Deadlocked (Sookie Stackhouse, #12)
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Deadlocked (Sookie Stackhouse #12)

3.58 of 5 stars 3.58  ·  rating details  ·  63,159 ratings  ·  6,447 reviews
Growing up with telepathic abilities, Sookie Stackhouse realized early on that there are things she'd rather not know. An now that she's an adult, she also realizes that some things she knows about, she'd rather not see--like Eric Northman feeding off another woman. A younger one.

There's a thing or two she'd like to say about that, but she has to keep quiet--Felipe de Cast...more
Hardcover, 1st Edition, 327 pages
Published May 1st 2012 by Ace Books
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Maja (The Nocturnal Library)
A fair warning: this review contains mild spoilers because writing my rant without them was next to impossible. Proceed at your own risk.

The Sookie Stackhouse series is dying a slow and painful death. Everybody knows it. Charlaine Harris knows it. She knew it even before she signed the deal for the last three books. What’s more, everyone who’s been following the series closely can pretty much tell when she stopped caring. What started off as entertaining and steaming hot (albeit poorly written),...more
Marissa
This series is dying a slow, painful death. Please, put it out of its misery while it's still the humane thing to do.
Allison
There are some spoilers listed below. So word to the wise.

Well ladies my predictions about this book were dead-ass wrong.

I just finished the latest Sookie Stackhouse and it's another steaming pile of poo. Halfway through book 10 this series should've ended. But no, this is going to be like those cartoons, where the character slams on the breaks of its vehicle and the car is ground into the road so severely that car parts fly off until all that's left is the steering wheel still in the character...more
Sadie
Wow, I didn't realize how down everyone was on this series til I came here! I am *eagerly* awaiting this book, and I don't see why everyone has a huge problem with the series. I think its great. I re-read them all within the last month or 2 because it had been so long, I had forgotten a lot of the details, and it just made me want to read more. Maybe I'm just in the (apparently) small minority of people who enjoy long series. I hate to say goodbye to characters I've come to know and love, and I,...more
Joy
Am I the only one that thinks that Sookie ends up marrying Sam and running the bar with him? I think that vampire politics are too much for her, as are were politics, (which excludes most of her lovers like Bill, Eric and Alcide). She loves working for Sam and all the men in her life seem to think there is more going on there than Sookie is aware of. I think harris will end the series with her and Sam getting married and running the bar while Eric marries his Queen, and Bill moons around the way...more
Alisha-Dear Constant Reader
Short on Story, Harris' Newest Book Fails Again***
**Or, How Harris Let Alisha Down (who loved Sookie forever and ever)**

Rating details: I gave this three stars out of pity, then I got mad the more I thought about the crap I'd just read, so I changed it to one star.

I'm about to lay down the harsh on the newest installment in a series I adore and it isn't going to be pretty because quite frankly, I'm pissed. If you want to disagree with me, please do so. I have a lot to complain about and I didn'...more
Jenn
If you are dying to read a step-by-step description of Sookie's mundane daily activities, such as checking email, washing dishes, sorting the mail, showering, or changing clothes, then you will absolutely love this book.

If you enjoy reading about the dullest, one-dimensional, Dollar Store generic versions of characters you used to love (all while trying to slit your wrists with you favorite bookmark), then pick up a copy of Deadlocked!

However, if you expect more than 5 sentences out of Eric's m...more
Regina
Edited to add: I spent some time today (completely wasted and lost time I should add), skimming the bulk of Deadlocked and reading the last few chapters. This does not change my rating or my opinion of the book. I am relieved, however, that Harris is closing down the series and pointing Sookie toward a mate. But the method by which she is doing this stinks.

***

I stopped at 26%. Nothing was happening and it is incredibly boring. These is a lot of recap, recap and recap. By now we have all read th...more
Ashley the Magnificent™
Another Harris-penned, Sookie-themed literary abortion.

Nah, it's not that bad.

It would have to be a lot better to be that bad.

I can't see anyone new to the Sookie-verse starting with this one, so my assumption is that everyone interested in reading it is familiar with the series, used to love it, and (like me) is only reading further because we've committed so much already. I'm probably not the first to tell you, there's a further downward spiral.

Truth is, it's boring. Dull. A waste of words...more
Lana
I must tread carefully because this series is becoming as thin as the ice on a newly frozen lake. I loved and devoured the first 9 books of the series, but since then I have been slightly more disappointed with each new book. The series is reading like each book is an episode rather than a book that stands alone. That is one of the things I liked about the early volumes of the series; they contributed to a larger overall story but they were able to stand alone. The Sookie I once knew and loved s...more
Hope
No, no, no, no, no.
Deadlocked was terrible.


Deadlocked begins with Sookie at Hooligans watching Claude strip. I thought that was an interesting beginning, but no. It went rapidly downhill from there. The book was basically divided into two parts. Part one: senseless. Part two: meaningless with some diluted action. Following Hooligans, the story continues with Eric's party. While getting ready, Sookie gets a call from Pam telling her to arrive at 9:00. Simple, right? No. Minutes later, Mustafa (E...more
Day
A satisfying edition to a beloved series! Lots of resolution and a set up to a conclusion in 2013! Full review up on http://paperbackdolls.com/?p=10788

Try as I may, it is almost impossible for me to review this book without mentioning some details from previous books in the series and after 12 installments, can you blame me? So, just in case you haven’t read the earlier Sookie adventures, consider this a warning of possible spoilers and some teasers.

