Deadlocked By Charlaine Harris Review

Wednesday, May 30, 2012
Author :Charlaine Harris
Title: Deadlocked
Series: Southern Vampires
My Rating:

Goodreads Synopsis:
With Felipe de Castro, the Vampire King of Louisiana (and Arkansas and Nevada), in town, it’s the worst possible time for a 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 out to make Sookie’s world come crashing down

In the 12th book in the Southern Vampires series we get to see Sookie yet again have something troubling erupt in her life. This reads much like a diary—kind of like, I went and poured some coffee, made some toast, talked to Tara, and painted my nails. In the last book I felt like it was an unfinished product. This book feels like it was the rest of the 11th book, but cut off leaving you going wtf? I listened to the audiobook for this one. As always I love the person who reads these. Her name is Johanna Parker and she is awesome. Like I said this really reads like a diary of mundane tasks. Sookie finds herself (yet again) in the middle of a crap storm. A woman is found dead in Eric’s front yard, Claude is acting weird (as always), and Eric needs to choose whether to stay with Sookie or go where the power is with Freyda. I really felt like this book should have been in the last book, because not much happens. I enjoyed listening to the book. It wasn’t a horrible story, but the lack of any real plot struck me as odd. I felt the same way about the last book. It just feels unfinished. It ends so abruptly that I had to make sure I didn’t accidentally press skip on something. Yeah, it’s that level of abruptness. I have no closure to the storyline and it wasn’t that strong to begin with. The last two books in this series have really thrown me off. It’s like the publisher is making her sit at a desk all day and write half books, and then publishes them. The storyline is weak, it feels unfinished, and all these men pining over Sookie has me down right irritated. She isn’t that awesome people. I see her appeal, but every dude has it bad for her. This book wasn’t horrible, but it wasn’t great either. If you are this far along in the series you are probably going to keep reading like me, but please Charlaine Harris—maybe take some time in the plot? I mean seriously look how short the synopsis is!


FABRSteph said...

I haven't even started this series, although I would like to.  It is too bad that this one was a disappointment.  I find this to be the case all too often when a series gets up there in number.  Thanks for the informative review.

Anna Dase said...

Thanks for stopping by

Michelle@Book Briefs said...

im on book 7 in this series and I am really loving it. So that's a shame that this one didnt have too much going on, but in the longer series it tends to happen. Thanks for the review. :)

OliveLovesBooks said...

Most of the series is fantastic! The last two just feel short for me :(

OliveLovesBooks said...

I would give it a chance anyways if I were you. Most the series is really awesome. The last two have just lost that spark a little.

FABRSteph said...

Oh, I will still give the series a try.  This happens sometimes.

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