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Deadlocked (Sookie Stackhouse, Bk 12)
Deadlocked - Sookie Stackhouse, Bk 12
Author: Charlaine Harris
It’s vampire politics as usual around the town of Bon Temps, but never before have they hit so close to Sookie’s heart … — Growing up with telepathic abilities, Sookie Stackhouse realized early on there were things she’d rather not know. And now that she’s an adult, she also realizes that some things she know...  more »
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ISBN-13: 9781937007447
ISBN-10: 1937007448
Publication Date: 5/1/2012
Pages: 327
  • Currently 3.9/5 Stars.

3.9 stars, based on 228 ratings
Publisher: Ace Hardcover
Book Type: Hardcover
Other Versions: Paperback
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mssupermoto7 avatar reviewed Deadlocked (Sookie Stackhouse, Bk 12) on + 28 more book reviews
Helpful Score: 7
3.5 Stars

What I liked:
-Many characters from previous books made an appearance
-Loose ends were finally tied up, especially with the local fae
-Some people/vamps/fae/shifters/etc. finally showed their true colors (though it had been obvious to readers for quite awhile)
-The ending seemed to solidly round out the story, while showing promise for the next and final book
-Sookie did NOT get her a$$ kicked constantly throughout the entire story (she needed a break)!

What I didn't like:
-I felt like the plot of the story was easily discerned within the first few chapters, but Sookie was clueless for most of the book.
-Sookie's friends (minus one), family, and lover treat her rather carelessly and still expect a lot in return (I know this isn't new, but it's still annoying).
-There wasn't much romance or passion. Without passion, the story lacked the derived emotional response needed to conceptualize the betrayal Sookie felt.
-While a lot of Sookie's friends and family were finding or have found their "happily ever afters" in Deadlocked, Sookie barely found reason to smile (about anything personal anyway). I know Sookie will not get her happy ending until Dead Ever After, but she should have given something because the story felt rather unbalanced in that aspect.
-The business with the Felipe, his vampires, and Eric was mostly left up in the air and unfinished.

Overall, I felt Deadlocked was significantly better than the previous two installments and a solid addition to the series. I didn't love it, but I did enjoy reading it. So, I'm looking forward to reading Sookie's final adventure in Dead Ever After next year.
griz1girl avatar reviewed Deadlocked (Sookie Stackhouse, Bk 12) on + 78 more book reviews
Helpful Score: 2
Finally--an almost-decent Sookie installment! The last 2 books were TERRIBLE, so by comparison, this book totally rocked.

However, it completely lacks any & all ROMANCE!!! What happened to the hot & steamy with Sookie & Bill or Sookie & Eric or Sookie & Alcide or Sookie & Quinn?!?!

Harris now seems to write Sookie wandering aimlessly without any decent male-female interaction to fuel the plot.

I agree with Shannon--Harris wraps up some annoying loose ends, and writes a decent story. Unfortunately, her Sookie's-life-sucks endings really leave a lot to be desired.

If there's a finale to this series in the works, I really hope Charlaine Harris makes it a happy one--Sookie really deserves some happiness!
solarawynn avatar reviewed Deadlocked (Sookie Stackhouse, Bk 12) on + 724 more book reviews
Helpful Score: 2
Sookie has alot to be grateful for and many sad things happening in her life. Not as violent as former books,we encounter many of Sookie's friends.I got the impression of a wrapping of the loose ends and some happy endings for a few people
luv2cnewthings avatar reviewed Deadlocked (Sookie Stackhouse, Bk 12) on + 55 more book reviews
Helpful Score: 2
First and foremost, gotta' say that I like the ending. I'm sure many people will say afterward how sappy it was, but it solved many problems.

This novel started with a bang by way of murder. No, that is not giving away too much since these are vampires, shape-shifters, and other supes to deal with here. It is naturally the foundation for the storyline and continues straight through to the end with the cluviel dor as more of a side story. In fact, it becomes such a side thought that I almost forgot to mention it!

Can't say too much else without Spoilers...but here are tidbits to go on: We get a complete picture of both Claude and Dermot. Sookie has another supe ready to stab her in the back and can't honestly remember if there were signs before this storyline. Our suspicions are answered about Sam.

