Sunday, November 9, 2008

Dead Until Dark by Charlaine Harris

Title: Dead Until Dark

Author: Charlaine Harris

# pages: 292

Date published: 2001

Genre: paranormal romance

Series: Southern Vampire/Sookie Stackhouse series book #1

Challenge(s): Unread authors



Setting: Louisiana

First Sentence:

“I’d been waiting for the vampire for years when he walked into the bar.”

What Is It About? Sookie Stackhouse, a cocktail waitress in Bon Temps, Louisiana, has a disability—she can read people’s minds. Cool, you think? Well, maybe not so much. Believe it or not, reading minds is not great fun. In fact, it’s completely ruined Sookie’s love life (imagine being able to tell exactly what a guy is thinking during sex—uh—no thanks, I don’t think so—talk about a mood killer). Enter Bill, a vampire. His mind is impenetrable to Sookie—how refreshing for her! In Sookie’s world, vampires are just starting to be accepted into mainstream America. They are considered to be the victims of a virus that has turned them into what they are. Bon Temps, however, is a little behind the times. When young women from the town start to die—with fang marks on their thighs—all eyes turn toward Sookie’s new beau.

Random Thoughts: I enjoyed Dead Until Dark, but it didn’t wow me. Those of you who have been reading my blog for a while might remember that vampire stories don’t do much for me (Twilight? Eh, not so much—not my thing). The only exception I’ve found to this rule so far is the Queen Betsy series by Mary Janice Davidson (Undead and Unwed). These I find hysterical and have the second book in the series waiting to be read. But while I enjoyed Dead Until Dark, I’m don’t think I’m going to seek out the rest of this series at this time (it’s not like I don’t have anything else to read ;o)).

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Icedream said...

I haven't read this book yet although I do own it. I wasn't too thrilled with the Harper Connelly series but I enjoy the new tv show based on Dead Until Dark so I hope it helps me with the book when I get around to reading it.

Beth F said...

I love the Southern Vampire series, but I like vampires (I have no clue why). I agree that the Queen Betsy series is laugh-out-loud funny. I've read the first two and have the third one waiting for me.

Desert Rose said...

I read this book and enjoyed it so much.. well I love vampires maybe that's the reason..
I read the first only and the rest are waiting to be read ;)
Didn't get a chance to read any of the Queen Betsy series but sure is in my tbr :)
I loved all the twilight books too :)

This is the link for my review