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Book Review of Dead and Gone (Sookie Stackhouse, Bk 9)

Dead and Gone (Sookie Stackhouse, Bk 9)
Shannatram avatar reviewed on + 33 more book reviews
Helpful Score: 9

I feel like this was the first Sookie Stackhouse book in a while that started to go back to the series' roots. There was a murder to solve, a bunch of stuff that was unrelated happened in the middle (mostly involving vampires), and they got back to the mystery at the end. Albeit, there was a lot less solving, so much has happened in Sookie's life I don't know if we'll ever get back to it being a mystery series, but this book FELT more like the earlier ones. That's what I like so much about it, it felt like the Southern Vampire series I originally fell in love with.

Vampires have a much more prominent role in this book then they've had previously. It was nice to see them come into the foreground again. Honestly, with all the werewolves and shape shifters and everything else that had been going on, the series was starting to get a little tedious for me, I think because I didn't want to read about all that, I wanted to read about vampires. So I'm glad they've come back. All the other supernatural elements are still there as well.

This book was good, and very exciting. It was the first time I realized how much Sookie has changed and grown, which was really cool to see and realize.