“I enjoyed this one but unfortunately it didn't leave me gushing over it, unlike some of it's predecessors. I hope my love affair with the series isn't starting to wane and/or that the strength of my enjoyment won't continue to diminish with each successive book from here until the finale. I did really like coming back into Bon Temps, with the character and storyline continuations and the book did explain a few more things in this supernatural world but I found the Fae War a bit 'piece-meal' until the final showdown - almost too much happening at once - and then it was all over kind of quickly. Worth reading though, for the continuation of the storyline... am kind of looking forward to number 10 but also don't want to get my hopes up...”Kristen F wrote this review Monday, December 26, 2011. ( reply | permalink ) Was this review helpful? Yes | No
“I have always been fond of this series because of its light hearted content, but this book broke that chain.
Wars are brewing left right and centre in Sookie's world. Vampires are taking over other vampires land and werewolves are at each other’s throats as well. Add into the mix Sookie’s fairy heritage and the war that they are waging, and you have the perfect brew for a really depressing novel.
Dead and Gone left me feeling really bad, Harris might not be killing off central characters, but she definitely killed off a few loved ones in this book, and I really don’t think it was necessary. The fairy war came to a head at the end of this book and it took a few characters with it that left me feeling pretty depressed after it.
Sookie was also left scarred after her ordeal with the fairies but she should recover, hopefully.
At the end of this book, I felt depressed, not just a little sad but down in the dumps for a couple of days. There was so much loss, so much death, and for what? A part fairy that screws vampires and attracts trouble.
I still flew through this book, and I still loved it, but I was left with the thought of, where does it end? What makes Sookie so special that all these people are willing to die for her? Vampires regenerate but even so, they can still die and frequently do where Sookie is concerned. Fairies are a dying race and how many were taken out purely because some big wig wanted to finish off Sookie because she was a half breed.
I still love Sookie and I love that she is growing stronger and wiser with every novel, but surely no one could expect such loyalty.
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“005”Billy Landon wrote this review Monday, November 14, 2011. ( reply | permalink ) Was this review helpful? Yes | No
“I loved all the Sookie books!”StripeMom wrote this review Saturday, October 29, 2011. ( reply | permalink ) Was this review helpful? Yes | No
“Very good - the ending was exciting!”Sandy T wrote this review Sunday, October 23, 2011. ( reply | permalink ) Was this review helpful? Yes | No
“Yay! Bill is back in the storyline! Another great Sookie Stackhouse mystery...they may not be "la de da" high brow lit but they sure are entertaining! Charlaine Harris never fails to draw me in... am looking foward to reading book 10!”night owl wrote this review Wednesday, December 21, 2011. ( reply | permalink ) Was this review helpful? Yes | No
“bout time the shifters came out of the closet Haha good read!!! love the series! ”Lindsey Watkins wrote this review Wednesday, October 12, 2011. ( reply | permalink ) Was this review helpful? Yes | No
“This was an awesome addition to the world of Sookie Stackhouse, but it wasn't the plot I expected. Sookie is now with Eric and everything is great, wonderful and just almost perfect. Sookie's life is everything she always wanted right now, the only problem is, she's not really sure about Eric.
I expected Sookie to at least have accepted what she is now, but it seems that she wants something else. The book was entirely fair but not good enough, I loved the previous installments better, because she didn't seem too much of a Damsel in distress. Sookie knew what she wanted and how to ge it, but instead of progressing through the series she seemed to be stuck in being Bill and Eric's girl.”
“More of the same. Still a nice read with good characters as always. I really enjoy this series.”jodie wrote this review Tuesday, September 20, 2011. ( reply | permalink ) Was this review helpful? Yes | No