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Deadlocked: A True Blood Novel (Sookie Stackhouse 12) (edition 2012)

by Charlaine Harris

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Title:Deadlocked: A True Blood Novel (Sookie Stackhouse 12)
Authors:Charlaine Harris
Info:Gollancz (2012), Paperback, 336 pages
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Rating:****
Tags:2012, Vampires, Fiction

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This is the second to last Sookie Stackhouse novel, and I'm happy with where the story is going! But then again you never know, this series has so many twists and turns.
This was a great book, I enjoyed every second of it. It was fast paced, exciting, intriguing, heart warming, all of that good stuff. There were a lot of shocking reveals and well crafted mystery. I can't wait for the final book! ( )
  DanielleMD | Jun 20, 2015 |
No lo lean si no quieren enterarse de nada !!
Primero y principal sobre "Deadlocked" : Todo lo importante , todo lo que se va a retomar en el pròximo libro "Dead ever after" , todo gira en torno a una cosa : el cluviel dor . El "love gift" que Sookie heredò de su abuela , quien a su vez lo obtuvo como regalo de su amante Fintan , un hada con el que tuvo hijos "bastardos" . Dicho objeto tiene como funciòn conceder un deseo a su poseedor que estè dirigido pura y exclusivamente a la persona amada por dicho dueño . Entonces , funciona , sòlo y sòlo si ese AMOR es verdadero .
En el transcurso de la historia tanto villanos conocidos como desconocidos quieren hacerse (?) con el cluviel . Muchos de los problemas que se desencadenan a lo largo y ancho del libro son por causa de la cosa esa . No voy a develar el misterio principal porque ya serìa demasiado . Sin embargo , si me voy a centrar en otra cuestiòn secundaria pero màs o igualmente importante .
-¿Y al rubio lo amas?- Dermot no parecìa tan seguro acerca de Eric
-Si- Pero ya no sentìa la oleada de amor , lujuria y alegrìa con la que habìa vivido antes de las ùltimas semanas . Esperaba volver a sentirlo de nuevo , pero estaba tan abrumada emocionalmente que ya estaba casì vacìa . Era un sentimiento curioso , como cuando se te duerme la mano y esperas esa sensaciòn de agujas en cualquier momento . -Lo amo- dije , pero ni siquiera a mis propios oidos sonaba sincera .


Sookie duda de Eric . Cerca està Fryeda , la reina de Oklahoma y -posible- futura esposa con la cual està obligado a casarse por orden de su difunto creador . Sookie sospecha que Eric no se està esforzando demasiado por sacarse de encima dicho compromiso y tras conocer personalmente a la perra esa - perdòn , pero habla por mi la fangirl histèrica que siempre estuvo a favor del Vikingo hasta hace un par de libros - , tras tenerla cara a cara , Sookie se ha convencido casi del todo que su querido marido vampiro va a ceder ante los lujos y el poder que le traeràn dicho casamiento . Y no sòlo ella duda del amor que los une . Eric tambièn y acà es donde entra el cluviel .
"-Podrìas detener esto si quisieras-Cada palabra de Eric sonaba clara y frìa.
-¿Còmo? Dime còmo.
-Dices que me amas-continuò , cada vez màs enojado-Podrìas detenerlo.
Se dio media vuelta para marcharse.
-Sòlo dime como-le pedì , escuchando y odiando la desesperaciòn de mi voz .
Me mirò por encima de su hombro . No habìa visto esa expresiòn en su cara desde la primera vez que nos vimos , cuando me observaba indiferentemente , como si yo fuese otro humano desechable .
(...) Eric habìa estado tan seguro de que yo podìa parar el acuerdo de Freyda y Felipe . ¿Còmo? Era como si Eric pensara que yo tenìa algùn deseo màgico por cumplir , algo debajo de mi manga .
Oh.
Quedè paralizada .... sin respirar por un largo momento.
Eric sabìa acerca del cluvier dor ."

