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Wednesday, May 29, 2019

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

Dead Until Dark

Mass Market Paperback, 292 pages
Published May 1st 2001 by Ace Books

Goodreads synopsis:
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.


4.5 Stars

This is the first book in the Sookie Stackhouse series and the series that the HBO television show True Blood was based on. 

I think I first read this serial back in 2008 when the tv series came out. I realized then that the books and the television drama were not always the same. They didn’t always follow the same plotlines. And that was okay with me. As I read I unearthed new revelations I never realized. For example, how young and naive Sookie was. And with Bill she had her first sexual experience. That surprised me. I had not remembered that part. Revelations are nice. I like remembering this series. Gives me all the feels.

I find it interesting that Sookie never suspected her employer Sam not only liked her romantically but was also someone of the supernatural variety. I like how the author placed clues as to who Sookie really was. That isn’t revealed in this book but since I have already read this series I have kind of spoiled myself as to what is about to happen in upcoming books. And that is okay.

I picture the actors from the series in the roles as I read along. It is nice to know what people look like ahead of time. Sometimes it is hard to get a grasp on that aspect of characters.

This is a fun series and one I am loving rediscovering once again.

Awesome introduction to a series. Highly recommended.

I purchased this book with my own money.

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