Sunday, June 10, 2012

Deadlocked by Charlaine Harris
book 12 in the Southern Vampire Chronicles
aka: True Blood

    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

About the author:

     Charlaine Harris has been a published novelist for over twenty-five years. A native of the Mississippi Delta, she grew up in the middle of a cotton field. Now she lives in southern Arkansas with her husband, her three children, three dogs, and a duck. The duck stays outside.

    Though her early output consisted largely of ghost stories, by the time she hit college (Rhodes, in Memphis) Charlaine was writing poetry and plays. After holding down some low-level jobs, she had the opportunity to stay home and write, and the resulting two stand-alones were published by Houghton Mifflin. After a child-producing sabbatical, Charlaine latched on to the trend of writing mystery series, and soon had her own traditional books about a Georgia librarian, Aurora Teagarden. Her first Teagarden, Real Murders, garnered an Agatha nomination.

    Soon Charlaine was looking for another challenge, and the result was the much darker Lily Bard series. The books, set in Shakespeare, Arkansas, feature a heroine who has survived a terrible attack and is learning to live with its consequences.

    When Charlaine began to realize that neither of those series was ever going to set the literary world on fire, she regrouped and decided to write the book she’d always wanted to write. Not a traditional mystery, nor yet pure science fiction or romance, Dead Until Dark broke genre boundaries to appeal to a wide audience of people who just enjoy a good adventure. Each subsequent book about Sookie Stackhouse, telepathic Louisiana barmaid and friend to vampires, werewolves, and various other odd creatures, has drawn more readers. The Southern Vampire books are published in Japan, Great Britain, Greece, Germany, Thailand, Spain, France, and Russia.

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My review:
    The southern vampires series are some of my favorite books. I impatiently wait for them to come out and I always pre-order them. Charlaine never disappoints me. The book was great! It was what I call an inbetween book. One that gets rid of alot of old storylines and sets up whole lot of new ones. This isn't the first time this series has cleansed itself, and I trust that Charlaine has her reasons and trust her completely to bring anew a wonderfully written world that she has created.
    As always half way though I start thinking "how the hell is she going to bring all of this shit together" and as always by the time you get to the end of the book it gets wrapped up like a neat little bow.
    I'm not going to give any spoilers, but I can say I was very disappointed with some characters and very proud of others. I was kind of sad that there wasn't alot of Eric in this book, but like I said before Charlaine has her reasons for everything and everything has a reason.  All in all I loved the book. As always it's an easy read that is fast paced with something going on, on every page and when it's all said and done you close the book and say "shit now I have to wait for the next book to see where the story goes from here".
    I recommend this book to everyone who loves a good book. The end end of story it's got a little of everything, vampires, shifters, werewolves, faeries, and everything you can think of in-between.

And just in case you didn't know:
    Season five of True Blood (the hit series based on the books) premiered tonight on HBO. Because I love the show so much I thought I'd post a few pics. I hope you all enjoy!

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