The Complete Sookie Stackhouse Stories
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!

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TitleThe Complete Sookie Stackhouse Stories
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LanguageEnglish
ReleaseNov 21st, 2017
PublisherAce
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GenreFantasy, Urban Fantasy, Paranormal, Vampires, Anthologies

The Complete Sookie Stackhouse Stories Review

  • Beth
    January 1, 1970
    A companion collection of all the short stories that fill in the small gaps between the Southern Vampire series written by Charlaine Harris. Exciting, tantalizing, snippets into some well-known characters and some not so known characters. If you are like me, you can never get enough of an amazing series. The Complete Sookie Stackhouse Stories gives fans just like me some deeper insight into this world.“Fairy Dust”“One Word Answer”“Dracula Night”“Lucky”“Gift Wrap”“Two Blondes”“If I Had a Hammer”“ A companion collection of all the short stories that fill in the small gaps between the Southern Vampire series written by Charlaine Harris. Exciting, tantalizing, snippets into some well-known characters and some not so known characters. If you are like me, you can never get enough of an amazing series. The Complete Sookie Stackhouse Stories gives fans just like me some deeper insight into this world.“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”I received this ARC copy of The Complete Sookie Stackhouse Stories from Berkley Publishing Group - Ace. This is my honest and voluntary review. The Complete Sookie Stackhouse Stories is set for publication November 21, 2017.My rating: 4 starsWritten by: Charlaine HarrisHardcover: 384 pagesPublisher: Ace Publication Date: November 21, 2017ISBN-10: 0399587594ISBN-13: 978-0399587597Genre: Urban FantasyItunes: https://itunes.apple.com/us/book/the-...Amazon: https://www.amazon.com/Complete-Sooki...Barnes & Noble: https://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/the-...Reviewed for: http://tometender.blogspot.com
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  • Juli
    January 1, 1970
    I am usually disappointed when my favorite books are adapted for television or movies. Sookie Stackhouse was a favorite character of mine before HBO started their seven seasons of True Blood. As usual, the film version bore very little resemblance to the books. The first season was pretty close.....but it veered completely off course after that. In my mind, the books and the show are two completely different stories. HBO changed major plot points, added characters, and left out major portions of I am usually disappointed when my favorite books are adapted for television or movies. Sookie Stackhouse was a favorite character of mine before HBO started their seven seasons of True Blood. As usual, the film version bore very little resemblance to the books. The first season was pretty close.....but it veered completely off course after that. In my mind, the books and the show are two completely different stories. HBO changed major plot points, added characters, and left out major portions of the books. And unfortunately most of the things they left out, or changed substantially, were my favorite parts of the series. Not that I didn't enjoy True Blood....I did. I was just disappointed they didn't follow the books. Not surprised. Just disapppointed. Now that the show is over, I want to revisit this entire series and put Sookie, her friends, and Bon Temps back into my mind the way Charlaine Harris created them.While she was writing the series, Harris published several short stories set in Sookie's world. They added some nice side stories to the series, and were nestled into sweet themed anthology collections alongside stories by other authors I love like Jim Butcher and Rachel Caine. It's a bit difficult to go back and read all the stories since they were originally published in several different books. Then I saw a blurb for this new book -- yay!! All of the Sookie short stories collected in one book! For anyone who wants to read the entire series in chronological order, the Southern Vampire series wiki page has a list that includes both the books and the short stories: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Sou... For those who watched the HBO show but haven't read the books -- I highly recommend reading this series, with these additional stories. There are 13 books in the series, written from 2001 - 2013. The books are SO much better than the television series! I highly recommend the Southern Vampire series to anyone who likes supernatural, urban fantasy. Sookie Stackhouse is a waitress in Bon Temps, LA. She tends to keep to herself because she can hear other people's thoughts. Her abilities tend to make people think she's strange. She's always wanted to meet a vampire ever since they came "out of the coffin," revealing their existence to the world. One night she meets Bill Compton....a vampire who has moved into his old family home in Bon Temps. Her life will never be the same! There are no new stories in this book....it's a re-release of 10 previously published short stories. Readers can enjoy them