Friday, May 18, 2012

Deadlocked Review

327 pages

With Felipe de Castro, the Vampire King of Louisiana (and Arkansas and Nevada), in town, it’s the worst possible time for a body to show up in Eric Northman’s front yard—especially the body of a 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 out to make Sookie’s world come crashing down.

I usually love the Sookie Stackhouse novels but this one fell completely flat with me. This was probably the least interesting one that I have read thus far and that says a lot. It seemed like in this novel there wasn't much of a story. Mostly it concentrated on Sookie's day to day life. The action picked up at the end of the novel but not quickly enough to save me from reading the practically endless boring parts. It seemed like most of the characters I had grown to love didn't have much to contribute. Now what I did enjoy was the twist created in this novel especially since it came out of practically nowhere. Other than that I can only hope that if there is a next novel in this series it goes back to the original Sookie Stackhouse that I've grown to love. I can't really recommend this as an enjoyable read but if you read the series and want to see what else is going on in Sookie's life then it passes the time.


  1. I like you LOVE the Sookie Stackhouse novels and i downloaded this from kindle the minute ot was released as i had no.12 on pre order. i picked it up this morning at 10.03(as up until last night i've been busy reading the game of thrones books)
    i was soooo excited!
    Then at 4.36 (with an outing to lunch with my best friend inbetween) i had FINISHED the book!!!
    what was Deadlocked? a blink and you'll miss it sookie book? for what felt like a VERY short book it sure had some dreary bits filling it in....
    but it sets the stage for Sookie's next book, which by all accounts will be the LAST sookie adventure. *sob*
    This book felt like it was just tieing up lose ends...
    shame.... I just felt like this was a poor story, and halfway through i couldn't have given a rats tail for the dead girl killed at the start of the book.
    I liked the twist too, but it all ended with a LOT less ompfh than is usual for the Sookie Stackhouse novels. It felt rushed to me.
    More Fail than Fae... 8¬(