"There is no need for me to sing praises for this book"

The activities of the supernatural community in and around Bon Temps has become vital news to Sookie Stackhouse. She is a friend of the local Were pack, Blood bound to the local vampire leader, her brother is a werepanther, her boss a shifter and her room mate is a witch. Then to make things all the more complicated her great-grandfather is fae.

The humans know about the vampires, they came out years ago. However now the humans are going to find out about Weres. It has finally been decided that the time is right to show their exsistence. Things seem to have gone well until Sam, Sookie's boss gets a phone call from his family and then a body of a werepanther is found in the parking lot of Merlotte's.

Sookie wants to find out who could have done such a horrible thing but while she is busy concentrating on that she doesn't see the real danger she is in. A Fae war has started and she is the main target and the enemy will harm anyone who gets in their way. Human or Supe, they don't care and they are mean.

I can hardly believe that this is book nine in the series. In some aspects I feel the story has been going on for much longer but in other ways it feels so fresh and new. There is no need for me to sing praises for this book because like all of the previous Sookie Stackhouse novels, it was amazing. Twists and turns, Supernatural and Human, everything you come to expect from this great series and outstanding author.

Sookie looses a lot in this book, some of the loss is worse than others but the title of the book 'Dead and Gone' really does have a lot of meaning. I hope that Sookie will get over the losses and come out strong like she always does. Although I wouldn't be surprised if the events in this new release leaves behind some damage.

The only thing I hated about this book is the end. Why? Because now I know I have to wait another year before the next Sookie book comes out.

Reviewed by Amber Chalmers
Posted June 5, 2009


A Sookie Stackhouse Novel

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.

Genre: Urban Fantasy

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Dead and Gone
(Sookie Stackhouse: Book 9)
by Charlaine Harris

Ace Books
May 1, 2009
Available: May 5, 2009
ISBN #0441017150
EAN #9780441017157
320 pages
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