Monday 23 April 2012

REVIEW, Dead Reckoning

There’s a reckoning on the way....

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Dead Reckoning
Series: Southern Vampire series, book 11
Pub: 2011, Gollancz
Author: Charlaine Harris
Cat: paranormal fiction (mystery)
Format: paperback (lar); 325 pp w/ 17 chapters
Age Range: Adults                                           

Sookie Stackhouse is a cocktail waitress in Bon Temps, Louisiana. It’s a job which has its own challenges, but now the vampires and the shapeshifters are finally ‘out’, you’d think the supernaturals would get on with each other. But nothing is that simple in Bon Temps!
...and Sookie has a knack for being in trouble’s way; not least when she witnesses the firebombing of Merlotte’s, the bar where she works. Since Sam Merlotte is known to be two-natured, suspicion immediately falls on the anti-shifters in the area. Sookie suspects otherwise, but before she can investigate something else – something even more dangerous – comes up.
Sookie’s lover Eric Northman and his ‘child’ Pam are plotting something in secret. Whatever it is, they seem determined to keep Sookie out of it; almost as determined as Sookie is to find out what’s going on. She can’t sit on the sidelines when both her work and her love life are under threat – but as their plans gradually become clear Sookie finds the situation is deadlier than she could ever have imagined.

(First read: 1/May/12)
It was about Victor and there need to get rid of him, along with more problems with Eric and their relationship, though she loses their blood bond in this one, so who knows what’s going to happen with the decision he needs to make, hope it’s what we all want, but who really knows, right? At the moment I’m not sure if I’m even a fan of him anymore, but not a point right now.
The book also has Sookie’s life seeming to need to be cut short by Sandra who is still gunning for her, apparently (but given her character I can see it). And what the hell’s going on with the fairies that stayed in the human world?
I found this book a lot more interesting then the last, reading it threw the night (not that I should have) and not getting bored at any part. And when you stay awake that long you can always find boredom in the pages, not this one, it made me stay awake.
Anyway, I can’t think of anything else, that was that interesting about it, but like all her others, it was written well, that same as them really, and the plot was a page turning. 

(This read)
You know what I really liked threw this book. The shit between Pam and Eric. I liked the downfall of Pam, her heartbreaks and her pain, along with how she wants to protect Sookie from things she doesn’t know.
It’s like one of the best things, there fights, both physical and picky when they won’t tell her what’s going on.
We don’t find out that until near the end of the book, and it’s the thing that’s made me crave the next.
Dead Until Dark, Living Dead in Dallas, Club Dead, Dead to the World, Dead as a Doornail, Definitely Dead, All Together Dead, From Dead to Worse, Dead and Gone, Dead in the Family, [tb], Deadlocked,

Meet Sookie Stackhouse!

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A Touch of Dead
Pub:  2009, Gollancz
Genre: Short Stories
Format: paperback (mid); 192pp

Sookie Stackhouse is everybody’s favourite cocktail waitress: a cute, bubbly blonde... who can read minds. But Sookie’s far from being the only person in Bon Temps, Louisiana with a handicap, what with the local vampire populations demanding their unhuman rights and weres fighting for territory... in fact, Bon Temps is a pretty lively place these days!
A touch of Dead collects together all the Sookie Stackhouse short stories in one gorgeous volume, and showcase the writing talents of international bestseller Charlaine Harris.

(First thoughts) To me were very heavy, though filled to the brink they are not long stories and some parts were boring, which is saying a lot, I think. They are also become to bore me as a story, so I’m glad she’s seeing to bring them to an end, even if that means four more books, it will still be an end and this series really needs one. Even if there isn’t something that says they will be free and safe, it just needs an end.

Let’s start with the contents
(2004) Fairy Dust
(2007) Dracula Night
(2005) One Word Answer
(2008) Lucky
(2008) Gift Wrap

Still, to this day ‘Dracula Night’ is my favourite of the stories, mostly because it seemed the realist of the stories in opposed to the series, though I know they all sit in them well, I just....
Yeah, it’s a nice book, especially if you’re a fan!

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