"skillfully mixed paranormal, humor, mystery and romance"
Ms Harris shows why she is a best seller in this action
installment of the Southern Vampire Series. We start out
with Sookie doing some
everyday things around Bon Temps and meeting with some old
friends. She gets
invited to a wedding shower which is a major social
success for her. Has a run
in with Arlene, who is now a member of the fast growing
Fellowship of the Sun.
Goes to her brother's impromptu wedding and shows that
Hotshot knows how to
throw a party! Gets to find out what it is like to make
love to a warm blooded
male (Quinn) and decides that she might be falling in love
While getting ready for the vampire summit, everyone is
telling her that it is
a bad idea to go. But Sookie has gotten used to the extra
padding in her bank
account that working for the vampires has provided and she
already made the
commitment to work it. Besides working for the Queen with
her special talent,
she is to be the main witness for Sophie Anne's trial for
murdering her new
husband (Definitely Dead).
Louisiana will not be sending as many vampires as normal
to the summit due to
the damage hurricane Katrina did, their funds are depleted
plus many did not
survive. Eric, Pam, Andre and Bill are a few of the
vampires going and even
Quinn is going in a working capacity. Barry the Bellboy is
also at the summit
working in the same capacity as Sookie, but for the
vampires of Texas.
As with any political summit there are goings on behind
the scenes, secret
alliances and backroom deals. Will Sookie have what it
takes to survive the
summit? With several murders to solve, sexual tension
between Erik, Quinn &
Sookie, and new supernatural group to figure out, will
Sookie be able to come
out of this one intact? And what is the Fellowship of the
Sun up to?
I absolutely loved this book! With this series Ms Harris
has taken a simple
southern bar maid and we have watched her grow with each
book, and this one is
no exception. In All Together Dead, Sookie's eyes are
opened much more and she
becomes aware of dangers to her not only from the vampires
and the other
supernatural beings but from the human population as well.
With the introduction
of the Britlingens, it makes me wonder what else is out
there for Sookie to find
out. As with all the books in this series Ms Harris has
paranormal, humor, mystery and romance; if you are a fan
of those genres and
have not read any of the Sookie books you definitely need
to go out and get
them. If you have read them, then you know that you MUST
get All Together Dead;
you will not be disappointed, as this is the best one yet!
Reviewed by Catherine Smith
Posted June 23, 2007
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