Book Review: Club Dead (Sookie Stackhouse #3) by Charlaine Harris

Things between cocktail waitress Sookie and her vampire boyfriend Bill seem to be going excellently (apart from the small matter of him being undead) until he leaves town for a while. A long while. Bill's sinister boss Eric has an idea of where to find him, whisking her off to Jackson, Mississippi to mingle with the under-underworld at Club Dead. When she finally catches up with the errant vampire, he is in big trouble and caught in an act of serious betrayal. This raises serious doubts as to whether she should save him or start sharpening a few stakes of her own...

This series just keeps getting better.  I'm enjoying the Sookie books more the second time around.  This book takes place almost entirely in Mississippi, and I enjoyed not reading about the ins and outs of Merlotte's.  Club Dead introduces new characters and adds another layer to the story.  One thing I really like about Charlaine Harris' writing is that instead of just writing more books with the same characters she adds in new characters and adds depth to the plot as a whole.  That is nice, especially after just finishing Richelle Mead's Georgina Kincaid series in which the plot never gets very many layers.  Sookie is starting to stand up for herself and grow up a little.  It's refreshing to read about a character growing and maturing.  There is a lot of action in this book and we get some hints about Eric's feelings for Sookie.  That's all I'll say because you know I hate spoilers.

Just One Gripe:
Come on, Charlaine, can we get through one book without Sookie being beaten to a pulp multiple times?

The Best Thing About This Book:
The ending.  I love it!

Appropriate for a younger audience:

Characters:  5/5
Plot:  5/5
Setting/Imagery:  4/5
Originality:  5/5
Ending:  5/5
Total Score:  24/25

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