“I have enjoyed everything I've read in Charlaine Harris' Southern Vampire Series and Definitely Dead does not disappoint! Harris has taken her action out of rural Bon Temps, but the story certainly doesn't suffer from being moved to New Orleans. Harris has a way of writing her setting, making it completely life-like and believable - you can hear the crickets and cicadas in the woods, feel the rain in the heaviness of the swamp, and experience the powdery yellow pollen that covers everything in the South this time of year. Reading Harris' books is a almost a physical experience.
The story in Definitely Dead is a fantastic blend of horror, humor, and romance. The twists and turns of the plot kept me reading long into the night, when I should have been asleep! But I really couldn't put the book down until I knew that Sookie was back, relatively safe and sound in Bon Temps. Don't get me wrong... Harris has left plenty "up in the air" so to speak - there's lots of material here for future books in the series - but it is nice to see a somewhat "happy ending" for Sookie and Co.
Definitely Dead has been my favorite book in the series so far. Sookie gets a little closure in this book and although it's painful, I think ultimately it will be a good thing. Definitely Dead is full of action and adventure, humor and wit, and of course, romance. Once again, Charlaine has hit the ball out of the park!”