Sunday, April 25, 2010

Rating : 4.0/5
Number of Pages : 324
Series : #6 Sookie Stackhouse
Format : Urban Fantasy Novel
Reason for Reading : Sookie Stackhouse Reading Challenge, to continue with the series

Sookie's cousin Hadley is dead. She was one of her few living relatives although technically when she died she was a vampire. She was also the consort of the vampire Queen of New Orleans. Sookie has already discovered who killed Hadley (short story from the collection Bite "One Word Answer") and they have been dealt with. Sookie is called to New Orleans to sort through Hadley's possessions and apartment as well as to attend to the Queen.

The Queen has recently married Peter Threadgill, a particularly ambitious vampire who has made his way up to being King. The marriage is for convenience and they couple are about to have their first official visit since their wedding. Hadley was killed the night before and turns out she had taken a valuable bracelet from the Queen. Without it the King will challenge her as having lost his most precious wedding gift and he could take over her territory. It is up to Sookie to find the bracelet before their official dinner and dance in a few days.

Complications arise, as always, in the form of Sookie's love life and their witch who owns the apartment Hadley was staying in. Sookie finds out an unpleasant truth about her former love vampire Bill Compton and begins dating shafeshifter Quinn. She befriends witch Amelia who looks like she is sticking around for a while. There is also the nasty matter of Debbie Pelt's family who are still investigating what happened to Debbie.


Ladytink_534 said...

I just adore this series! The newest one comes out soon *squee*~