all in one place, rather than spread between several anthology books. For me, that's great because I have been waiting to reread the series until I had all of the short stories and I was a couple books short of having them all. I'm just a bit OCD like that when it's time to a revisit to a favorite series. And I can have my Sookie shelf in my bookcase....without having to add anthologies that include other stories. This means I can move Sookie up to the top of my TBR and start re-reading!! :) I originally read this series with my husband. When new books arrived we used to argue over who got to read it first. Once we even played a boardgame to determine the winner. I lost, of course, and my husband got to gloat for an entire week about how he knew what was happening and I didn't. ha ha :) I ordered a copy of this book today....so soon I will have another fresh new Sookie book arriving on my doorstep to grace my keeper shelf. I'm sure once hubby sees me re-reading the first book he will want to join in and revisit Bon Temps too. For more information on the author and her books, check out her website: http://charlaineharris.com/**I voluntarily received an advanced readers copy of this book from Berkley Publishing via NetGalley. All opinions expressed in this review are entirely my own.**
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  • Bea Charmed
    January 1, 1970
    Anthologies that have stories by a single author are wonderful for catching up on stories that have been published in a variety of sources and you may have missed one or more. All of these stories have been previously published in other, multi-author anthologies. I'd read most but there were some I hadn't. Many of the short stories involve mysteries. Each story is prefaced with a short note from Ms Harris, with a brief intro on the story and placing it in the series timeline. The stories range i Anthologies that have stories by a single author are wonderful for catching up on stories that have been published in a variety of sources and you may have missed one or more. All of these stories have been previously published in other, multi-author anthologies. I'd read most but there were some I hadn't. Many of the short stories involve mysteries. Each story is prefaced with a short note from Ms Harris, with a brief intro on the story and placing it in the series timeline. The stories range in length, with the longest one being a hundred pages and the shortest one being twenty-two pages. Sookie is the star of all but one of the stories, showcasing her talents. People have a tendency to underestimate Sookie and I enjoy seeing her show them up. While I enjoyed the stories, I had read many of the books and knew the main characters and the world. I don't think it would work as well if you're new to the world.Fairy Dust 3 stars. A dead fairy and missing money. Sookie did a nice job asking questions, the solve was a surprise, and I'd forgotten about the allergy. It wasn't gripping but it was pleasant.One Word Answer - 3 stars. Clever story. Once again, Sookie is smarter than she seems.Dracula Night - 3 stars. Eric's excitement about having Dracula attend his party is both silly and relatable. The 'mystery' was meh but nice background on Dracula. Lucky - 3.5 stars Nice little mystery, Sookie's getting good at solving them. Good use of both Sookie and Amelia's powers.Gift Wrap - 3 stars. Weird, yet sweet Christmas story. I was never a fan of Niall or that whole story line.Two Blondes - 3 stars. It was fun to see have Pam and Sookei have a night out.They have an odd friendship and the story showcased that nicely. The events didn't make a whole lot of sense but they let Pam and Sookie shine.If I Had a Hammer - 2 stars. Depressing, moody story. It was nice to see Tara and JB bu tthe story was muddled and dark.Small-Town Wedding - 3 stars. A novella, not a short story. Sam and Sookie go to the wedding of Sam's brother. But weres, including Sam's mother, were recently outed and tensions in town are high. Nice use of motorcyclists and a decent look at the tensions and hostility towards people perceived as outsiders, but the story was a little long.Playing Possum - 3 stars. Events in this story are much too current as they involve a shooting at a school. I wish Hunter had played a larger part in the story but at the same time, I wish this hadn't happened to him. Still, Harris did a good job portraying Hunter and Sookie's use of their powersin teh situation.In the Blue Hereafter - 2.5 stars. Sookie is a side character in this story. The focus is on Manfred, a psychic from her Harper Connelly books , who later went on to star in the Midnight Texas books. The story was slow, meandered, and just didn't grab me.
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  • Heather
    January 1, 1970
    Is Charlaine seriously still trying to make money off of a series she destroyed, because she stopped caring during the last three books??? Please don’t waste money on this and continue to support this woman. If you want to read it, you should borrow a copy from your local library. And, P.S., there is already a short story collection called A Touch Of Dead, that has half of these stories in it.
