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Dead Reckoning (Sookie Stackhouse/True Blood, Book 11) (edition 2011)

by Charlaine Harris

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Title:Dead Reckoning (Sookie Stackhouse/True Blood, Book 11)
Authors:Charlaine Harris
Info:Ace Hardcover (2011), Edition: 1 Mti, Hardcover, 336 pages
Collections:Your library, Read but unowned
Tags:Sookie Stackhouse, paranormal

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Dead Reckoning by Charlaine Harris

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    Dead Until Dark by Charlaine Harris (Mind_Booster_Noori)
    Mind_Booster_Noori: This is the first of the series. If you like this book you should read the series, starting by the first (there's characters' development and references to previous books, so this series should be read in publishing order...)

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Dead Reckoning is book eleven in the Sookie Stackhouse Series by Charlaine Harris.

Sookie is at Merlotte’s when a Molotov bomb is thrown through one of the windows. It was a close call, but nobody is injured. Sookie is almost sure this was not a human attack. But if it’s not one of the human demonstrators, who was it and why?
Sookie’s cousin Claude and her Great-uncle Dermot are still living with her. They help her clean the attic of her house. Sookie hasn’t been there since the dead of her grandmother two years ago. In one of the furniture pieces extracted from the attic she finds a letter addressed to her from her grandmother with a very especial gift.
Claude and Dermot’s intentions towards Sookie are not clear, especially Claude’s. It looks as if he has a hidden agenda.
Eric is distant from Sookie, he is keeping secrets from her and Sookie is keeping secrets from him. There is also a lot of tension between them, Sookie feels it through their bond but doesn’t know what to do about it.
When Sookie is with Eric and Pam, Pam is trying to say something to Sookie, but Eric doesn’t allow her. Sookie realizes the problem is not just with her; there is also a big tension between Pam and Eric. And it’s not just the problems with Victor; something else is going on with Eric.

Dead Reckoning was better than the previous two books in this series, but still it’s not Mrs. Harris at her best. There are conflicts, intrigues, fights and more, old characters are back and new are introduced.

There were many WTF moments, one of those was with Alcide, and other was with Sookie getting NAKED not to leave FOOTPRINTS in a house! There were also some discrepancies in the narrative like the size of Bill’s resting place.

My final thought: Dead Reckoning felt like a book in which Mrs. Harris planted many seeds for the next and last two books of this series. Secrets were told, new things were learned and others were left unsaid, awaiting the final resolution that is to come.
I’ll be sad to say good-bye to Sookie. It has been one of my first and favorites series all the time, but I think her time is more than up. I just hope Mrs. Harris can wrap it all up in a deserving manner to her fans without been swayed by what it’ll be good to the TV series. ( )
  BookaholicCat | Mar 4, 2015 |
This was MUCH better than the last book in the series. Very violent, and stuff actually got resolved. Satisfying read. ( )
  VincentDarlage | Jan 30, 2015 |
Sucked. Was so disappointed in it. No wit, no fun, no intrigue. Was dull and lifeless. Barely even recognized the characters they were so weak.
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  aVamp1r3 | Nov 25, 2014 |
This book is definitely one of the more dangerous books in the series. I was surprised at some of the decisions made and plans executed. I also think that the world Sookie lives in is getting more and more dangerous for her. I also think that too because of the announcement Ms. Harris made about number 13 being the last book in the series. So...we only have 2 more books to find out if there will even be a HEA for Sookie...if she even survives.

I was sad to at some of the things Eric is doing in this book. I mean...we know he is Eric but...I though he had more common sense and love for Sookie than he showed in this book. I can't wait to read the rest of the series, this book will keep you on your toes! ( )
  mojo09226 | Nov 21, 2014 |
It was all a dream! Sookie wakes up in a sweat freaking out only to realise it was all just a harmless nightmare. Her life isn't a supernatural mess, she's settled down with her man and is happily living in domestic bliss. The curtain comes down on the book.

That didn't happen but I wouldn't be surprised if it does, as a series closer that is. There was so much WTFery in Dead Reckoning it's hard to know where to start. My feelings shifted through indifference, exasperation, WTH and the occasional chuckle.

Changing agendas and personalities of the characters over the last few books has left me lukewarm. Sookie is no longer someone I sympathise with. My exasperation came into play with what I perceive to be Sookie's drawn out break up with Eric. It's been on the cards for a while and many fans have predicted such a thing. Sookie thinking of her future and the impossibility of children with her current beau, his love of violence and her hatred of it plus his level of understanding of her feelings plummeting when the bond is severed has her reconsidering her options.

It seemed like Harris was throwing men at Sookie left, right and centre, offering them up as alternatives. Alcide's weird Little Red Riding Hood move was both completely out of character and unexpected. Alcide has always been a gentleman and gentlemen simply do not take off their clothes and slip into a girl's bed without her knowledge or permission when little more than polite words have passed between them in recent times -WTF? Creepy as hell.

Claude eyeing Sookie's close friendship with Sam, her desperate run, whilst completely starkers, into dead-to-the-world Bill's arms to hide from kidnappers -did she have to be naked? Did we have to be reminded of his love her and his willingness to get back together? Even her fae family were being offered up as possible love interests? Erm, incest anyone? I know Sookie's Christian beliefs have had to stretch to accommodate her increasingly dangerous lifestyle but incest is probably pushing it.

The storyline was partly one that wouldn't die. The death of Debbie Pelt which if I remember correctly was in book 4. This is #14. Debbie's sister Sandra who's one-track mind is hell bent on Sookie's death -again, by any means necessary. The other part is how-to-get-rid-of-Victor. Digging up old storylines and rehashing them isn't something I'm interested in, while the Victor-problem was much the same; someone seeks to control Sookie and friends and they must be eliminated, only the character to be disposed of has changed.

The introduction of a certain fae object is discomforting and leads me to believe what I've said in my opening paragraph is entirely possible. I really don't want to know what Sookie will use it for, whether it be a selfish purpose or an altruistic one.

Claude, Dermot and the fae from Hooligans sparked my interest. I wished we could've seen more them and their plans. Dermot was sweet and I enjoyed his renewed vigor and sense of purpose.

I'm not so secretly hoping for a Hamlet ending -one in which everyone dies, including Sookie herself. I think that's the only way to both shock readers who've predicted Sookie's final situation and ensure the series isn't somehow extended beyond an all ready long overdue point. I'm ready for Sookie stories to go the way of the dodo. ( )
  Cynical_Ames | Sep 23, 2014 |
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"With her knack for being in trouble's way, Sookie Stackhouse 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. Caught up once again in the politics of the vampire world, Sookie will learn that she is as much of a pawn as any ordinary human--and that there is a new queen on the board..."--… (more)

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