Dead Ever After cover has been Revealed!

Breaking News Bookies! The Dead Ever After, the final book of the Sookie Stackhouse series by Charlaine Harris, cover has been revealed thanks to USA Today!

Check it out below

What do you think?

I think the cover leaves a ton open to interpretation. My first impression is that Sookie is walking away from the shifter/were suitors and heading off into the sunset… and the bats. Which is making me ubber giddy, since bats and vampires are stereotyped as being interchangeable.

We have much to ponder these next 6 months as we wait for Dead Ever After to be released on May 7, 2013.

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Really, there is never enough Eric... I'm loyal to the Viking, no matter what. I will love him whether in Book, Show, and just because... my first thoughts are of him and I close my eyes to dream of him. As far as I'm concerned, the night can not get here soon enough.

52 comments on “Dead Ever After cover has been Revealed!

  1. She does seem to be heading off toward the bats. It doesn’t look like they are behind her. I think the fact that there are three means something.

  2. I’m seeing an interesting cover~ Sookie’s walking away from Quinn,Alcide & Sam.
    That’s giving me some hope for her and her Vampire suitor.Eric Northman.
    Vampire’s can find Sookie anywhere she goes.
    I’d also love to see someone pick up the story from Book 13???

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  4. At first I thought it wasn’t a good sign to not have Eric on the cover, but now I’m thinking it could be. It does look like she’s walking away from the other three, but I try not to read too much into these.

  5. If I were the sort to read in to the cover art I’d say:
    I have a dread feeling that she’s leaving everyone behind, possibly passing away. She’s walking away from the shifters and the Vampires are flying away from her. She could be walking in to the sunrise.

    But then I remember how I was mislead by the cover for Club Dead and hope for the best.

    • If you look at the curvature of the wings, it’s clear that two bats are flying away and one is flying towards her. This is good.

  6. I’m kind of disappointed that Eric is not on it. It doesn’t matter at all to the story of course as the covers are very misleading and I’m not reading anything into the story from what we can see – I just wish he was on it because he’s my favorite character :)

    • I hear you Evie

      I’m still excited about it, yes covers are misleading but they give you hints.

      The UK one is always informative

  7. What bothers me the most is not the appearence of shifters, neither the fact that the bats seem to be flying away from sookie, but those tomatoes and those flowers, for christ’s sake they seem so overwhelming. So I believe that the landscape will be an important component in DEA, and by this I mean the connection with nature&all… Somehow, I believe that Sookie’s disappearance have something to do with a garden. Remember the cover of LDID, Sookie was flying on top of a coffin and the back picture was Dallas skyline. So far the covers haven’t been misleading, at least not for me.

  8. Looks like she’s done with the whole mess. It’s a logical ending I suppose, no matter how much I love Eric

  9. Well, I for one will be waiting until the reviews come in. I’m not going to bother getting this book at all if she ends up with someone else.

    • I’m waiting until I know how it ends :)
      Hopefully someone will get to see an advanced copy and give me a heads up, otherwise I’ll be stalking Erika on release day until she can tell me the good (or bad) news!

      • Is it awful that I also plan on reading the reviews too? Normally, I’m of the opinion that it’s the author’s story and she can tell it the way she wants and if that’s how it ends, that’s how it ends, but I seem to have more invested in this series than I thought!

        • I know, right? I’ve never worried this much about an ending to a series before, but I’ve invested too much in that relationship to just have her end up with someone else.

  10. Run as fast as you can Sookie! lol that’s the impression i’m getting but definitely a big clue to how Sookie will resolve all of the supernatural drama in her life. IDK! but i’m super excited that it’s been revealed. I love all of the color and I agree with Katherina that the “garden” will most likely play a big part in DEA if its on the cover. Man, seeing the cover made me officially realize that Sookie’s story is going to end! Tear!!

  11. I’m with you B. I think she is walking away for all the shifters and towards the vampires!

  12. Has anyone looked closely at the positioning of the bats? All 3 aren’t flying the same way. Two are flying away in the back and one is flying toward Sookie!

    • Hmm, yeah, I can see that now.

    • Well spotted. Yes it does look like 2 are flying away and one is coming towards her.
      Or maybe we just see what we want to see – it’s going to be a long 6 months!

    • Yes. I’m glad I’m not the only one who sees it. :)

    • looking closer I realize that indeed two of the bats are flying away while one of them is flying towards Sookie. Hope that it’ll be the right vampire…I also subscribe to not buying the book if it comes out that Sookie will end up with anyone else than Eric. I soooo much wish that HEA will be the one that everyone around here dreams about.

  13. Also can anyone remember if there was more books then dead in the family that had a rose on the cover?

  14. The same position of the bats are also found on dead reckoning with the additional bats below.

  15. Also the rose is pink not red like dead in the family! The meaning of a pink rose is An admiration for beauty, refinement and enduring grace is what the pink rose connotes. The receiver of the pink rose can rest assured that he or she is admired for possessing a certain respectability and decorum not commonly found in others.

    The meaning of pink roses, as expressed by their lovely color is happiness and joy. Being themselves a joy to behold, pink roses express fun and happiness. The pink rose denotes that the receiver is a pleasure to behold, a pleasure to have in company. Thus, it is an indication of deep joy. They indicate happiness or pride, a heart-felt appreciation.