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  • Kitt
    January 1, 1970
    If you've gotten this far, you probably already know (and have) A Touch of Dead with the first five shorts. Fairy Dust - Dracula Night - One Word Answer - Lucky - Gift WrapMost likely though, you're like me and purchased the 10 anthologies these shorts appeared in over a span of 14 years. You also bought AToD, because we still had hopes then and had to have all the Sookie.But like me, you are still wicked angry over her complete disregard of her own works during the "True Blood" years/last five If you've gotten this far, you probably already know (and have) A Touch of Dead with the first five shorts. Fairy Dust - Dracula Night - One Word Answer - Lucky - Gift WrapMost likely though, you're like me and purchased the 10 anthologies these shorts appeared in over a span of 14 years. You also bought AToD, because we still had hopes then and had to have all the Sookie.But like me, you are still wicked angry over her complete disregard of her own works during the "True Blood" years/last five books.This ones a pass for me.
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  • Lauren
    January 1, 1970
    Electronic ARC provided by NetGalley."The Complete Sookie Stackhouse Stories" does just what it says, compiling all of the various Sookie short stories (and one novella) in one place for the first time. I had read a few of these before, but I very much enjoyed reading them again and getting to catch up on the ones that I had missed previously. The stories fit between various moments from the main series, and give us the chance to revisit many favorite characters. Harris has done a great job of c Electronic ARC provided by NetGalley."The Complete Sookie Stackhouse Stories" does just what it says, compiling all of the various Sookie short stories (and one novella) in one place for the first time. I had read a few of these before, but I very much enjoyed reading them again and getting to catch up on the ones that I had missed previously. The stories fit between various moments from the main series, and give us the chance to revisit many favorite characters. Harris has done a great job of creating stories that are varied in tone, cast, and setting. The standout here is probably the novella "Small-Town Wedding", where Sookie attends the wedding of Sam's younger brother in small town Texas. The wedding becomes a focal point for conflicts between the townsfolk and the newly revealed shifter community, and contains some great character moments for both Sookie and Sam. Towards the end of the Sookie series I felt like the plot was starting to drag. I'm happy to say that reading this set of short stories reminded me why I liked this series so much in the first place. It was fun to revisit these characters, and I'm now looking forward to whatever new series Charlaine Harris writes next.
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  • Sionna
    January 1, 1970
    *I received this book through Netgalley in exchange for an honest review*I forgot to keep notes on each story as I went, so I can't quite remember everything, but I remember somewhat enjoying this as a whole. I should mention that before this reading I had never read any of these stories before and I read them along side the series, in order. So, below are my thoughts on each story.Overall, I did like this and really appreciated the first page of each story which tells the reader when they shoul *I received this book through Netgalley in exchange for an honest review*I forgot to keep notes on each story as I went, so I can't quite remember everything, but I remember somewhat enjoying this as a whole. I should mention that before this reading I had never read any of these stories before and I read them along side the series, in order. So, below are my thoughts on each story.Overall, I did like this and really appreciated the first page of each story which tells the reader when they should read this installment. Fairy DustI really enjoyed this one. I always loved reading about the fairies! Plus, Claudine!! Also, we learned more about their business and their triplet. It was fast-paced, but I forgave that since it is a novella. Dracula NightAnyone cringe/laugh while reading this because they thought of Vlad from Night Huntress... no? Just me?With any vampire series, Dracula needs to be addressed. I truly enjoyed this rendition since it is so different from what we usually read about him. This was chuckle worthy and seeing Eric in this light made me like him more. One Word AnswerOkay, this answered my question of "Did I miss something???" This I feel should have been made into the main story because it seems quite vital and is brought up in Definitely Dead.I didn't quite get it??? It seemed just weirdly written out to me. Didn't quite enjoy this one. LuckyThis was quite funny. I enjoyed this one. I liked Sookie and Amelia working together and how the insurance agent was trying to help his business and his clients! Not important to the story, but enjoyable :) Gift WrapCreepy? Sweet? Bitter-sweet? I have mixed feelings about this one. Niall always sits on my moral fence making me question if he is doing right or wrong. This is one of those times which made me question it, even if the story is sweet. I'm not sure if it makes sense in the series though. Two BlondesAny story focusing on Sookie and Pam is a win for me, tbh. I love them. Some of the events might not have made 100% sense, but *shrugs* I'll take it. It is funny and smile-inducing. Small-Town WeddingThis is when I really started realizing how the story would end. It is referenced in the main story, so it is worth a read, but I would say it also kinda spoils the ending.... at least the first explanation page. But, it is one of the best installments in this collection. I really enjoyed reading it. If I Had A HammerThis one almost seemed misplaced to me... I might have said to read it one book later. To add a new kind of supernatural element to the series this late in the game seemed a bit... I don't know, I just felt weird about it. Psychics AND Ghosts introduced a few books before the end of the series and then they aren't brought up in the main story. This is one I'm kinda 'meh' about. Playing PossumI really enjoyed this one, even if I didn't like the setting. I loved when we got to read about Hunter, there wasn't enough of him in the series, but this story would have been so damaging to him, I think. It was intense and enjoyable though. In the Blue Hereafter This isn't a Sookie Stackhouse story. It is told from the POV of Manford from a different story. He talks to Sookie and helps her out and I guess she helps him too? I liked seeing Sookie from a different POV, but she seemed so different it was weird haha. Still the same, but I guess we see how relaxed she presents herself. Could skip it if you want, I wasn't a huge fan of this one, probably because I didn't understand Manford. All in all a decent collection of stories even though I was pretty meh about a few and thought it ended on a weird note. I would have picked or written a different last story.
