Casey reads SVH: Once Upon A Time.

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Hello again, SVH enthusiasts. I bring you, as promised, another installment of the adventures of Jessica and Elizabeth Wakefield. This go around is a trilogy where the girls are au pairs for French royalty, because that is definitely a thing that happens to high school juniors with absolutely no qualifications. Is there criminal intrigue? Yes. Does someone stick their tongue down a prince’s throat? Of course. Does the ghostwriter get to flex their high school French muscles and throw out some basic phrases? You betcha. Book one of three is Once Upon A Time. Spoilers to follow…

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Casey reads After Dead.

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What’s that, you say? A book about supplemental material that no one asked for? And I’m blogging about it even though you believed you were done? Yes. Yes, I am. After Dead, the title that maybe finally seems more final than all of the others that unfortunately sounded final because they had “dead” in the title. Spoilers to follow…

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Casey reads Dead Ever After.

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People, we did it. We have made it (well, I have made it and you have generously suffered through my recaps) through thirteen books of vampire politics, fairy family trees, dead bartenders, and at least one instance of coffin-surfing. This is my first successfully blogged full series, so thank you for joining me on this, and I’m sorry I didn’t better use everyone’s time to quote-unquote real literature. Well, I’m not sorry, that’s not what I’m about and you knew that when you came here. In any case, it’s time for Dead Ever After, the thirteenth and final book in the Sookie Stackhouse series (not counting the epilogue book, which I’ve already prophecied reading). Herein, we find out which of Sookie’s many dead and/or furry beaus she ends up with, and are faced with an uncomfortably close to home but surprisingly justified murder. Spoilers to follow…

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Casey reads Deadlocked.

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As we get into the final stretch of this series, I’m not going to pretend that I’m not thrilled to be nearly done. While Harris has built Bon Temps as a remarkably self-sustaining and richly populated world, it’s getting harder for me to keep track of all the random vampires and werewolves that keep popping up. And I keep nodding off during all the fairy parts. Deadlocked is the twelfth and penultimate book in the series, and the stakes have never been higher. Well, they probably have been. And I can’t believe it took me twelve books to make a stake joke. Spoilers to follow…

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Casey reads Dead Reckoning.

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We’re getting into the final stretch here, people. Dead Reckoning is the eleventh book in the series, and introduces a very small object that will fuel a lot of the personal relations in the next two books. But in the meantime, Sookie has to deal with all of the men in her life being butts, and, finally, the last of the Pelt clan. Spoilers to follow…

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Casey reads Dead in the Family.

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A friend informed me that when she saw my recent post for Dead and Gone, she thought, “oh, this must be the end of the series.” Joke’s on you, there are fourbooks left. Dead in the Family brings us into the double digits as number ten in the series, and this book has it all! Physical therapy! Plots on plots on plots! A Roman AND a Romanov! And lots of discomfort. Spoilers to follow…

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My recent purchases, coming here soon-ish:

I’m not sure which of these I’m more ashamed of buying, but rest assured, you’ll be on the receiving end of both.

Casey reads Dead and Gone.

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If you were…bemused by the presence of fairies in Sookie Stackhouse’s world prior to now, you are not going to particularly enjoy Dead and Gone, the ninth book in the series. Sookie’s extended supernatural family shows up in a major way, and things get a lot darker and weirder. Spoilers to follow…

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Casey reads From Dead To Worse.

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From Dead to Worse is the eighth book in the series, and the one where things start getting weird. Weirder than vampire conventions and complicated murder plots, you ask? Yes. Fairies start showing up, and it’s all downhill from here. Spoilers to follow…

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Casey reads All Together Dead.

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For this one, I feel like I need to bring out that wrestling announcer to grab the mic and shill, ARE YOU READY FOR VAMPIRE POLITICCCCCCS? This, the seventh book in the series, is probably my favorite, because I am THE MOST ready for vampire politics. All Together Dead features the oft-talked about vampire political summit, amongst other things, and we’re gonna be looking at a crazy amount of plot development, so strap yourselves in. Spoilers to follow…

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