Definitely Dead is the sixth Sookie Stackhouse book. I thoroughly enjoyed it and I have to say that I’m finally getting used Charlaine Harris’ writing style, with the jerky storylines that intertwine somehow yet we don’t figure out till the end.
Yet one thing about this book that thoroughly confused me was that this book referred to a very important storyline about Sookie’s cousin Hadley and the fact that she had been a vampire and had met her true death recently. Yet I did not remember reading this storyline anywhere. It confused me so much that I stopped reading this book and flipped through the last book just to see if I had missed it. Which is silly because I started this book the same day I finished the last book so I was sure I hadn’t read about it.
I then chanced it and googled it and found out that the very important storyline that this whole book refers to actually happened in a short story that was written and released before this book… Talk about annoying. It only annoyed me because there was no indication in the book I was reading that there was a short story that I should read before it.
But once I figured that out I was able to settle in to read Definitely Dead. I didn’t go back and read the short story, I was able to get the gist of it from the recap in this book. I didn’t know the details and some details were confusing as they weren’t described in detail in this book but I was able to follow along for the most part.
This book is once again exciting, intriguing and had me trying to figure what was going on the whole way through. In this book Sookie starts up dating a new guy named Quinn. She met Quinn at the were pack’s ceremony in the last book where Alcide’s father and another were competed to become the packmaster. Quinn was the organiser of the event. He is also a were-tiger. Exciting much?!
At the very beginning of this book Quinn asks Sookie out. On the first date Sookie is attacked buy were’s and Quinn ends up taking her to a were only bar and challenges the pack by letting them know that their were’s attacked an innocent unprovoked. Alcide happens to be in this bar with his new girlfriend. My heart broke again haha. This challenge lets every wear know that Sookie is under Quinn’s protection as well as in enforces them to do something about it.
This date starts up a sudden dating relationship for the whole book, except after the first date Quinn kind of disappears as Sookie is suddenly picked up to be taken to her cousin’s apartment by orders of the vampire Queen of Louisiana to sort out her final affairs. I thought this was rather sudden as we don’t hear about Quinn for half of the book. Then I remembered that it’s only been a couple of days for that half of the book so it wasn’t surprising.
While at Hadley’s old apartment Sookie is dragged into affairs of the Queen and her new marriage, as well as unfinished business that Hadley had left behind. I found there were so many things going on in this book that I couldn’t help but wonder how Harris managed to keep track of it all. But by the end of the book I found everything tied up in some way, and the things that didn’t I knew would carry on to the next book.
I loved that this book was so involved, there was something going on at every moment. I was hooked.
Overall this book made me need to pick up the next book. Regardless of any library books I have. It was such an exciting book that I swear I practically held my breath the whole time I read it.