Tuesday, August 24, 2010

Review: Death's Excellent Vacation edited by Charlaine Harris

Death's Excellent Vacation
Editors: Charlaine Harris & Toni L. P. Kelner
Publication: Ace Hardcover; 1 edition (August 3, 2010)

Description: The editors of Wolfsbane and Mistletoe and Many Bloody Returns deliver a new collection-including a never-before-published Sookie Stackhouse story. 

New York Times bestselling authors Charlaine Harris, Katie MacAlister, Jeaniene Frost-plus Lilith Saintcrow, Jeff Abbott, and more-send postcards from the edge of the paranormal world to fans who devoured Wolfsbane and Mistletoe and Many Bloody Returns. 

With an all-new Sookie Stackhouse story and twelve other original tales, editors Charlaine Harris and Toni L. P. Kelner bring together a stellar collection of tour guides who offer vacations that are frightening, funny, and touching for the fanged, the furry, the demonic, and the grotesque. Learn why it really can be an endless summer-for immortals.

My Thoughts: This was an interesting anthology that introduced me to a number of mystery writers that I have never read before. I liked the Cat and Bones story by Jeaniene Frost and the Effrijim story by Katie MacAlister. I thought the Sookie story by Charlaine Harris was pretty weak. I didn't really see any of Sookie's personality in the story. I really enjoyed Pirate Dave's Haunted Amusement Park by Toni L. P. Kelner where a new werewolf goes to relive her childhood as a part of adjusting to being a werewolf and discovers that the pirate at Pirate Dave's is a vampire.

Challenges: RYOB Reading Challenge, Paranormal Reading Challenge


  1. Sounds like a book I should pick up when I come across it.

  2. I have seen this one around and wondered if I should pick it up - I am sorry it sounds like it wasn't your fav of the summer or anything - but I guess that just means I can put it on the back burner and wait to borrow from you later!


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