Thursday 17 October 2013


Dead Reckoning by Charlaine Harris
Read by Johanna Parker
Book 11 of the Sookie Stackhouse series
Format: audiobook
Genre: adult urban fantasy

About 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 falls immediately 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 and his 'child' Pam well - and she realises that they are plotting to kill the vampire who is now their master. Gradually, she is drawn into the plot -which is much more complicated than she knows. Caught up in the politics of the vampire world, Sookie will learn that she is as much of a pawn as any ordinary human - and that there is a new Queen on board . . .
Source: Info in the About Dead Reckoning was taken from GoodReads at on 24/09/2011.

My Thoughts:
In this book, Sookie's ponytail caught fire thus her hair needed to be pruned... do you think her blond curls would be as short as Cassie's in the pic here? One thing remains the same... the main protagonist, Sookie Stackhouse, is still too stupid to live... *sigh*... however she seems to be improving, or I'm getting used to it and more tolerant... either way, I find this book a whole lot less annoying than the rest of the books in this series thus far. The ending resolved the story's main dilemma, however, it was sort of an anticlimactic after all the build up tension towards it in the plot. In other words, Ms. Harris seems to have improved in the plot development and story structure department but it seems that her story telling quality has slagged a little bit with this book.

Empirical Evaluation:
Story Telling Quality = 3
World Building = 5
Character Development = 3
Plot = 4
Pace = N/A
Story Itself = 3
Ending = 2.5
Narration = 4

Overall Rating: 3.5 out of 5 cherries

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