Plot: Louisiana cocktail waitress Sookie Stackhouse has her hands full dealing with every sort of undead and paranormal creature imaginable. And after being betrayed by her longtime vampire love, Sookie must not only deal with a new man in her life—the shapeshifter Quinn—but also contend with the long-planned vampire summit.
The summit is a tense situation. The vampire queen of Louisiana is in a precarious position, her power base weakened by hurricane damage to New Orleans. And there are some vamps who would like to finish what nature started. Soon, Sookie must decide what side she’ll stand with. And her choice may mean the difference between survival and all-out catastrophe. (via Goodreads)
These books are slowly but surely worsening as we go further into Sookie’s life. The gaping holes in the story drives me mad – sometimes things are referred to that wasn’t even mentioned in the previous books, sometimes there is so much drama it’s like did that really just happen?It seems like it will always be “everyone wants Sookie” which is very amusing because she is always stressing that she has no experience in relationships or men or anything. I really did like Quinn and think it is a shame that he never made it into the show – he seemed like just the right, normal human guy Sookie needed – strong enough to fight against Vampires but he could grow old with her. I wasn’t a particular fan of the vampire summit either – talk about a generally stupid idea for a group of people with known haters to be in one place during the day and then not being able to face the sun to defend yourself.
These series started out relatively fine – no works of art but nice reading if you need some brain dead fun. After the eight book I had to take a big break because it was just too meh for me. I’m ready to return now, hopefully to something slightly better written. It is still fun to read though, but I can’t binge read anymore – it is time to alternate with more serious books just for a break in-between.
All Together Dead is not even close to the best book in the series, although I will suggest reading it if you are planning to go through the entire series (you’ll end up even more confused if you leave it out)