Tuesday, May 31, 2011

Dead Reckoning

Dead Reckoning by Charlaine Harris

Release Date: May 3,2011
Publisher: Gollancz
Pages: Hardcover (336 pgs)
Age Group: Adult
Series: Sookie Stackhouse #11
Genre: Paranormal/Vampire
Author Website: http://www.charlaineharris.com/
Overall Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

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 . . . "

Review: This book did not have a dull moment. I found myself laughing and shocked throughout the whole book. 

The book starts off with a firebombing at Merlotte's. I found this shocking because Sam is a lovable characther and I felt bad for him that these horrible things are happening to him. Even though he is getting dealt a crappy card when it comes to Merlotte's, I am happy to see that he is in a loving relationship with Jannalynn. She is not my favorite, but its nice to see Sam Happy. 

In this book we see a softer side to Pam which I did not care for too much. Pam is one of my favorite characters in this series, and I was upset to read that she just wasn't her normal self in this book. 

Dermot and Claude play a big part in this book, and we also get introduce to new people from the Fae World. Also a big secret gets revealed. So things that we learned in the previous books come together in this one to make more sense of the past. 

Bubba comes back in this book. He has not been mentioned in a long time, and it was nice to see Bubba back in the mix. I hope he is in the next one more. Also Alcide makes a short appearance as well. I wanted more of him in this book. I'm hoping I get more of him in the next one. 

Sookie is the same as always. She has a lot of inner demons of her own that she needs to deal with. A big secret that Eric has gets revealed and it is a game changer for her relationship with Eric. I like how the book ended and it opened up completely for the next book. I'm excited to read how it plays out. These books don't come out fast enough.

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