Si , Eric duda igual que Sookie . Si Sookie lo ama como ella asegura , ¿Por què no ha usado el deseo para ayudarlo a èl?
Despuès , mucho màs adelante , Niall le confiesa a Sookie que fue èl quien le contò a Eric sobre la magia.
-Tenìas que saberlo-dijo mi tatarabuelo-Tenìas que saber que pasarìa si èl pensaba que tenìas poder"
Y esa frase es una de las pistas màs importantes del libro pero obviamente , Sookie no le da muchas vueltas . Seguramente , en el pròximo libro , va a retomarla.
Pero , entonces pasa lo que pasa y todo cambia : el cluvier dor ya no existe . .
."El puslo de Sam se detuvo . Sus ojos se cerraron .
Y todo lo demàs en el mundo tambièn.
En mi universo , todo cayò en un lùgubre silencio . No escuchaba el caos a mi alrededor . No escuchaba la voz llamandome . Empuje a Alcide por segunda vez . Lo que tenìa que hacer a continuaciòn era obvio . Busquè en mi bolsillo derecho , saque el cluviel dor y lo coloquè en el pecho de Sam .
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Asì que Sam resucita y todos son felices . Bue , todos menos Eric por supuesto , que se fue mientras Sookie usaba su don de amor con el collie , diciendo con ese gran gesto muchìsimas cosas
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En las ùltimas pàginas , Sam y Sookie tienen esta pequeña conversaciòn :
"Eric sabìa que tenìa esta cosa . Esta cosa màgica que usè en ti . Y supongo que el pensaba que iba a ser una prueba de mi amor por èl .
-Esperaba que lo usaras para salvarlo de su matrimonio - dijo Sam lentamente
-Si , evidentemente - y suspirè- Y yo esperaba que èl le dijese a ella que se fuese a la mierda . Lo iba a tomar como una prueba de su amor por mi .
El libro termina un poco màs adelante . Sam se ha quedado a dormir en la casa de Sookie y le pide somnoliento que le cuente como hizo funciona el "coso màgico"
"Esa iba a ser una conversaciòn muy delicada , pensè.
-Seguro Sam , pero otro dìa"

Y asì termina .
Bueno , esas fueron mis cartas sobre la mesa , las pruebas de mi hipòtesis . Creo que es bastante obvio que el perrito se va a quedar con el hada telepàtica , que el Vikingo va a elegir una vida como consorte de la reina y que Bill... bue , Bill ahì anda dando làstima -aunque està màs agradable y canchero que el ùltimo libro , para nada patètico y tiene unos cuantos buenos momentos en el libro . Y , aunque quizàs no es tan seguro este final para otros , al menos hay que admitir que el final romàntico va a estar entre esos dos . SAM-SOOKIE-ERIC .
Leì muchas crìticas malas sobre Deadlocked y la verdad no entiendo porquè tanto odio . Si , es bastante lento al principio . La trama tarda en desarrollarse pero una vez que empieza la acciòn , vuelve a tener el mismo encanto de los libros anteriores . Pam , Eric y Bill hacen un trìo bastante gracioso - hay una par de escenas imperdibles . Sookie sigue siendo la misma chica de pueblo , con sus salidas bastante inteligentes .Ella al menos , sigue siendo adorable y no cuesta quererla y sufrir a su lado . Hay varias historias cerradas -Quinn , por ejemplo , que hace una breve aparición telefónica- pero varios cabos sueltos para el próximo libro .
Aghhhh ,la verdad , yo recomendaría no leerlo . Te deja mucha incertidumbre y unas terribles ganas de viajar a USA , meterte en la casa de Charlaine Harris y robarle el próximo manuscrito para saber como va a terminar la historia .

