Friday, May 10, 2013
Dead Ever After******* SPOILERS Included BEWARE
Read from May 09 to 10, 2013
The end of over a decade of books. So long Sookie and friends you will be missed.
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 Thoughts: SPOILERS
Well, this book has brought a lot of controversy to the book reading community. Most didn't like the ending. I have to agree, however there were some really interesting points to the book. I liked 3/4 of the book. I enjoyed seeing some of Sookies friends return to help her. I was disappointed that the vampires were hardly in it at all. I enjoyed the basic plot of the story it was fairly fast moving and kept my attention. I knew from past books that I would enjoy the the characters. I don't believe there were any new characters introduced. I there seemed to be threads left hanging that were not tied up. Why was Horst coming to visit Sookie? How did Tyrese get through the wards. I know he had no soul but it was explained earlier in the book that "those with evil intent" and his intent was evil. We can assume what happened with Bob and Tyrese however we were not told exactly what happened. The curse in Albee's car we can assume who placed it there but it wasn't explained. Sam tried to keep Sookie from the bar because of his "deal" but he had to know that would not work in the long term, it just managed to make him feel bad. I could go on but I won't.
The ending...well really did it end. We got no HEA...we got a maybe...and I was not surprised by who she ended up with but it was very anticlimatic I was hoping it would be someone completely unexpected. The way it ended was just kinda boring. So for me it was meh. I respect Charlene Harris but I have to admit the earlier books in the series were really the best.
So long Sookie, thanks for all the hours of enjoyment you gave me, I hope to see you in rereads at least of the first 9 books:)
I have given this book 2 to 2.5 bears. Parts of the book were good but the overall was pretty disappointing and not really up to CH's standards. Maybe she was just bored with the characters *shrug*