Snarky Sookie is back! In the eleventh book of the Southern Vampire Mysteries series, Dead Reckoning, heroine Sookie Stackhouse seems to have come through events both horrible and bewildering to a place where she’s still the kind, Southern lady we first met but with an edge and an inner strength that are new. Her quirky sense of humor reflects that with snarkiness that would make Pam proud. Unlike True Blood, the books upon which the TV series is based are told in the first person, from Sookie’s point of view, so the reader is constantly in her head. That’s been painful in the past as Sookie endured heartbreak and torture, but this time it brought this reader to laughter more than once. Her internal monologue as she navigates a new set of crises shows a Sookie who is coming into her own.
Dead Reckoning is very much about Sookie figuring out who she is and what she wants from her life and her relationships. After all she’s been through since meeting her first vampire, and even before, growing up as “Crazy Sookie” who could read minds, she’s realizing that she wants to be proactive, not reactive. Look out world! We’ve seen her struggle with her desire...