I'm not as floored by this ending as I think I should be. Charlaine Harris has been most adamant about warning readers that Sookie would not ever turn into a vampire. Plus, she is constantly trying to distance herself from their world, even though she inevitably got pulled back into their problems in every book. I just don't think Sookie could have had her happily ever after if she chose a vampire. I'm not overjoyed that she chose Sam, but whatever. It is what it is.