All Together Dead by Charlaine Harris

22 Dec

alltogetherdeadharrisFavorite Line: “When someone has had approximately a thousand years to practice kissing, he can become very good at it, and I would be lying if I said I was immune to such osculatory talent.” (p. 91)

What can go wrong at a vampire summit when the Queen of one of the territories is accused of breaking a contract? Well everything when Sookie is involved, or everything could go great because of her.

Sookie is going to the summit as a paid member of the Queen of Louisiana’s group to act as a lie detector while the queen interacts with other royalty and their humans. After a Hurricane Katrina weakened Louisiana vampires and made them a prime target for takeover, the queen has to portray the correct image and not be convicted for breaking a contract so that she can rebuild her wealth and strengthen her position.

All Together Dead marks a turn in the Southern Vampire series. No Sookie still doesn’t know what she’s going to do from a romance perspective, but she becomes permanently tied to the supernatural world and Eric in particular during her adventures at the summit.

Many of the events from Living Dead in Dallas make an appearance in ATD. The Dallas vampires, their telepath, and the fanatics are mentioned. And the events from Definitely Dead are brought up with deadly consequences.

Quinn and Sookie have little time together at the summit, but they do find time to discuss their compatibilities to one another. Quinn’s past is brought up and his aversion to vampires becomes clear and understandable.

In Bon Temps wedding bells are ringing all over the place. It’s as if everyone is finding their happily ever after while Sookie is trying not to die. More importantly, the wedding information works  nicely to balance all of the destruction that is taking place.

This isn’t my favorite book in the series, but some of the choices made will have severe repercussions in the books to follow I’m sure.

Visit Calico Reaction, Blog Critics, Reviewing the Evidence, Literary Feline, and Peripheral Gravity to read their thoughts on All Together Dead.

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5 Responses to “All Together Dead by Charlaine Harris”

  1. Renee December 23, 2008 at 12:17 am #

    I’m really enjoying reading your journey thru this series!

    Can’t wait to read about your impressions of From Dead to Worse. This is really one of the few series that I enjoy rereading (and re”listening”–the audibooks are great, too!)

    I’ve actually got my husband listening to Dead Until Dark and he’s really liking it!

  2. scooper December 23, 2008 at 6:30 am #

    Renee: Thanks, it was fun. I had picked up books 3 and 5 from the library and quickly got addicted. The next day I rushed out and spent the last of my grocery money on the entire set. LOL Pretty sad. Now I can’t wait until May for my next fix.

    Good for you getting him involved.

  3. Literary Feline December 23, 2008 at 12:57 pm #

    Great review! And thank you for linking my review. 🙂 This really wasn’t my favorite either, although it was still a fun one.

  4. scooper December 23, 2008 at 7:22 pm #

    Literary Feline: I found all her books fun. Come back and visit any time.

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