Book Review: From Dead to Worse (Sookie Stackhosue #8) by Charlaine Harris

The supernatural community in Bon Temps, Louisiana, is reeling from two hard blows - the natural disaster of Hurricane Katrina and the man-made horror of the explosion at the vampire summit the month before in the up-north city of Rhodes. Sookie Stackhouse is safe but dazed, yearning for things to get back to normal. But that's just not happening. Too many vampires - some friends, some not - were killed or injured, and her weretiger boyfriend, Quinn, is among the missing.  It's clear that things are changing, whether the Weres and vamps of her corner of Louisiana like it or not. And Sookie - friend of the pack and blood-bonded to Eric Northman, the leader of the local vampire community - is caught up in the changes. In the ensuing battles, Sookie faces danger, death... and, once more, betrayal by someone she loves. And when the fur has finished flying and the cold blood flowing, her world will be forever altered.

I think From Dead to Worse may be the fastest paced Sookie book yet.  There's a lot going on in this book, from the Were war to the vampire leadership takeover and Amelia and Octavia.  Several things get resolved in this book, but some new things are unearthed.  I think that Harris is starting to take the series in a new direction with From Dead to Worse.  I predict that we'll be more and more involved with the fairies in subsquent Sookie books.  Overall, this is another great read from Charlaine Harris, in one of my all-time favorite series.

Just One Gripe:
I'll miss Bob.

The Best Thing About This Book:
I like that Sookie has several men vying for her affection and she rebukes them all!

Appropriate for a younger audience:
No, there's too much killing in this one.

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


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