Monday, January 19, 2009

Club Dead, by Charlaine Harris

Sequel to Living Dead in Dallas

This is about a small town waitress named Sookie Stackhouse who has the ability to read minds, and dates the towns resident vampire, Bill. Sookie is exasperated when she cannot get Bill to pay any attention to her. Then he announces that he is going on a business trip, which is clearly more than it appears to be.

Eric, the Area Sheriff, and Bill's superior, informs Sookie that Bill has gone astray. Eric is completely taken with Sookie and sees this falling out as an opportunity to gain favor with Sookie. Bill has taken up with his ex, the beautiful vampire, Lorena, who is also his maker. Now, Bill has gone missing. Eric wants Sookie's help in finding out what happened to Bill and to get him back. Sookie agrees to go to Jackson, Mississippi, even though she is deeply hurt by Bill's blatant betrayal but cannot ignore her need to see him safe.

Alcide Herveaux, a werewolf, will be Sookie's contact when she arrives. With his help, Sookie will be able to gain access to an elite club for the supernatural, Club Dead. Alcide is very handsome in a very masculine way and Sookie cannot help her attraction to him. Alcide has just come out of a relationship too, and they bump into his jealous ex at Club Dead. Things get really interesting here and the book gets hard to put down. The series is so good they made an HBO special out of it called "True Blood".


If you haven't read the series from the beginning you are really missing out. Here's a list of books in the series:

Book 1 Dead Until Dark
Book 2 Living Dead in Dallas
Book 4 Dead to the World
Book 5 Dead as a Doornail
Book 6 Definitely Dead
Book 7 All Together Dead
Book 8 From Dead to Worse
Book 9 Dead and Gone
Book 10 Dead in the Family

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