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  • Jeri
    January 1, 1970
    If you loved the series you will love revisiting some of the characters in these short stories all in one book. There aren't any major shockers, but it does provide a bit of backstory to some of the moments in the series.I received an eARC by the publisher through NetGalley.
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  • Breane Ross
    January 1, 1970
    4 Star Rating!The Complete Sookie Stackhouse Stories by Charlaine HarrisGotta be honest here, I had most of these stories already but not in the same place/book. It was GREAT reading about Sookie and the gang again. If you are a Sookie Stackhouse fan, of both her and her world, you will love this book! Really makes me miss Sookie and the gang. I recommend this book!
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  • Sarai Henderson
    January 1, 1970
    AH SOOKIE STACKHOUSE! Big fan of true blood here and this compilation was awesome. Every story pulls you back into the world of Sookie and the vampires. Each so different, but along the same lines. Loved it!Received an advance reader copy in exchange for a fair review.
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  • Alex
    January 1, 1970
    Harris does a good job setting up the timeline for each short story and it was easy to fall back into the world of Sookie Stackhouse.
  • Cynthia
    January 1, 1970
    Fun to read from another Author's point of view. Characters now have endings and stories are tied together.
  • Marianne
    January 1, 1970
    The Complete Sookie Stackhouse Stories is a collection of ten Sookie Stackhouse short stories by popular American author, Charlaine Harris.Fairy Dust: Claudine, the only fairy that Sookie has ever met, comes into the bar with a request for help. And while fairies are notoriously bad tippers, Sookie will get paid for using her telepathic powers, so she agrees. They go to Claude’s house (Claudine’s brother, identical, who knew?) where Sookie, in her unique way, questions three of Claude’s work col The Complete Sookie Stackhouse Stories is a collection of ten Sookie Stackhouse short stories by popular American author, Charlaine Harris.Fairy Dust: Claudine, the only fairy that Sookie has ever met, comes into the bar with a request for help. And while fairies are notoriously bad tippers, Sookie will get paid for using her telepathic powers, so she agrees. They go to Claude’s house (Claudine’s brother, identical, who knew?) where Sookie, in her unique way, questions three of Claude’s work colleagues at the exotic dance club, Hooligans. Claude and Claudine are certain that one of the three murdered their triplet (yes, there were three of these beautiful people!), Claudette. The culprit is uncovered, revenge is extracted, and the reader learns a bit about the fairies in the Sookieverse. A small but enjoyable dose of Sookie.One Word Answer: Whilst Sookie is doing some evening yard work with Bubba the Vampire, visitors arrive in a fancy black limo. The passenger brings news of the death of Sookie’s cousin Hadley, and a legacy coming her way. But Sookie is interested in how her cousin met her end, something that, apparently, the vampire limo driver knows more about. Sookie is grateful that her talent for telepathy allows her to keep a poker face when the full story is revealed. Bubba shows some initiative when it matters. Sookie’s enigmatic one word answer may not please all readers, but is guaranteed to bring a smile to most.Dracula Night: Eric invites Sookie to celebrate Dracula Night at his nightclub, Fangtasia. Dress-code cocktail wear, so she buys a new dress, pink with sequins. She’s quite amazed at Eric’s almost groupie-like hope that Prince Dracula himself might grace their humble club, and consequently, his