Dead Ever After–Charlaine Harris

What an ending. 

This was the very last in the Sookie Stackhouse books and I was actually rooting AGAINST Eric. Which is unheard of.

That man was a real dink by the end of this series. Which I guess was to be expected because he’s a vampire.

But all in all, after reading the entire series all in a row, I kind of didn’t hate the fairy storyline as much as I used to. It was shorter then I remember, which was nice, and I was really shocked by how the book before this one ended. 

Like SCARED of what was going to happen in the next book because a beloved character got murdered. 

BUT everything turns out okay and I LOVE who Sookie ended up with.

It made the most sense to me (and y’all know I love sense when it comes to romances.) and it was a truly loving relationship. 

So…after all these years: THANK YOU CHARLAINE.

You are magical. 

It was a fun spring and summer of reading this series once more.

(Editors note: [I’m the editor, so who knows why I wrote that] I read this LAST summer. That’s how far behind I am on these. We are well into November of 2019 guys. And I read this series summer of 2018. I’m trying so hard to get my shit together. It’s almost working. Also I thought I had way more books in this series to read, turns out I stopped one before the ending. How? I don’t know. But I really have to stop doing that. *I’m looking at you Outlander. Divergent. Robert Galbraith books.)

Constant vigilance!

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Deadlocked–Charlaine Harris

All right. Champion of all champions, I finished the rest of the series and have finished now the recently published one.

Basically, this book was set out to ruin Sookie and Eric’s relationship. She catches him sucking some broads neck and gets pissed. Then the King of Louisiana/Arkansas/Nevada comes up…in order to ruin their relationship and figure out why his regent is dead.

Sookie’s fairy grandfather, Niall, comes back after closing up Fairy and tries to figure out who put a spell on his son Dermot (while still being a douche to Dermot. Makes me want to clobber him.).

Sookie gets a weird compact from her grandmother in a sewing dress pattern package (otherwise known as a cluviel dor) and fairies are again interested in what the hell is happening over at the little blond telepaths house.

I loved it and am deeply surprised by the ending and can’t wait until the next one. Again, girl needs to write faster.
(Impressed I posted on the date I set for it?! ME TOO! So it’s 10:30 at night, but still!!!! I MADE IT!!! Constant vigilance dirt bags.)

Sookie Stackhouse Summer Lovin’.

In true nerd fashion I started reading Deadlocked like a squealing school girl I was so excited. A new Sookie book!?! Sign me up! Whoopideeweeeee!!! (Insert a visual of me racing down the street a la Charlie and the Chocolate Factory.)

I was already having a great summer drooling over the television show (which, let’s be honest is a little lacking this summer even though there were some touching moments and holy shit! Moments. I just started watching it for Alcide and Eric just to keep interested and man am I glad I did. Those boys worked it this summer and the ending was killer. Heh heh.)

Anyways, so I start Deadlocked and start thinking to myself…who the H.E.L.L. are all these people? I’m super confused (not surprising since I think George R.R. Martin has completely broken my brain. I don’t even remember what I do half the day anymore) and getting frustrated.

This is where I make the ultimate nerd decision: I have to re-read the entire series.

Y’all should know by now my love affair with Charlaine Harris runs deep and luxurious. Meaning this was no horrible and weary task for me.

I’m so happy that I spent this summer reading the books again because I got to enjoy my favourites and it was a fantastic refresher for things and people that aren’t in the show!

Although it got a little confusing every Sunday when I would watch Trueblood and be like Ehhh….waaaaiiit….what’s happening?

Separating the two was hard, but I pushed through.

I can’t even remotely believe how many characters I forgot about. Insanity.

Grave Secret–Charlaine Harris

I lied. I didn’t write to on the fourth. But truly, I was super busy! SPOILERS AHEAD.

Anyway, as I did promise a review on the series ending of the Harper Connelly books, here it goes:

In the series ender Harper and Tolliver are forced to look into their past and solve their sisters disappearance.

They also have to explain to their little sisters that they are dating and that some day they will get married. Bizarre.

Not to mention that Tollivers ex-drug addict dad is back in the picture. And he’s being a complete creep.

I found that this was a nice ending to the series and tied up all the loose ends. But I doubt that I’ll read about these characters again because the relationship was just too icky for me. I enjoyed the rest of it though besides that.

And lucky for me a new Sookie book is out so I can wash away my doubts and boohoos with Eric! Yay!

 

An Ice Cold Grave–Charlaine Harris

Yeah. She did it. She took it that next step of “ew”.