Mi puntaje final : 4 .
(Le saqué un punto por la lentitud del principio , el adiós a un personaje que yo adoraba , y el hecho de que , a pesar de varios descubrimientos y emociones al límite , había cosas del misterio principal que eran bastante previsibles . Igual , a pesar de lo dicho antes , lo recomiendo a todos los fans de Sookie - aunque talvez no a los del Sr. Northman , ya que queda bastante mal parado ) ( )
  LaMala | Jun 7, 2015 |
Deadlocked is the twelfth book in the Sookie Stackhouse series by Charlaine Harris.

The blurb explains pretty well what this book is about, I don't want to give too much away, for that reason I won’t add more to it.

We are coming to the end of this series and that was the feeling I had with Deadlocked. Many, many, many characters from previous books are present in this one, did I say many characters? Some are physically present, others are present through emails or phone calls but in a way or another we get to see where they are and what has happened with their lives. Sometimes the parade of characters was a bit overwhelming, if this wasn’t the second to last book I wouldn’t be as forgiving but I understand that Mrs. Harris wanted to tied as many small knots in this installment as possible. We see pregnancies, births, weddings, birthdays and more. Everybody is getting his or her HEA in a way or another, the only one left behind is Sookie.

Sookie is almost as the Sookie she was in first books, at any rate she has come a long way and has learned to do what ever she needs to survive. She is in love with Eric or at least it’s what she repeats time after time in every other page, but honestly it felt more as if she was trying to convince herself that she loves him, it didn’t feel as if she was really in love with him.

Eric is almost not present in this book; if you are Team Eric as I am you are going to be a little disappointed with his lack-of-page-time in this installment. Eric is dealing with the visit of Felipe de Castro and trying to break the contract his master signed with the Queen of Oklahoma at the same time he is expecting something from Sookie and here I have some problems with him and with Sookie, they are both expecting something from the other but they are not honest with each other. They can’t sit down and have the grown up talk they needed. They just keep things from each other, Eric to protect Sookie and Sookie because she is annoyed with Eric. More than once I wanted to slap her for not being forthcoming.

I have loathed Bill for quiet sometime but his actions in Deadlocked made me forgive his previous transgressions and even like him at little bit. Pam is the same snarky and loyal vampire we love. I can’t wait to see what Mrs. Harris has in store for her. Alcide is almost back to be the good “man” we first met, he has realized his mistakes and is trying to be a better man and a better alpha. Sam is still the same man with really bad taste in women and a good friend for Sookie. Something very big happened with him at the end, something that let me with a bad taste in my mouth, I can’t say more because I’m trying to keep this review as spoiler free as possible.

Deadlocked was a better book than last 2 or 3 books of this series but still it’s not as good as the first books were. The plot is a mix and match conflict between vampires, weres and fairies but at the end it works well. The mystery and who is behind it’s easy to guess but the why of the actions was somehow a puzzlement until the end.

As I said before many threads get tied up in this installment and at the same time we get the bases of what to expect in the next and final book of this series Dead Ever After release in May 16th 2013. And for what I see and what I suspect I don’t think I’m going to be a happy reader with the direction Mrs. Harris is going to end this series.
If you are a fan of this series this is a must read, if you haven’t read this series… In which planet do you live? I’m kidding (not). Despite the rocks on the road (previous two books) this series is a must read for all urban fantasy lovers. Sookie Stackhouse series has a special place in my heart and in my forever-bookshelf. ( )
  BookaholicCat | Mar 4, 2015 |
so good! :) ( )
  ohkamikaze | Feb 11, 2015 |
The first half of the book was frustrating. Only my enjoyment of the characters themselves kept me reading - not the plot itself. However, Charlaine Harris somewhat redeemed herself at the end with a very satisfactory conclusion. ( )
  VincentDarlage | Jan 30, 2015 |
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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 Northman’s front yard—especially the body of a 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.

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When telepathic waitress Sookie Stackhouse investigates the body of a woman discovered in vampire Eric Northman's yard, she has no idea the murderer is an enemy out to get her.

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