Hey Eric & Sookie Lovers!
Here’s another review for the 11th book in the Sookie Stackhouse series, Dead Reckoning – which comes out on May 3rd!
Focus on the writing in red!
Harris, Charlaine. Dead Reckoning: A Sookie Stackhouse Novel.Ace: Berkley: Penguin Group (USA). May 2011. c.336p. ISBN 9780441020317. $27.95. FANTASY
Sookie Stackhouse, the telepathic barmaid, is one of the more famous protagonists of best-selling urban fantasy, in good company with Harry Dresden (Jim Butcher), Rachel Morgan (Kim Harrison), and Mercy Thompson (Patricia Briggs.) In this eagerly awaited 11th series title, Harris returns to her quick-wit style that was slightly toned down and almost missing in books nine and ten (Dead and Gone and Dead in the Family, respectively). Sookie, as always, finds herself in a runaround among vampires, various werecreatures, and her family of fae, and Harris is happy to amp up the danger and mysteries in which Sookie often finds herself mixed up. Questions are answered about the fae, something many readers have been looking for, especially those who have been watching the companion television show, True Blood. Old characters and new fill the pages, and the ending hints at changes that might be coming, without feeling incomplete.
Verdict Obviously a must-have for public libraries that already have the Sookie series so far, this title will circulate, so purchase multiple copies.—Stacey Rottiers Comfort, Dexter District Lib., MI