Skip to main content
PBS logo

Book Review of Deadlocked (Sookie Stackhouse, Bk 12)

Deadlocked (Sookie Stackhouse, Bk 12)
mssupermoto7 avatar reviewed 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.