In this book she took it to like 82 different steps of “ew”, actually. Harper and Tolliver are set to find out what happened to a bunch of boys that have gone missing in the dead of winter. I can’t even tell you what happened because then (obviously) the plot is ruined and you won’t even read it.

Just put on a helmet for all the horribleness and hopefully that’ll block it some. She’s a fantastic writer and skirts around the big bad so you know what happens but you don’t want to stab out your minds eye.

Unless of course the fact that she makes the two leads get it on and they’ve considered each other brother and sister since their teens bothers you. It gives me a serious case of the heebeejeebees even though I know, I KNOW they are not blood related.

But they have two sisters that have a blood line with both of them! GROSS! …I need to keep reminding myself that I love her. I love Charlaine and her writing and this book is as bad as it gets in all cases and the rest are good and …and..and…

Okay. I’ll stop.

Constant vigilance.

Grave Surprise–Charlaine Harris

Harper Connelly is back in ‘Grave Surprise’ and her brother Tolliver Lang (step-brother) continues to travel with her and help people find out what happened to their loved ones.

In this book Harper is asked to go to a university’s grave yard and show off her skills. (The professor is not a believer and is set out to ruin her reputation. She knows this and loves the challenge to prove him wrong.)

You should know that I, too, have a sixth sense.

Most people can tell when danger is coming in a book, when something doesn’t seem right, when things start to get a little suspicious.

Well, my talent extends to knowing that there will be incest in a book. It’s a terrible talent, but has kept the ‘ick’ factor from throwing up because technically, I saw it coming and put up the necessary blocks.

Ok, ok, so it’s not really incest if it’s her stepbrother. In this book though, nothing even happens. It’s just when the sixth sense started t kick in.

Even Charlaine Harris wouldn’t do something that bizarre right? Right?!

Dead Reckoning–Charlaine Harris

One of my favourite book series and I’m more than ecstatic that Sookie is back, although I’m not so sure if in full force.

 Maybe it’s because I didn’t have the lead up of all the other books like I’m use to or because I’ve been watching too much of Trueblood so I forget that some of the characters aren’t there and that other things happen to ones that do survive that aren’t in the series, but I feel like this one left a lot to be desired. I feel like there should’ve been an extra chapter at the end or like this is the calm before the storm (which happens with a lot of her books, but since I had them at hand I wasn’t too upset about, but this one has no next book, so I felt like I missed something.)

 So I was deeply confused about what was happening for a little bit. Good thing the Internet exists so I could re-catch up with my favourite characters and what I didn’t remember from the last time I read these. 

           This book is all about Sookie in a perpetual state of confusion. You get a better look into what’s going on in Sooks mind and how she’s dealing with everything that keeps happening to her, around her, and with her lover/husband Eric.

 The plot of this is that that doucher Victor is…well, being a doucher, and they are looking for a way to be rid of him for good. Then there is Debbie Pelts sister Sandra who has a vendetta against Sookie…so they are looking for a way to get rid of her too. Then Sookie is trying to figure out how she can have a relationship with Eric while he is being super secretive about stuff. There are fairies everywhere acting strange, and Alcide pops up and propositions Sookie in a really weird way that I thought was cute, but she was mad at.

 The only people who know how to fix all of Sookies problems either are missing, being evasive or have been ordered not to tell her anything.

    She’s got to find a way to get all these supernatural buttheads to talk.

 Can’t wait for the next one, I think it’ll be a doozey.

 (Trueblood comes back on June 26th by the way. Yay!)

The Sookie Stackhouse Series

One of my favourite series is the Sookie Stackhouse novels’ by Charlaine Harris. I read them all a couple of summers ago and it only took me about a week. They are very good summer reads and you could take those light tiny books anywhere.

They are about a girl named Sookie Stackhouse who ends up falling for a vampire. No worries though, these vampires are not like the sparkly dudes from Twilight. These are rough and tough sexy vamps who can’t go out in the sunlight and turn into a disturbing goop-like substance if they do.

You probably know this series as the Trueblood series on tv. And trust me, if you like the show, you’ll loooooove the books. Eric is even sexier on the page, and there are pleeeeenty more sexy dudes that Sookie gets to know. Plus she’s far more bad ass than how they have portrayed her sometimes in the show.

Girl kicks ass.

Oh yeah, and my favourite beau makes a special appearance every once in awhile as the hilariously addled brained, Bubba. (Aka: Elvis.)