Sunday, January 18
Book Review: Dead Ever After
Author: Charlaine Harris
Pages: EBook 254
Summary: There are secrets in the town of Bon Temps, ones that threaten those closest to Sookie—and could destroy her heart.... Sookie Stackhouse finds it easy to turn down the request of former barmaid Arlene when she wants her job back at Merlotte’s. After all, Arlene tried to have Sookie killed. But her relationship with Eric Northman is not so clearcut. He and his vampires are keeping their distance…and a cold silence. And when Sookie learns the reason why, she is devastated.
Then a shocking murder rocks Bon Temps, and Sookie is arrested for the crime.
But the evidence against Sookie is weak, and she makes bail. Investigating the killing, she’ll learn that what passes for truth in Bon Temps is only a convenient lie. What passes for justice is more spilled blood. And what passes for love is never enough…
My Rating: 8.75/10
What I liked/disliked about the book: I really enjoyed this final book in the series. It tied up everything nicely, but not to picture perfect. While a few questions were left open ended, I still think the way the author chose to end the series was perfectly done. I enjoyed this one a lot, especially how the book began, it was different than her previous books and it caught my interest right away, especially compared to some of the other books.
A lot happens in this book, there is less filler in it, and the pace of the book was also well done, especially compared to some of the other books. There were a few things, I was surprised in the direction they went, I would have thought certain aspects wouldn't be they way they were, but I think it worked for Sookie and her development. The ending, and her status, was perfect in my books. I know a lot of people were outraged by this, but I think how the book left Sookie and her life couldn't have been better. I think it works for the character and how far she's come since the first book.
Overall an excellent book, to a good series.
Would I recommend it to read: I would, I'd recommend the whole series in fact. It may have had it's up and downs, but the series as a whole a good one. This particular book was fantastic, I think the author ended it perfectly.
What to read next: Women of the Otherworld Series, Alpha Omega series.
This book didn't qualify for any challenges, as I started it in 2014.