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Tuesday, May 8, 2012

68) Deadlocked by Charlaine Harris

The Blurb :

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.

My Review :

I actually read this book on the day it was released but somehow I completely forgot to add my review until I just saw it still on my Goodreads shelf! Duh me! Maybe it was the excitement of a new Sookie book that made me over look writing the review? Or it could have been the fact that it was a Bank Holiday on release day and the joy of being able to just open my Kindle and read all day? No waiting! (insert Kindle advertisement here) Whatever the reason I am now catching up and I hope some of you have already had the pleasure of reading the 12th Sookie book and can make a comment or two!

So what can you expect from the newest installment? Lots! Sookie may not have gotten into as much trouble as usual and also lacked a trip to the ER but trouble did find her. The main focus in Deadlocked is the faeries. However there is a side plot with the werewolves that also finds a way to get involved in the conclusion of things. As for vampires...well they are there and while there is some strange developments in Sookie and Eric's relationship they don't get as much air time as the other Supernaturals.

Of course there are some interesting changes in the life of Sookie Stackhouse. No book can go without a few spanners being thrown in the works or a nice helping of cool new advancements in the world that Charlaine Harris has created with so much depth. Anyone waiting to hear some gossip about the goings on in Bon Temps will not be disappointed. Tara is about to give birth, Jason has another new girlfriend and Sam is letting Sookie do more with Merlotte's than just work in the bar.

All in all this is another great addition to a super series. You would think things would get boring and old after so many books but Charlaine Harris really manages to keep things interesting and fresh. I am sure this series will come to an end soon but until that day comes it stays firmly on my must read and must buy list. The author always manages to deliver a super read and I happily read this in one lovely Bank Holiday Monday.

Anyone who hasn't had the pleasure of reading this series yet should catch up! Don't use excuses about watching Trueblood and not liking it. The books are completely different and offer more than anyone could develop for TV. Fans shouldn't wait to read Deadlocked. There are some nice surprises inside that you really don't want to miss!

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