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Sep 082010
 
Title: Dead Until Dark
Author: Charlaine Harris
Publisher: Ace
Publication Date: May 1, 2001
Pages: 292


From Goodreads:
Sookie Stackhouse is a cocktail waitress in small-town Louisiana, but she keeps to herself and doesn’t date much because of her “disability” to read minds. When she meets Bill, Sookie can’t hear a word he’s thinking. He’s the type of guy she’s waited for all of her life, but he has a disability, too–he’s a vampire with a bad reputation. When one of Sookie’s coworkers is killed, she fears she’s next.

I heard about this series through friends and co-workers talking about True Blood on HBO. Because I don’t have HBO, I decided to read the Sookie Stackhouse series.

This first book in the series was a fun, fast read. The author does a really great job of drawing the reader in and keeping them on their feet. You never know what’s going to happen next and there are no clues to lead you in one direction or the other. 

I liked Sookie from the very start. She is easily likable (I mean, what southerner isn’t?) and charming. Her brother, on the other hand, is a different story but you can tell that he cares about his sister. I also loved the grandma – a sweet lady who keeps everyone on their toes and loves vampires. I didn’t quite warm up to Bill and Eric as fast as I did the other characters, but that may come in future books.

I am looking forward to reading the rest of the series and seeing how the Eric-Bill-Sookie triangle plays out. Who doesn’t love a good, mysterious love triangle? :)

  3 Responses to “Dead Until Dark by Charlaine Harris”

  1. Hi Tara. Thanks for visiting my blog. That is just a free template I downloaded from another site, so I can’t take credit for much of anything. Please visit the site again and enter the contest to win a chance at a free book from the book depository. See the link on the side bar.

  2. I have had this book for so long I really need to read it but it is not my norm. Sounds like you may be another fan of this series, enjoy it.

  3. I’m so glad you liked this one! The other books in the series get even better!!! You are right, Sookie is very likable! Looking forward to hearing what you think of the rest of the series and the delicious love triangle. Actually, it’s more than a triangle…

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