All Together Dead (Sookie Stackhouse #7)
Publisher: May 1, 2007
Rating: 3.5 stars
Louisiana cocktail waitress Sookie Stackhouse has her hands full dealing with every sort of undead and paranormal creature imaginable. And after being betrayed by her longtime vampire love, Sookie must not only deal with a new man in her life-the shapeshifter Quinn-but also contend with the long-planned vampire summit.
The summit is a tense situation. The vampire queen of Louisiana is in a precarious position, her power base weakened by hurricane damage to New Orleans. And there are some vamps who would like to finish what nature started. Soon, Sookie must decide what side she’ll stand with. And her choice may mean the difference between survival and all-out catastrophe.
I enjoyed this one more than I had book 6, but it still did not live up to my love for the first 5 books. Regardless of that, this still is a really great series I would recommend.
While I don’t think this was the best book in the series, there was definitely some interesting points in it. I am super curious to see how some of those new plot threads will play out in future books, if my suspicions are correct, I have a feeling Harris was revealing some things that may or may not be huge in future books. The end of the book in this one was huge.
I am still holding up big signs for Sookie that say DITCH QUINN ASAP. But she didn’t see to see them, oh well. I enjoyed seeing Barry the Bellboy again in this book – he’s a bit of an odd duck, but he’s always fun. Eric always cracks me up, and him having to fill in for a priest in this book most definitely sent me over the edge. I could not stop laughing.
I found this book a lot more predictable than prior books. I totally pegged the bad guy chapters before we found out who, and in previous books I usually didn’t end up doing that. Occasionally I’d have my suspicions, but I felt in this one there were big, flashing signs.
All Together Dead definitely left me with high hopes for From Dead to Worse, I am thinking what I was calling the middle of the series slump will come to the end and jump back into the loveliness that was the first 5 books. This series is really great.