Dead Ever After is the final installment in the Sookie Stackhouse series. It sees Sookie once again come face to face with her enemies, whilst enlisting the help of her supernatural, witch and vampire friends. Sookie is forced to examine her relationship with Sam, her long time friend and business partner, as well as face the challenges in her relationship with the Sheriff Vampire Eric.
I have loved the Sookie Stackhouse books and have devoured each and every book, desperate to lose my self once again within her world and discover were she will end up next. Whilst this book brings together all your favourite characters from the series and ties up all the loose ends with a nice big bow, it was distinctly lacking that little added spark which has made this series the success it has been.
While a lot happened within the plot, it was all a bit of a no story. I found myself losing interest and even a little disappointed. This was not how I expected to leave the world of Sookie and her friends behind. The last few chapters seemed rushed and thrown together, at times they even appeared a little disjointed and I momentarily lost the thread of where the story was going. I did however, like the conclusion and I would have loved to have seen where things could have developed further, but even this was rushed and came across as so implausible, that while I was happy, I was annoyed at the way in which it had been achieved.
But all those things aside, if you’ve been a fan of the Sookie books, then this is one not to be missed, it does answer those last boggling questions and brings everything to a nice, if rather rubbish conclusion (I’m not giving away spoilers but I will say, you have to read it to know what I mean. One word Van).
And if you haven’t read any of these books, where on earth have you been? The series is brilliant and is one in which the reader can easily be drawn into and lose themselves to reality.
I just wish my last ever visit to Bon Temps and Sookie had lived up to my expectations.