Saturday, June 25, 2011

Dead Reckoning by Charlaine Harris-Review

Just finished this book and liked it a lot!  Here is the goodreads description:    "With her knack for being in trouble's way, Sookie witnesses the firebombing of Merlotte's, the bar where she works. Since Sam Merlotte is now known to be two-natured, suspicion falls immediately on the anti-shifters in the area. But Sookie suspects otherwise and she and Sam work together to uncover the culprit - and the twisted motive for the attack. But her attention is divided. Though she can't 'read' vampires, Sookie knows her lover Eric Northman and his 'child' Pam well - and she realises that they are plotting to kill the vampire who is now their master. Gradually, she is drawn into the plot -which is much more complicated than she knows. Caught up in the politics of the vampire world, Sookie will learn that she is as much of a pawn as any ordinary human - and that there is a new Queen on the board . . . "

Wow.. I can't believe that after this book there is only two more books in the Sookie Stackhouse series.  It feels like yesterday I just started reading this series.  I have actually been reading these books for so long that my first three books in the series are in paperback because at the time they weren't released in hardback!  Then in May I was lucky enough to even get this book signed by Charlaine Harris (go to this link if you missed the post book signing) . It was quite fun!

This book was good but I could tell Harris was wrapping up the series.  A lot of closure in this book and a lot of story telling and not much action.  So I was a little disappointed in that.  There were also a few characters that we have grown to love that just don't even make an appearance in this book. But there are some that we love that make an appearance like Bubba! (love him) I am really ready for the fairy drama to wrap up.  But I suppose that will be the big bang in the last book.

So I am dying to know who does Sookie end up with? Eric?  Sam?  Bill?  Personally I think she might end up with Sam after all... any thoughts on this?  If so please mark spoilers for those who might not have read this book yet!

Let's just say that I love love the Sookie universe and can't wait for the book in the fall the Sookie Companion.  There are  even going to be recipes in that book!



    If she ends up with Sam after 11 books setting them up as nothing more than friends, I'll be furious. If she ends up with Bill after everything he's done to her, I'll be even more furious. If she doesn't end up with Eric, who I think is her perfect match - I'll be furiousest!

  2. Great review!!
    I think I really really want her to end up with Eric but the way things were going towards the end of the book I am having my doubts. I never thought that she might end up with Sam, but I think they have too much of a good friendship going on there. I hate Bill so he's a no go for me there.
    I can't wait for the next book to come out!!!

  3. Knowing Charlaine she could end up with an alien from outer space/mutant were-vamp who she's secretly been seeing in her erotic dreams, who she finds out is real and they weren't dreams after all, when she finds out she's pregnant! Deep intake of breath!!

    But - I'd much prefer it to be Eric. I always wanted it to be Eric - ever since they first met.I have yet to read this book - its been a bit slated actually - but like tvd's - I'll get it because I am addicted to their world now, regardless of the quality of the novels. ITs annoying however, how the quality slides after they suck you in!
    Shah ;D .X