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Dead Ever After Kindle Fire

by Charlaine Harris
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Sookie Stackhouse finds it easy to turn down the request of former barmaid Arlene when she wants her job back at Merlottes. After all, Arlene tried to have Sookie killed. But her relationship with Eric Northman is not so clearcut. He and his vampires are keeping their distanceand a cold silence. And when Sookie learns the reason why, she is devastated. Then a shocking murder rocks Bon Temps, and Sookie is arrested for the crime. But the evidence against Sookie is weak, and she makes bail. Investigating the killing, shell learn that what passes for truth in Bon Temps is only a convenient lie. What passes for justice is more spilled blood. And what passes for love is never enough.

So I heard a lot of mixed reviews from readers before I took the plunge. So I was nervous at first that I would be disappointed in some way, but once I got into the story I was again enjoying the supernatural journey. Just like the other books the came before Dead Ever After, Sookie is again in the middle of something that she is not exactly, nor directly responsible for. Sitting in suspense of the who did it was just as satisfying as each time before. How do I feel about the ending of this series? (SPOILERS) I discovered the supernatural world of Vampires, Wares and shifters alongside Sookie Stackhouse. She knew she was different but never did she or I expect the other world and the creatures in it would become her life and family. I quickly became deeply invested in Sookies personal life, work, her love life and the friendships she developed. I did feel however, that because Sookie was such a loyal friend who also had such a rare capability (that for once was seen as a gift and not some freak curse), she was often used and taken advantage of by her supernatural friends. Not in a harmful intentional way, but because the politics of the Vampires and Wares always seemed to take precedent over Sookies actual feelings and her non-supernatural friends and family. Because of this Sookie was often harmed physically, and duh emotionally, but her friends often were affected by the consequences as well. The ending of this book was I think perfect for Sookie (maybe not for my selfish, Eric obsessed fantasies thanks to Alexander Skarsgard). Although I was dying to know who she would choose. Would she go back to Bill, Eric, Alcide Quinn, Sam, No one???? But I think Sookie truly matured even further and realized through Eric that dating a vampire would never work. The politics would always come first, she would always be used for some mission or con, and she would do it to save her beloved vampire. And the same applies to the Wares. Sookie learned about this with Alcide too. Their hierarchy is much the same with rules that supersede a relationship or romantic commitment. Now what about shifters ? Quinn was a ware-tiger and he seemed alright but wait, he had family issues he needed to work through. Again Sookie was put on the backburner. Although Quinn was less attached to strict rules, he was, like Sookie quite entangled within the Vampire world, so that wouldnt work either. That just leaves Sam(ahhh and melt) Sam always made it pretty clear that he wanted to live his own simple life not bound by any law. Sam offered Sookie freedom and a future that the others did not. And whats not to love about Sam? He never made her choose one thing over the other. I think after everything Sookie went through with all of the supernatural men in her life, Sam was the only one that would put her first. Not to mention she was totally hot for him. And so, it was a choice that I felt was beautifully fitting for the story to end on. I could happily imagine their future and happiness together. Overall, I think Mrs. Harris did a beautiful job closing this story in a (as much a possible) realistic way that made sense for Sookie. Sookies been through hell, she deserves that happy ending. Plus what a waist of a cluvieal dor if she didnt pick Sam in the end, right!

Have to admit, I wasn't as enchanted with the middle part of this series - I was afraid to see Sookie go the way of so many other vampire-series heroines *cough*Anita Blake*cough* - but the last couple of books have made me fall in love with Bon Temps all over again.

I'll also 'fess up that I'm happy with the "who-will-Sookie-end-up-with" resolution, but I am most happy with the fact that even to the end, Sookie remained a good Southern girl with her own voice, her own beliefs, and a love of life itself. Even though I'd love to see more of Sookie's adventures, this was a good place to end them and I'm thankful to Ms. Harris for sharing them with us!(

I read the book. It seems as if a lot of the reviewers have not. I think authors get to decide on the story line of the characters without input from readers. I got a nice relaxing couple of days reading this book. That is all I am asking for. This is not a piece of great literary fiction that will live on for hundreds of years. I wasn't expecting that, sometimes I do not want to work that hard. My feelings about who she picked? About f*&%ing time, let's hear it for the non abusive guy, the guy who will always be there for you and treat you right. I totally get wanting the guy who will make a home, never put you in harms way, and who will help you live a good life.

It's over now. This was the last in a very strange, but delightful series. I'm sad to see it end, but I read this last book accepting that the story lines would be finalized. I was not disappointed, although the other reviews showed that many readers were. I have not seen the HBO series, so maybe that made a difference. When I first saw this series, it was at the library. Many times I re-shelved a "Southern Vampire Mystery" until one day I sat down and started reading. After that, I couldn't buy them fast enough. I was hooked! I also like the author's other books. These stores and characters are memorial and that's what good books are all about - for me!

Charlaine Harris and J.K. Rowling made me readers. Their series endings are tragic in that they are endings. Did I expect her to end it this way? Kind of, honestly. Too many foreshadowing moments in both directions, but that's neither here nor there. Did I want her to end up with someone else? Sort of. Does it matter? No. I truly enjoyed this book, and loved the series. I started late but I had 8 years of a rocky friendship with Sookie (frustration, joy, anger, love, happiness and tears), which I say is the sign of a brilliant author, well developed character and a wonderful story. Thank you, Charlaine.

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