Dead Reckoning

With her knack for being in trouble s way, Sookie witnesses the firebombing of Merlotte s, the bar where she works Since Sam Merlotte is now known to be two natured, suspicion immediately fall on the anti shifters in the area But Sookie suspects otherwise and she and Sam work together to uncover the culprit and the twisted motive for the attack But her attention is divWith her knack for being in trouble s way, Sookie witnesses the firebombing of Merlotte s, the bar where she works Since Sam Merlotte is now known to be two natured, suspicion immediately fall on the anti shifters in the area But Sookie suspects otherwise and she and Sam work together to uncover the culprit and the twisted motive for the attack But her attention is divided Though she can t read vampires, Sookie knows her lover, Eric Northman, well.
Dead Reckoning With her knack for being in trouble s way Sookie witnesses the firebombing of Merlotte s the bar where she works Since Sam Merlotte is now known to be two natured suspicion immediately fall on the

  • Title: Dead Reckoning
  • Author: Charlaine Harris
  • ISBN: 9781410435088
  • Page: 391
  • Format: Hardcover
  • 1 thought on “Dead Reckoning”

    1. Oh. My. God.I have never been so disappointed and consequently, angry, by a book as I am right now and it is actually hard for me to type. My brain is exploding right now. This is going to be a rant. This is going to contain cusses. This is also going to call out Tru Blood. People are going to either like this or not. First - Tru Blood has killed this series.*cue outrage from fans of the HBO show* For the record, this is not about those that like the show. I don't but it's not about the fans. It [...]

    2. I am willing to bet that this book was as much of a torture for Charlaine Harris to write as it was for me to read. There is no juice left in this series. And certainly, there is no author's love. Not only is Sookie's voice no longer recognizable (I just reread books 1-3, so I can in fact tell the difference), but this whole book is simply one huge FAIL. The characters were altered. Where was cool Pam? Where was sarcastic Eric? Where was chemistry between Sookie and Eric? Where were the human ch [...]

    3. Dear Sookie, You know you are one of my oldest friends, right? I love our yearly visits at your old Stackhouse family home, sitting on the porch, soaking up the sun and drinking iced tea. It’s great to live vicariously through you and hear about the most powerful and sexy supernatural beasts falling over themselves to flirt with and please you. And Eric…. Mmmm =) Anytime you want to tell me all of his dirty little secrets and every sexy thing about him that is okay with me. But here’s the [...]

    4. 3 1/2 StarsI should start off by saying that though the Sookie Stackhouse series isn't my all-time favorite series, Eric Northman IS my all-time favorite fictional character. AND GODDAMN I LOVE ME SOME PAM!Half of the reason I love these books is the Eric and Pam relationship; I find them endlessly entertaining. Though there weren't enough appearances of them (there never are), there were some comedic bits between the two. I enjoyed the funny jabs at Sookie on Pam's behalf (One scene in-particul [...]

    5. It seems to me that Ms Harris is being more and more influenced by the show, which in case of the novel is a bad thing. Does anybody else have a feeling that the author is setting a scene for a convenient fading out Eric, and a not- so- miraculous reintroduction of Bill? The dialogue between S. and E. is stale and lacks in energy.Whereas, Bill's character all of the sudden shows signs of sense of humour. In short, I wouldn't be surprised if in the end of the series Eric ended up dead, and Bill e [...]

    6. Formula for Sookie books: --nostalgia for her grandmother and a way of life that's been over for about ten years now--disappointment when nostalgia does not match up with real life--nail polish--a sexy dress that shows off her cleavage--attraction to more than one man--self-recrimination about attraction to more than one man--instant orgasmic sex--judging others for not being Christian/being violent/being sexually 'deviant' --self-recrimination about being too judgemental--failing to be a good h [...]

    7. I don't know why I have this feeling we will be disappointed with this installment. I just feel the series needs a closure and it doesn't seem like it. I want more Eric but I don't think I'll get all the Eric I need to get to love this series again. It feels like this book is just gonna be another chapter in the series and not as whole book. I'm not sure if I made myself clear,lol.

    8. WelllThis is a solid, "liked it" but more 3.5 stars. If it wasn't for the fact that there MIGHT be a HUGE plot inconsistency in this book (the convo between Sook, Claude & Dermot about Niall & Eric being in cahoots), I would give it 4 stars but I'm trying to figure out if something might actually be a well placed lie by CH or not but I'm not so sure yet.(**Edited on May 14th. After doing some digging, I think the bit I thought was a plot inconsistency is intentional. See bottom of review [...]

