Thursday, July 14, 2011

Review of Dead Until Dark by Charlaine Harris

Synopsis for Goodreads: "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. ."

My Review: I finally got to read this first of Sookie Stackhouse books, and Loved It! I wasn't sure what to expect but I have heard a lot of great things about True Blood. I adore Sookie, she is such a fun spunky character. It was a book that just grabbed you and wouldn't let you go. I had a hard time putting it down for the Read and React at Sunny Reads and now can't wait to start the next one! There were a lot of things going on, some plot lines that didn't seem to go anywhere (like the Malcolm, Diane & Liam that came to visit Bill) but the main story line kept moving. I was a little surprised at the ending (but wont give anything away). I can't wait to see what happens in the next book!!
My Rating: I definitely have to give this one Four Paws! It probably could have been even higher if it didn't have all the odd little tangents, hopefully those are cleared up in the next books!


  1. True Blood is very different from the books. HBO got dropped from my cable plan so I'm not up-to-date, but I can say that from what I've seen (all of season 1 and some of season 2) the show is loosely based on the books. It takes what it wants from the books an improvises the rest. Here's what I mean - season 1 is based on _Dead Until Dark_ and in it Jason is a very big player (much more so than he is in any of the early books in the series) with his own independent storylines. He's also addicted to V (vampire blood used as a drug). That's not giving anything away really. What confounds me a bit about the show is that they do things with Jason's character that will be very hard to reconcile with things that happen to him later in the series so I wonder if they'll ever be able get back on board with the plot of the book series.

  2. Hmm I wonder if I would even like the HBO series then? I guess in order to make a series they need to add more plotlines and get some of the characters more involved. I does seem odd that they would change Jason so much. Maybe I will have to read the whole series before attempting the True Blood series.