Review: Dead Ever After by Charlaine Harris
This book killed me and had me reminiscing and yearning for the good ole days of Sookie, when shenanigans were high, and the sexual tension was thick.
If you have not read this book and do not want to be spoiled, than do not read any further. SPOLIERS ABOUND.
We all knew that the end was nigh for Eric and Sookie, but I was secretly holding out hope that Charlaine was pulling the wool over our eyes and that Eric and Sookie would end up with a happily ever after. Alas, that did not happen. She picked Sam.
I wanted Eric for several reasons:
*He was the most compelling. interesting and never-the-dull suitor Sookie had.
*He cherished Sookie, but was never overprotective unless need be. In other words, he let her fight/figure out some of her own problems.
*Together they had the best storylines.
*The passions and tension between them was high. Remember book 4?
Why I hated Sam as a choice:
*He was vanilla.
*Their three-sentence “getting it on” scene was vanilla. Ever so vanilla.
*Compared to all Sookie’s other suitors, he seemed the weakest. Just a lurker in the crowd.
*He gave her the nickname “little lady” and to me that is a name you give a dog, or your little girl. Not your lover.
*He said, and I quote, “I’ll ricochet you.”
However, if you read this series because you loved Charlaine’s approach to writing paranormal mysteries, then this book is stellar.