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Leah's Bookshelf

Likes: Horror, macabre, fairy tales, ghosts, hauntings, serial killers, zombies, werewolves, shapeshifters, vampires, time travel, orphans, clones, thrillers, classics, gothic


I like to read anything that tells a good story, duh ;) Genre doesn't really matter much but I tend to read dark fiction and fantasy the most. I skip chick lit and romance novels with a few exceptions for the extraordinary.


My ratings system:

5 stars - ADORED; plan to read over and over and over.

4 stars - ENJOYED; will likely read once or twice more.

3 stars - LIKED; may or may not read again ... someday.

2 stars - MEH; no plans to read again.

1 stars - I didn't enjoy the story and was lucky to finish.

0 stars - I couldn't or wouldn't finish for reasons that may or may not be listed in the review box.

Currently reading

The Oxford Book of American Short Stories
Edgar Allan Poe, Herman Melville, Henry James, F. Scott Fitzgerald, Washington Irving, Mark Twain, Edith Wharton, Ray Bradbury, Charlotte Gilman Perkins, Willa Carter, Harriet Beecher Stowe, Stephen Crane, Isaac Bashevis Singer, Katherine Anne Porter, Eudora Welty, Nath
Progress: 225/768 pages

Deadlocked (Sookie Stackhouse #12) by Charlaine Harris

Deadlocked: A Sookie Stackhouse Novel (Sookie Stackhouse/True Blood) - Charlaine Harris

Rating: 3.5 of 5


I enjoyed Deadlocked more than Dead Reckoning (Sookie Stackhouse #11). There was a marked change of pace for Sookie and way more "navel gazing" than I remember in any of the previous books. However that might bore action-hungry readers of the series. Especially if those readers are looking for hot, naughty action. Something else that may annoy readers was the obvious rush to tie everything up for side characters and subplots. It felt a tad bit rushed in that respect.


Personally, I'm bummed with where I anticipate Harris is taking Sookie's relationships. The final book is due out May 2013 and, while I'm excited to read it, I'm also dreading where Sookie will end up and with whom.