Dead Reckoning by Charlaine Harris
My rating: 3 of 5 stars
I originally rated this 4 stars, but changed my mind and took one away. Here's why:
I love the Sookie Stackhouse series, but in this last installment, C.H. really drove me insane. How many times do you really need to recap that Bubba is Elvis? I'm pretty sure we all remember that from the first book. I feel like she kept re-summarizing from all of the other books, and sure, we all need a reminder. But not everytime the character is mentioned!
In whole, I enjoyed this book and it only took me a few hours to read it. (As usual) I did not like how her last two books have ended and this one in particular since it is the latest. I felt like the whole incident with Alcide in Sookie's bed was overkill. It wasn't necessary and she never even addressed the situation afterwards.
Again, overall, I enjoyed this book but when all is said and done, it felt a lot like a filler. Like all of this happened while Sookie was on down time. I mean, she cleaned out her attic and found an old desk with a secret compartment? What's up with the cluvial dor? Why bring in something that she didn't even make good use of in this book? We can be assured that C.H. will overly explain what it is and where it was found in the next installment.
Let's all hope the next Sooke Stackhouse adventure will be worth our time.
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