Oh yea...and the question about Eric (and Quinn) is obviously left open to carry us into the next novel.
snowkitty avatar reviewed Deadlocked (Sookie Stackhouse, Bk 12) on + 114 more book reviews
Helpful Score: 1
I really liked this book. I enjoyed Sookie rambling on day after day, and when something popped up, she towed the line like she always does. I also enjoyed the break from the extreme violance, and her being in love with yet someone else. I've always thought she would end up back with Bill.
Sookie is my most favorite character out of all the series I read. I will miss her. Maybe Harris' new trilogy will be good. I don't read anything else she writes.
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froot avatar reviewed Deadlocked (Sookie Stackhouse, Bk 12) on + 178 more book reviews
I look forward to reading these Sookie Novels each year when they come out. No matter what is thrown at this girl she always prevails one way or another. It's the exciting moments in this series when I can jump up and down and say 'Yay Sookie!' I could not do that with this one. This book was ABSOLUTE MISERY... I can understand the title now. I felt like she PMS-ed the whole book. I felt so sorry for her. I don't know whether to applaud Harris for making this misery work out, or chastize her for not giving me the yay moment until the last page of the book.

Deadlocked ties some loose ends together, and I can see how Harris is preping the final book of the series. We see all of Sookie's past relationships and freinds move forward with thier lives in other directions. Though she fantasizes about how she wishes the best for everyone, we all know it never is perfect in the Sookie world.

I love the more routine life that we see in this book. It's something that hasn't really surfaced since book one. But after several chapters of the same thing I was bored and found myself skipping over her toast and coffee paragraphs.
nikkipalmer avatar reviewed Deadlocked (Sookie Stackhouse, Bk 12) on + 7 more book reviews
I am happy to say that this book was better than the last two. With that said the person behind all the trouble was very easy to figure out in this one I felt. I like that there were some happy endings for the secondary characters in the series. I felt like Ms.Harris is definitely wrapping up the series very well. Cant wait for the last book next year. Sad to have it end but glad it won't be dragged out and ruin the series.
reviewed Deadlocked (Sookie Stackhouse, Bk 12) on + 1113 more book reviews
The Sookie Stackhouse series is great fun if you enjoy the paranormal (vampires, werewolves, fae) but I wish I had reread the previous book or two before diving into this one. It's enjoyable, but there is a lot going on with the different groups of characters and a refresher might have made it even better.
natalexx avatar reviewed Deadlocked (Sookie Stackhouse, Bk 12) on + 52 more book reviews
I have read and enjoyed the Sookie Stackhouse series, but unfortunately have to admit they are going the way of most lengthy book series: By book 12, plot is a thing of the past and there is literally nothing interesting to read about but what goes on day-to-day inside Sookie's head. And even that is a re-tread from other books: Sookie doesn't like being mixed up in supernatural feuds! Sookie feels responsible! Sookie feels used! Sookie might prefer a different boyfriend who would treat her better!

Many Amazon reviewers have turned on author Charlaine Harris with this book, and I have to say I understand why people are frustrated. The central drama of this entry is Eric and Sookie's relationship, but nothing is resolved by the end of the novel.

(Mild spoilers below - as I said, nothing actually happens, so you essentially know everything if you've already read previous books in the series.)

In this book, Eric and Sookie are together, but even though Eric does nothing new (in fact, their ongoing troubles date back to two books ago), it is clear he has disappointed Sookie, who seems perpetually on the verge of breaking up with him. If that's all the drama that is left in this series, it might be time to put readers out of their misery.

To sum up my opinion of this novel: Quick read and not pointless if you like the characters. Just don't spend any money on it if you can help it. This entry is nothing but filler.
kgdrager avatar reviewed Deadlocked (Sookie Stackhouse, Bk 12) on
This is probably the least inspired book of the series and I felt it dragged on more than a little. Readers will find they just follow Sookie on errands and hear lots of information repeated in different ways until it all finally clicks together for her but she's just tired and lifeless through the whole thing. It's a bit scattered and you can tell this was the book used to tie up some plot ends that would have been inconvenient to have to deal with in the last book.
theotherjamie avatar reviewed Deadlocked (Sookie Stackhouse, Bk 12) on + 20 more book reviews
Deadlocked is the 12th book in the Sookie Stackhouse series. If you have enjoyed the earlier books you will enjoy this one as well. Sookie walks in on Eric feeding on another woman. A younger one. A short while later the same woman is found dead on Eric's front lawn. Meanwhile, Sookie is also dealing with issues involving her fae relatives and within the Were community all while still waiting tables at Merlotte's. It's a fun poolside read.
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Interesting and fun reading for a fantasy. The characters are so believable.

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