M there never are there were some comedic bits between the two I enjoyed the funny abs at Sookie on Pam s behalf One scene in particular involving a gift to Sookieyeah that was classicThe other half of the reason I love these books is Eric s relationship with Sookie However I think Eric is too good for Sookie I ve honestly never been a big fan of her I think she s a brat she yells too much she s too Granvilles New Strategy of Daily Stock Market Timing for Maximum Profit judgmental changes her mind to whatever suits her at the momentand the hits can keep coming but I ll stop here That said I was even annoyed with her in this book because her character has seemed to make ABSOLUTELY NO PROGRESSION she is not maturing in anyway except maybe by obsessing over cleaning her house when she s stressed or so the stereotype goeswhich happened WAAAAAAY too much but I digress I think it s obvious that there is no longer a love affair with our author and these characters Though I enjoyed reading this when I wasn t overly frustrated it felt a bit hollow I don t know how else to describe it Though I m not happy with where some storylines SEEM to be going there are others that are intriguing I ll leave it at that so as to not spoil anything I am willing to bet that this book was as much of a torture for Charlaine Harris to write as it was for me to read There is nouice left in this series And certainly there is no author s love Not only is Sookie s voice no longer recognizable I Oh My GodI have never been so disappointed and conseuently angry by a book as I am right now and it is actually hard for me to type My brain is exploding right now This is going to be a rant This is going to contain cusses This is also going to call out Tru Blood People are going to either like this or not First Tru Blood has killed this series cue outrage from fans of the HBO show For the record this is not about those that like the show I don t but it s not about the fans It s about Harris complacency and riding on the success of the show which she absolutely should she s one of my favorite authors and is definitely entitled to it without giving thought to the booksHarris is no longer writing for a book medium to me she is writing something that may look good on the screen and damn the conseuences I want to know about what is going on Sookie s head and not the same repetitive shit has been written in the past three books nor do I want to hear a diatribe about Christian morals that has been paraphrased from an earlier chapter SHOW ME do not TELL ME and for the love of God do not TELL ME something you ve already told 450 words earlierThe show is the campy cousin of the series and while the Stackhouse series Has Always Balanced Light Sexy always balanced light sexy dark the last two books Have Been A Stagnant Mess been a stagnant mess characters have changed since this show into what s on the screen I don t like the show I don t want to read a veiled script for the show Please remember those of us who had been fans of the book since before HBO needed a new show to take over the Sex and the City demographicsOnto the bookThis is me reading the first half of the book Eric was a bitch in the book This is not a spoiler because you will realize this in about six pages This will in turn spoil the first 300 or so pages because we are then treated to the view spoiler turmoil of the Sookie and Eric relationship Not only do us fans get treated to the mistrust that Sookie has due to the bond we get to experience Eric face pummel Pam and Sookie not having enough balls to ask why Seems Sookie is content to live in her own world and complain that Eric always makes decisions without her like he s always done because let s face it he s a fucking vampire and Sookie is a telepathic part Fae human and doesn t need to worry about half the stuff that goes on because she ll get it into her fool head to do something about it and then Oh I don t know DIEShe goes on to complain that Eric never talks to me about anything really important Sook you re not a college graduate but you re not an idiot Please see the above reasonThen He s been too mopey and complainy since his maker aka His Dad Mentor got all killed and stuff By me Yes I actually can see your point here and Harris did not do a good Artificial Evolution (Big Sigma, job balancing the Eric that we know from the past ten books to this Eric who seems like he s thirteen and hasust discovered a pimple the day before picture day However Eric has the right to be a bitch for about three pages before he stuffs those emotions back in like the Stone Cold Vampire we know he is Yes Eric has his moments of Diva ism and On Moral Courage just completely not getting the need for communication and choice that humans have but his behavior in three uarters wasust disgraceful I wanted to punch him in his lovely face Sookie should have stepped up and said something She has no problem talking to Bill even when they were dating and had no trouble booting the Were Tiger because he has mommy issues and she gives Sam the what for all the time Why in the world would Sookie become a complacent brat about his silence When she does decide to talk to him she ust lets things drop because the doorbell rings UGH hide spoiler. R 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 complicated than she knows.
