Tuesday, December 27, 2011

Review: Dead Reckoning by Charlaine Harris

Dead Reckoning by Charlaine Harris
Ace, 2011
Fantasy; 336 pgs

I nearly rushed out to buy and read Harris' latest Southern Vampire Series book featuring Sookie Stackhouse, but I didn't. The book came out during a time when I wasn't reading all that much. I kind of had my hands full with a newborn and a move. I did eventually get myself a copy of the book though and finally got around to reading it in November.

I had a little trouble getting into the book initially, but once I did, it felt good visiting my old friends again. Knowing the end of the series is near, I find myself speculating about how the author will end it. Who will Sookie end up with? I have my doubts about her current beau. I know who I want her to end up with. Although I changed my mind twice as a read Dead Reckoning. Not that there is any mention of her switching up mates in the book--it was just where my mind took me as I read.

In this latest installment, Sookie finds herself the target of a woman bent on revenge, trying to uncover the purpose of a hidden treasure left behind by her grandmother, and exploring her fae heritage. I was pleased to see a couple of favorite characters from another of Harris' series make an appearance in Bon Temps. As I've come to expect with this series, Dead Reckoning was light and entertaining. I am looking forward to the final book in the series with both sadness and anticipation.

You can learn more about the Charlaine Harris and her books on the author's website.

Source: I purchased a copy of this book.

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  1. I need to get started with this series in the new year. I have the first book just sitting here waiting for me, looking all forlorn because it has sat here for so long :(

    Great review on this one. You have enticed me to get started!

  2. I read the first book in this series and didn't love it. I think I need to give the series another chance, since so many other people love it.

  3. I still haven't read any of this series and I know I need to!

  4. I have only made it past book one! Still need to invest some time in this series!

  5. Thanks all for your comments! I do have fun reading this series.

    And Lisa - I think he would be the ideal choice for her!


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