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Dead Ever After (Sookie Stackhouse #13)

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There are secrets in the town of Bon Temps, ones that threaten those closest to Sookie—and could destroy her heart...

Sookie Stackhouse finds it easy to turn down the request of former barmaid Arlene when she wants her job back at Merlotte’s. After all, Arlene tried to have Sookie killed. But her relationship with Eric Northman is not so clearcut. He and his vampires are ke
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Hardcover, 1st edition, 338 pages
Published May 7th 2013 by Ace
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Amber Williams I believe that she ended up with the right guy! Sookie is caring and loving but so many people use her for her "gift". I would suggest reading the…moreI believe that she ended up with the right guy! Sookie is caring and loving but so many people use her for her "gift". I would suggest reading the books but don't peak at who she ends up with, wait until it happens. I watched the series first also and when I started reading the books, I told my husband that the books are so much better! There are more twist and turns in the books!(less)
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Allison
Apr 10, 2013 Allison rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
I think the most interesting thing that will come of this series might be a new word. A word readers will forever use to describe a series, that while compelling and wonderful at it's inception, faltered under the weight of an irrational author. You can say: The author Harrised the series. (Or, "the book was Harrised," would be acceptable too...)

It is with great sadness I have to report, history did prove the predictor of fate, and the three preceding books delineated into the final wet slap on
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Hope
Aug 10, 2012 Hope rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: utter-shit
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Sammy Loves Books
Spoiler Alert*****Spoiler Alert*****Spoiler Alert****

I've read thirteen books to find out which man would be Sookie's HEA!!!
This is what I wanted:

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I would have settled for this:

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But, This is what I got:

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Sookie was just as surprised as I was:

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Jason is just as lost as I am:

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I just feel I wasted my time reading this:

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And I'm a tad bit upset:

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My review had originally ended here, but my friend, Sunny, wanted details. I hate to give anymore time to this book, but Sunny Rocks, so here you go hun...;oD

Complete
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Elisa
Nov 19, 2012 Elisa rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: 2013-must-reads
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Alisha: The fan who is neither crazy, nor entitled rants

Update:

So I've been on Amazon, watching the reactions. Lots of sock puppets and rabid Charlaine fans giving this turd 5 stars. Even Anne Rice is weighing in! I'm uber suspicious of all reviews that say, "She tied this up nicely, way to go Ms. Harris! and I look forward to reading the Coda in October!" Gotta hand it to Penguin, they are on top of this.

"Hey everyone! Look over here! Disregard the bad reviews. Those people are CRAZY!"

There'
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Olga
Jun 27, 2012 Olga rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: No one
I knew CH would break my heart with DEA. I was prepared, I swear, but this... all of it... Low blow.

Read DUD (how appropriate) and then DEA. You won't miss a thing.
Why read 12 books about a Southern gal breaking up with her suitors to get in the 13th with the random guy? Why bother with all the fillers? That's right. All the nice words, all the angst, all the times Sookie had been one step away from dying? Why learn that you're better off to square one? That everything you've been through was f
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Jon
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It's really upsetting how quickly one of my favorite series became absolutely horrible. Books 1-9 were a ton of fun, they were definitely my guilty pleasure. They weren't exactly sophisticated but they were extremely entertaining. Then came along books 10-13, each book felt more excruciating and terrible than the last one. The most recent Stackhouse books are at best subpar, why did Harris have to unnecessarily stretch out this series? I feel like Charlaine Harr
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Sahara
May 06, 2013 Sahara rated it did not like it


I am never buying anything from Charlaine Harris again


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Yes she spoiled my investment in her series...I really wanted Eric and Sookie to end up together.

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Forgive me for being a die hard romance reader but that was the only interest I ever held for her books. Besides the romance element of the book, there were so many inconsistencies between character's personalities and their actions. I don't understand, did you do this for fun? Like *yah thats right, they don't control me* and *it just makes my j
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Kristen *Addicted to M/M Romance*
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Kim
Apr 24, 2013 Kim rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
I will always be an EL.

