Wednesday, May 15, 2013

Dead Ever After (Sookie Stackhouse #13) by Charlaine Harris

Dead Ever After (Sookie Stackhouse #13) by Charlaine Harris
This is a paranormal romance novel (Rated NC-17)
(Two and a Half Heart Breaking Hearts)
Book Summary
There are secrets in the town of Bon Temps, ones that threaten those closest to Sookie—and could destroy her heart...

Sookie Stackhouse finds it easy to turn down the request of former barmaid Arlene when she wants her job back at Merlotte’s. After all, Arlene tried to have Sookie killed. But her relationship with Eric Northman is not so clearcut. He and his vampires are keeping their distance…and a cold silence. And when Sookie learns the reason why, she is devastated.

Then a shocking murder rocks Bon Temps, and Sookie is arrested for the crime.

But the evidence against Sookie is weak, and she makes bail. Investigating the killing, she’ll learn that what passes for truth in Bon Temps is only a convenient lie. What passes for justice is more spilled blood. And what passes for love is never enough...
My Review
Where the Sookie series started off on a bang, it ended with a thud. I don’t follow this author as some people do. So I wasn’t aware that she specially said that Sookie wouldn’t end up with a vamp. I think if I knew that, I would have stop reading long ago.
This will not be a SPOIL FREE ZONE. I need to vent and in doing so, I need to talk about what actually happens in the book. So if you want spoil free, read my quick review on Goodreads.
Let me first say that this author making Eric out to be a monster really pissed me off. She basically tried to unravel all the feelings we built up for this guy in this one book. She tried to villainize him. And I’m sorry. I’m just not buying. Thankfully, she did make Sookie slightly wary of these thoughts. Still, I don’t think the Eric I’d come to know would act the way he did totally in the little time he got in this book. Yeah, little time. For such an important character, he was basically glossed over.
And yeah, it was like the parade of characters in this book. It was almost like all the characters ever written in this series made an appearance or were thought of. Almost. But still. Really.
The format of the story was much like the last. As much as I can remember. A day in the life of Sookie. Honestly, I didn’t need to know every time she woke up and went to bed. Especially when she did nothing in between beside eat. I like an author to “show” things. But this case, she really could have done a summary of certain days and given us more substance.
And Sam. As much as I like Sam, I personally didn’t see the Sam thing coming until I heard rumors. I guess the important thing about that statement is in the books, there was no build up to it. It like came out of left field. I think I could have handled it if she had given us that flicker that something like that was possible. I get in the early books that was the case. But this is book 13. And I think that was book one or two.
Anyway, total disappointment and I can’t recommend this series to anyone. Even though the first few books were really entertaining.
The one guy I’ve always love in this series is Jason. Too bad he was Sookie’s brother.
Audio Review
Johanna Parker did a superb job again. If not for her, I may not have continued this series.
My book boyfriend Jason. (why change perfection) memories.....

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  1. What!?! I had not heard that she doesn't end up with a vamp. Honestly, I don't want to read anything that doesn't have her hooking up with Eric. Multiple times, preferably. But to turn him in to a monster to boot? Fuck that. I'm skipping this one, I'll make up my own ending.

    1. Yeah, sorry. no Eric and he was in the book about 2% of the time. And he did everything he said he wasn't going to do in the last book. Oh, and Sookie thinks maybe she didn't really love him? UGH!!!

  2. :( so dissapointed in this book and i havent evven read it yet. Sigh...
    GReat review.
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  3. Harris did a great job of ruining the storyline of each man in Sookie's life in all of the previous books, so I'm not surprised she ended it how she did. Def not going to read this but, but I always appreciate and agree with your reviews.

    1. Thanks. I suffered through it for the rest of you all, lol.