Club Dead is the third book in the Sookie Stackhouse series. It’s one of my favorite books in the series because, in my opinion, it’s really the book that separated itself from the show, which means that with this book, I really got the sense that I was reading something else. I know that technically True Blood came after the Sookie Stackhouse series, but I saw it before I read the book.
Vampires really don’t like to share their secrets, and most of all, they don’t like to be in one place too long, which is why Bill took a while to confess to Sookie that the Queen of Louisiana had given him an assignment.
Before he disappeared, Bill thought to warn Sookie, terrifying events were about to unfold. Of course, Sookie isn’t going to let that happen without trying to do something to prevent it.
So she went to Mississippi to investigate, accompanied by a werewolf. It might be one of Sookie’s most complicated cases yet…
As I said before, this is the book that really separated the book from the show. From this point on, the TV Show slightly deviated from the books and it was much more entertaining for me to read! The characters also start to look a little more different in the TV Show from this point forward. And actually, I even started to like book Sookie much more than True Blood Sookie.
Club Dead is also one of my favorite books in the series because it’s the book where Sookie really starts to be independent. She becomes her own person more and more throughout each book of the series, but this development starts right here.
Should you read it?
If you already started reading the series, then yes, by all means, you should absolutely read Club Dead. As I said before, it’s one of my favorite books in the series.
However, if you haven’t started the series yet, I’d advise you to start from the beginning, with Dead Until Dark. Because, if you start reading from the third book on, you may get lost at some points during the story.