I am so sad that Ch has destroyed a much loved character. There will be ALOT of disappointed fans. and to be honest it won't be just Eric fans who are upset. This book finished with a thud.After so many yrs invested as a reader I feel cheated.

Sadly she is going to lose and upset alot of readers.

For me,writers are only as good as their last book.


Sad way to end a series, that could easily have been one of my favorites
Bettie
May 09, 2013 Bettie rated it did not like it
I don't give flaming reviews. I find them tacky and classless. If you don't like a book, don't read it. That's always been my motto. If there are technical issues or things you don't agree with from a reader's standpoint, feel free to point them out but understand that the power is always going to lie with the writer. Respect that, and respect them. If you don't like it, write your own book. This has been what I've said to countless angry readers for well over 20 years.

Now, I say screw that.

If
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T00zday
As soon as the HBO tv series came out, Ms Harris began to write with the tv series in mind - and the WRITING WENT TO CRAP.

Charlaine Harris is the next runner up to the Laurell K Hamilton writer of SHAME award..... never again Ms Harris, never again.
Sharon ∞❥ is an emotional book junkie ❥∞
From the first line...

"I'd been waiting for the vampire for years when he walked into the bar."

to the last...

"I’m Sookie Stackhouse. I belong here."


it's been quite a journey with Sookie and her friends. Thirteen books...mostly good but nonetheless I've enjoyed reading them and they will be missed.

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Thirteen Hints

♦ There's a wedding. {Yay!}
♦ There's a divorce. {ugh}

♦ There's a new life. {Yay!}
♦ There's a death. {or four...who's counting?}

♦ Someone leaves. {ugh}
♦ Someone returns. {total surprise!
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Goosey
Pre-Read Review: My only hope is that she ends up with Sam, whom I've been rooting for since book 1.

Post-Read Review: (view spoiler)
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Stephanie
So here we are at the end of Sookie Stackhouse and I for one am sad.

This review WILL have some spoilers….be warned, but if you are looking any other review, everybody and their mother wrote ‘photo’ and/or ‘gif’ reviews of this book and all give it away, so…..don’t blame me.

Sookie is a slow learner.

Sookie Stackhouse has been through the wringer with all her supernatural lovers. For thirteen books she has been close to death numerous times. This girl has compiled so many enemies I don’t know ho
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Kelly Trobaugh
May 09, 2013 Kelly Trobaugh rated it did not like it
DEA is DOA

CH's entitled to write how she wants....... and We're entitled to tell her what we think about her writing and decide where to spend our $$. If I go into a restaurant and order filet mignon and get served strip steak, do you not think I'm going to have words for the chef/manager/waitress? Do you not think I'm not going to pay for said strip steak? Do you not think I'm going to tell everyone and their brother about what happened? While I don't condone death threats on her person, death
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Tracey
Nov 29, 2012 Tracey rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
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Shamayeta
Apr 18, 2013 Shamayeta rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
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Emily May
I stopped reading this series two or three books ago now but I was curious who Sookie ended up with. If you want to know without having to read/make use of google, then click the spoiler tag below.

1) Do not click if you don't want to know who Sookie ends up with
2) Do not click if you are planning on reading this book
3) Do not click if you think you might read this book
4) Do not blame me if you click and then decide you might want to read it after all
5) Do not blame me if you click and are disapp
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Ellie Wilson
Jun 07, 2012 Ellie Wilson rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
This book better be fan(g)tastic! Go Harris!
*sighs* I really hope this book doesn't turn out to be like I think it's going to be..

(Painful) Predictions:

-Eric with that Freyda--> angst, pain, bitterness, jealousy on sookie's behalf.
-Bill and Sam start to look more appealing.
-But Bill wins in the end.
-Some close people die.
-Either Bill ends with her or..(or Sookie dies, but I don't think so)..or.......
*worst case possible*: bittersweet ending with Sookie standing alone and strong, spouting som
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Rebecca
May 04, 2012 Rebecca rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
I'm very disappointed, and it's more than the ending.
Michelle
May 07, 2013 Michelle rated it did not like it
I REFUSE to buy or read this!! REFUSE!!! Charlaine Harris KNEW the majority of her fans read this book series because WE ALL LOVED ERIC AND SOOKIE!!! KNEW IT!!! And did she care? No. She just wrote what she wanted. Why give us years and years, book after book, story line after story line of one of the greatest romances of all time to end it with ***spoliers**** Eric marrying his vampire wife and banded from Sookie for 200 years and putting Sookie with a man she had only friendship feelings for t ...more
Christy
May 08, 2013 Christy rated it it was ok
Shelves: paranormal
2-2.5 Stars :(

If I had only one word to describe how I was feeling after reading this book it would be...

