Book Review: Dead Reckoning (Sookie Stackhouse #11) by Charlaine Harris

Title: Dead Reckoning (Sookie Stackhouse #11)
Author: Charlaine Harris
Details: Hardcover, 352 pgs.
Published: May 3rd, 2011 by Ace Hardcover
isbn: 0441020313 (ISBN13: 9780441020317)
Reading Level: Adult
Source: Purchase


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. Sookie suspects otherwise, but her attention is divided when she realizes that her lover Eric Northman and his “child” Pam are plotting to kill the vampire who is now their master. Gradually, Sookie is drawn into the plot-which is much more complicated than she knows…

This is a spoiler free review!
Sookie Stackhouse is like a trip home.  It’s comfortable and familiar.  I love Sookie and all the regulars in the books she stars in.  I don’t think I could ever truly be disappointed in a Sookie book and I don’t think I could ever get sick of them.  They could go on forever and I’d be happy. 

This one wasn’t at all disappointing to me.  I felt like Sookie is starting on her road of figuring out what she’s going to do with her life.  This is just the beginning of figuring it out.  One thing I love about Sookie is she’s polite, but yet she doesn’t let people walk all over her.  She’s had to find that out the hard way, but she’s pretty good at telling people what she thinks.  She also has her morals but yet is very open minded. 
I felt at one point in this book that she was maybe a little naive in what the end consequence would be for something she took part in, but seeing the end result is different from just thinking about it, and that’s exactly what she says.

The romance in this book wasn’t super strong but I was okay with that.  And I was okay with where the romance went.  I was a little disappointed in some turn of events at the end, but just a little.  I think that Sookie does need to figure out what she wants from life and sometimes bad things need to happen to help you realize that. 

Overall I was happy with this book and I cruised through it in no time at all.  Now I’m just sad that I have a whole year to wait for the next one!

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  1. I love True Blood the TV show, which made me go out and buy the first Sookie novel in the first place, but I really really struggled to get into Charlaine Harris’s style of writing. I don’t know if it’s the Southern type manner or if it’s the writing itself that kept me from finishing it :(
    I’ve heard so many great reviews on the sookie stackhouse novels so maybe I should give it another change one day?
    I do love Eric.

  2. Can you believe I forgot it was release and didn’t get my copy! LOL. I have to go to Walmart today, so I will see if they have, I really need a Sookie fix. Problem will be fitting it in once I have it of course 😉

  3. I think it’s awesome that the books are still so good, even though there’s a million of them! 😉 I’ve only read the first two. I’m sure one day I will read them all.

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