Archive for sookie stackhouse novels
Updated December 2, 2012
Don’t you just love the Sookie Stackhouse books? For your convenience, we’ve listed the entire collection of Sookie Stackhouse Books below IN ORDER:
Description: We meet: Sookie, a telepathic waitress; Bill Compton, a sexy vampire; Sam Merlotte, Sookie’s boss who has a secret; and Jason, Sookie’s womanizing brother. Check prices
Title: Living Dead In Dallas
Description: Sookie gets called to Dallas to help locate a missing vampire; we’re introduced to the radical group The Fellowship of the Sun; Sookie almost loses her life. Check prices
Title: Club Dead
Description: Bill disappears and Sookie sets out to find him; Sookie meets the hunky werewolf Alcide; Bubba, our golden-voiced vampire crooner, helps Sookie; Sookie learns that Bill has betrayed her. Check prices
Title: Dead To The World
Description: Eric loses his memory and temporarily moves in with Sookie (yum); Jason is kidnapped; a group of dark witches comes to town. Check prices
Title: Dead As a Doornail
Description: Someone is killing members of the local shifter community; Sookie gets pulled into Alcide’s werewolf pack politics; fingers point at Sookie regarding the recent disappearance of a female shifter. Check prices
Title: Definitely Dead
Description: Sookie travels to New Orleans to close the apartment of a recently deceased relative; we learn the real reason for Bill’s betrayal; we learn more about Sookie’s heritage. Check prices
Title: All Together Dead
Description: Sookie attends a vampire summit and dead bodies start piling up; Sookie spends time with hunky Quinn; Sookie attends an hilarious vampire wedding. Check prices
Title: From Dead to Worse
Description: Sookie tries to help the vampire queen of Louisiana and ends up being targeted for murder; a werewolf war is brewing; we learn some secrets about Sookie’s background. Check prices
Title: Dead and Gone
Description: The shifter community comes “out of the closet” to the world; a shifter is killed outside Merlotte’s; a new vampire king wants to use Sookie to his advantage. Check prices
Title: Dead In The Family
Description: After enduring torture and the loss of loved ones during the recent war, Sookie Stackhouse is hurt and angry. One bright spot in her life is the love she thinks she feels for vampire Eric Northman. But there are still some Fae on the human side and one of them is angry at Sookie. Very, very angry… Check prices
Title: Dead Reckoning
Description: Merlotte’s, the bar where Sookie works, is attacked and anti-shape shifter groups are at the top of the suspect list. While dealing with this issue Sookie gets drawn into Eric and Pam’s plans to overthrow their current leader, a plot that could damage not just the vampires, but Sookie as well.Check prices
Description: It’s bad enough for Sookie to discover Eric feeding off of another woman. But’s it’s even worse when it looks like he’s being framed for the woman’s death and Sookie has to investigate whether he’s guilty or innocent. Aargh! And on top of that she has to team up with Bill, the ultimate Southern gentleman, to solve the case. This turns out to have it’s advantages (heh, heh). No, I mean it’s good she’s with Bill bcause there’s someone out there that’s gunning for her and she needs all the protection she can get . . . Check prices
Title: Dead Ever After
Description: When former Merlotte’s waitress Arlene asks for her job back it’s not hard for Sookie to say no. I mean honestly, Arlene tried to have Sookie killed. What IS hard to understand though is Eric’s attitude toward Sookie. Why is he being so cold toward her? But that’s nothing compared to the horrific murder that occurs which Sookie gets blamed for. So when she’s eventually released from jail due to lack of evidence she makes it her business to discover the identity of the murderer. What she learns about the murder is bad enough. What she learns about Eric is earth shattering . . . Check prices
Charlaine Harris also writes short stories about our gal Sookie. Here are the books that include short stories about Sookie. These books are great because they provide additional insight and background information on Sookie, Eric, Bill and Sam!
Book: Sookie Stackhouse Companion (will be released August 2011)
Short Story: Small Town Wedding
Description: Sookie and Sam travel together to Sam’s brother’s wedding. The book also contains a section where “Sookie” answers common questions asked by fans!
Book: A Touch of Dead
Short Story: contains several, see below
Description: This book contains quite a few Sookie Stackhouse short stories: Fairy Dust, Dracula Night, One Word Answer, Lucky and Gift Wrap.