    9. To say it with a quote from the book:"I've tried to kill you over and over, and you just won't die!"I almost felt like apologizing.That's the Sookie Stackhouse series in a nutshell! ;-PI still love it though! XD

    10. ***There are some minor spoilers below allusions to character's feelings/thoughts/actions that could give some plot points away***Sookie's working her shift in Merlotte's when the bar is firebombed and it doesn't look like the bomber was human. To make matters worse, an old enemy is out for her blood and the tension between her vampire lover/husband Eric and his progeny Pam with their boss, Victor, is building. The peaceful life Sookie is wishing for seems a distant dream.A new Sookie book is li [...]

    11. This was another strangely addictive instalment in the series, although things aren’t looking good on certain fronts (view spoiler)[ Sookie and Eric’s relationship!! Oh dear! (hide spoiler)]I thought Sookie was a bit naughty to (view spoiler)[ dissolve her blood bond without telling Eric first, but Eric should have been honest about this whole arranged marriage thing that he’s involved in. (hide spoiler)] But yay for the deaths of (view spoiler)[ Victor and Sandra!! (hide spoiler)]7 out of [...]

    12. Review from ZombieHazardG!!! I’ve been waiting for this book for a year and now it’s finally out!!! It was sooooooo worth the wait!!! Such an amazing book!!! It totally made up for the sh*t that was the previous one!!!Naaaah I’m just kidding. I so much wished I’d say that after reading Dead Reckoning. But guess what? It sucked even more than Dead in the Family. It simply has no purpose of existence.If I could just point out all my problems with this book I’d end up wasting all day writ [...]

    13. Can't wait!!! I'm counting down the days. I read the whole series in less then 2 weeks when I discovered them and I seriously need this book asap!Well I FINALLY got my copy of this absolutely wonderful book! I couldn't put it down, I'm kinda sad that I finished it so quicklyw I miss the characters all over again! LOL, I am at a lost for words about what went down. I don't know whether I should cry or be happy, the new issue with Sookie and Eric is so heartbreaking (for me at least). Bill has gai [...]

    14. WTHWTFSeriously!!!Speechlessriously pissed off!No words, other than the few above, can truly describe how disappointed I am with this book and this series. When I re-discovered my love for reading several years ago, this was one of the first series' that I read and I fell in love with. It will continue to hold a special place in my heart but what I fell in love with is just no more. NEVER, in a million years, did I think I would say I'm looking forward to Season 4 of True Blood more than the nex [...]

    15. Have you ever noticed that every time an enemy of Sookie Stackhouse bites the dust, another is waiting in the wings to make her life miserable? If you think about it, our girl has got a lot of carnage in her wake: from Lorena to the vamp who killed Hadley on to Andre and Debbie and Appius Livius. But you cut off the head of one beast and another grows in its place. Our beast du jour for Dead Reckoning is our old pal Victor. He is making life more and more miserable for Eric, and he's an ever-pre [...]

    16. Sookie, I really, really wanted to give you four stars. Truly, I did. Though we haven't known each other long, I've grown extremely fond of you. Unfortunately, I spent much of this story feeling like this:Fear not, I also have nice things to say, I just wish they outweighed the bad.First, the bad:*It should have been condensed. Now, some of the allure of Sookie, for me, is her amusing internal rambling and watching her try to go about a normal way of life. But not for half of the book!!!!! It fe [...]

    17. Rating: 3.8* of fiveThe Publisher Says: There's a reckoning on the way Sookie Stackhouse is a cocktail waitress in Bon Temps, Louisiana. It's a job which has its own challenges, but now the vampires and the shapeshifters are finally 'out', you'd think the supernaturals would get on with each other. But nothing is that simple in Bon Temps! and Sookie has a knack for being in trouble's way; not least when she witnesses the firebombing of Merlotte's, the bar where she works. Since Sam Merlotte is k [...]

    18. It’s going to be difficult to write this review, because even though I finished reading this book this morning, I am having a hard time remembering what it was even about. I didn’t think that it was absolutely horrific, but I was very far from loving it. I read along slowly and with a mild interest, and then it was over. It was very forgettable.So…there’s a fire-bombing at Merlotte’s, and some other stuff that apparently was perpetrated by one of Sookie’s random enemies from her past [...]

    19. 3.5 It's very tempting to give Dead Reckoning 3stars because I feel it inferior in some ways to past Sookie Stackhouse novels but It isn't fair to grade a book just because I am holding a grudge to events that hasn't even happened in the book yet. So for years of adoration and sheer insanity it stays with 4 stars on first glance ;)WARNING!The following may contain spoilers. Let me just get this quote out of my mind for it's been bugging me ever since I started reading DR.I suffered with you, I h [...]

