"Ms. Harris mixes friends and fiends in this 8th book in the series"

Accepted as part of Louisiana's supernatural community because of her talent and past events, Sookie Stackhouse is still cautiously finding her way. While working as a barmaid with a semi- regular routine, she has friends who bring her into their world by asking for help. Political intrigues and power plays in the "regular" and "supernatural" societies make her feel occasionally helpless, but rarely hopeless. Sookie again chooses to "do the right thing" in aiding those in need even if it may cost her life.

There are signs of a were-war coming involving her ex- boyfriend, Alcide. The leader of the local vampire community Eric Northman has difficulties of his own that are coming to her doorstep and she might have to allow them in. Meanwhile, she finds relatives she didn't know existed and Quinn, her shifter boyfriend seems to have disappeared.

Ms. Harris mixes friends and fiends in a sometimes violent tale in a conventional Louisiana setting. Sookie Stackhouse is a big-hearted woman with character that a reader will care about and respect. The supporting characters may be varied in personalities and powers but all are intriguing.

Although this book is the 8th in the series, this is the first book by Charlaine Harris I have read and I can tell you that even with events hinted at through the story, the story was complete without reading the previous books. I will also say that now I wish to read the rest of this series to fill out characters and past events mentioned. I am looking forward to the next Sookie Stackhouse story and I can certainly see why it is being made into HBO's TRUE BLOOD series.

Reviewed by Cy Korte
Posted April 27, 2008




After the natural disaster of Hurricane Katrina and the manmade explosion at the vampire summit, everyone—human and otherwise—is stressed, including Louisiana cocktail waitress Sookie Stackhouse, who is trying to cope with the fact that her boyfriend Quinn has gone missing.

It’s clear that things are changing—whether the weres and vamps of her corner of Louisiana like it or not. And Sookie—Friend to the Pack and blood-bonded to Eric Northman, leader of the local vampire community—is caught up in the changes.

In the ensuing battles, Sookie faces danger, death, and once more, betrayal by someone she loves. And when the fur has finished flying and the cold blood finished flowing, her world will be forever altered.

Genre: Urban Fantasy

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From Dead to Worse
(Sookie Stackhouse: Book 8)
by Charlaine Harris

Ace Books
May 1, 2008
Available: May 6, 2008
ISBN #0441015891
EAN #9780441015894
336 pages
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Charlaine Harris

Down These Strange Streets
Home Improvement: Undead Edition
The Sookie Stackhouse Companion
Dead Reckoning
Death's Excellent Vacation
Dead in the Family
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A Touch of Dead
Grave Secret
Must Love Hellhounds
Night's Edge
Strange Brew
Dead and Gone
Unusual Suspects
Wolfsbane and Mistletoe
Blood Lite
An Ice Cold Grave
Many Bloody Returns
All Together Dead
My Big Fat Supernatural Wedding
Grave Surprise
Definitely Dead
Grave Sight
Dead As A Doornail
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
Shakespeare's Landlord
Dead Over Heels
The Julius House
Three Bedrooms, One Corpse
A Bone to Pick
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