April 5, 2010

Dead Until Dark (Sookie Stackhouse, #1) by Charlaine Harris

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.

In this first of the Sookie Stackhouse (also known as the Southern Vampire) series we meet single barmaid Sookie, her brother Jason, their Gran (Adele Stackhouse), some of Sookie's friends (Sam, Arleen, Lafayette) as well as some of the very colorful residents of Bon Temps, Louisianna.

I became so involved in Sookie's world that I went to the library and borrowed #s 2-6 and in the course of one week I read 1-5. I'm a little peeved about the death of one person in particular in Dead Until Dark, but seeing how it's played out through the next books, I can sort of see how it may have been necessary. But it still makes me sad.

Title: Dead Until Dark
Author: Charlaine Harris
Pages: 292
Published by: Ace (May 2001)
Categories/Genre: Fiction, Series, Vampire, Romance, Suspense
Source: This book was in my own stash.
Grade: A- What does this grade mean?

Challenges: tiny - 100+

Books in this series:
Dead Until Dark (Sookie Stackhouse, #1)**
Living Dead in Dallas (Sookie Stackhouse, #2)
Club Dead (Sookie Stackhouse, #3)
Dead to the World (Sookie Stackhouse, #4)
Dead as a Doornail (Sookie Stackhouse, #5)
Definitely Dead (Sookie Stackhouse, #6)
All Together Dead (Sookie Stackhouse, #7)
From Dead to Worse (Sookie Stackhouse, #8)
Dead and Gone (Sookie Stackhouse, #9)
Dead in the Family  (Sookie Stackhouse, #10)
A Touch of Dead Contains 5 short stories that fit in between some of the books in this series.
**This review.

1 comment:

  1. Thanks for this review, Id ended up giving up on these books at around book 7 but will proberly read the last one when it comes out.


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