Thursday, August 11, 2011

Review of Dead Reckoning by Charlaine Harris

Title: Dead Reckoning (Sookie Stackhouse #11)
Author: Charlaine Harris
Published by: Ace
Pages: 325
Source: Library
Format: Audiobook
Rating: ★★★

Summary from Goodreads: 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...

Wow can you believe this series already has 11 books?  I devoured the first 10 books, but Dead Reckoning was a little slower for me.  It starts off with people trying to kill Sookie (no surprise there), but the surprise was that there wasn't a lot of action until the very end.  I'm used to these novels being jammed packed with action, blood, and some steamy love scenes and while this book had all those elements they were few and far between.

I did really like Pam and Eric in this novel.  You get to see a softer side of Pam and you can definitely feel compassion for her situation.  Eric is forever amazing in his god-like-sexy-Nordic-swoon-worthy way he is.  I have to admit that Charlaine Harris could probably have Eric go on a senseless killing spree and I would still love him.  And just as a side note, Sookie better end up with him when this series ends or I'll probably blow a gasket.

Overall it was not one of the best books in the series but still worth the read...especially to get some more Eric time.     


  1. I just finished this novel, too, Lisa. And I have to admit to feeling a bit frustrated with it because at this point, I don't feel like the last few books have offered anything new.

    This book felt very repetitious to me. How many times are we going to have to hear about Bubba and how he came to be a vampire. I know already, no need to remind me. Grrrrr

    And I can't believe that Pam didn't defy order and just change Miriam herself. To me that seemed so unlike her. Grrrr again.

    I really miss Eric's humor.

  2. Missie
    I completely agree. I wasn't impressed at all with this one. I felt that Sookie was whiny and I understand she just wants everything to be normal but she herself is not normal.

    I think that the Pam from the previous books would definitely have defied her order too.

  3. Haha, I'm kind of hoping she can end up with two vampires and Alcide. But that's kind of hoping for too much, right?

  4. I can't wait to read this one - I just started this series myself 3 days ago and I'm already to book 5 :) I have to wait now til my order from Amazon comes with book 6 comes because I didn't realize I was missing it.

  5. 11 books? Wow, time flies! It's too bad you didn't enjoy this one as much as some of the others in the series. Bummer! :(

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