I have enjoyed the other books in this series, but this final one was just a disappointing end to a great series. Harris lacked the imagination to make final book amazing and would have been better off not writing this book at all.
I still love the genre of sci fi romance, but will not read another Harris book.
I have listened to all the Sookie books and loved them and I was looking forward to this last one, but I was very disappointed in it. Not the way I would have ended it at all. I did not like this one. Sorry Ms. Harris...
No. What a disappointment.
Yes. Only because it is the last book in the series otherwise I would say don't waste your money.
Yes, I love Johanna Parker.
Listen to the book first before judging it. I was hesitant about this book because of the reviews and revelations about the ending. That ending seemed to come out of nowhere before I listened to the book. After listening to it, I realized that it made a lot of sense. It doesn't necessarily mean that the previous books mean nothing regarding Sookie's story. All the supernatural boyfriends she's had served to make Sookie realize how special she really is. She wasn't some freak living in a small town. Instead she began to attribute a large part to its safety. She got to be around people who treasured her. Now she has grown into her gift and she can graduate to a life more suited for her rather than trying to adjust herself to that of her current boyfriend. I did believe this series should have stopped at book ten before this book. This ending just makes so much more sense.
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Even though this felt a little more rough around the edges than usual (especially in the beginning), I still liked this book and loved the series overall. The ending was what I expected it would be, and I thought it was absolutely the right choice for Sookie to make. Although I'll miss my annual foray into the life of Sookie Stackhouse, I'm glad that Harris chose to end the series rather than drag out a story she really isn't inspired to write anymore.
This book was never going to please everyone so I'm not all that surprised that there is such uproar over it. Here's the thing; people say the plot is ridiculous, but this is a series about vampires, werewolves and the fae- crazy is kind of the name of the game. My complaint is that the book is the same length as all of her other books. Being that this was the last book in the series (outside of the 'what happens to everyone' book coming out in a few months) and every character that has ever made an impact on Sookie made a brief cameo, the book was too short on explanations, plot and development for my taste. **SPOILER** I did like that Sookie did end up technically single, yes she was making her way towards someone but she's always been a character who has always had a man so it was nice to see her taking her time here.
Johanna Parker did a great job. She has done better I think, in the past but all in all I can't say too much- there were A LOT of characters in this book.
I can't imagine anyone "enjoying" this book. It a sad sad story about a girl with many things going for her choosing to be average. It's one of the dullest books I've ever read.
Number one is the character assassination. The Sookie that I kept up with the previous twelve books was no where to be found in this book as well as the viking that kept everything interesting.
Clear, precise, fluid.
I can't point to any. The book was poor quality, hard to get through, dull and nothing like what I followed for so long. Shame on the editor but most of all shame of Charlaine Harris.
If I had it to do over I would have never bought into this story of fantasy to only read how uninteresting and stereo typical the main character turns out. Pathetic. Instead of embracing her difference she ends up doing everything she can to deny it.
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I'm a huge fan of Sookie Stackhouse. Like everybody else, I waited anxiously for this book's release...and we got THIS?!
This one is a real letdown. Let's face it; it was time for Sookie's adventures to be over. How many times can one person have their life in danger from otherworldly creatures and it still be fresh reading? So a promising end to a good series went out with a whimper.
Eric is barely in this book--BARELY, as is Pam. Bill has more lines than they do, but is still pretty much left out.
I think the ending really got to me most. I'm Team Eric when it comes to who Sookie spends happily ever after with, and instead of a plot twisting, last minute white knight riding in, we get a (what seemed to be) rushed coupling, last minute hook-up with Sam. And nothing definitive there, either; just a maybe Sookie will end up with Sam and maybe she won't.
Again, a real letdown. I want my credit back. :(
I don't know, if I will ever read another book by Charalaine Harris.
I have been a deidicated and avid fan of the Sookie Stackhouse series, but it honestly broke my heart to see how Mrs. Harris went SO far from were she had taken some of the characters, I understand that the story is hers and she can write as she will, but I was so angry at the end I felt like I had been slapped in the face.
I think she made some REALLY wrong choices for some of the characters and I wish that just wasn't so.
Be careful, when you read.
I want to return mine.
ANGER. I actually feel/felt like the ending made it one of the wrost books I have ever had anything to do with.
I think that Mrs. Parker was great she has always given such depth and feeling to the characters.
NO, NO and NO
I understand the "practicality" in Eric's character, but the overall message sent was that love doesn't change anyone or anything. The "big love" for Sookie was Eric, and the ending made it seem like this strong, heartfelt character SETTLED. We settle in real life, who wants that for their favorite character in a book? CH could have at least knocked her up so Sookie'd get the baby she longed for. That wouldn't have seemed so much like settling.
Jason's new found strength.
No. It ended way too comfy-cozy. Everyone loves a happy ending, but this was just boring.
Thank you, Charlaine Harris for a wonderful series. I know there are MANY upset about the end, (including me), but we couldn't be unhappy about the ending if we didn't originally love the story & connect with the characters.