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Definitely Dead by Charlaine Harris
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Feb 14, 10

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Read from January 20 to 24, 2010

I didn't know whether to give this book a 4 or a 5.

Before I start, I want to say there is a short story that I have not read before reading Definitely Dead that seemed pretty significant to the book but it's not so bad that you'll be lost. It came with my ebook version (I have ebook as well as the book for those long moments I'm doing my hair) called "One Word Answer", I'm guessing that's it. I don't think it's necessary because like I said, you don't get too lost but you'll probably be more comfortable *shrug*

A small tiff I have about about these books is that sometimes they're not pretty accurate about the description of the book but whatever, its no big thing (Not much bothers me)

The "Plot" doesn't get up and running until about the first hundred thirty pages when Sookie makes her trip to N'awlins (New Orleans, I'm a foreigner can't ya tell? hahaha) with Bill, her still estranged bf, Mr. Cataliades and Diantha (Demons!). Before all that, there's a mini mystery involving Holly that we could've done without and a teeny bit focus on Quinn and Sookie forming a relationship, then the ball gets rolling...

One night with Quinn, Sookie and her date are attacked (After seeing such a delightful production such as The Producers, might I add) in Shreveport. By bitten Weres. Whoa-oh. Time to take it to the pack!

Now after the ending of Dead As A Doornail, I haven't been too right with Alcide and he is only briefly in the book and this is it. Now with that hanging over her head and a murder takes place on Sookie's property (naturally), then Sookie gives in on the "required" trip.

Now the juices are simmering on low.

You meet another witch, who kinda grows on ya like a fungus, and things start to get really interesting and I won't tell you why. This is just one of those "You must read" books because spilling too much ruins the element of surprise then it's not really much now, is it?

The reason why I was stuck giving it a 4 or a 5 because there were quite a few parts that was mundane to me but whatever. Let me just say the ending made up for all of that! Plus there was an actual bayou and Quinn shifts into a tiger and trots around in it! AWESOME.
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Dana A quick question for you - that short story, does it have to do with Hadley's death? Because while I was reading Definitely Dead, I thought I missed something from a previous novel. I couldn't remember the queen ever visiting Sookie to inform her of her cousin's death, so I thought I wasn't paying attention in an earlier novel (though I thought I was).

Kristin Yes, thats what the main plot was about I believe

Dana Kristin wrote: "Yes, thats what the main plot was about I believe"

Thanks. That would explain why I hadn't heard of it until it was mentioned in Definitely Dead. I thought I skipped something by accident!

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