Series: Sookie Stackhouse, #3
Published by Penguin Group on May 2003
Genres: Paranormal, Fantasy, Romance
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Things between cocktail waitress Sookie and her vampire boyfriend Bill seem to be going excellently (apart from the small matter of him being undead) until he leaves town for a while. A long while. Bill's sinister boss Eric has an idea of where to find him, whisking her off to Jackson, Mississippi to mingle with the under-underworld at Club Dead. When she finally catches up with the errant vampire, he is in big trouble and caught in an act of serious betrayal. This raises serious doubts as to whether she should save him or start sharpening a few stakes of her own ..
Club Dead is the third book in the Sookie Stackhouse series. Bill is missing and of course, Sookie needs to find them. But their relationship seems to have changed after it is revealed that Bill kept a few secrets from her.
In all honesty, this book very much reminded of New Moon from the Twilight Saga. The parallels of the two vampires being gone for big chunks of the book are similar. But they both have different reasons and adventures. I mean both books had dealing with werewolves while the vampire was absent.
Club Dead adds a lot more world-building to the Stackhouse universe. We learn more about Vampires. Everything from their habits and even more about their hierarchy is explained. That seemed to be the major role of this book.
Overall Club Dead follows the same patterns of the first two books in the series. I am still on the edge about the books being from Sookie’s point of view. Her narration just seems immature. But I was able to put the narration aside to follow the storyline which was pretty good.
But I’d you love the True blood series and the rest of the Sookie Stackhouse series, then Club Dead is for you. For those looking to read the series, you would need to read the first two for everything to make more sense.