events begin to unfold involving deceit, vampire politics, and yes, a visit from the fanatical anti-vamp group, Fellowship of the Sun. All of this forces Sookie to ask herself: which side will she stand with and where do her loyalties lie?

I thoroughly enjoyed this latest addition to the Sookie series. I must confess that this is one of the series that I count down the days until the next book is released. Harris is clearly one of the paranormal genre's shining stars. Her stories aren't so complex that they are hard to follow, but are, instead, a wonderful blend of humor, thrills, and Sookie's ever-growing love triangle. The only negative things I can say about this book is that I miss visiting more with some of the more familiar characters whom I've come to love -- Sam, Jason, & Claudine - and I thought the ending was just a bit abrupt. Harris compensates for the latter by introducing us to a whole new set of "people" -- and I do use that term loosely - and I find myself wanting to fully immerse myself into this fabulous world in which Sookie lives.

Reviewed by Mippy Carlson
Posted May 16, 2007

SUMMARY

A Southern Vampire Mystery

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.

Genre: Urban Fantasy

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All Together Dead
(Sookie Stackhouse: Book 7)
by Charlaine Harris

Ace Books
May 1, 2007
Available: May 1, 2007
ISBN #0441014941
EAN #9780441014941
336 pages
Hardcover
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Charlaine Harris

Down These Strange Streets
Home Improvement: Undead Edition
The Sookie Stackhouse Companion
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Night's Edge
Strange Brew
Dead and Gone
Unusual Suspects
Wolfsbane and Mistletoe
Blood Lite
From Dead to Worse
An Ice Cold Grave
Many Bloody Returns
My Big Fat Supernatural Wedding
Grave Surprise
Definitely Dead
Grave Sight
Dead As A Doornail
Bite
Night's Edge
Powers of Detection: Stories of Mystery and Fantasy
Dead to the World
Poppy Done to Death
Club Dead
Last Scene Alive
Living Dead In Dallas
Shakespeare's Counselor
Dead Until Dark
Shakespeare's Trollop
A Fool and His Honey
Shakespeare's Christmas
Shakespeare's Champion
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Dead Over Heels
The Julius House
Three Bedrooms, One Corpse
A Bone to Pick
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