Wednesday, December 31
Book Review: Deadlocked
Author: Charlaine Harris
Summary: It’s vampire politics as usual around the town of Bon Temps, but never before have they hit so close to Sookie’s heart… Growing up with telepathic abilities, Sookie Stackhouse realized early on there were things she’d rather not know. And now that she’s an adult, she also realizes that some things she knows about, she’d rather not see—like Eric Northman feeding off another woman. A younger one. There’s a thing or two she’d like to say about that, but she has to keep quiet—Felipe de Castro, the Vampire King of Louisiana (and Arkansas and Nevada), is in town. It’s the worst possible time for a human body to show up in Eric’s front yard—especially the body of the woman whose blood he just drank.
Now, it’s up to Sookie and Bill, the official Area Five investigator, to solve the murder. Sookie thinks that, at least this time, the dead girl’s fate has nothing to do with her. But she is wrong. She has an enemy, one far more devious than she would ever suspect, who’s set out to make Sookie’s world come crashing down.
My Rating: 8.5/10
What I liked/disliked about the book: This is probably one of my favourites of the series, as I found it went back to its original roots, and while Sookie and Eric's relationship looks to be ending, I think the character development, and how their relationship ending will create a very interesting end and some great character development.
So the ending happened, then it didn't, but wow! It's hard to talk about that without spoiling it, and because I've came into the series late I had a vague idea what would happened, but it was still shocking. I have to say, I disliked Eric in this book, a lot. He's becoming less dark mysterious, to more emo like Bill. While it works with the development of his character and plot, I did find him less likeable.
I enjoyed how this one had the mystery aspect as the main focus again. It reminded me of some of the earlier books, and I think this one worked out well. There were some surprising twists in it, and I was surprised by some of the developments in the supernatural world, especially with the fae. I wasn't expecting that, but it should have some interesting affects on the final book.
Overall, a great second last novel in the series, which has me looking forward to seeing how the final book plays out.
Would I recommend it to read: I would, it's the second last book in the series, and it has a lot of important little plot pieces.
What to read next: Dead Ever After
Challenges: 100 Books Challenge, 2015 Category Challenge, EBook Challenge, Finish That Series Challenge