Free read ✓ PDF, eBook or Kindle ePUB free õ Charlaine HarrisThere are some minor spoilers below allusions to character s feelingsthoughtsactions that could give some plot points awaySookie s working her shift in Merlotte s when the bar is firebombed and it doesn t look like the bomber was human To make matters worse an old enemy is out for her blood and the tension between her vampire loverhusband Eric and his progeny Pam with their boss Victor is building The peaceful life Sookie is wishing for seems a distant dreamA new Sookie book is like visiting with old friends There are so many folks I love in Sookie s world and it is real treat catching up with them but it s like a visit with the old gang in ways than one it is great catching up with them all but there s so much going on in their lives you feel like you didn t spend as much time with them as you would have likedA few old favourites make significant appearances here Bubba Mr Cataliades Amelia Bob Hunter and Alcide show up Alcide in a funny and very compromising way here Bubba Mr Cataliades Amelia Bob Hunter and Alcide show up Alcide in a funny and very compromising way it makes me think we might not see Alcide again in a hurry Bill plays a larger role in Dead Reckoning than he has in a while and I found myself genuinely liking him not ust feeling sorry for him for the first time in uite a few booksEric is obviously in a starring role and as much as I was rooting for a relationship between the two of them you begin to see some problems here Sookie s starting to genuinely consider the real costs of a relationship with him both him as an individual and him as a vampire What s going to happen when she gets older How can they have a relationship if Eric won t talk to her not ust about his business and problems but about serious issues that have huge conseuences for her This couple has serious communication problems She s also really beginning to examine how much violence she can cope with and wants in her life While Sook struggles with the thought of killing someone even if that someone is trying to kill her Eric will snap their neck without a moment s thought or a pinch remorse While Sookie understands Eric s character motivations and actions she needs someone who will understand her remorse and horror and comfort her even if she knows she s not being rational Eric will never be that person Sookie also takes a very drastic measure to test her real feels for Eric in this book and the outcome could destroy a good friendship as well as putting her in danger And Eric s been hiding a big secretSookie has experienced personal growth over the course of the series than any character in any other series I can think of She s a lot mature and there s an Aha moment where she decides she s going to have to prioritise her crises in order to cope like she feels she s not so much living as rushing from one life threatening situation to another She s far cautious in many areas of her life but largely in who she chooses to trust She s beginning to examine what she really wants from life and I thought it seemed like she was starting to think of herself as leading two separate ones her normal human life in Bon Temp as a barmaid a sister and a friend throwing her best friend s baby shower and another where she s the wife of a powerful
VAMPIRE A PAWN IN POLITICAL POWER GAMES AND INa pawn in political power games and in danger from vampires weres faeries and God knows what else And than anything Sookie ust craves peace A uiet happy life with the people she loves At one point she tells Eric she wishes he was a normal vampire boring and without the political strugglesDead Reckoning ends on an ambiguous note and perhaps creates uestions than answers for the series While we learn a lot about Sookie s gran and her family history some threads in the story I thought had been neatly tied up are unravelled again notably an unexpected twist to do with Bill What is Sookie going to do with her Grandfather s gift How will this book effect her relationship with Pam What about Eric The ueen of Oklahoma What the HELL is Claude really up to It definitely seems as though everything is coming together for a big finale in 2 books timeThe world of the Southern Vampire Mysteries is rich and vibrant and SO real and Charlaine Harris has created an intricate web with almost infinite possibilites I cannot wait to see how see where she takes it next I don t know why I have this feeling we will be disappointed with this installment I ust feel the series needs a closure and it doesn t seem like it I want Eric but I don t think I ll get all the Eric I need to get to love this series again It feels like this book is ust gonna be another chapter in the series and not as whole book I m not sure if I made myself clearlol It seems to me that Ms Harris is being and influenced by the show which in case of the novel is a bad thing Does anybody else have a feeling that the author is setting a scene for a convenient fading out Eric and a not so miraculous reintroduction of Bill The dialogue between S and E is stale and lacks in energyWhereas Bill s character all of the sudden shows signs of sense of humour In short I wouldn t be surprised if in the end of the series Eric ended up dead and Bill emerged as a Sookie s tr. An Alternate Cover for this ASIN can be found hereWith her knack for being in trouble's way Sookie witnesses the firebombing of Merlotte's the bar where she works Since Sam Merl. ,
