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Wednesday, May 18, 2011

Dead Reckoning (Southern Vampire #11) by CHarlaine Harris

  • Pub. Date: May 2011
  • Publisher: Penguin Group (USA)
  • Format: Hardcover , 336pp
  • Series: Sookie Stackhouse/Southern Vampire Series , #11 
Where I got my copy? A gift bought @ Amazon

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. Sookie suspects otherwise, but her attention is divided when she realizes that her lover Eric Northman and his child" Pam are plotting to kill the vampire who is now their master. Gradually, Sookie is drawn into the plot-which is much more complicated than she knows...

After the mellow story of book 10, and a very serious doubt that Charlaine Harris could write as good as she did before, I finally finished book 11. I was beginning to loose interest in Sookie's world and the first few chapters did not really offer any encouragement, it was dull and dragging. not until I read the part about the the cluviel dor and then the issue that is bothering Eric. I was glad that it offered more juice for me to keep going, I like the twist in Sookie's family background and excited on what she'dd dow with the object she inherited from her grandmother.

As far as the big battle goes,I ma glad that the local enemy is gone, yet I am so disappointed on the new relationship test between Eric and Sookie. It seems like eric is going to chose the path Appius made for him and that a great drama would take place.  But like what Sookie said, assumptions are bad. I am disappointed with Sookie's character though. It seems like she is still the Sookie that I've read from book 3-4. I guess I am looking for more daredevil or death defying characteristics. Like become a vampire already! Or learn self defense or something, I would love a new activity for her in between conflicts. Her waitressing and house cleaning should be toned down a little bit.

All in all, not bad, not at all. When's book 12 coming out?


Amy said...

I love this series. I agree that the last couple books weren't my favorite, but I always look forward to the next one!

Sverige said...

Reading a Sookie Stackhouse novel is like sitting down with an old friend. She's such a likable character. You feel like you know her even though she only exists on the page. A down home Southern girl, she enjoys her Dairy Queen ice cream while making sure her toenails are brightly painted at all times. At heart, she's a girly girl, yet she's real and easy to relate to.

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