In many ways DEADLOCKED showcases the true str...more
Sierra Bamiro
Raise your hand of you're dreading this book but know you put too much time in to not read it
Bonnie
Everyone knows that Charlaine Harris books are not serious works of fiction, I don't expect them to blow me away with their awesomeness. That is not why I read them. Up until this book I have considered this series to be a guilty pleasure of mine because despite the consistent ridiculous nature of these stories they were still fun and entertaining and I love them for no realistic reason.

I was not a huge fan of book 11 either but it wasn't as downright awful as this installment (which is quite su...more
Richard Reviles Censorship Always in All Ways
Rating: 3.5* of five

The Publisher Says: 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 dev...more
Ruth
Hope it's more than 352 pages.
Lisa
While reading Deadlocked, the latest novel in the Sookie Stackhouse series, I was reminded of a quote by Stephen King from On Writing:

"If I don’t write every day, the characters begin to stale off in my mind — they begin to seem like characters instead of real people. The tale’s narrative cutting edge starts to rust and I begin to lose my hold on the story’s plot and pace. Worst of all, the excitement of spinning something new begins to fade. The work starts to feel like work, and for most writ...more
Stacey
Sad to say I'm not even looking forward to this one. My Book Eric mojo died a long time ago, and my TV Eric mojo died after S4 of True Blood. Boo hoo. :(

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Well it was slightly better than expected. Things are definitely winding down and loose ends are being tied up. We're no closer to knowing who Sookie will end up with (if anyone). Whatever. I'll see her journey through to the end because after all the shit she's had to endure I want to see her happy. Finge...more
Allison (The Allure of Books)
I'd rather if it was a character I thought was alive turned out to be dead...(bye bye Bill!)
Elizabeth
I think I'll read this book next year when the final Sookie book comes out. No offense Charlaine but you should have ended the series at book 9,because after that the series started to suck.
Heather Book Savvy Babe
This review was first published to my book review blog, Book Savvy Babe

If I could only make one comment about Deadlocked, it would be "Oh, Sookie." I realize that doesn't tell you much, but hopefully you will understand as I go through this review.

I am a long-time fan of the Sookie Stackhouse series by Charlaine Harris, I bought the first 8 books in the box set and read each of them at least 3 times 5 times each. (I know, obsessive) I watch True Blood each season (even though the TV show is only...more
Briana
Before I absorb what I read and comment further, here is a positive review of the book. I felt a little better after reading this review. A little. All I know is that when I finished the book, I was like "WTF!" I had a lump in the pit of my stomach. Please read the good review before I rant a little. I did agree with much of what SVB said in her review. She always has fabulous insights into the series.

http://www.sookieverseblog.com/2012/0...

I had some problems with this book. I gave it a VERY ge...more
Mrs. Northman Not that Sookie girl :) Not that Sookie girl :)
Cannot wait, i love love these books. But i agree after 9 they r not as good. But i soooo love eric. I love how cocky he is. Bill is like edward cullen they just dont make good vampires. I like a cocky vampire ;)
Ferdy
A truly torturous reading experience.
I can't believe that there was a time in the past that I actually used to enjoy this series. The books have gone from fairly entertaining to just plain atrocious.
The plot was dull and predictable and it also reminded me of plots from the previous books. The writing was absolutely horrendous - I thought the writing in most YA books was bad but this is on a whole other level. I would have probably been able to overlook the writing if it had something else goi...more
mrsj
Slow start, boring romance, some twists, heart breaking moments, betrayals, whiny Sookie, a different Eric and a weird ending.

Oh Eric, just what had happened to you? *sigh*
For that, I took away 1 star from the intended 3 stars review.

Thanks, Ms Harris.
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So, 1 more book for the end of this series yah?
How exciting.
Kimberly B.
Well, knock me over with a feather! Charlaine Harris has redeemed herself with Deadlocked. I went into this with a whole lot of skepticism that Harris could write another great Sookie Stackhouse novel after the train wreck of the last one (well, it was a train wreck for me anyway compared to all of its predecessors). But, she pulled it off. It was clear from early on in the book that Deadlocked was good ol' Sookie Stackhouse. Maybe Harris took some of the criticisms about the last book to heart...more
Ta§chima Cullen
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For the amount of time it took for this book to hit the market I have to say I was expecting a bit more. It was only about 325 pages, and about 1/3 of those pages concentrate on Sookie's day to day life. Although this seems to bother some people its something that I have come to expect from the series so I wont jump up and proclaim that I am deeply dissolutioned or anything because this is just something that is integral to the Sookie Stackhouse world.

...more
Belle
Warning: Spoilers for previous books

I read most of Charlaine Harris' Sookie Stackhouse series in a binge a couple of years ago when I was going into massive True Blood withdrawal. While I much preferred the show, I enjoyed the series and eagerly awaited the next book. I got my hands on Dead Reckoning as soon as I could, but I was left extremely unsatisfied. As a result I wasn't exactly hanging to read Deadlocked, the latest installment in this seemingly never-ending series. The fact that it got...more
Larissa
Please let this tie up some loose ends and be better than #11.....

UPDATE: Thank you, Ms. Harris. This one moved so much better than the last one. But I still believe it's time to finish this series. I like the way it ended and I could elaborate more, if I wanted to produce spoilers. So I'll just say this: Fans of the series, read this one. If you've lost faith in the series, you may feel better about this one than the last one - but we'll see.

Book 13 - kind of a nice number to end the series wit...more
Eric
At the end of the day I realize that the events of the last couple of books have pretty much not only been the same but literally taking the same amount of time to transpire and resolve. Each of these last few feels like a formula. Sookie is going about her day. Shit happens. She tries to keep up while running with all the supes. Either she accidentally or intentionally kills someone. Feeling bad about it for all of 5 seconds and then moves on with her life like nothing just happened. By the tim...more
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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 wr...more
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