Author: CHARLAINE HARRIS
Reading Level: Adult
Released: May 1st 2007
Review Source: Penguin Publishing Group/ACE
Louisiana cocktail waitress Sookie Stackhouse has her hands full dealing with every sort of undead and paranormal creature imaginable. And after being betrayed by her longtime vampire love, Sookie must not only deal with a new man in her life—the shapeshifter Quinn—but also contend with the long-planned vampire summit.
The summit is a tense situation. The vampire queen of Louisiana is in a precarious position, her power base weakened by hurricane damage to New Orleans. And there are some vamps who would like to finish what nature started. Soon, Sookie must decide what side she’ll stand with. And her choice may mean the difference between survival and all-out catastrophe.
Sookie’s been dragged into plenty of vamp matters before, but now things are starting to cross a whole new line altogether. The more she is seen with the higher court of Vamps, the more she is exposed to the Sups community, and the door is closing fast behind her for her to remain an anonymous (and happy) human. Her latest beau, Quinn is hiding secrets of his own, good or bad Sookie’s going to find out…
The Vampire summit at first seems kinda nice, the traveling goes smooth enough. That should have been a hint how badly things would go, the calm before the storm. At the Queen’s beck and call, at all the various appointments and meet and greets, Sookie’s kept busy, scanning everyone who comes near the queen. Andre, her right hand vamp is keeping a scary eye on Sookie, make’s her skin crawl. The last time Sookie visited the queen there was an all out masacure at the Queens residence. What will happen now?
I liked this particular book, it’s a fun get awa from bon Temps, and it shows more of what Sookie is capable. Yet it shows that even humanity would abuse her talents just as the Supernatural community, if they could get ahold of her, or Barry the Bellman. Poor Sookie, she can not keep any sort of wardrobe intact. At this rate I’m surprised she’s not walking around naked. If you’ve been reading the series, you’d understand. I am thrilled with Eric making strides to sort his confused feelings for Sookie, but damn if it ain’t at a bad time with the sexy tiger in play. Can’t wait to grab the next book!