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Thursday, May 23, 2013

Dead and Gone

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

Saturday, May 18, 2013

From Dead to Worse

So I am cruzing right along in the Sookie books which is a good thing considering that the final book has been released and I haven't even bought it yet.  I am looking forward to reading it and hopefully the ending doesn't suck!  I don't read a story for this long to get a real world ending I want a happy ever after with Sookie and Eric, though I know that prolly won't happen!  Any way that is still several books away so not an issue for discussion yet.  So, the build up of a very busy book begins with Sookie discovering a new and interesting family member whom causes her to re-think her grandmothers sweet innocence.  Turns out Sookie wasn't just a victim of a crazy gene mutation, her family is more paranormal than we originally thought and it explains why the giant douche Jason is so desirable to the opposite sex.  This is not the only family revelation Sookie has in this book, turns out she has more family than she ever thought.  Unfortunately or fortunately depending on your outlook she is not the only one with gifts passed down from her paranormal heritage.  Quinn succumbs to his predicted fate, though later than guessed, in this book whomp whomp...out the door he goes because of his bat sh!t crazy family that will always come first in his life.  Anyone whose dated a mama's boy/daddy's girl knows how unfun it can be to be considered second no matter what. The umbilical cord was not only reason Sookie tossed him out, after Rhodes Quinn just evaporated and we hear nothing for weeks, not saying he didn't have a good reason but what do you expect?!  She can only assume he bailed on her and move on, but nooooooo he expects her to be waiting and pining after him for months with no  Next hurdle, Sookie seems to have evolved from being the wrong place wrong time girl to the object of  a lot of death plots girl; she is always on the brink of death in all of these books(otherwise where is the fun?) but it hasn't really been her fault up to now, it had to more to do with who/what she associates with.  Now several people are actively seeking HER out not only as a vamp lover/ sympathizer but as a telepath and a meddler.  She gets beaten up for these reasons often enough but this time around we see several groups of people looking for her specifically.  Because of this I think at this point I will not only keep count of the times that Sookie gets beaten to a pulp, but also her numerous brushes with death.  It's really kind of ridiculous when you see them all lined up and the time between  each attempt.  Considering Sookie is mortal and relatively fragile she had proven very hard to kill, maybe its just her good fortune or maybe it is the vampires and weres and fairies always hovering around her because she is not exactly a force to be reckoned with.  I don't know what it is but I wish I had just a little of her luck to play the lotto!  Finally there are the vampires and their mess of problems.  We left the Queen legless, Andre dead, several dead sheriffs, and a very weakened state for the LA vamps.  Well, somehow Sookie is once again caught in the middle of a dangerous situation, why she can't leave things alone or say no is beyond me, so a vamp war ends at her door.  It ends better than expected but the violence is never ending 

Good for the feminists Sookie holds her own sort of...if there is such a thing against supes


 **means that Sookie wasn't physically hurt                 
 ***Sookie is nearly                       *** Sookie is ambushed              Beaten and bitten   
     shot by crazy Were                                   at library                       during Were War
**Sookie is cornered by
    legion of vampires

Wednesday, May 15, 2013

All Together Dead


The much anticipated vampire summit or convention if you will has finally come, Sookie and the LA vamps are off to Rhodes.  The summit was originally scheduled for March but was postponed due to a questionable weather witch and then again because of hurricane Katrina.  Hurricane Katrina was such a major event I was pleased to see the author incorporate it into the story; it affected so many and the
economy of LA so much that it would
have seemed a cop-out if it hadn't been referred to.  It actually plays such a big part in the queens story I wonder what the author had planned before the storm occurred.  From the groups arrival in Rhodes you can tell there is some kind of plan forming because of all the odd things that happen at the pyramid hotel.  There are several different plots afoot in this book not only on the fellowship side but from the vamp side as well.  On this trip Sookie starts to realize the precarious line she walks in the vampire world, especially as more people find out about her ability.  The queen and her flunkies notice how beneficial it is having a telepath at their beck and call and because of this her freedom in life and of choice is nearly ripped away from her on more than one occasion.  This does not go over well and fortunately because Eric always seems to be just around the corner he sort of saves the day.  She is forced to choose either take Eric's blood or be tied to Andre the queens right hand for the rest of her life Andre is a pretty scary dude so she chooses Eric.(naturally) What she didn't know was that the 3rd blood exchange (which was this one) is a significant one.  Sookie starts to feel Eric's presence much more strongly and gets more comfort from him just being around which considering her relationship with sexy tiger is a little awkward.  On the other side of things Eric feels all of Sookie's emotions to the n'th level which he finds troublesome when he ends up in the pathway of a bomb.  This book just continued my deep love for Eric though.  He is so badass that he was able to break his hotel window slide down a pyramid and fly all during the daytime, fighting the vamp urge to sleep and the overwhelming pain of sizzling in the sun, while saving not only Sookie but Pam as well.  That is his second time saving Sookie in this book alone...I love him so much she needs to just give in to him.  Meanwhile the sexy tiger Quinn made it past my book and a half prediction it seems but I'm wondering if he is on his way out of Sookie's good graces, he doesn't do anything to deserve this but she is easily distracted.  Quinn does spend alotta time down and out in this book mostly because he is protecting the ever in distress Sookie.  I do wish she would just become a vampire so she isn't so "poor me I need a big strong man to save me"  as much, she could be bad ass like Pam.  Barry the telepath from book three shows back up and does have a significant roll and we see Sookie expand her gift with the help of Barry which is definitely a change from the last time they met up.  There is a lot of death and destruction this time around but the casualties seem to be more on the vampire side than the human side.  **No plot summary link because of computer problems   

