It’s the end of the road for the Sookie Stackhouse series and I have to say that I’m a little underwhelmed .
I’m OK with how it ended in terms of Sookie finally “choosing” a guy, but I felt like so much was left unanswered in terms of her relationship with Eric. He kind of made very short appearances in the book that lead to nowhere. He has to marry someone else because his maker says so, so he unmarries Sookie in public, although he loves her. He bans Sam from seeing her and is never heard from again. It all feels so unresolved. There was no heart to heart conversation, and I don’t count the “I-want-to-make-you-a vampire-but-you-wont-let-me” conversation to be that.
Was Harris making the point that vampires are really cold unfeeling creatures that can’t really love? Was Eric never that into Sookie in the first place? That’s how I am left to feel in this book, and yet it’s so far from how their relationship was described throughout the series.
In the Dead Ever After, Sookie is being framed for the murder of a former friend and friends from her past rally behind her to help find out who.
Now that I think of it nothing ever came of the accusation in the book. Unless I’m totally forgetting something? But Sookie was accused, imprisoned, let out on bail and then the case was never spoken about again.
Reading this series as the television show began has been a bit confusing to say the least, but I was a fan of the book series from the beginning and I’m sad to see it go with what feels like a weak conclusion.
Maybe Charlaine Harris ended it this way to potentially revive the series in the future? Or perhaps this was just her vision. Either way I can’t say it was what I expected. It wasn’t bad but I just was left feeling like there is still so much more to be said.
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