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Raising the Dead: Reflecting on Definitely Dead

Well folks, we are almost able to countdown the remaining months till the release of Dead Ever After with one hand. A bittersweet moment for all of us, I am sure.

In the meantime, lets turn our frowns upside down and continue out Celebrate the SVM series with our reflections on the 6th novel of the series: Definitely Dead.

 

 

The over all reaction:

For me (B), I think the cover set the tone on how I would “feel” about the book. While I enjoyed it and found myself laughing at certain parts of the story… I kept thinking of it as filler, to get to the next book. I am totally blaming the tiger.

Nymerias had some mixed reactions as well… I swear, we share a brain at times.

What moment made us cry?

We all agreed that the hospital scene where Sookie learned the truth about how that other vampire ended up in her life was pretty painful to read. We all were crying along with our girl… cause even though we knew he was an ass, it was a knife to the gut that the whole relationship was based on a lie.

On the bright side, Erika was encouraged because it firmly put Bill in the “EX” column.

Nymerias shared that she was saddened (and mad) at the moment Eric brings up her fairy blood and Sookie’s reaction that it is the only reason anyone would want her. Erika, while affected the same way as Nymerias, countered that Sookie’s reaction gave us a  glimpse of her true feelings for Eric. That she “was hoping he was different from Bill.”

Erika and I also commiserated that there was just waaaaaay to much Q-tip for out taste.

What moment made you laugh?

Bowling. For. Vampires…. that moment after Eric kisses Sookie and gleefully reenters the battle with a Viking cry… and Wyberts head. Hilarious

Erika also enjoyed Sookie telling Eric to stop contacting her through “flunkies”. Poor Pam.. I can just imagine the teasing now. LOL

I will also admit to laughing at Sookie situation after leaving the Abby over the wall. For it is rare to be on the streets of New Orleans with your boobs exposed… and NOT get beads.

Favorite Moment/Line from the book:

We all agree that “Bowling for Vampires” … and that kiss before Eric goes back into battle is one of are favorite FAVORITE moments from this boo.

We also agree that we love Eric finding Sookie after the crazy Pelts kidnapped her. Le sigh.

What are some of your favorite moments from Definitely Dead? Come, celebrate with us and share them below!

 

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About B

Really, there is never enough Eric... I'm loyal to the Viking, no matter what. I will love him whether in Book, Show, and just because... my first thoughts are of him and I close my eyes to dream of him. As far as I'm concerned, the night can not get here soon enough.

13 comments on “Raising the Dead: Reflecting on Definitely Dead

  1. Not a favorite of mine, and yeah, the tiger has a lot to do with it.

  2. Favorite comment: “You got outranked, buddy”

  3. Who is the black haired vampire in the Sookie book covers? Does that represent Bill? I don’t know why he should be in the cover of later books… I thought he’s no longer the main character in books 4 and up or is he? (I’m only on Book 5 currently…)

    • Yes, it represents Bill…and that’s a very good question. I think the artist did it to keep us from thinking Eric will be heavily featured, but that’s JMHO.

      Maybe someone else has a theory about this?

    • I’m not sure, maybe because that’s when Sookie finds out the truth about him, but he’s hardly the main character.

  4. I agree that bowling for vampires was awesome; it’s one of my all time favorite quotes. My favorite moments with Eric and Sookie (aside from the sex and rarwe sweetness obviously) are when they’re being playful. That was what made them great from the beginning.

  5. I know that that most of you don’t like Quinn, but he is the conduit for Sookie finding her way to Eric. He did push our viking to letting his feelings for Sookie come to the front. God knows how long it would have taken them without him. It did turn out for the best in the end. There has to be some distractions or Sookie would have been a bore. She did need some fun in between all her trials and tribulations. I liked Quinn (don’t throw things at me please) for the little while he lasted.

    • True…and I agree. As a plot device, he was needed and Sam, Bill and Alcide weren’t the right kind of characters to do this. Sookie and Eric would probably STILL be finding their way back to each other. Lol But I hated Quinn because of how he called Sookie “babe” all the time. To this day…I don’t like hearing other people say it. Lol

    • That’s all he was good for, I just didn’t find that relationship very believable at all. From the way he was described, I didn’t take him as being at all attractive and his character was just obnoxious in general. I can’t stand the word ‘babe’ now because of him.

    • I agree, I have fairly neutral feelings about Quinn but as another alpha male character he was what Eric needed to stand up and be counted. It’s interesting when you read back through 5-9 when Quinn was around how Eric talks about him, and reacts to him compared to other suitors.
      Bill, Sam and Alcide aren’t much more than minor irritations to Eric, in terms of his threat assessment of them as viable suitors. He rarely gets jealous of them, he’s rarely suspicious of them being around when he isn’t. His reaction to Quinn, in comparison, is quite visceral. He arcs up like nothing else when he feels that Quinn is getting too close and this happens on more than one occasion.
      I still think that Quinn is the only suitor Eric ever felt was a true threat – perhaps because when Q was around the bond was in place and so Eric could feel what Sookie felt towards him.
      Which also tells us a great deal about what Sookie WASN’T feeling towards Bill or Sam at that time.

      • Very true, SVB! :) I noticed the way Eric treated Quinn too…and I think he’s what propelled Eric to finally make his move on Sookie in Book 9. Enough, was enough! LOL

      • To me Quinn was a man’s man. A Sup that Sookie couldn’t read very well and could protect her, if that makes any sense. Sam and Bill are wimps if you compare them to Eric and Quinn.You are correct SVB about the bond. Eric could feel what she was feeling about Quinn. I think it’s a good time to reread the series before Dead Ever After comes out in May.

  6. […] We’re “Raising The Dead” again…as we take a look back at each book in the Southern Vampire Mysteries in our year-long reflection of the books and couple we’ve grown to love! This month, join us as we remember the 6th book in the series, “Definitely Dead”! […]

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