It's been a long road. And I have to admit, I've loved every bit of it. I devoured the first five Sookie Stackhouse novels over the course of a few days. I waited anxiously for the next, and the next, and so on until Dead Ever After - and I devoured it. I am thrilled with the way Charlaine Harris ended Sookie's story - I wouldn't have had it any other way.No, it's not the deepest of stories. Nor is it great literature. But it's a great story told in a fun way, and that will get me every time. I will admit that this last installment of Sookie's story had its share of tying up loose ends. Sure, I would have loved more development of some of the characters. But I've still enjoyed the series, including Dead Ever After, immensely. It's been a great ride.Click below to read the rest of my review at your own risk - there are spoilers (sweetie).I know, I know - you wanted Sookie to end up with Eric Northman, the powerful, cruel and inhuman vampire sheriff who has always acted in his own interests rather than that of his (tricked-into-a-sham-vamp-marriage) wife. The Eric Northman who treated Sookie as just another pawn in his game. The Eric Northman who would have traded her in for a more powerful model in a second if he'd found one. Right. Because in the television spin-off of the series, he's played by a very handsome actor. I'll leave True Blood to its fans - I've never needed anything more than what Charlaine Harris has given readers with the series. And Eric Northman be damned, I always wanted Sookie to find happiness, not hotness. But maybe that's just me.Read this review and more on The Library Lass Book Talk Blog.