SciFiNow compiled a list of their 10 favorite best kick-ass heroines in urban fantasy and Sookie Stackhouse from True Blood made the list.
Below is what they had to say.
See who else made the list here.
Disappointing final books aside, Sookie Stackhouse’s journey from faith-abiding telepathic barmaid to fangbanger to fairy, in a society that acknowledged the existence of vampires, was gripping. There were barely five minutes when there wasn’t someone looking to kill her, but Sookie proved she could protect herself time and time again (and make peace with God later). We’ve lost count of the bodies buried in her backyard, making for fast-paced and entertaining reading.
USA Today talks with Charlaine Harris about the end of of the Sookie Stackhouse book series. The last book will be released on May 7, 2013 and is available for pre-order at Amazon. The book is called Dead Ever After.
Q: The Sookie series has so many fans. Why end it now?
A: I’ve just come to the end of that particular road. I didn’t have a complete story arc in mind, but probably by the second book, I had an idea where I wanted the books to end. I began to feel the creativity of the series was wearing thin and I hate to keep on writing characters when I’ve lost my love for them. So it seemed time to end the series while I was still happy with what I was doing.
For the ravenous fanbase of HBO’s smash hit series, True Blood Drinks and Bites presents 45 quick and easy recipes for themed gatherings and weekly watch parties, all inspired by the series’ most notorious vampires and victims. From the creator of True Blood and his writing team, these are deliciously “in-world” appetizers, cocktails, and nonalcoholic drinks to enjoy as the drama goes down in Bon Temps. Think Scorn Fritters and Hot Dates, washed down with an ice-cold Spirit Lifter. Entertaining and packed with novelty—including quotes and commentary from the characters themselves, plus original unpublished photography from seasons 1 through 5—True Blood Drinks and Bites brings home a fun and tantalizing taste of the onscreen action.
EW chatted with Charlaine Harris about the final Sookie Stackhouse book, Dead Ever After. She talks about her future plans, Sookie’s final chapter and more.
EW also has an exclusive book trailer for Dead Ever After you can check out here.
The book will be released on May 7, 2013 and is available for pre-order at Amazon.
Head on over to EW to check out the interview.
Below is an excerpt:
ENTERTAINMENT WEEKLY: How does it feel to be done with the Sookie Stackhouse novels?
CHARLAINE HARRIS: Mostly I’m just excited about doing something different. This is the longest I’ve ever written a series and I’m really ready to do something else. I’ve sure enjoyed living in Bon Temps and seeing Sookie so much, but I just came to realize that I’d come to the end of what I’d wanted to say about her.
Amazon has True Blood: Eats, Drinks, and Bites from Bon Temps available for pre-order. This True Blood cookbook is set to be released August 29th and includes over 150 photos from the series and more than 85 southern style recipes. Bon Temps Bloody Mary and Up-in-Arms Biscuits and Gravy are pictured below. Learn more about the book here.