After the last puzzling and depressing instalment, Deadlocked was a breath of fresh air. We swung back again to what I know and love about the Sookie Stackhouse universe. I laughed quite a bit, and it was such a relief to have good old Sookie back to her spunky, sarcastic old self. I had really missed her, and was worried she wouldn’t spring back. There was so much emotional turmoil involved in everything that happened ( I am amazed at how much was stuffed into one book) so at the very end of Deadlocked I was very close to tears. Naturally, Sookie can never really go back to what she used to be, and I am really very impressed with how over the years Charlaine Harris has developed this wonderful, intricate character. I have always enjoyed reading about the journey that a character struggles through until they reach their true self, and I really love how Sookie has grown.
While it seemed like some storylines were being tied off, there is still just a little bit more to be told, and I am aquiver in anticipation for the grand finale. I still have absolutely no idea how it will end even after what Sookie did in the final chapter. We all know by now what I hope for and I will find out in just a few short days...can't wait!