|Dead and Gone Plot Summary|
It's amazing how much and how quickly one can read when you aren't glued to the television! It really does suck out your brain cells but, I love it. Big news Sookie gets hitched in this book!! well sort of if you consider an archaic tradition that she participated in because she had no idea what she was doing or that it meant such a huge thing a marriage. As I would be she was pretty pissed initially but their stupid bond has made her weak and he gets off easy for his treachery, but I guess there are worse things. He gets away with all kinds of stuff now because "he knows best" bleh chauvinist she is such a pushover. The Were's come out to the world finally and this does not work out as well as hoped Arlene freaks out in front of everyone and quits. She was a close minded idiot anyway, she would and did believe anything a man told her see book one. This plays out badly for Sookie later though because in her misguided hate of Sookie Arlene sets Sookie up to be crucified. Yes really Jesus style. Quinn pops up briefly to everyone's displeasure but Sookie quickly turns him away again, but not before Bill makes an appearance and the two get into a brawl that ends with Sook unconscious. Neither man can seem to let go of Sookie even though she wants nothing to do with either of them. If that were women chasing after a man we would be crazy or pathetic for men its romantic. Double standard!! Anyway when she awakes she finds prince charming at her side nursing her back to health, her lovely new husband. I do love him even if he is an egotistical bastard they finally get down to the business again yay!!! So there are some steamy yummy pages in this book which elevates it considerably in my eyes, there just isn't enough yummy in the books for me. That could be because i'm a perv or it could be because when you have a bunch of beautiful men chasing after you how could you not take advantage? seriously. The FBI comes knocking at Sookie's door (not an unfamiliar experience to her) but this time it was about what happened in Rhodes. They wanted an explanation on how she did it, who she was with, and possibly to hijack her to come work as a lie detector just like everyone else in the world. Crystal is killed by persons unknown and strung up in the Merlottes parking lot, which is no great loss to humanity/weres. Side note I am surprised people even go to the bar of death anymore; I mean seriously it's like THE place for bodies to show up. It is not always or even mostly Sam's fault, it's Sookie's fault because she brings her problems to work or they follow her there. The choices she makes in her life seem to directly affect Sam and his business, if I were him I would seriously rethink letting her continue working there that is why you shouldn't employ people you wanna bone; it always turns out badly for the love sick puppy. So, Crystal and her unborn baby are dead and the residents of Hotshot are on a rampage to find out who did it. While I say that losing the baby is tragic and unnecessary, Crystal was small time white trash so good riddance to bad rubbish. Next! The killer fairies start after Sookie because of her grandfather. Because of all the impending doom and warnings about the fairies from everyone Sookie finally calls in the favors owed to her by the vamps and the weres to protect her hide. Fat lotta good it does her considering the vamp is BUBBA!!! yay love him too but not the most reliable protector and the guard from the weres gets sucked in by a fairy and poisoned so once again Sookie is left defenseless other than some water pistols filled with lemon juice and an iron garden trowel, not exactly an arsenal. On her way home from work Bill meets her to check on her sick guard and finds a huge pool of blood at his house, they rush home to check on the roomie and right as Sookie enters onto her back porch she is abducted by aliens!! or fairies you know whatever, before Bill can save her. They fairies that abduct her proceed to torture her relentlessly for hours cutting, biting, and beating her within an inch of death until her rescuers finally arrive. It was not her prince to save the day though which I thought was kind of bogus but I guess beggars can't be choosers. Needless to say those fairies died quickly but, one managed to poison Bill with silver quite effectively and incapacitated him. They were moved to a hospital where Sookie had to ingest large amounts of vampire blood just to be able to move and speak. Claudine was in charge of watching over Sookie in the hospital when she announces that she is pregnant! So you know what that means time to die, sorry Claudine bad luck for you, it seems that Sookie is bad for the health of her friends. Claudine's death and the death of several others take place when the angry fairies overtake the hospital and start/finish a war with the humans/vamps/weres. Overall a very eventful night for Sookie. Yet, after all the fighting, death, and pain the grandfather decides to close off fairy land forever which is irritating once you read the book. Pointless and irritating.
Good for the action
Attacked in her Garden Caught in the middle **Arlene attempts to **Shot at by back
by Fairy of Quinn and Bill's fight to have her crucified woods extremists
Tortured by Attacked during the
Fairies Fairy war