Dead Reckoning

Posted 12 July 2011 by Kim in Book Reviews / 0 Comments

Dead ReckoningDead Reckoning by Charlaine Harris
Series: Sookie Stackhouse #11
Published by Ace on 2011-03-03
Genres: fantasy, romance, thrillers
Pages: 368
Source: bought
Format: eBook
Buy/Shelve it: Amazon | B&N | Kobo
Rating: three-half-stars
Series Rating: four-stars
WARNING: This book may be unsuitable for people under 17 years of age due to its use of sexual content, drug and alcohol use, and/or violence.


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...

My Review

Dead Reckoning is the 11th book in the Sookie Stackhouse series, and one I have very mixed opinions about.  I love the series, as well as True Blood, but this one left me a little flat.  I love the characters, the storylines, etc., but the lack of continuity in this book in relation to the stories already told was at times glaringly obvious.  As a standalone book, it was fine, but taken as a continuation of an already established series, it lost a lot with the continuity issues.  I almost think it is a bit of a disservice to long time fans and readers of the series.

My Recommendation

While I will definately continue the series, I just hope that the same issues won’t be so obvious in the following books.  I really love the series and the stories as a whole and it is a shame.

::spread the love::



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