    20. You know the expression "Jumping the Shark" for a television show that has been on too long and gotten horrible? Well, this book series has definitely been to Sea World on a motorcycle. I hope he had this book in his handAnd, although I can be quite a masochist when it comes to finishing a series that I've started, I'm officially done.take that, people who told Charlaine Harris to keep writing when she was obviously out of ideas!Sookie has actually managed to become even more unlikable in this b [...]

    21. The Southern Vampire Mysteries are not great books. Charlaine Harris is not a great author. But I have always enjoyed reading about Sookie’s adventure, so it was inevitable that I read the latest book #11.There something about these books that I have always liked. Sookie’s narrative is funny. I like the southern feel of the books. Though I have to mention that I don’t have much knowledge about Louisiana or the life of south and I don’t know if it’s an accurate portrayal but it’s ente [...]

    22. What is happening to the Sookie Stackhouse series??? At best, the characters were wooden; on occasion, they ventured into poor caricatures of themselves; at the worst, they weren’t even recognizable. In what universe would southern gentleman Bill tell Sookie she has great tits? As he’s declaring his love for her? Ack!As the book continued, it became more and more ridiculous. At one point Sookie is being chased through the woods by an unknown number of assailants—she reaches Bill’s house [...]

    23. Ok, I'm pissed. I really enjoyed the series up until this point and I really feel like this was simply a contractual obligation. There were some parts that were completely boring and hard to get through. There is so much double talk and all around the subject, that i couldn't get into it. Hell, from the first few pages I noticed that Sookie's voice was changed and it was not in a good way.What happened? The things about the characters that we all grew to love (even if they were evil and unjust) [...]

    24. Well I was anxiously awaiting the release of this book, hoping it would redeem the series for me after the last one. Well I regret to say it didn't. Yes, it was better than the last one but it still left me dissatisfied. I'm not sure if it's me who has lost interest in the series or the author (but if you ask me her heart just isn't in it anymore). I miss the bad ass Eric from the earlier books and wish he would come back. I'm tired of all the Sookie drama (seriously how much trouble can one per [...]

    25. Sookie, Sookie, Sookie. Will you make up your mind whether you like vampires or not? I begin to think Sookie Stackhouse is actually not that nice a person. Perhaps I have over exposed myself, having ploughed my way through all the novels so far in short order, but there are elements on Dead Reckoning which feel awfully contrived. If you were being pursued by people in the rain and wanted to hide in a house, would you think of taking off ALL your clothes and dumping them in a bush? I mean how muc [...]

    26. ❤ 4 Dead Reckoning Stars ❤ You know, I love book 10… But this book though it is JAM PACKED full of action I am NOT liking where the story line is going. Sigh I feel compelled to keep reading… thought I wished I had stopped at book 10 then my happen existence would stay the same But a lass I am a sucker for punishment and I will continue I am a little mad at Sookie she freaked out at the end when it was her idea to do what they all did. So why is she all uppity about it. I kinda wanted to [...]

    27. It's a very sad day for me when I have to give Miss Stackhouse an average 3 star rating. I missed being in Sookie's world, but not so much that I enjoyed trailing along with her while she cleaned her home, picked up breakfast, pumped her gas, showered, shaved her legs, or washed dirty dishes. I understand Sookie is one of the more ordinary characters - to an extent- in a world that has become abundant in supernaturals, but I was desperately wishing for more action on numerous occassions. ******* [...]

    28. I waited a year, telling myself that the worrisome feeling I was left with after Dead in the Family was a one-off sensation. I told myself "she'll get back in her groove with Dead Reckoning." I had it delivered to my Kindle so I didn't even have to fight with book-store staff on release day. I wanted so very, very badly for this book to be a return to the Sookie Stackhouse books of the early series.I wish I could say it met my expectations and then blew me away. But I'd be lying.It's not a BAD b [...]

    29. I've been getting tired of this series for awhile now. Sometimes I just want to shake Sookie and to tell her to WAKE UP and cut all ties from the loons.And other times I want to just toss her to a non-friendly non-sexy vampire and let them eat her and get it over with.Still, I found this particular book better. I like Eric, and it had some Eric-y moments.I guess I have two big pet peeves one this one. The first one is Sookie's religious holier-than-thou attitude that was bugging me. Alright, I r [...]

    30. It seems the longer this series gets, the less interested in the books I become. The first few were entertaining, but as the series goes on, instead of her writing getting better it seems as though it has gotten worse (or maybe I'm just getting more critical). Also, this novel in particular frustrated me as it left a fairly large plot point hanging. I realize she's probably planning on addressing that issue in her next novel, but it wasn't written as a cliffhanger, it just wasn't resolved. Cliff [...]

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