I’ve had time to digest what I know about Dead Ever After, the thirteenth and final book in the Sookie Stackhouse series.
I haven’t read it since I was crazy enough to read the spoilers *sigh*. There WILL be spoilers below here so if you haven’t read it and don’t want to see the spoilers stop here.
The image is from the net, no infringement intended, I just thought it was cool and I wanted a space filler, lol.
I am upset about the way the series ended though.
She ended up with Sam! Sam of all people!
All through the series he was forever trying to tell her what to do and who she should have been dating! They had ONE date in the first book! That does NOT a relationship make! Mind you, she and Eric never had ANY! The one she thought they were going to have ended up being so she could meet a relative she never knew she had instead of a quiet dinner with just the two of them :(‘.
I have read that CH was writing a mystery (I think all her series are mysteries so no surprise there) and ended up with a romance. She didn’t want the romance part, IMO, so she did everything she could, including butchering the final book, to make it possible for us to actually PREFER the fanfiction to her stories!
That’s right, I said it! I prefer the fanfic to her books! There are some wonderful authors writing for the fanfiction world who put a lot of thought and time, and continuity of plotlines, into their stories!
I’m not normally one to nitpick a story, mostly because I read for enjoyment rather than to find errors (I’m not an editor, why would I?). I’m not the most observant of readers but when I can spot glaringly obvious errors I’m sure others did as well. Even I picked up on the fact she couldn’t settle on a middle name for Bill. Should it be Erasmus, as printed in the first book? No, I think it’ll be Thomas instead. There were others, many of them, many MANY errors and from what I hear she multiplied those errors in the final book *sobs quietly for a moment*.
I would like to thank her though, lol. If it weren’t for Charlainne Harris and her vision of a human telepathic waitress from Backwater, Louisiana in a vampire world I would have never discovered fanfiction! 😀
That’s all, back to your regularly scheduled reading.