Monday, September 5, 2011

The Sookie Stackhouse Companion by Charlaine Harris

Title: The Sookie Stackhouse Companion
Author: Charlaine Harris
Published By: Ace Hardcover (Aug. 30, 2011)
Genre: Urban Fantasy
My Rating: 4 Stars

Goodreads Description:
Charlaine Harris has topped the bestseller charts and has become a nationwide phenomenon, thanks to the unconventional-and otherworldly- life of Sookie Stackhouse. Now, in her own words, Sookie gives readers a look at her family, friends, enemies, adventures, and-of course-the lovers who set her world on fire...

Readers will:

• Tour Bon Temps, the small Louisiana town that Sookie calls home, and visit the houses of her Gran and her sometime vampire lover, Bill
• Prowl around the werewolf and were-panther communities
• Browse through her best friend Tara's dress shop
• Belly up to the bar in Merlotte's, where Sookie works
• Get must-have Bon Temps recipes-including Caroline Bellfleur's famous chocolate cheesecake
• Test themselves with trivia questions from the series

My Review:
You just never know what you are going to get when you open up a Companion Novel so I didn't' have very high expectations for this one.
I am always so glad when I am pleasantly surprised by something.
The novella is this book Small-Town Wedding was fabulous! Sam takes Sookie back home to meet his family and to attend his brother's wedding with him. This novella takes place somewhere between the last two books.
It was so nice to see Sam and Sookie together in a setting other than work. It was nice to see how they interacted and got along and dealt with the issues that came up with the wedding of Sam's younger brother. 
It was also nice to see some familiar faces (Quinn!) and to meet some new ones. 
The novella was probably the  best part of this book but it was also nice to get glimpses into conversations between Eric and Bill that happened at the end of each summary of the books and took place during the stories.
Sadly, they didn't change my opinion of Eric but they did change my opinion  a little about Bill. I actually think I liked Bill more after reading this book than I had before.
And of course there was some great reference guides in here to the people, places and the town which was awesome. I also really enjoyed reading some of the recipes and plan on trying a few of them out.
I can't tell where this series will end or who Sookie will end up with but, it will be nice to read the next book in the series and see where Harris takes this series.

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