Dead Until Dark – Charlaine Harris

Published April 11, 2013 by bibliobeth


What’s it all about?:

Sookie Stackhouse is just a small-time cocktail waitress in small-town Louisiana. Until the vampire of her dreams walks into her life-and one of her coworkers checks out…. Maybe having a vampire for a boyfriend isn’t such a bright idea.

What did I think?:

I am a big fan of the HBO series True Blood starring Anna Paquin, Stephen Moyer and Ryan Kwanten (of “Vinnie” Home and Away fame). Shockingly for me, I actually watched three series before starting to read the books which the show is based on! How does it compare? Pretty well actually, the TV series is very faithful to the book, except that it randomly puts in a character called Tara who is Sookie’s best friend. I really enjoyed the book, it probably is a bit of a guilty pleasure, and will not win any major literary awards (although the author does tend to put in a long word or two occasionally, to appease the critics?!…)

Sookie Stackhouse is no ordinary waitress though. She is a telepathic one, much to her dismay, as some of the thoughts she hears aren’t entirely savoury. However, when Bill Compton arrives on the scene, she finds she cannot hear his thoughts and it seems like a perfect match. But of course, things go wrong – cue a bit of violence, gore and a lot of death. Although I knew what was going to happen, I still raced through this book and now can’t wait to get my teeth into the next in the series. Warning – this is not another Twilight. It’s probably Twilight’s meaner, older, promiscuous cousin. Oh, and definitely for adults.

Would I recommend it?:

But of course!

Star rating (out of 5):



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