Thursday, August 11, 2011
Review of Dead Reckoning by Charlaine Harris
Author: Charlaine Harris
Published by: Ace
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.