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Book Review of Dead Ever After (Sookie Stackhouse, Bk 13)

Dead Ever After (Sookie Stackhouse, Bk 13)
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Sookie Stackhouse's life is in turmoil. Currently, her boyfriend, Eric, isn't talking to her since she used a Cluvial Dor to save Sam's life instead of saving it for Eric. Sam is also avoiding Sookie since she brought him back to life. And, her arch enemy Arlene Fowler is out of prison and asking Sookie for a job. Things go from bad to worse when Arlene is found dead in a dumpster and Sookie is the prime suspect. Someone wants Sookie out of the way and they're framing her for murder.

This is the thirteenth and last book in the Sookie Stackhouse series. I liked some of the story, but had some real problems with other parts. I thought the mystery portion of the story was good. There were a handful of people who wanted Sookie either dead or out of the picture. Charlaine Harris brought back many characters from previous books. A couple of times I had to strain my brain to remember who they were, but it was nice to see so many characters involved in this last story.

I hated the sudden personality changes in a couple of characters...especially Eric. He was always written as a fun-loving vampire who was smart and cunning. Suddenly he is a brooding vampire, pouting because he can't have his own way. He was mad that Sookie had the capability of getting him out of his forced marriage to the Queen, but chose to save Sam instead. The Eric we know and love would have got himself out of the mess. The character was ruined for me. I also had a hard time believing Sookie's sudden love for Sam. Yes, they've been best friends and co-workers for years, but I've never seen any real feelings between them. I like Sam, but would have loved more build up to this relationship. My rating: 3.5 Stars.