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Deadlocked (Sookie Stackhouse #12)

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Felipe de Castro, the vampire King of Louisiana (and Arkansas and Nevada), is in town. It’s the worst possible time for a human 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 gir
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Kindle Edition, 335 pages
Published May 1st 2012 by Penguin Publishing
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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),
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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
Apr 13, 2012 rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
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
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Sadie
Mar 21, 2012 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
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
Apr 09, 2012 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: paranormal
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
May 02, 2012 rated it did not like it
Shelves: delicious-hero
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'
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Jenn
Apr 21, 2012 rated it it was ok
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
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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
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Virginia Ronan ♥ Herondale ♥
This was already the 12th book!!!

AND

The love carrousel is still spinning! WTH?!?! O_o

Who shall it be, Miss Stackhouse?!

Eric
Bill
Alcide
Calvin
Quinn
Sam

Did I miss anyone?!

Let’s pick up the last book.
Maybe that will finally bring me some clarity. *lol*
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
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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
Apr 29, 2012 rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: utter-shit
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
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Day
Mar 04, 2012 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
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
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Sierra Bamiro
Raise your hand of you're dreading this book but know you put too much time in to not read it
Bonnie
Sep 04, 2011 rated it did not like it
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
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Sarah

Yet another curiously addictive Sookie story! Such a shame there is only 1 book to go!
There was no shortage of deaths in this book, and we got some answers as to what was going on with the faeries too. I have to say I was pleased to see the back of (view spoiler) but on the romance front it seems that (view spoiler)
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Ruth
Sep 06, 2011 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: fantasy
Hope it's more than 352 pages.
Richard Derus
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
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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
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Ferdy
Jul 06, 2012 rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
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
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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
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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.
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
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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
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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 ;)
mrsj
Dec 05, 2011 rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
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.
(view spoiler)

So, 1 more book for the end of this series yah?
How exciting.
Taschima
Oct 02, 2011 rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
You can find more reviews @BloodyBookaholic

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.

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Kimberly
Jan 28, 2012 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: paranormal, mystery, own, 2012
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
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
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
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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
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