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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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Tags:2012, Vampires, Fiction

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I thoroughly enjoyed the latest entry in the Sookie Stackhouse series. This one sticks close to home, with Sookie & friends staying mainly around the Bon Temps area. Rather than a series of action packed events, this book focuses more on Sookie doing some soul searching. It also catches us up with several minor players in her life. I liked that this story was more character focused all around. Can't really get more into without spoilers, but definitely check it out if you follow the series! ( )
  Kelly_Mills | Dec 13, 2014 |
3.75 stars

Some higher-up vampires have come to Bon Temps to investigate a vampire death. While Eric is having a party to welcome them, someone else is murdered. Eric and Sookie are having relationship issues. Sookie has a magical item that multiple “people” (vamps, weres, fae) are all interested in getting their hands on.

Most of the book, I would rate good (3.5 stars), but I really liked the ending, so I've upped it just a touch beyond that. There is still lots of everyday stuff going on with Sookie and her friends, as well, and I like that about these books, too. You can see that she is starting to wrap up the series, and I am looking forward to the final installment. ( )
  LibraryCin | Oct 20, 2014 |
I started listening to this as an audio book since I didn't have it listed as one that I'd read, but I have read it, I guess about a year ago. Must have borrowed it because I don't have it on my shelf at home either - unless The Girl swiped it. Possible. Rotten child.

This is another typical addition to the Sookie series. Not much else to say about it. Stuff happens & Sookie perseveres through it all. A bit of new magic is added into the mix of paranormal soap opera. It was fun, but not terribly memorable or anything. Formulaic like all of Harris' books. Nothing wrong with that. They're kind of like a pleasant day dream & about as memorable. ( )
  jimmaclachlan | Aug 18, 2014 |
Another Sookie - can or does more be said about this paranormal soap opera? Well, in this case, there are a couple of things. Harris is winding things up. The next book is supposed to be the last, although I've heard there is an epilogue that lists all the characters & what happens to them afterward. This wrap up gives Harris a good excuse to list Sookie's accomplishments - by this I mean her kills. A few times we're reminded of how deadly she has been & how little choice she has had. She's just done the best she could in a lot of bad situations.

I think Harris is also winding up the love interests that have pushed Sookie around for so long. A lot of emphasis is placed on how normal men just won't work for her since she reads their minds so easily. Vampires are relaxing to be with since she can't read them at all, but she complains several times about not being happy when she's has to rely on just normal human senses. There are a lot of indications that she's going to make a permanent choice in the next book, the one I've been rooting for all along.

Vamps are just too alien. Eric really doesn't have much choice for his future & Bill blew it. The big problem in this book has been the cluviel dor & what she is going to do with it. DO NOT READ AS IT REALLY SPOILS THE BOOK:She uses it to save Sam, not her relationship with Eric, which he wants. So, I'm hoping that she's finally leaning toward Sam. Sam has always been there for her & she can read just enough of his mind, not to mention they've grown closer in other ways such as business. Sam needs a woman who is powerful & exotic like Sookie. I think they're finally going to get together. They started out as friends first, the most important aspect of a lasting relationship.

Well, that's a lot of writing for a piece of fluff, but it's fun fluff. I usually can't keep the details of any single book in my head for more than a few minutes, so I'm going to start reading the next & final book, [b:Dead Ever After|15985348|Dead Ever After (Sookie Stackhouse, #13)|Charlaine Harris|http://d.gr-assets.com/books/1352158186s/15985348.jpg|17328606] which was kindly loaned to me by a friend. ( )
  jimmaclachlan | Aug 18, 2014 |
Much better than the last few books in this series, once it got going.

And I'm not just saying that because the ending makes it look like Sookie is going to end up with who I want her to end up with! :-) ( )
  drhapgood | Jul 27, 2014 |
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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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