I am a Charlaine Harris fan and love the Sookie series, but this being the last book it was like Ms. Harris wanted to hurry and wrap things up just to get to the end. Not got the storyline the other Sookie books have had. Im not saying it's a bad book, just not the best in the series and written like an afterthought to tie up a few loose ends.
13 books as an invested reader, I feel cheated by the poor wrap up of the series.
If you have read any of the previous books you would not like this one at all. The Story was unfocused and lacked that “SOMETHING” that all of the previous books had.
The story line itself was the biggest disappointment. Mrs. Harris reintroduced characters that were written out nicely in previous books and dulled down the charisma of all the main characters.
As always Johanna Parker did a great job with the material she was given.
I don’t think that Mrs. Harris was ready to write this book. Although it seems like we waited for a long time I would have waiting longer to have something good.
I am not really surprised by the contradiction in this book. If you look back Mrs. Harris does this often. Take a look at Debbie Pelt in one book she was a ware-Lynx in the next she was a ware-Fox I think that she should get a better auditor.
I spend a large amount of my income on books. I mean, a lot. Seriously. It's a problem.
It feels like Charlaine Harris just phoned it in. A whole lot of nothing happens for hours, and then it get rushed and everything is shoved into a little box with a cheap bow.
Actually focus on the vampires. We've spent 12 books with them, and this is the end?
I LOVE Johanna Parker's voice. She does a great job of portraying Sookie.
Most of the middle.
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.