Friday, 19 October 2012

Dead Until Dark by Charlaine Harris

Dead Until Dark (Sookie Stackhouse #1) Blurb (from Goodreads):
Sookie Stackhouse is a small-time cocktail waitress in small-town Louisiana. She's quite, keeps to herself, and doesn't get out much. Not because she's not pretty. She is. It's just that, well, Sookie has this sort of "disability." She can read minds. And that doesn't make her too dateable. And then along comes Bill. He's tall, dark, handsome - and Sookie can't hear a word he's thinking. He's exactly the type of guy she's been waiting for all her life....

But Bill has a disability of his own: he's a vampire with a bad reputation. He hangs with a seriously creepy crowd, all suspected of - big surprise - murder. And when one of Sookie's coworkers is killed, she fears she's next...

Dead Until Dark by Charlaine Harris

My rating: 4 of 5 stars

Dead Until Dark (Sookie Stackhouse #1)(Source: I own a copy of this book.)
Sookie Stackhouse, 25-year-old telepathic waitress has been waiting for a vampire to come to Bon Temps since they came out of the coffin, and now she has her wish in the form of Bill Compton. Born in 1870 and turned at the age of 30, his presence certainly spices up Sookie’s dull life.
Unfortunately though things get a bit too spicy when women in Bon Temps start turning up murdered, and both Bill and Sookie’s brother are suspects.
Most people will recognise this book as the inspiration behind the TV series ‘True Blood’, if you don’t where have you been?!

I read this book a while ago and thought that it was okay, but reading it a second time, having seen the TV show I enjoyed it much more.
Sookie is normal and has standards, even for someone who is telepathic, although she is a little naïve about sex! There is a storyline, and you can’t guess the killer until right at the end.

I don’t really have much to say about this book other than if you like vampires, get a copy of this book and get a copy of season 1 of True Blood and give it a go. I’m pretty sure you won’t regret it! This is an adult book though, and the TV series is definitely adult!
7 out of 10.

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