Review: Sookie Stackhouse Series

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Sookie Stackhouse Series by Charlaine Harris

Rating: 4/5

  • Dead Until Dark
  • Living Dead in Dallas
  • Club Dead
  • Dead to the World
  • Dead as a Doornail
  • Definitely Dead
  • All Together Dead
  • From Dead to Worse
  • Dead and Gone
  • Dead in the Family
  • Dead Reckoning
  • Deadlocked

 

Synopsis:

Sookie Stackhouse is just a small-time cocktail waitress in small-town Louisiana. Until the vampire of her dreams walks into her life-and one of her coworkers checks out….

Maybe having a vampire for a boyfriend isn’t such a bright idea.

-Goodreads

Review:

This is the longest series I’ve read so far. It has totally gripped me that I’ve read the books one after the other. There are 13 books total but the last book was not yet published at the time I was reading them. But when it came out, I was spoiled of the ending that I no longer want to read it. The first book was a bit dull but I saw lots of potentials for it to be good in the next installments. And it did. It didn’t fall short of action, mystery, romance and so much vampire politics and power plays. I was binge reading them, they haunted me in my sleep. I loved Sookie and Eric. OMG, Eric! My Viking. I was a Sookie-Eric shipper all the way. I absolutely loved this series more than I did Vampire Academy. A wider plot, story twists at every turn, more mythical creatures(weres, shape-shifters, fairies, fae, witches). I thought nothing could stop me from reading this series how long it may take. Boy, was I wrong… The ending/last book was such a letdown.

*******spoilers ahead******
So, here’s a short summary of Sookie’s history of love interests:

  • Bill Compton-  a vampire. First boyfriend in her 25 years(book1 and 2), until he left and betrayed Sookie(3rd book)
  • Alcide Herveaux- a werewolf. A subtle attraction to Sookie (3rd book) but nothing interesting
  • Eric Northman- OMG, this is what I’ve been waiting for!!! in the 4th book, at last. But not really. He was under the spell(memory loss) while they were together and didn’t remember the time spent with Sookie when the spell was broken. NOOOOO!!!! He hates not remembering but has an inkling that there must be something that has happened because he could feel it. Well, I started rooting for Eric the blond brute
  • Alcide and Quinn- 5th book, Alcide hated Sookie and blamed her for his father’s death. So, that may be the end of them, right? BUT. She found another love interest though, John Quinn, a were-tiger. 6th and 7th books she was with Quinn. Why, Sookie, why? Well, she was betrayed again. 8th book ended her relationship with Quinn. But see, from 5th-8th I can feel that special bond between Sookie and Eric whenever they’re together. They were always there for each other, they saved each other’s lives. And loved each other without knowing/meaning to
  • Eric- and we’re back on the 9th. I mean they’re back together!!! ***giggles
    They married the vampire-way. Eric said it was to protect Sookie, but I knew better. 9th book was the bestest best. Tehee.. I’m skipping the 10th book, because really, nothing happened there. I thought it was a filler. Sookie broke the marriage bond on the 11th book but that just proved that she loved Eric even without the bond, right? 12th is where their love was really tested. When Eric was compelled to marry out of duty(you know, vampire politics and all) and he was hoping Sookie will help her through the use of one-time magic item that grants wish. But no one is willing to back down. It was like:
    Eric: Save me from the marriage pact using the cluviel dor
    Sookie: I don’t want magic to be the reason why you will stay
    In the end, she used it to save Sam’s life, her best friend. I had a bad feeling about it when the 12th has ended. Sookie-Eric had it rough up until the end.

So I was really waiting eagerly for the last book. Until I read the reviews… Well, guess what. After all those troubles with the vamps/weres and Sookie’s deep connection with Eric, I guess Harris no longer know what to do with them and just ended it un-fictionally. Sookie ended up with Sam. She settled and dreamt of a white picket fence. There is nothing wrong with simple, normal life but this is good in real life only. In fiction, you don’t choose picket fence over your greatest love. No way. That only happens in real life. And Eric… What happened to Eric? Oh, dear. Harris, what did you do?! You married him off to a wicked vampire. It’s crueler than killing him. I was so thankful I did not read that awful ending. Just like what happened to me in Vampire Academy ending, all my emotional attachment flushed down the toilet. I’m aware, read at your own risk, right? Harris doesn’t owe me a good ending just because I read the first 12 books. Well, I felt betrayed is all. Never a Harris book again in my life. 😦
4-stars but I would not recommend it to anyone unless you want to have your heart broken.

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