Book: Wolfsbane and Mistletoe
Short Story: Gift Wrap
Book: Many Bloody Returns
Short Story: Dracula Night
Book: Powers of Detection
Short Story: Fairydust
Short Story: One Word Answer
Book: Unusual Suspects
Short Story: Lucky
Book: Between the Dark and the Daylight
Short Story: Lucky
Book: Death’s Excellent Vacation
Short Story: Two Blondes
Get Books 1-8 in the Sookie Stackhouse series instead of paying for each one individually. The complete box set is now ON SALE!
I set up this site to write about Sookie Stackhouse books. To give you my unbiased opinions about the books. Although I absolutely love the series I’ll never give you lip service about a particular book. Instead come here for an honest assessment of what I think about a book so you can make an informed decision about whether you want to read it.
Having said that, From Dead To Worse is one of my least favorite books in the series. Why? Because it doesn’t contain an over-arching mystery. Sure, we learn that the vampire queen of Louisiana, badly injured at the end of the last book, is vulnerable and a prime target for a takeover; we see Sookie’s life in danger as she tries to help and ends up delving into dangerous vampire politics; we learn of a brewing were war that Alcide, a friend of Sookie’s, is involved in and which prompts attempts on Sookie’s life. These are all great stories that are well written. But there’s really no central arc in the storyline leading up to a suspenseful climax.
Don’t get me wrong, taken as a whole, the book isn’t bad. It’s just that I’ve become accustomed to reading about a central mystery and having Charlaine Harris wield her own brand of magic by seamlessly interweaving it with relationship storylines.
On a more positive note, Charlaine Harris does an admirable job of tying up some loose ends in the book and resolving some unanswered questions from a relationship perspective. We learn more about Sookie’s background and why she’s telepathic. We’re introduced to some new family members that she didn’t know existed. Eric learns more about what happened when he lost his memory. And Bill proves that he’s got a lot of leadership potential.
Charlaine Harris is undoubtedly a brilliant writer capable of developing engaging and entertaining stories. I can’t hold this book against her and viewed in context to the rest of the books, it doesn’t detract from the series as a whole. However, From Dead To Worse felt like a collection of vignettes instead of one cohesive piece of work. It will likely appeal more to diehard fans than newcomers, primarily because so many character references are linked to past events in previous books.
See also: Sookie Stackhouse Book 9 – Dead and Gone
Vampires, shape-shifters and werewolves, oh my! These characters continue to provide intrigue and mystery in a small, sultry Louisiana bayou town in the fifth installment in Charlaine Harris’ Southern Vampire series. The series revolves around Sookie Stackhouse, a cocktail waitress and mere mortal who happens to have the ability to read minds. Dead As A Doornail picks up with Sookie’s brother, Jason, relishing his new existence as a were-panther after being turned against his will.
All is not well though, as a murderous sniper is terrorizing the shape-shifters residing in town. With three shifters already dead, all eyes are on Jason as the possible killer. After Sookie’s boss, Sam, a bartender and shape-shifter, is shot and wounded, she begins to investigate in an attempt to clear Jason’s name. Her efforts are not appreciated however, and in a vicious attack, her house is set on fire. Charles, a new vampire bartender on the scene, manages to rescue her. Although Jason is no longer a suspect, things are decidedly not looking up for Sookie Stackhouse.
On top of that, when the local werewolf pack leader dies the handsome werewolf Alcide, wanting his father to gain control of the pack, pulls Sookie into the battle, intending to use her mindreading powers as a weapon against his father’s opponent. Additionally, Sookie’s best friend Tara appears to be dating an abusive vampire, and a group of werewolves is investigating the sudden and mysterious disappearance of a female shape-shifter who publicly threatened Sookie’s life. With this last incident Sookie finds herself being considered the prime suspect in the disappearance.
Charlaine Harris takes these seemingly discongruous threads and weaves them into an enjoyable fantasy reading experience. Dead As A Doornail, along with the later books in the series, pulls the reader into a more complex and darkly intriguing world than the earlier installments. Harris is adept at providing enough history so new readers will not feel entirely lost, while retaining the interest of hardcore Southern Vampire Mystery fans.
As such Dead As A Doornail leaves its readers eagerly awaiting the arrival of another chapter in the lives of Bon Temps and its dark denizens.
Dead As a Doornail can be purchased from online retailers like Amazon. For an even better deal, check out the Sookie Stackhouse Box Set which includes Books 1-8. The box set is ON SALE which greatly reduces the cost of each book.
See also: Sookie Stackhouse Book 6 – Definitely Dead