Dead But Not Forgotten: Stories from the World of Sookie Stackhouse
What is it about:
Charlaine Harris' smash-hit Sookie Stackhouse series may have reached its conclusion, but the world of Bon Temps, Louisiana, lives on in this all-new collection of 15 stories. Written by a killer lineup of authors, including New York Times best-sellers Rachel Caine, MaryJanice Davidson, Jonathan Maberry and Seanan McGuire, and with introductions by Charlaine herself, Dead but Not Forgotten puts your favorite characters center stage.
The stories included in Dead but Not Forgotten are:
"Nobody's Business" by Rachel Caine (featuring Kevin Pryor & Kenya Jones)
"Tyger, Tyger" by Christopher Golden (featuring Quinn)
"The Real Santa Claus" by Leigh Perry (featuring Diantha)
"Taproot" by Jeffrey J. Mariotte (featuring Andy Bellefleur)
"Knit a Sweater Out of Sky" by Seanan McGuire (featuring Amelia)
"Love Story" by Jeanne C. Stein (featuring Adele Hale Stackhouse)
"The Million-Dollar Hunt" by Jonathan Maberry (featuring Mustapha Khan)
"Borderline Dead" by Nicole Peeler (featuring Desiree Dumas)
"Extreme Makeover Vamp Edition" by Leigh Evans (featuring Bev & Todd)
"Don't Be Cruel" by Bill Crider (featuring Bubba)
"What a Dream I Had" by Nancy Holder (featuring Alcide Herveaux)
"Another Dead Fairy" by Miranda James (featuring Claude & Claudia Crane)
"The Bat-Signal" by Suzanne McLeod (featuring Luna)
"The Sun, The Moon, and The Stars" by Dana Cameron (featuring Pam Ravenscroft)
"Widower's Walk" by MaryJanice Davidson (featuring Eric Northman)
Dead but Not Forgotten was edited by Charlaine Harris and Toni L.P. Kelner.
What did I think of it:
I thought the idea of letting other authors write stories in the Sookie Stackhouse universe was too interesting to let this book go unread. It was on sale at bookdepository as well, so all the more reason to finish my Sookie Stackhouse experience by reading this anthology.
And it is a fun read.
It was interesting to see what characters the authors had picked to write about. Some were favorites of mine as well, others left me cold.
My favorite stories were Nobody's Business by Rachel Caine, The Real Santa Claus by Leigh Perry and The Sun, The Moon, and The Stars by Dana Cameron.
I will confess I skipped a few stories, especially the ones about characters I really didn't like (Amelia, anyone?).
All in all a nice read that I recommend to fans of the series.
Why should you read it:
It's an enjoyable anthology.
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