Good for the action


Sookie nearly blown                             Sookie nearly impaled          Sookie nearly blown
up by Dr. Pepper                                        by an arrow                         up in the hotel

Sunday, May 12, 2013

Definately Dead

Definitely Dead Plot Summary     
So hopefully this book begins the uphill rise of the bell curve in the Sookie saga.  It was definitely better than the previous book.  Bill falls very far from grace in this book, finally, and thank god.  He crossed the line that prevented Sookie from ever being able to forgive him, I guess nearly draining her and raping her was ok but this, this was too far, women are soo weird like that.  Anyway, Sookie moves on to the sexy tiger Quinn in this segment though given her history he will only last about a book and half at most and then from there he will ache and brood after her from the sidelines.  P.S. why does she always have these delicious men following her around that are never good enough?  The one sad note in their relationship was a very pathetic attempt at a sex scene.   It was roughly quoted as "the best I've had"  when it was just dry humping and groping almost fully clothed.  This ridiculous statement proves that they are either really inexperienced or just easily satisfied, needless to say I was very disappointed.  Quinn is a tiger; I want crazy hot talons and animal sexiness not teenage grope fest arrg.  Now that, that is said, the peril that Sookie faced this time around seemed like much less of a stretch. For the first time Sookie leaves po-dunk Louisiana for the big city of New Orleans; her trip is initiated by the Queen of Louisiana to clean out her now twice dead cousin's apartment who was also coincidentally the Queen's play toy.  Turns out the queen had more of a motive for having Sookie to come right just now.  In anger Hadley (cousin) had hidden something belonging to the queen that would lead to war if not recovered.  Alas, this mystery object is not the only thing waiting for Sookie in her cousin's apartment ,she also discovers a half vampire half werewolf in the closet when he tries to eat her, which is not a new experience for her, but afterwards vampire or Were doesn't know quite what to do with him.  We get to see some very interesting magic from several of the witches of N.O. and by the end Sookie gains a roommate!  Hopefully this will deter the revolving door of unauthorized visitors in and around her house.  On that note Debbie's obsessive family is still poking around Sookie because they swear she knows more than she is telling; this is when we meet Debbie's similarly crazy adopted sister.  She blows them off as she has twice before, but this time it bites her in the a$$ literally.  So a big party, the Pelt family, a brief appearance from the sexy Eric, very little to no Bill, witches, a super sexy tiger and the king of Arkansas (my home state) sum up this very active book.  I really liked it, refills my faith in the series

good for the mystery solver


Attacked  by                  Attempted meal for     Kidnapped and
drugged up Were's           baby vampire             beaten by ??

Sunday, May 5, 2013

Dead as a Doornail

Dead as a Doornail Plot Summary
So I finished this book eons ago and due to several simultaneous technical malfunctions, I am just now getting around to doing my review; so long that I've almost forgotten what I've read.  I remember enough to say that the fifth installment of the Sookie adventures left me disappointed.  Since this is such a long series (13 books) instead of my usual trilogy I say that puts her right on par with the horrible middle book curse.  This is referring to the problems that are in most sequels, but in longer series it tends to be the middlish book. You have the end of the first book/story and the build up to the final story.  This book tends to be mostly filler of information that may come in handy later but at this early stage seem to be useless unrelated information.  In proper style there was brutal action and some teasing sexy activities, neither of which really contributed to this books story line.  The villain/s seemed like a reach from writers block hell and there is little appearance from my favorite characters.  There were a few bright spots in the book like the new sexy were in town, and the packmaster competition while brutal kept my interest up.  There was also an appearance of a new character Claudine who seems to show up at very useful times in Sookie's life or soon to be end of anyway.  The cheeze of her being a "fairy godmother"  is almost too much, but not quite because I love her innocence amongst all the evil.  I feel like this book is just one big pouty face from all the men in the series directed at Sookie for not being what they want which usually is theirs.  I don't like the direction Alcide is moving in either, I liked him with Sookie even despite his crazy girlfriend, but I guess you can't get over a girl killing the dysfunctional love of your life.  There seems to be a jumble of stories going on in this book and none of them have anything to do with the other.  I find this very frustrating but since I am a Sookie fan I will read on to the bigger and better adventure.  Unfortunately, since it has been so long I may not be accurate on my typical Sookie a$$ kicking tally to the blog mostly because I don't remember all of them.  I know that is terrible but I didn't want to re-read it not really worth it.

Good for the lover's of the two natured


   Sookie Nearly Dies in a Fire          Sookie is Shot