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Dead But Not Forgotten: Stories from the World of Sookie Stackhouse

(Sookie Stackhouse #World)

3.60  ·  Rating details ·  2,499 ratings  ·  292 reviews
Charlaine Harris' smash-hit Sookie Stackhouse series may have reached its conclusion, but the world of Bon Temps, Louisiana, lives on in this all-new collection of 15 stories. Written by a killer lineup of authors, including New York Times best-sellers Rachel Caine, MaryJanice Davidson, Jonathan Maberry and Seanan McGuire, and with introductions read by Charlaine herself, ...more
Kindle Edition, 352 pages
Published October 7th 2014 by Ace (first published May 13th 2014)
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Suzanne McLeod
Mar 04, 2014 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I'm delighted and honoured to have a story in this one - The Bat-Signal - about Luna, a character I've always be fascinated with (hey, who wouldn't want to be a werebat and fly! :-D), where she's searching for a missing teen, and gets some unexpected help when she runs into Hunter and Remy Savoy. I loved writing the story, and had a lot of fun doing so. I hope everyone who reads it enjoys it as much! But the star rating isn't for my story (that's up to other readers :-)) but but for all the othe ...more
Feck no. If I want to read SVM Fanfiction, I know about a dozen or more writers who publish their work for FREE. This is garbage.
Ang from OZ
May 15, 2014 marked it as to-read  ·  review of another edition
And so it has come to this....

Will this shit never end?
Nov 25, 2014 rated it really liked it
I didn't know what to expect with Dead But Not Forgotten since I wasn't a huge fan of the way the series ended, but I've got to say I really enjoyed it.

Nobody's Business - 4 Stars
by Rachel Caine
I'm a fan of Rachel Caine's, so I was looking forward to this one. About Kevin and Kenya, I thought it had the voice and feel of the Sookie books and really enjoyed it.

Tyger, Tyger - 4.5 Stars
by Christopher Golden
Quinn has a horrible day that goes from bad to worse. I didn't know if I'd like this one sinc
Rachel Tsoumbakos
So I have lightened the load of book reviews I am doing this year, but this is a book I just couldn't turn down! When Audible offered me the chance to try the latest book set in the Sookieverse, I didn't balk at the fact that I had never read an audio book before, but jumped at the opportunity to see Sookie's world through eyes other than her original creator, Charlaine Harris! (And for those of you who have never read an Audio book before: if you have an Amazon account and a smart phone, you ca ...more
Oct 01, 2014 marked it as to-read  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: f-s-sf-to-read
Ask me why I am going to read this when she is just milking this series for all it's worth?

Because I'm a completist...damnit.
Jul 21, 2014 rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: make-it-stop
Let's put it this way: This was the book that I used to discover that Audible has a "return" policy. I couldn't even bring myself to finish it. I thought, well, since Charlaine isn't writing the stories, maybe they will actually be better than the last several Sookie books. Man, was I wrong. Very uneven, a few just horrible. A few of them made me wonder if the contributing authors had even *read* the original source material. No thanks. I didn't even get through it, returned it and got my credit ...more
May 14, 2014 marked it as to-read  ·  review of another edition
Oh my Jesus Christ lord in heaven, it's happening all over again!... I can't I just can't... When will it just stop.

Alright a few more words. I see the list of characters included in these all new stories and I still don't see my favorites. This is beyond ridic. This isn't even fan service anymore. The fans have stop reading it... eff it all.
Jan 05, 2017 rated it really liked it
Shelves: pnr-uf
I finished the Sookie Stackhouse series and thought that was that, but then I happened upon this book. At first, I didn't realize exactly what it was. I thought it was an antho of Sookie short stories, maybe even stories that had already been released so I was going to pass it up.

Pfft, that would have been my loss. Yes, these were short stories from the world of Sookie Stackhouse, but they weren't previously published and they weren't even written by Charlaine Harris though they have her endorse
I honestly loved this book, I live for books with short stories by different authors. I will be honest there were one or two stories that threw me off but the rest of them were amazing!.
My top 3 favorites are;
Love Story by Jeanne C. Stein. Oh it was beautiful and rather interesting, it really did give me an insight to why Sookie has her gift. Adele and Fintan 🖤. I do see it as a love story although some parts are a betrayal-it’s a betrayal to me because she cheated on her loving husband Mitchell
Overall seemed to be a good book. Would recommend to fans of the Sookie Stackhouse novels and the vampire genre. I checked this book out because it had a short story written by one of my favorite authors, Seanan McGuire.
Nobody's Business - Rachel Caine - 4/5 stars
Tyger, Tyger - Christopher Golden - 4/5 stars
The Real Santa Claus - Leigh Perry - 4/5 stars
Taproot - Jeffrey J. Mariotte - 3/5 stars
Knit a Sweater out of Sky - Seanan McGuire - 3.5/5 stars
Love Story - Jeanne C. Stein - 3/5 stars
The Million-Dollar Hunt - Jonathan Maberry - 4/5 stars
Borderline Dead - Nicole Peeler - 2/5 stars
Extreme Makeover Vamp Edition - Leigh Evans - 4/5 stars
Don't be Cruel - Bill Crider - 3/5 stars
What a Dream I Had - Nancy Holder -
Jul 20, 2014 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Oddly the best Sookie Stackhouse book since Dead in the Family.
Oct 01, 2014 rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
This was published fan fiction and not even very good fan fiction. Do not waste your time the way I did.
Catherine Pratt
Mar 27, 2018 rated it it was amazing
This is a good book of anthologies. If you liked True Blood then this is the book for you.
Whitney 'Thompson' Jenkins
Ok Charlaine... time to stop... way past time to stop... Sookie is gone now.
Jan 08, 2015 rated it really liked it
A very enjoyable revisit with some of the side characters in Sookie-ville. It was wonderful to read all these different authors view points and personalities. Fresh exciting and it felt new.
Professional fan fiction, it's bound to become a trend (if it hasn't already, I don't know of similar books or I've forgotten). Authors are fans too, what a great way for everyone to make money, I bet many publishers will hop on board the train if and when it makes sense for their authors and series too. Everyone wins. Unless you're the kind of really strict fan who feels that only Harris's voice works for the characters. Now that I think of it, in some ways I guess movie, TV and video game tie- ...more
May 07, 2019 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
I think it's been so long since I read the Sookie Stackhouse books, this was less appealing than it might have been a few years ago. Also I forgot which plots were on the show True Blood and which were in the books. But still, it was pretty cool to get these stories about alternate characters and remember the good old days of this series. ...more
Feb 16, 2018 rated it really liked it
A library book. "Stories from the world of Sookie Stackhouse" by various authors, edited by Charlaine Harris and Toni L.P. Kelner.
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Nearly all of these stories are excellent. Ms. Harris chose writers who write in the same style as her Sookie Stackhouse stories. This is a very interesting book for Sookie and/or "True Blood" fans.
First, I will never forgive Charlaine Harris for her absolute flop of an ending for the Sookie Stackhouse books. I need to be open about my bias here.