    • I love this! The meaning of pink roses and what it could mean for Sookie. If these roses are a sign…then I think it means that after all is said and done, Sookie WILL find joy and happiness. I just hope it’s Eric that she finds that with. Thanks for sharing! :)

  16. I just now saw the cover and I truthfully don’t know what to think, on one hand, I think its’ positive and on the other, I take it as she is walking away from the whole thing, shifters, wolves, and vampires. I really don’t know what to think other than I will be reading that finale book whether I want to or not. I’ve invested too much time and money into this series not to see it through to the end whether I like how it ends or not!!

    I really don’t think Sookie will have a HEA with Eric or anyone else, as I think she’ll finally discover that shes’ grown up now and can take care of herself. (That why shes’ walking into the sunset/sunrise).

    Can’t wait until May to find out!!!!!

    • I agree with you! Charlaine created these characters so like it or not, this is going to end the way she intended. I also believe that Sookie will have her own HEA without a supe in her life. As much as I adore Eric I am not sure that “life” with a vampire would be what I would I choose in the long run for Sookie. But…I wouldn’t be disappointed if it ended that way (as long as it’s Eric)! :)

      • Well, unless she gets rid of her telepathy, a human is not in the cards. Whether she chooses a vampire or not, it will have to be some kind of supe, but vamps are the only ones who are completely silent. No matter who it is, there will be drama. The only way to avoid that is by being alone, but I don’t see that happening. I think CH said she will be with someone by the end.


      CH said Sookie will have a HEA with someone.

  17. Yes Sookie will have a HEA and it has to be Eric …..they love each other….. why throw it away? One of the best supernatural love stories ever written are them so don’t break the fandom hearts and give us what we want!

  18. someone said in the first comments that he/she is disappointed by the fact that Eric is not on the cover: just imagine how we all would have been if there was Eric. we would have gone rogue like OMG the HEA is Eric, OMG OMG. Anyway, no matter what we wish and we think about the end of the series, it will be the end that CH had planned ever since 5th book if I can recall correctly(she said in one interview that she had the end clear in her mind since book 5, so please notice me if I’m wrong). We can’t do many things but to wait until may, and maybe read the series again.

    • Yeah, that’s why I’m at least confident that the HEA won’t be Bill.

    • I read that Charlaine has known since her second book how the series would end. I went band and reread the second book over and it has a kiss with Sam and Godric dying. Eric also took care of her after the car accident.

      • Yes, there was that boring kiss with Sam, but Eric and Sookie had their first kiss too…then later went to an orgy together. LOL If that doesn’t spell out E-R-I-C I don’t know what will! ;)

        • I completely agree! Sookie drank Eric’s blood when she sucked out the bullet and he kissed her. They had that great exchange in her room when she was getting ready for the orgy. He dressed in pink and blue spandex for her. And Bill tells Sookie “If anything happens to me, you should go to Eric.” This was not the first time he said it, but she realized that he has told her this before.

  19. An alternative view of the three bats is that the closest bat is Eric, but the other two flying away are FdC and Freyda. We can hope, I guess.

  20. I love the cover . I hope we get to happy with the end of the book . I love that i see one vampire look like coming back towards her . It is a 6 foot 4 vamp in my eyes so i assume it is the handsome Eric that is coming to her . The hotness of Mr. Northman who can turn that down . Sookie a fool if she does . I will be hoping that we are all right . .

  21. At first glance I thought she was walking into the sunrise, into the light. She is also looking into Sam’s direction.

    • I like to think that she is saying goodbye to Sam, Quinn and Alcide but that is probably just my wishful thinking :)
      I definitely think having Sam in a group with those other 2 is not good for his chances.

      • Yeah, that’s what I’m thinking. It definitely looks like a goodbye, but he’ll still always be her friend. I would hope that doesn’t change, it just doesn’t make sense to have him be more than that. Otherwise, it probably would have happened by now.

  22. Wait a minute… Has anybody noticed that the SUN is still out and the bats are roaming about?? What does that mean?? Can the vampires finally walk in the sun??

  23. What if the two bats that are flying away are Eric and Pam and the one the that looks like it’s flying towards her is Bill I will be very upset if he’s HEA.

    • It’s not Bill, one thing I can be sure of is that she won’t end up with him. If CH had her ending decided since book 2, that wouldn’t really make any sense.

  24. I am new here – although I have been checking out this site for a long time. I have read all the books at least 2x each (some more than that!) and I a longtime Eric/Sookie lover.

    There’s no chance Sookie agrees to become a vampire right? (Didn’t Charlaine say that?) Because as she is walking off into the sunset (night is coming) she’s looking back as if to say goodbye not only to Sam, Alcide and Quinn, but also the tomatoes, to me, signify food, and all that is human. It looks like she’s walking off into the coming night with the bat flying toward her (hopefully Eric) and saying goodbye to everything else.

    I hate waiting!

  25. I too have been following all the posts. Has anyone noticed what sookie is wearing? Reminiscent of the “uniform” for the new “kingdom” Eric is to join??? I seem to remember CH saying Sookie would never become a vamp, ive alway thought her fae blood prevented her turning? Maybe taking so much vamp blood has allowed her aging to slow enough that she could have a HEA with Eric? One can hope… So I hope she is leaving BonTemp and all the possibilities there behind to follow her true love Eric and by doing that Eric decides to leave his family obligation behind to be with her ***insert sigh here***

  26. I saw Quinn’s tail … I hope there would be a story between him and Sookie again.

    • Much as I hate to think so I believe Sookie is at the end of her life, She is the one giving the narrative all along and I think she lef Bon Temps and is remembering her younger years.

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