Definitely Dead – Book Review

My favorite thing about Definitely Dead by Charlaine Harris is Quinn. He seems like such a good person, um, tiger. I dig that strong, masculine vibe and yet, he’s kind and caring. He also seems very loyal and dependable.

I like the shifters in the Sookie Stackhouse series but not more than I love the vampires. I have a serious soft spot for vampire stories. Therefore, my second favorite aspect of this book is getting to delve deeper into its world of vampires. I really like the Queen and I loved hearing her history. It was cool to get a little peek into more of Eric’s history as well. I enjoyed how Harris used Hadley as a way to introduce so many new storylines and possible plot twists. Harris definitely knows how to write mystery and write it well.

Part of me, just a teeny bit, is still pulling for Bill. He is flawed, sure, but so is Sookie, and I’m starting to believe he may be the only one who truly loves her for her. We’ll see though, eh?

I think my only real complaint about the whole series thus far is that Sookie doesn’t seem very proactive on her own behalf. Harris throws a lot of crap at her, and sure, she stands up for herself and fights back. But it’s like she never goes on the offensive. She seems purely defensive to me. Perhaps, that’s intentional. I don’t know. I like Sookie, don’t get me wrong, I’d just like to see a little more personal growth, and not just by way of her becoming jaded.

FYI: I know these posts are not formal reviews of the Sookie Stackhouse series. For me, these posts are more of a way to track how I felt about each book, and a way for me to note anything in particular that grabbed my attention.

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