Wednesday, May 18, 2011

Tuesday Review Day!

I know this review is a day late, but yesterday was just that kind of day.

Dead Reckoning (Sookie Stackhouse, #11)
Written by: Charlaine Harris
Publication date: May 3, 2011
Released in Hardcover, Kindle, ebook
325 pages

5 stars

Synopsis: 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...

My Review: First let me say how excited I was reading this book, anxious to read the story but also anticipating season 4 of the HBO series, True Blood next month! The release of this book was just perfect timing! As much as I love the show, the book is where it's at!

Sookie is an amazing character. She is the strongest of any I've ever read (male or female) and equally determined. She sets her mind to something and it gets done. It might get a little sloppy at times and always a lot bloody, but that's just the Sookie Stackhouse way! This time around isn't much different than previous books, because she's always got a lot on her plate. Her fairy cousins, Claude and Dermot, are staying with her and she suspects their motives for doing so. Even though Charlaine Harris is great with recaps in each book, I still had a hard time remembering Dermot's background story. I remember that he was enchanted by Niall, but what he did while he was, I can't recall. Having these two around, she begins to learn more about her fairy-side and starts to finally get some answers to her questions; like where her telepathy came from!

Just as strong as Sookie is, she makes Eric soft, not a teddy bear by any means, but you can tell he melts just being around his beloved. There was not enough of these two in this book, they spent a lot of the time at odds with each other, especially after Sookie finds a way to break their blood bond! Victor, the Regent of Louisiana under the ruling of King Felipe, is determined to make Eric and Pam's life a living hell.

And what would a Sookie Stackhouse novel be if somebody wasn't trying to kill her? First, a firebomb through a Merlotte's window, then a kidnap attempt, then a full on attack!! She can hardly catch her breath before there's another fire to put out. I find it difficult to review these books because there is so much going on and I try not to spoil it for anyone.

Overall: I always enjoy these books. They're always action-packed; never a dull moment or a lull in the story and if it does slow down, it's only to build up momentum for the next event!

1 comment:

Sara said...

I'm so excited about the show starting up again.

I enjoyed the book also. It was so much fun to read.


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