Goodbye, Sookie, & thanks for the memories!
And so it's done. Finished. Finito.
After 13 books and several novellas and shorts in between, we bid Sookie Stackhouse of Bon Temps, Louisiana adieu.
The first time I read Deadlocked I DNF'd it but as I was curious to read how CHarris ended the series, I gave it another go and it was OK. Dead Ever After wasn't any different, if not worse. It was well...
I realized Sookie's series stopped being fun a looong time ago and it's a shame! I have an emotional attachment to Southern Vampire Mysteries or Sookie Stackhouse because it provided a much needed comedic relief at a time when my personal life was a frickin' tragedy. Personally, things started going downhill after book 5, Dead As A Doornail, and I wish CHarris stopped when Sookie and Eric got back together. I wish she didn't drag that pointless relationship further and gave Team Eric the run around.
So like most fans I'm a little disappointed. No satisfaction from the last two books or so and don't even get me started on True Blood! Ugh!
My dissatisfaction stems not from who Sookie ended up with. The girl's been through every kind of preternatural male with matching heartaches and have been on the brink of death several times. As long as the bitch is happy I'm all for it.
My disappointment revolves around the lack of CLOSURE. First of all, the build-up for Eric was there from the start. Til Deadlocked the idea was still dangled in our face. Dead Ever After screwed that up in epic proportions I have no words! Sookie and her fans deserved more than that! Eric deserved more than that. He's a thousand-year old Viking for chrissakes, he's got balls the size of Jupiter but unfortunately, he felt a little emasculated. No bueno.
And the ending! WTH was that?! After all the "monsters" Sookie went head to head with, those are the best group of characters CHarris can gather to boost Sookie's heroine status and be her crowning glory? Pathetic.
My only take away is that at least the series is finally over. CHarris can no longer add damage to the series by dragging it out unnecessarily. I wish the series was concluded sooner than later, ended it with a bittersweet bang instead of the the resounding big sigh of relief from the fans.
Have you read Dead Ever After, if so, what's your take on it?
What's the worst series ending you've ever read?