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Starred Review. Harris's rousing fifth Sookie Stackhouse fantasy-mystery (after 2004'sDead to the World) pits vampires, were-creatures, shifters and one fairy godmother against a sniper with an apparent aversion to nonhumans. If trying to discover who's behind the shootings isn't enough, the telepathic cocktail waitress from Bon Temps, La., has to cope with a few other distractions: her sexy "Were" friend, Alcide Herveaux, needs her help in his father's bid to become the next leader of the local werewolf pack; her boss, Sam Merlotte (a collie in his spare time), gets shot; her house partly burns down; and what's she to do about the handsome vampire bartender who dresses as a pirate at Sam's place? Between one mishap and another, Sookie is one busy gal. Harris does an admirable job of creating a heroine who's not only interesting but completely believable in a world of the strange and the different. Natural and humorous dialogue and a nicely paced plot that doesn't dwell so much on Sookie's old boyfriends help make this entry the best yet in the series.
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ISBN-10:  0441013333
ISBN-13:  978-0441013333
Author:  Charlaine Harris
Genre:  Literature & Fiction, Science Fiction & Fantasy
Publisher:  Ace Books
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Quick Tip by . July 04, 2010
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review by . March 29, 2010
Sookie is back and this time there's kissing and shooting and politics and tigers, oh my! This is such a silly little series, but it is oh so addictive. A lot happened in this book, from the various kisses to the fight to be packleader of the Weres. I liked how this book was written and laid out there. There was no lagging parts or holes in the story. I would say it's a must read for those that have read this series, but you're probably already addicted.
review by . August 18, 2007
Sookie has embraced every aspect of the paranormal; from her own ability to read the minds of humans, to vampire love interests and friends and a boss who is a shapeshifter. But when her own brother Jason begins to change into a were-panther for the first time, she is most concerned with his ability to accept what amounts to a complete life change. Her concern for Jason is heightened when it becomes clear that there is a sniper loose in the area that is targeting the shapeshifting community. And …
review by . July 08, 2007
Book Five in the Southern Vampire series by Charlaine Harris finds our favorite waitress and telepath, Sookie Stackhouse, concerned as her brother Jason begins his first cycle of shifting into a werepanther. Though she has no advice for him, she is unsettled until she learns that he seems to be enjoying his new role, but not everyone believes he is. In fact, his name comes up as the possible suspect behind the shooting of several "weres" in the community, and only Sookie's friendly relationship …
review by . May 25, 2007
Sookie Stackhouse is pleasantly surprised when her brother's first change at the full moon into a panther goes so well. He seems to have really enjoyed it and she is relieved to know for sure that he is not suicidal; a worry she has had since they had learned he had been bitten and 'contaminated'. But just as she starts to relax, a few of her shape shifting friends get hit by a sniper, leaving one dead. Her brother's new panther family seems to suspect him, Sookie vows to find the …
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