Deadlocked by Charlaine Harris

photo18Title: Deadlocked
Author: Charlaine Harris
Series: Sookie Stackhouse
Previous Books in the Series:
1. Dead Until Dark
2. Living Dead in Dallas
3. Club Dead
4. Dead to the World
5. Dead as a Doornail
6. Definitely Dead
7. All Together Dead
8. From Dead to Worse
9. Dead and Gone
10. Dead in the Family
11. Dead Reckoning
Date Started: September 16
Date Finished: September 17
Format: Mass Trade Paperback from local library

All right, this is the penultimate book in the Sookie Stackhouse series, where major plot lines should start coming together, ultimatums are thrown out, and some major villain comes to the fold. Right? Wrong. Sure, some plot lines start to come to a happy conclusion, but I have way more questions than answers. But I’m jumping ahead of myself. Sookie has survived a lot over the years, ever since Bill Compton walked into Merlotte’s one evening. But this might be her hardest test yet. Felipe – the King of Louisiana – is back in town researching the mysterious disappearance of his regent Victor. Eric is called into his presence to atone for what may or may not have happened to the vamp. Sookie – being Eric’s wife – is indebted to make an appearance.

But while at this party, things go wrong, and they go wrong fast. It starts with getting a call from Eric’s day guy that she doesn’t need to be at the party that early she can come an hour later, then Bill, who’s put in charge of security, warning her as she pulls up that she should just go home. It gets worse when she comes inside and is escorted by Pam to see Eric, and they come upon him feeding on another woman. Sookie is pissed. Eric is confused because unlike with other women, he couldn’t resist her. And Felipe chooses this moment to summon Eric and Sookie to speak with him. While they’re talking to the King, the police show up. The girl who Eric had been feeding on is dead on his front lawn.

Okay. I really don’t know what to make of this book. Sure, as a standalone novel, it was entertaining, but as the second to last book in a series, it sort of fell flat. I mean, you have Eric being a jackass and not in the best way. Sookie being incredibly whiny. Alcide being nothing like the character he was when the series started. Quinn suddenly making a brief cameo appearance and basically declaring that he still has feelings for her. And Sam, well, Sam being Sam. Can we just take a moment, though to appreciate how any guy that comes into Sookie’s life and finds her somewhat attractive, never actually gives up? I mean, sure from what I’ve read, Sookie is cute and special, but is she really that special? *sigh*

As for the whole Bill/Eric/Sam and Sookie thing, I’m really starting to think – especially thanks to her actions at the end of the book – that Sookie and Eric are over and Sookie and Sam are going to happen. Which kind of annoys me, but at the same time doesn’t surprise me either.

Final Rating: 3 out of 5 stars. This book lacked a lot of something for me, even though it was kind of nice read. Fingers crossed that the last book ties up everything nicely? *sarcastic laughter*

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College grad, writer who's always suffering from some form of writer's block, hockey enthusiast, book lover, music junkie and graphic designer.
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  1. Pingback: Dead Ever After by Charlaine Harris | Too Many Books Not Enough Shelves

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