I can’t help it – I was an unabashed fan of True Blood, loved the books in the series I had read – and have all 13 of the titles languishing on a shelf here, many unread. Charlaine Harris reignited my love affair with Bon Temps in this collection of shorts, many of which fill in or set up information about events and characters to come (or passed). Please read on for my review and an excerpt from
The Complete Sookie Stackhouse Stories
Oh this was fun – these ten short stories with introductions from Harris bring back some great memories and the feel of Bon Temps – that background noise that keeps you edgy and wondering just what is next.
From a Christmas ‘present’ from the fairies to a road trip with Pam, return of Bob the cat and Amelia, a wedding in Sam’s family, Tara and the Twins, Bubba the vampire and the always in the background Bill Compton and Eric Northman – the stories bring forward memories and plenty of smiles.
Perhaps my favorites of this collection are Two Blondes which follows a road trip into Russel’s territory by Sookie and Pam – with plenty of twists and turns. Then was Small Town Wedding, which featured Sam’s family and the wedding of his younger brother – and Sookie being his ‘girlfriend’ for the weekend. This one featured the return of Quinn – in all of his tiger sleek glory to serve as protection and get closure on his relationship with her. Lastly was In the Blue Hereafter – featuring a character that is coming in the Midnight Texas series, Manfred, and his journey guided by his dead grandmother to Bon Temps to meet Sookie and find some answers. Oh the twists and spirits are strong in this collection – and those who have familiarity with the books will instantly recognize most of the people here. I’m so happy to have read this collection – it’s added a baker’s dozen more titles to my tbr pile for the holidays – and I can’t wait to dive into them!
Title: The Complete Sookie Stackhouse Stories
Author: Charlaine Harris
Series: Sookie Stackhouse #14
Genre: Anthology - novella sets, Urban Fantasy
Published by: Berkley
Published on: 21 November, 2017
Source: Publisher via NetGalley
Audio Length: 11 Hours: 3 minutes
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For the first time together in one volume, the complete short story collection starring Sookie Stackhouse--with a new introduction from the #1 New York Times bestselling author of the series, Charlaine Harris.
For the first time together in one volume, here is the complete short story collection starring Louisiana's favorite telepathic waitress, Sookie Stackhouse--from #1 New York Times bestselling author Charlaine Harris. New fans can fill in the gaps in their Sookie lore while old friends can revisit some of their favorite moments and characters. From investigating the murder of a local fairy to learning that her cousin was a vampire, from remodeling her best friend's house to attending a wedding with her shapeshifting boss, Sam, Sookie navigates the perils and pitfalls of the paranormal world.
Belly up to the bar at Bon Temps's favorite watering hole and hear stories that will make you wish Sookie never left, including...
"Fairy Dust""One Word Answer""Dracula Night""Lucky""Gift Wrap""Two Blondes""If I Had a Hammer""Small-Town Wedding""Playing Possum""In the Blue Hereafter"
This definitive collection is the perfect binge read for people who like their stories with bite!
A copy of this title was provided via Publisher via NetGalley for purpose of honest review. I was not compensated for this review: all conclusions are my own responsibility.