judgement is a little off. But Sookie has her finger on the pulse, and takes the necessary action, although this draws the ire of the club’s patrons. A mini-dose of vampire fun.Lucky: Sookie and her current houseguest, Amelia Broadway, get a visit from Insurance agent, Greg Aubert. He’s worried that someone has been going through his files. With a combination of spells and psychic talents, Amelia and Sookie find out just who has been in Greg’s office, and quite a bit more besides. A vampire refugee is discovered, and Sookie is tempted by a puppy. A nice little interlude between Sookie instalments.Gift Wrap: Alone on Christmas Eve and feeling sorry for herself, Sookie takes a walk in the woods behind her house, checking if there is any sign of what caused the noise that briefly woke her in the night. A naked, injured and definitely gorgeous man is not what she expected to find, but unable to ignore someone in need, Sookie takes him back to her house. The remainder of her evening is also quite unexpected, though hardly unwelcome. And the surprise guest who shares her Christmas Dinner is perhaps the most unexpected of all, but one who ensures that Sookie’s Christmas is indeed a happy one. A sweet and funny dose of Sookie.Two Blondes is a short story in the Sookie Stackhouse series by popular American author, Charlaine Harris. Pam and Sookie go to Tunica on vacation. The plan is a bit of sightseeing, gambling, see a show…. Oh, and run a small errand for Eric. But in the course of said errand, the pair finds themselves tangled up in Vampire politics, the object of a plot that is bound to end in their deaths, via much unpleasantness. Of course, the two blondes are ever resourceful, escaping their fates with a gun, some brute force, a quick change of costume and a bit of dancing. Very entertaining! If I Had A Hammer is a short story in the Sookie Stackhouse series by popular American author, Charlaine Harris. Now that Sookie’s best friend Tara and hubby J.B. du Rhone have twins (Robert Thornton and Sara Sookie), they need to do a little work on their house, the old Summerlin place, to make things more comfortable. Sam and Sookie have volunteered to help out. But their work uncovers a hidden article that unleashes an unhappy presence in the house. The twins’ nanny, Quiana Wong (whom readers may recognise from The Blue Hereafter) has a certain ability that may allow her to help. A small but enjoyable dose of Sookie.Small Town Wedding, in which Sookie and Sam head to Wright, Texas for the wedding of Sam’s brother, Craig. But feelings in the town about the Were/Shifter reveal are mixed, and it seems not everyone is willing to let this wedding proceed unhindered. But is the level of protest spontaneous? A certain were-tiger makes an appearance, as do several shifters, and a character is introduced whose existence is significant in Harris’s Midnight, Texas series. Sookie discovers her savage side.Playing Possum is a short story in the Sookie Stackhouse series by American author, Charlaine Harris. Sookie delivers to her nephew Hunter’s classroom, twenty-three perfect cupcakes for the class’s Labor Day party, and meets his new teacher, young Sabrina Yarnell, who has certain attributes Sookie immediately recognises. When Sookie and Hunter return to the car for goody bags, they become aware of another arrival, and not a benign one. Sookie instantly realises her priority is the safety of the children and staff. What could be a major tragedy is cleverly averted by the combined efforts of Sabrina, Hunter and Sookie. An excellent little dose of Sookie (and Hunter)In The Blue Hereafter offers a meeting between Sookie Stackhouse and Manfred Bernardo that feels like a prelude to the Midnight, Texas novels. Ten little doses of Sookie that many fans may have already read, but will enjoy all the same.
