Throwback Thursday Review: Deadlocked by Charlaine Harris

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Welcome to my weekly blog meme where I share one of my old pre-blog reviews that I posted over at Goodreads.  Are we friend at Goodreads?  No. Feel free to check out my profile and friend me if you like.  This week I decided to go back to find my first posted review.  I believe it was for the book shown below.  With the massive reviews I seem to be writing lately I thought it might be interesting to see how my reviews started off.  I can tell it is still me, but they are much shorter.  I must confess in the beginning I was pretty nervous about sharing my opinions about the books I read.  I didn’t want to offend any other readers or authors, so it is surprising my first review was a negative one. I also wasn’t sure how to go about it, so I just shared my opinion, much like today only shorter.  Apparently I got over myself and have no problems sharing what I think with anyone who will listen now, even those who don’t, as I have been know to follow my poor husband around the house talking about a book he could care less about.   So here we are the short little feedback about book #12 in the Sookie Stackhouse series,  I could tell already I wasn’t going to like how the series ended. Perhaps I should have stopped here…

Deadlocked (Sookie Stackhouse, #12)

Click on cover to visit book’s Goodreads page.

Read from May 07 to 09, 2012

My rating 2 stars

Book Synopsis and cover art from Goodreads:

Growing up with telepathic abilities, Sookie Stackhouse realized early on that there are things she’d rather not know. An now that she’s an adult, she also realizes that some things she knows about, she’d rather not see–like Eric Northman feeding off another woman. A younger one.

There’s a thing or two she’d like to say about that, but she has to keep quiet–Felipe de Castro, the vampire king of Louisiana (and Arkansas and Nevada), is in town. It’s the worst possible time for a human body to show up in Eric’s front yard–especially the body of the 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 set out to make Sookie’s world come crashing down.

I loved this series and (like many) am saddened by the way this series is ending. It just feels like Harris doesn’t care anymore and she is destroying characters and relationships that I loved in her haste to end a series she has grown tired of. I missed Eric the most in this book, he was there (barely), but Sookie spent most of the time pushing him away. There was a lot of stuff about her day to day life and background characters that I didn’t care about anymore, but I guess that is what happens when you are wrapping up a series, you get bring everyone out of the woodwork to tell how they are going to ride off into the sunset. I know Harris has said Sookie will not end up with Eric, but I guess a little part of me hoped she would change her mind. I will read the next and finial one, but again it just makes me sad and I so miss the story lines, characters and relationships I fell in love with…

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