Ue loveWell if I were Stephen Moyer I would be thrilled Dear Sookie You know you are one of my oldest friends right I would be thrilled Dear Sookie You know you are one of my oldest friends right I our yearly visits at your old Stackhouse family home sitting on the porch soaking up the sun and drinking iced tea It s great to live vicariously through you and hear about the most powerful and sexy supernatural beasts falling over themselves to flirt with and please you And Eric Mmmm Anytime you want to tell me all of his dirty little secrets and every sexy thing about him that is okay with me But here s the thing Sookie You tend to ramble A lot Don t get offended I love hearing you talk and visiting Bon Temps with you But our time is limited And as much as I Love you But our time is limited And as much as I Love All Those Mundane Details love hearing all those mundane details your life I really wish our time together could be used wisely Your life is so exciting and so many fascinating things happen to and around you I d much rather hear about your supernatural activities than the particulars that went into preparing for Tara s baby showers The next time we meet it would be awesome if you stuck to the important facts Don t get me wrong I love hearing you talk about brushing your hair and cleaning the kitchen But if you can t bring yourself to edit those little fine points in favor of the bigger ones perhaps you could convince Charlaine Harris to allow us pages to visit Even so I did enjoy our time together and am looking forward to seeing you again next spring Hopefully you and Eric will get alone time and you can tell me everything Your friend Megan PS I loved Bubba s concert Anytime you can get that guy to make an appearance and especially sing be sure to tell me allll about it B 69% Satisfactory Notes Cozy and familiar while at the same time sloppy amateurish and blah No direction John, Paul Me-Before the Beatles just seemingly random events WelllThis is a solid liked it but 35 stars If it wasn t for the fact that there MIGHT be a HUGE plot inconsistency in this book the convo between Sook Claude Dermot about Niall Eric being in cahoots I would give it 4 stars but I m trying to figure out if something might actually be a well placed lie by CH or not but I m not so sure yetEdited on May 14th After doing some digging I think the bit I thought was a plot inconsistency is intentional See bottom of reviewHowever overall I really enjoyed this installment once the ball got rolling the 1st 50% was a bit boring for me I do believe this was indeed a huge turning point for notust Sookie Eric but Sookie herself The end scene with Eric was likeBAM She has some very big thinking to do about what she wants for herself what she is willing to accept about her life the people she surrounds herself withI don t have many doubts that EricSookie are going wind up together OK maaayaybe a little doubt b c CH likes to play her audiencebut real Formula for Sookie books nostalgia for her grandmother and a way of life that s been over for about ten years now disappointment when nostalgia does not match up with real life nail polish a sexy dress that shows off her cleavage attraction to than one man self recrimination about attraction to than one man instant orgasmic sex udging others for not being Christianbeing violentbeing sexually deviant self recrimination about being too udgemental failing to be a good hostess in a situation that doesn t reuire hostessing self recrimination about lack of hostess skills hanging out with fairies who are generally acknowledged to be amoral self recrimination for udging fairies and having her illusions shattered hanging out with weres and vampires who are generally acknowledged to have societal structures built on maintenance of power by violent means self recrimination about hanging out with weres and vampires and seeing violent things screaming when surprised by violent things followed by crying when violent things are over impulsive poorly executed attempts to stand up for herself self recrimination about said attemptsHarris unfortunately doesn t vary the formula in Dead Reckoning reminding me why I burned out on Sookie she has almost completely failed to develop continuing to act like a naif surprised and unaware of the supernatural world she has been immersed in for yearsTake for instance when Amelia and Bob visit and Amelia says she has view spoilerfound out how to break the blood bond between her and the vampire Eric Nevermind that Sookie spent the first part of the book reflecting on how the bond has offered her protection and had it reinforced when Eric had to visit his Regent Victor Nevermind that Eric came to the bar both times she was in danger ready to save her Nevermind that she hasn t said word one of her desire to be free to Eric or even to herself Poof like that she does it Completely thoughtless selfish and heartless hide spoiler 3 12 StarsI should start off by saying that though the Sookie Stackhouse series isn t my all time favorite series Eric Northman IS my all time favorite fictional character AND GODDAMN I LOVE ME SOME PAMHalf of the reason I love these books is the Eric and Pam relationship I find them endlessly entertaining Though there weren t enough appearances of the. Otte 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 he. .