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“I read this book for a group challenge. The challenge was to read something from a genre that you normally don't read. I chose this book because this series seems to have a lot of followers and I figured that if I had to read something I didn't really want to I was going to try to find...”see full review » see other reviews »
“Sookie goes to a Vampire Convenntion”J.W. B wrote this review Friday, November 8, 2013. ( reply | permalink ) Was this review helpful? Yes | No
“I think her story telling is slipping a little bit. I thought she had written that Sophie Anne had killed the three Arkansas vampires, but then it went into a whole whodunit story point. I still enjoy the over all plot, and at least there is a clearly defined one in the book and throughout the series, but it almost seems like she was rushing to get a book out and didn't do a final read through. ”Sheela wrote this review Thursday, October 24, 2013. ( reply | permalink ) Was this review helpful? Yes | No
“Another Sookie Stackhouse book. Not fantastic, but if you like the series it is enjoyable.”Jay Brian Schoonmaker wrote this review Tuesday, September 24, 2013. ( reply | permalink ) Was this review helpful? Yes | No
“It would be hard to pick a favorite among Charlaine Harris' Southern Vampire Mysteries, but All Together Dead would be a top contender. Among other things, after reading eleven of these books, they tend to blur in my mind. This is one of the few books I found memorable, for several reasons. For one, this is set in the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina. I loved that. Here's this alternate reality where synthetic blood has allowed vampires to come out into the open, and here Harris incorporates real life current events that have happened since the last book right in. It's things like this--and "Bubba" the vampire who was Elvis and Sookie's down to earth voice that helps give the series it's charming loopy feel.
The bulk of this book takes place at a "vampire summit" in Rhodes, Illinois. Sookie travels there with the entourage attached to the Queen of Louisiana including Eric, Bill and Pam; her latest beau, Quinn the were-tiger is there as well as a supernatural events coordinator. The scenario gives Harris a chance to display her whimsical world-building. The vampires travel with their coffins on Anubis airlines and are staying at the "Pyramid of Gizeh" hotel designed for vampires--there are no windows on the ground floor. Naturally, given the scenario, there's plenty of vampire politics and intrigue and a great cast of characters from the regulars like Bill and Eric to small one-off characters like the "Ancient Pythoness." I also thought Sookie was a kickass heroine in this one in so many ways, someone who has grown with her experiences since the first book. And this book has the most explosive and unforgettable climax of any of the books. A great read for Halloween.
Also, Amelia the witch and Bob the cat, and Arlene the no-good friend and Halleigh's bridal shower and Jason's wedding and... I mean, what's not to love here?”
“a continuation of the Sookie Stackhouse series and as good as the rest. Although this can be a little slow in parts it is still a good read with enough action to keep you reading
An excellent series”
“I really wasn't into this book until the second to last-ish chapter and then I stayed up until 1:30 am to finish it. It does seem like the book ended suddenly and then just as randomly Sookie comes home and finds out Tara has married JB and that's the end of the book. I also missed the place where the title was included and it makes me sad. Crystal is pregnant again in this book so she and Jason get married.
Synopsis: In this book Sookie goes with the Louisiana group to the Vamp conference. The queen uses her to see if the people she deals with are telling the truth. She also needs her as the only witness to her husband, Kentucky's, death.
Sookie is dating Quinn, though you don't see him much in this book. Sookie is made to take Eric's blook (she was supposed to take Andre's but Eric stepped in and knew that his would be better than Andre's) so that Sookie would be more connected to the Queen and her entourage. The Queen was given the state of Kentucky by the great Phythoness, without much discussion, because of what Sookie "heard."
Also, in part of the book there were extra suitcases that the different groups were called down to baggage to get. But none ended up being claimed and most were forgot about. I thought this was the first inkling of something happening and it seemed more obvious than it had in past books.
One of the vamps hired Britligens (sp?) to guard him. One told Sookie that they caught a Fellowship spy in their ranks recently and that person told them that there was going to be a big attack on the conference vamps. There was also a small bomb, but it was just planted by the hotel owner to try and get the Queen to date him. Like she needed a man to protect her.
The new Vamp-were, Jake Purifoy, had acted odd and Sookie heard him talking to some people and he told her to go out shopping the next day. It all seemed a warning to me and he was in on it. He was angry he was turned into a vamp and he was somewhat taking it out on the vamps.
In addition Barry Bellhop was at the conference and he and Sookie realized that they could hold conversations in their heads with each other and they could talk directly to the other.
Barry woke Sookie when he found Jake asleep on the human floor near the elevator. They figured out what was going to happen and that Jake was on his way to tell her. The Fellowship was going to bomb the hotel in the daylight so the Vamps would die. So they set off the fire alarm and each went to save their respective Kings and Queens. Sookie ran after Eric and Pam. Eric woke a bit for sookie to throw a big hooded rob over him and he helped her get Pam into her casket. they busted out the window and slid out. Eric grabbed Sookie and they flew a little bit, but the casket crashed and Pam started to burn. Eric climbed over her and the ambulance too them to a basement. Sookie and Barry convinced the authories to let them use their powers to find people in the rubble. then people wanted their names and they didn't want to give them for fear of following. They hid out and then Barry flew home with the group the next day and Sookie had to go the hospital to see Quinn and his sister. (she learned that Quinn had sold himself out to the vamps when he needed their help getting his mother back from kidnappers. He also had a half sister that he sometimes cared for.) Here the reader finds out that Quinne killed Andre so that he wouldn't have a hold over Sookie. he killed him while he was stuck and almost dead in the hotel debris. Quinn's sister said she kinda liked Sookie then and offered her her car to drive back home. when she got there she found out that Tara and JB got married too. and that was the end.”
“I kind of remember this one..... I liked the duplicitous actions of the vampires against their own & the politics of the Queen....
The actions of the fundamentalists were more than awful and I can see the parallels between the fictional hating vampires & the non-fictional hating of gays in today's society....”
“The best Sookie adventure yet!”Mary Jo B wrote this review Monday, February 25, 2013. ( reply | permalink ) Was this review helpful? Yes | No
“My fav so far! So many great characters with details that make me feel like I know them.”Sarah Gentry wrote this review Wednesday, February 13, 2013. ( reply | permalink ) Was this review helpful? Yes | No