Monday, May 17, 2010

Review: Dead Until Dark

By Charlaine Harris
Paperback, 304 pages
Penguin Group (USA) Incorporated
May 01, 2001

"...the creature I loved was lying somewhere in a hole underground, to all intents and purposes dead until dark."

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.(


The First time I heard about the Sookie Stackhouse series was from the True Blood series on HBO. I fell in love with the shows so I decided to give the books a shot. Needless to say I was pleasantly surprised. The world that Charlaine Harris has created is fantastic. She took the down south life of Louisiana and put a modern and mythological twist to it.

Sookie is my favorite character, I love the way that she tries to find the good in everyone and her way of being polite with attitude really made me laugh. She tries to be your everyday girl, even with her "disability", even though she can't quite get away from it. Bill is also a great character. He is trying to maintain his human ways while still living as a vampire. I really like the way that he is with Sookie, He stays in his old ways and is very proper with her.

Bill and Sookie are one of my favorite couples because they are real, they have real problems and real solutions and even though they are so very different they are working so hard to make it work. Sookie keeps Bill on his toes and Bill makes sure Sookie is always in good hands when he can't be around.

 I have not  read outside of the YA genre much but I must say that I was glad I tried it. This book has a 18+ rating on it, but it really didn't have the R rated feeling. There were a few F-bombs and some intimate scenes though Harris didn't go into extreme detail . All in all this was a very good book and I can't wait to read the next in the sequel.

Overall Dead After Dark was a funny and entertaining book and I really enjoyed reading it. I give it 4 Hoots. This would definitely be a book I would recommend to readers who are a bit older but still love YA fiction!


Bookingly Yours said...

you should read the whole sookie stackhouse series . . . good books . . . .

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