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 Timesbestselling 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.
This definitive collection is the perfect binge read for people who like their stories with bite!
I know a lot of readers read the short stories and novellas as they were released, but I wasn’t one of them. If there was any in this collection that I happened to read, it’s been so long I forgot. Having them all in one place was a definite advantage for me and it was fun catching up with some of my favorite (and not so favorite) characters. Since the stories were short, my reviews on each one will be too. 😉
“Fairy Dust” – those fairies… I forgot how much ‘fun’ they could be. In Fairy Dust, Sookie helps the triplets (who knew?) figure out who killed their sibling, then leaves them to their own brand of justice.
“One Word Answer”
“Dracula Night” – Eric flustered doesn’t happen very often. I kinda enjoyed seeing him ‘off.’ The Great Pumpkin reference made me chuckle, but somehow I doubt the vamps would have found it quite as Humorous. 🙂
“Lucky” – I forgot how much fun (at time) Amelia and Sookie were together. Amelia didn’t always do things the way that Sookie would have liked, but in this case, she helped get the job done 😉
“Gift Wrap” – Once again Niall proves that he doesn’t always show his love of his granddaughter in the most conventional of ways.
“Two Blondes” – Pam and Sookie’s friendship was always… strange? In Two Blondes they took a little road trip, had some fun, almost got themselves killed… a typical night on the town where Sookie was concerned.
“If I Had a Hammer” – Spending time with JB and Tara would have been more of a treat if it weren’t for the fact that they unearthed something even more sinister than the undead.
“Small-Town Wedding” – I know I’m one of very few readers who was actually okay with how the series ended. This weekend with Sam kind of cemented that for me.
“Playing Possum” – Sookie used her powers for good this time, with a little bit of help.
“In the Blue Hereafter” – I haven’t read any Charlaine Harris’ other series, but In the Blue Hereafter made me want to pick up one or two (Harper Connelly & Midnight Texas) . It was the only short story that wasn’t told from Sookie’s POV, but she was most definitely front and center.