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And I hate to give it a poor rating. I hate giving any book a poor rating. I know authors work extremely hard on their books, but I have to be honest here... after years and years of reading this series, the final book was a let down for me.

So we have Sookie...
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Anyone who has read this series knows that Sookie is a telepath. She has fae blood in her. Hearing everyones thoughts is intrusive
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Courtnie
Jan 14, 2013 Courtnie marked it as to-read  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: paranormal
When I'm old, and wear the color purple, with red which doesn't match...all of my other old women book friends will sit around in our hover chairs and argue that Dead Ever After was the greatest let down in book history, and speak of Charlaine Harris with bitter disdain.

I still haven't read it. I'm waiting until I can drink a good bottle of wine at the same time, it sounds like it needs some additional help.


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Happy Release Day
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Linda
Skimmed most of the book, but could not finish.
Im not mad that CH did what she did (its her brain baby after all), Im angry that she built a relationship for 12+ books only to botch it and say FU to us all, "Lets have some Seal loving instead" *shudders*
I read books with HEA because I can trust the author not to tear my heart into pieces, this shows that I can never ever trust CH again.
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Hitandmiss
Sep 03, 2012 Hitandmiss rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
Pre release review - Do we have to do this?

We all know that its dead and gone, do we have to attend the funeral? Can’t we just imagine that they sailed off into the sunset and didn't really die in a horrible car wreck?

Sigh*

Edit 10 may 2013 - Ok, so I'm about to start reading.... and everyone is giving this 1 start before I even start (I've avoided reading the reviews though). I feel like I'm about go have a tooth pulled. It's for the best I get this over with, but I really dont wana....

Edit - I
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Ezinwanyi  (Oh My Shelves)

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Gotta give it to you Ms. Harris. You got me. You got me good. I avoided all spoilers like the plague because I chose to trust in you and your storytelling. I chose to believe you would lead me to the promised land that I have so ardently longed for. I bought it and dived it head first.


For an ending to what began as an epic series...NOT IMPRESSED!
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Truthfully, it wasn't an awful book, but it was really weak and such a disappointing ending to this series. I would give it 3-stars. My real problem is
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Freckles
Okay, it could've ended sooner. The last four books were much more annoying and boring than the previous ones. Or maybe I've grown too old for True Blood. But the ending wasn't so bad. It felt almost nostalgic, after 13 books and almost 5 years... Goodbye, Sookie.
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The last one finally... I'm curious how will Harris resolve her Happily Ever After for Sookie... It seems a bit impossible at this point.
Taschima
Well, at least it's over.

As far as endings go it didn't totally suck. It was pretty predictable, how everything was going to end up, who Sookie was going to end up with. I am just so glad it's over.

On this installment all of Sookie's enemies come back from their sabbatical. And every single last one of them is out for her blood. Sookie gets blamed for a crime she didn't commit, Eric and her are having marital problems (big whoop), Bill is still skulking in the woods, and Sam is getting used to b
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Cstillsquare
May 07, 2013 Cstillsquare rated it liked it
Shelves: urban-fantasy
"How many enemies do I have?"

This last full-novel installment in the Southern Vampire Mysteries has a pretty wicked body count, a WTF resolution to the mystery, and an ending that will piss off basically all the strident troops of the suitor war--as well as those readers who for 13 books have skimmed through Sookie's narration just to get to the scenes with vampires. But Team Sookie fans probably will be pleased.

The ending MAKES SENSE. The big Sookie and Eric scene is spot on to their character
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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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