Dead Reckoning by Charlaine Harris
Like all the other Sookie Stackhouse novels, this is thoroughly addictive. The True Blood novels form a long story which continues to twist and turn from Dead until Dark until Dead Reckoning, where we are constantly learning about Sookie and the inhabitants of Bon Temps and the Surrounding Areas. If you haven’t read any of the books you will need to start at the beginning to understand all the connections between the characters. Also, as a warning, the TV series True Blood has changed a lot of the details to make the show more accessible to a viewing audience.
I am always gripped by the amount of detail in these books, they are quite fast paced which means that each book is self contained and if you skipped one you would lose a lot of what has been happening as there is no real way to recap who is who to each character, especially when recurring characters turn up for a guest appearance. This is a full self contained world that works well between the normal human world and the supernatural’s who seem to dominate Sookie’s world.
There are the usual themes that run through each of these books, “who loves Sookie most” “who is out to kill Sookie, or use her for their own purpose”. What I am happy about is the growth of the characters throughout the series, people learn from their previous mistakes and realise that they are changing for better or worse.
I can’t wait to read what happens next.
This Dead Reckoning book review was written by Michelle Herbert
All reviews for: Southern Vampire Series
Dead Until Dark
Southern Vampire Series: Book 1
Sookie Stackhouse is a small-time cocktail waitress in small-town Louisiana. She's quiet, keeps to herself, and doesn't get out much - not because she's not pre...
A Touch Of Dead
Southern Vampire Series: Book 10
Sookie Stackhouse enjoys her job as a cocktail waitress in Merlotte's, a small-town bar in small-town Bon Temps, deep in Louisiana. She's funny and pretty and, than...
Dead In The Family
Southern Vampire Series: Book 11
If you think your family relationships are complicated, think again: you haven't seen anything like the ones in Bon Temps, Louisiana. Sookie Stackhouse is dealing with ...
Southern Vampire Series: Book 12
There's a reckoning on the way . . .. . . and Sookie has a knack for being in trouble's way; not least when she witnesses the firebombing of Merlotte's, ...
Southern Vampire Series: Book 13
Sookie Stackhouse is a cocktail waitress in Bon Temps, Louisiana. Now the vampires and the shapeshifters are 'out', you'd think the supernaturals would get on w...
Living Dead In Dallas
Southern Vampire Series: Book 2
Cocktail waitress Sookie Stackhouse is having a streak of bad luck. First her co-worker is killed, and no one seems to care. Then she comes face-to-face with a beastly crea...
Southern Vampire Series: Book 3
There's only one vampire Sookie Stackhouse is involved with - at least voluntarily - and that's Bill. But recently he's been a little distant - in another state...
Dead To The World
Southern Vampire Series: Book 4
Sookie comes to the rescue of a naked, amnesiac vampire - and ends up in the middle of a war between witches, werewolves and vampires! Sookie Stackhouse is a small-town coc...
Dead As A Doornail
Southern Vampire Series: Book 5
Sookie's got just a month, before the next full moon, to find out who wants her brother dead - and to stop the fiend! Sookie Stackhouse enjoys her life, mostly. She'...
Southern Vampire Series: Book 6
Sookie doesn't have that many relations, so she hated to lose one - but of all the people to go, she didn't expect it to be her cousin Hadley, a consort of New Orle...
All Together Dead
Southern Vampire Series: Book 7
Sookie's beginning to get used to being surrounded by all varieties of undead, changeling, shapeshifting and other supernatural beings - but even she has her limits. Sh...
From Dead To Worse
Southern Vampire Series: Book 8
The supernatural community in Bon Temps, Louisiana is reeling from two hard blows: the natural disaster of Hurricane Katrina, and the manmade horror of the explosion at the...
Dead And Gone
Southern Vampire Series: Book 9
Now it's the turn of the weres and shifters to follow the lead of the undead and reveal their existence to the ordinary world. Sookie Stackhouse already knows about the...
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