Tuesday, June 19, 2012

*REVIEW* Deadlocked by Charlaine Harris

With Felipe de Castro, the Vampire King of Louisiana (and Arkansas and Nevada), in town, it’s the worst possible time for a body to show up in Eric Northman’s front yard—especially the body of a woman whose blood he just drank.
Now, it’s up to Sookie and Bill, the official Area Five investigator, to solve the murder. Sookie thinks that, at least this time, the dead girl’s fate has nothing to do with her. But she is wrong. She has an enemy, one far more devious than she would ever suspect, who’s out to make Sookie’s world come crashing down.

  I seriously love this series.  Every year when the new book releases I am all but breaking down the book store doors to get my copy and read it.  This year the excitement was still there, not quite as intense but still there.  I just found that even though I love the books, I feel that Charlaine Harris has let True Blood effect her characters and standards.  I did enjoy the book but not like I used to.

  Sookie just isn't who she used to be for me.  She doesn't really seem to worry about much more than her relationship with Eric and what she is going to about what happened with Eric.  This is sad for me because there is so much going on in this book that if she had put her mind to it, she could have figured it out.  Basically she was blinded to everyone and everything that wasn't Sookie/Eric based.  Not that I didn't want her to figure it out because I did.  I am such a big fan/supporter of their relationship and wanted things to work out.  I did find that she was herself when it came to her family and friends though and still found myself smiling with her stubborn ways.

  Eric *sigh* is a little preoccupied in this book.  With the king in town his mind is not on Sookie and if I am honest with you there really isn't much of him in this book at all.  Actually there isn't much of Eric, Bill or Pam in this book.  Which was disappointing to say the least.  These three people have become such a large part of the story and the book felt empty at times.  I would have to say I missed Pam the most with her soft spot for Sookie and hard facade.  Eric is changing/changed and I found my heart breaking over this but it must be for a reason.

  I would like to now point out the awesome job that Charlaine Harris is doing an awesome job tying up all of the loose ends.  I mean she is even making everything neat for all of the secondary characters.  I mean Kennedy and Danny are.. I don't want to give it away but it's super awesome that Charlaine Harris has let her amazing writing ability shine with all of these characters.  To me it shows how much love she has for all of her characters and wants to make sure they all get their own "Ever After".  I am not saying that everyone will get a happily ever after but they are getting something.  

  I am sad to see this series coming to an end.  Even with the ending provided (yet another cliffhanger) I just felt sad knowing that there is only one more instalment.  Maybe that is why this book almost had an urgency in it to me.  Everything is being tied up but I think I had hoped it would happen differently.  This could be a part of my problem, the fact that I know it is all coming to an end but it's not going how I thought it would.  In one way I am eagerly awaiting the next book like I always do because of my love of this series (you don't read a series 1-2 times a year because you don't love it) but I am also dreading the next book.  Charlaine Harris showed both her wonderful strength and writing style in this book but also fell short on what I feel the books have been.  

1 comment:

  1. I have never even thought about reading this series before, and I have never watched the series. My sister is fanatical about it. I think that if I am going to try it out, it will be the books first. Books are always better!


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