Series: Sookie Stackhouse #13
Published by Ace on May 7, 2013
Genres: Adult, Paranormal
There are secrets in the town of Bon Temps, ones that threaten those closest to Sookie—and could destroy her heart...
Sookie Stackhouse finds it easy to turn down the request of former barmaid Arlene when she wants her job back at Merlotte’s. 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 distance…and 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, she’ll 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...
[alert]Obviously there will be spoilers for the first 12 books of the series, but it’s hard to talk about this book without talking about how the series ended so there will be some spoilers for Dead Ever After.[/alert]
- Originally I rated Dead Ever After 3 stars but after writing my review it’s definitely more 2 stars than 3. 🙁
- The Sookie Stackhouse series is one that I feel should have ended several books ago, and it has lost some of it’s appeal, but as I’ve read the first 12 books the OCD in me wouldn’t let me not read the last book. I am glad I read it, especially since Sookie made the right choice! View Spoiler »Thankfully Sookie ended up with Sam. I’ve always liked Sam and the idea of her and Sam. I could have handled her ending up with Eric, though I liked True Blood Eric better than book Eric, especially in Dead Ever After. I will confess that I did something that I never, ever do and looked up the spoiler to see who Sookie ended up with because if she would have ended up Vampire Bill I wouldn’t have read the book. « Hide Spoiler
- One of my biggest issues with the Sookie Stackhouse Series is that it got too big, there were too many things going on, and Dead Ever After is no exception. I liked things a lot better when it was just the vampires and shape shifters and more focused in Bon Temps.
- Over the course of the series the characters changed a lot, some for the better, some for the worse and sadly Eric was one that took a change for the worse. I didn’t like how things played out with him at all. He was super overprotective in the last book and in Dead Ever After View Spoiler »Eric and Sookie break up and he becomes a giant jerk, who still does things that piss Sookie off. « Hide Spoiler
- Sookie was incredibly whiny in Dead Ever After. Very “whoa is me” and I kind of wanted to slap her. That act got tired a long time ago.
- The plot of Dead Ever After wanders aimlessly at times but in the end we do get a conclusion, though to be honest I’m not really sure what exactly the plot was supposed to be.
Overall I’m glad I read the final book in the series View Spoiler »because of Sookie and Sam only « Hide Spoilerbut the series ran too long for my tastes and the plot didn’t really wrap up the series as I would have liked.