I've been a huge fan of the Southern Vampire Mysteries for a while now, and so when 'Dead in the Family' came out I was desperate to read it. I devoured it in a day and was massively disappointed, I said "she's lost it, that was terrible." So when my husband bought me 'Dead Reckoning' this week, I was reluctant to read it. Then curiosity got the better of me and I devoured it in a few hours. What a good book! I think Dead Reckoning is one of my favourite SVM books. There's action, mystery, suspense (I was actually holding my breath at several points) and lots of humour. 'Dead Reckoning' is most definitely a page-turner, and I can see myself reading it again several times before book 12 is released. Oh, and there's a nice mucky scene for fans who like that sort of thing ;)
The Sookie Stackhouse series of books has to be my favourite ever and I have devoured each and every one . . until Book 10 which was very disappointing, unloved, and left me wondering could the author return to form after such a poor story. I am pleased to say YES SHE HAS!!
Book 11 is Harris at her best and you will not be able to put it down. I worried that when I pre-ordered it wouldn't live up to my high expectations but it really has. It is fast paced, exciting, chock full of action and left me wanting more . . . . the scene has been set for book 12 and it looks like it could well be amazing!! - Don't be put off if Book 10 let you down, Book 11 more than makes up for it :)