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  • Nesie
    January 1, 1970
    *hardcover copy provided by publisher for review*Alrighty, Sookie fans that think they’ve got every single thing The Mighty Harris has written about our girl.  I can almost hear you thinking “Wait, what’s new here?”  Seriously, y’all think way too loud.  Try to tone it down, will you?  And listen up, because Complete is definitely a book you’ll want to add to your library.Why? What’s the difference between this book versus The Sookie Stackhouse Companion and the last Sookie compilation A Touch o *hardcover copy provided by publisher for review*Alrighty, Sookie fans that think they’ve got every single thing The Mighty Harris has written about our girl.  I can almost hear you thinking “Wait, what’s new here?”  Seriously, y’all think way too loud.  Try to tone it down, will you?  And listen up, because Complete is definitely a book you’ll want to add to your library.Why? What’s the difference between this book versus The Sookie Stackhouse Companion and the last Sookie compilation A Touch of Dead? Think of Complete as the book that gathers the stories from both these books, and includes four more from other multiple-author anthologies.  It’s also got new introductions to each story with bits about how and why she wrote each one, and where each story fits within the whole Southern Vampire chronology.  I’ve got A Touch of Dead on my bookshelf, and I’m happy to put this new book right next to it.  And I’ve gotta get on picking up a copy of Companion.  But enough about me.I’ve missed the snappy dialog and fun between character snark. And I’ve really missed Pam, the droll second in command at the vampire bar Fangtasia. It’s good to be back in Bon Temps y’all. Reading these stories felt like I was slipping on my favorite pair of jean shorts, and settling into my front porch swing. Fans of Sookie will definitely feel the same. A tall cool glass of sweet tea is optional, but highly encouraged.If, like me, you’ve been wanting more Bon Temps? You can easily blow through these stories in a day. Or you can dole them out to yourself and linger. Me, I’ve never been one of those willpower folks.Full review - https://atomicfangirl.com/2017/11/12/...
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  • Holly
    January 1, 1970
    The Complete Sookie Stackhouse Stories is filled with 10 short stories that give a deeper understanding of some characters from the Sookie Stackhouse series. With stories like "Dracula Night" where Eric Northman becomes a fanboy over a celebrity to "Lucky" when Sookie is asked by a local business man to use her secret powers to uncover what is happening at night in his business. Each of these ten stories have a theme that will delight any fan of Sookie or True Blood fan!I have to admit that I ne The Complete Sookie Stackhouse Stories is filled with 10 short stories that give a deeper understanding of some characters from the Sookie Stackhouse series. With stories like "Dracula Night" where Eric Northman becomes a fanboy over a celebrity to "Lucky" when Sookie is asked by a local business man to use her secret powers to uncover what is happening at night in his business. Each of these ten stories have a theme that will delight any fan of Sookie or True Blood fan!I have to admit that I never have gotten around to reading all the books in the Sookie Stackhouse series but watch every episode of True Blood. Reading this book alone is making me want to go back from the beginning to read every single book just to get a better understanding of what happened in the series. My favorite stories in this collection were Dracula Night, Lucky & Playing Possum, y'all are just gonna have to read this book to understand why! Thank You to Charlaine Harris for making me fall in love with this series all over again with this one book!!I voluntarily reviewed a complimentary copy of this book from NetGalley!
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  • Sean Talbot
    January 1, 1970
    I have been a huge fan of the Sookie Stackhouse series this book came at the right time as I was really craving a good Stackhouse story.While there are some stories that were not my cup of tea I did find that on the whole the stories were very well done.My favourite story was in Sam and the wedding that happened in his family.
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  • Racheal
    January 1, 1970
    I wish that these short stories had been included at the end of the Sookie Stackhouse books in which they follow instead of a collection like this. You lose some of the enjoyment when you read them like this because they seem a little less cohesive. I did still enjoy the humor, characters, and portrayal of small town life in this series.
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  • Glennis
    January 1, 1970
    The nice thing is this is the complete collection of short stories, but the downside is there is nothing new in here at all if you were a hardcore fan and read every anthology that had Sookie stories in them. Even saying that it was nice to read them all again. Each story does have a small intro and she does give a bit of heads up of when she tipped her hand for the Soookie/Sam relationship. If you haven’t read the books then this isn’t a good place to start since there will be tons of spoilers The nice thing is this is the complete collection of short stories, but the downside is there is nothing new in here at all if you were a hardcore fan and read every anthology that had Sookie stories in them. Even saying that it was nice to read them all again. Each story does have a small intro and she does give a bit of heads up of when she tipped her hand for the Soookie/Sam relationship. If you haven’t read the books then this isn’t a good place to start since there will be tons of spoilers but it was a nice trip down memory lane with a favorite read. Digital review copy provided by the publisher through NetGalley
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