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From Dead to Worse Paperback – Mar 2 2010
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From Publishers Weekly
Starred Review. Harris outdoes herself in this pivotal eighth Sookie Stackhouse novel (after 2007's All Together Dead), packing the story full of romantic tension and supernatural action. Having barely survived a catastrophic vampire hotel explosion, Sookie's back at work in Bon Temps, La., serving vintage blood and waiting tables at Merlotte's, a vampire bar. Participating in a friend's wedding and fending off the advances of her vampire ex-lover, Bill, and her blood-bonded pal, Eric, leaves Sookie chafing over the recent lack of communication from Quinn, her weretiger boyfriend. When a violent Were power struggle erupts as Vegas vampires attempt to take over Louisiana from disgraced queen Sophie-Anne, Sookie dives into the middle of it, determined to help her shape-changing, blood-drinking friends. Harris provides many fun twists, most significantly Sookie's meeting with her fae great-grandfather, Niall Brigant, which paves the way for a shock ending that will delight longtime fans. (May)
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[A] deliciously fiendish
increasingly riotous series.
Dallas Morning News
[A] delightful Southern vampire detective series.
I love the imaginative, creative world of Charlaine Harris!
With an audacious wink of her eye Harris creates a world that is both a weird possibility and a wild ride
The Anniston Star (AL)
Rocky Mountain News
Fans of Laurell K. Hamiltons Anita Blake should cotton to Sookie Stackhouse
A style thats much more fun than Anne Rice
Monroe (LA) News- Star
A thoroughly engaging series
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Top Customer Reviews
We have were wars and vamp wars and, of course, Sookie is not just in the middle of it all but actually has an effect on the outcomes.
And in post Katrina Louisiana we meet a couple of people who have been displaced and also get involved with Sookie.
But the real highlight of this book is an unexpected new family connection for Sookie. I won't give anything away but it adds a fascinating side to the story. And it probably sets up plot material for the next installment.
A real satisfying read.
After all the loss and devastation in New Orleans, change is afoot in the vampire world. While Sookie would prefer not to be involved in Vamp politics, her associations always manage to land her right in the middle of things. To make matters worse, the Weres are caught up in a battle for leadership of their own, and they want Sookie's assistance as well. And just when you think her supernatural obligations are at the max, we meet a long lost relative (or two!) that add a whole new wrinkle to Sookie's already complicated life.
From Dead to Worse does an excellent job of advancing all the various plot lines that have been planted in the previous novels, bringing some to a satisfying close, while also opening things up for some new characters and dramas. Filled with all the great characters we have come to know and love over the years, along with a healthy dose of danger and excitement, and of course a few chuckles along the way, From Dead to Worse is one of my favourite Sookie books to date. I can't wait to get my hands on Dead and Gone, the 9th installment in the series, to find out what happens next!
Most recent customer reviews
love the entire series of books and this is just another one in the continuing saga. Great read. Easy to readPublished on Feb. 8 2013 by Barbara Nilghe
I love the way Charlaine portrays the heroine in this on going series.Can't wait to see how it finally ends.Published on Aug. 13 2010 by Caro
Charleaine Harris just keeps getting better and better. I have never had anything bad to say about her books.Published on Nov. 10 2009 by Michelle
I really love the Sookie Stackhouse novels, but i was so dissapointed with this one. The action is kind of blotchy, first the weres are ambushed and that plot ends almost too soon... Read morePublished on July 15 2009 by A. Boniecka