The cover for the FINAL Sookie Stackhouse book was released today. The book will be released in hardcover and E-book format on May 7, 2013. The cover is below the Read More in case you just can’t stand to be even that spoiled!
My thoughts: To me (as to other readers who I see have this same interpretation), this looks like Sookie is turning her back on her previous suitors — the dog (Sam), the wolf (Alcide) and the tiger (Quinn) as she follows the bats (Eric). She is also wearing Eric’s favorite color of red as she says goodbye. To me, this bodes well!
That said, I’m not going to rest easy until we really know what happens because I don’t trust Charlaine Harris any more than I did Alan Ball to give us a Happily Ever After conclusion for Eric and Sookie. In many ways, it seems the most logical story conclusion as far as the romance storylines go, but I always think about the fact that Charlaine is not writing a traditional romance genre book — she is writing mysteries that have romantic elements in them. To me, this means all bets are off. Add to that that in one of her previous series, there was not (IMO) a happy ending romantically for one of her characters and I get a little twitchy.
But for now, I have to say this looks promising for Sooric lovers. 😀