Sunday, January 5, 2014

Deadlocked (Sookie Stackhouse / Southern Vampire Series #12) by Charlaine Harris

Deadlocked (Sookie Stackhouse / Southern Vampire Series #12)

Overview from Barnes and Noble:

It's vampire politics as usual around the town of Bon Temps, but never before have they hit so close to Sookie's heart...

Growing up with telepathic abilities, Sookie Stackhouse realized early on there were things she'd rather not know. And now that she's an adult, she also realizes that some things she knows about, she'd rather not see—like Eric Northman feeding off another woman. A younger one.

There's a thing or two she'd like to say about that, but she has to keep quiet—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's front yard—especially the body of the 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.

My thoughts:
So far I am very on track with my goal for the new year of getting to the end of this series and I am getting so wrapped up in Sookie's world.  I spent a good part of the snow day we had on Friday reading under a cozy a blanket.  It was a good day for it as we decided after shoveling out that we were just going to stay home.  It was like a mini-vacation day!

Things seem to be speeding towards their conclusion in the next book.  Eric has been put in a tough spot by his maker, Bill still says he loves Sookie, the fairies and fae are up to something and gathered together at Hooligan's, people seem to be aware of the gift Sookie discovered from her dead fae grandfather and they want it.

I think I am going to be a bit sad when I actually reach the end, knowing that the series is supposedly complete.  I do know there are short stories out there that I will be able to find and there is a small book that comes after book thirteen, I guess to wrap things up, but up until now I always knew there were more books to read.  With also knowing that the True Blood series will be wrapping up it seems like Sookie is just going to disappear.  At the same time, I have managed to avoid reading spoilers about what is going to happen and the longer I go the more likely I will accidentally stumble upon something that gives things away.

This book gave a much more complete account of the hierarchy of the fae and the fairies and the way the Long Tooth Were pack operates, it closed up some questions perhaps in anticipation of the conclusion in the next book.  I hate spoilers, so I am not going to put any in here.  Now I need to decide if I can wait until later this month to borrow the checked out copy of the next book from the library or if I will use my Christmas gift card to buy it!

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