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Tuesday, October 30, 2012

Review: Deadlocked by Charlaine Harris

Title: Deadlocked
Series: Sookie Stackhouse #12
Author: Charlaine Harris
Published Date: May 1, 2012
Publisher: Ace Books
Format: Hardcover
Pages: 327
ISBN: 1937007448
ISBN13: 978-1937007447
Copy provided by: Personal Purchase
Genre:  Urban Fantasy
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Sookie has a murder investigation on her hands.

A young girl has died at a vampire party - and it looks as though her lover, Eric, might be responsible. Eric swears he didn't do it, the police don't believe him, and even Sookie isn't so sure. Nor is she inclined to take his word for it, not having caught him enjoying the victim's blood minutes before she was killed.

But something strange is going on. Why had Sookie been asked to come to the fateful party a few minutes early - just to catch Eric in the act? And why had the victim spiked her own blood before approaching Eric? Was it simply because she wanted to be irresistable, or was it something more sinister?

Sookie will have to find out ... but it's the worst moment to investigate, as her Fae family are having troubles of their own and Sookie is, inevitably, drawn in. And there is one last complication. The cluviel dor her grandmother left her. It will grant her one wish, which could fulfil Sookie's heart's desire. The only problem is, she still doesn't know what - or who - her heart truly desires ...

My Rating: 3 of 5 Stars


First off, I want to say to anyone reading this review:  Some of what I say in this review is negative but the book wasn’t horrible.  If you’ve liked or stuck with this series, don’t give up. Read this one.

Although the Sookie Stackhouse Series has always been one of my favorites, the last few books have not been the same caliber of the previous ones.  While Deadlocked was better than Dead Reckoning, it still did not meet the same level of past books.  Unlike the earlier books, this book barely had any action, humorous dialogue, or Eric.

A part of me feels like I should have waited to read this until I had the last one ready to read right after it.  This book felt like the beginning of a story to me and there will be no conclusion until the next one.  All of the loose ends are beginning to be tied up leaving the last book in the series to conclude the main characters futures.  Based on the ending, I’m pretty sure I have an idea of how the story will end and I’m fine with it.  I sort of thought that’s how it would end up anyway.  I’ll still be a little disappointed but I hope she does a good job with it.

Of course all true Sookie fans should read it and some will enjoy it more than others.  I still enjoyed reading it even though I’m left a little disappointed with the author’s change of heart in writing her story and worry that the last book will not be as grand as it should be.

But overall, I’m still a Sookie fan and will be going crazy with anticipation until I read the very last book.


  1. What a thoughtful review. I really enjoyed it.

  2. I haven't actually read any of these books, but I hear they're quite good. I have watched True Blood, but after season 2, I stopped watching lol
    Giselle @ Book Nerd Canada

    1. Well, some people seem to love them and some can't stand them. Give them a shot and see what you think. The books are different from the tv show. Thanks for checking out my review!


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