Second, I don't think my bias colors my review significantly. This is a collection of short stories inspired by the world of Sookie Stackhouse. Problem: The author is against fan fiction, so why is she okay with professional authors having a go at Sookie's world? This is related to problem 2: The majority of the stories do not feel stylistically co
I loved the idea of this book and was really excited about it. BUT... It feels like it was lost in translation. None of the authors were able to capture the sweet southern charm that I've come to associate with Sookie and Co. These stories could have been fun, but most fell flat. ...more
This was crap. Don't bother picking it up. ...more
Sep 10, 2014 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: 2014
I reluctantly picked this book up (in audiobook format) for a long drive with a fellow Sookie Stackhouse fan. I think my expectations for these stories was a little different than the actual set of stories. I wanted closure, or happiness for the characters that didn't really get a good HEA. These stories are mostly not designed to do that. It truly is what it says: Stories from the World of Sookie Stackhouse. No promises not to mess up a good happy ending, no promises to give you a happy ending. ...more
Jul 26, 2018 rated it really liked it
A lovely collection of stories set in Charlaine Harris' Sookie Stackhouse world.

The stories are written by a variety of other authors. This isn't new. I remember reading anthologies by different authors set in Marion Zimmer Bradley's world of Darkover. Merecedes Lackey has done the same with both her Valdemar and Elemental Magicians series.

The stories were of a consistently high standard and most revolved around minor characters.

A thoroughly delightful read for anyone who loves Sookie Stackhouse
Amie's Book Reviews
This is a fabulous collection of stories from multiple best-selling authors. If you have ever wanted to immerse yourself in the world of Sookie Stackhouse, this is the perfect book for you.

Jonathan Maberry fans will be thrilled with his inclusion to this anthology.

I rate this as 4 OUT OF 5 STARS ⭐⭐⭐⭐
Feb 26, 2021 rated it liked it
Shelves: 2021-reads
Many of the stories were great, while others were not so great.
Number one thing I loved was the ussr of the same audiobook narrator add the series. I continuity, especially with such a large cast of characters.
Jan 19, 2021 added it
DNF at 48 percent. I thought it would be a fun read, but it turns out I don't care about 99 percent of the characters it focused on. ...more
Fangs for the Fantasy
Nobody's Business by Rachel Caine
Tyger, Tyger by Christopher Golden
The Real Santa Claus by Leigh Perry
Taproot by Jeffrey J. Mariotte
Knit a Sweater Out of Sky by Seanan McGuire
Love Story by Jeanne C. Stein
The Million-Dollar Hunt by Jonathan Maberry
Borderline Dead by Nicole Peeler
Extreme Makeover Vamp Edition by Leigh Evans
Don't Be Cruel by Bill Crider
What a Dream I Had by Nancy Holder
Another Dead Fairy by Miranda James
The Bat-Signal by Suzanne McLeod
The Sun, The Moon, and The Stars by Dana Camer
Joshua Gross
Jan 06, 2015 rated it it was ok
Shelves: read-vampire-lit
Considering Charlaine Harris didn't actually write any of these I was kind of expecting more. Or at least better. Unfortunately, most of these stories were pretty terrible. It was difficult to tell if the voice actress was just really terrible at times or if it was the terrible writing. Her growly southern men tended to sound like really angry simpletons who yelled too much. But then sometimes she was good. I know how difficult it must be to come up with all those voices and sound like you ARE t ...more
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Charlaine Harris has been a published novelist for over thirty-five years. A native of the Mississippi Delta, she grew up in the middle of a cotton field. Charlaine lives in Texas now, and all of her children and grandchildren are within easy driving distance.

Though her early output consisted largely of ghost stories, by the time she hit college (Rhodes, in Memphis) Charlaine was writing poetry an

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