Dead Until Dark by Charlaine Harris

Title: Dead Until Dark
Author: Charlaine Harris
Pages: 292
Release: May 1st, 2001

(from 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 Thoughts:
I don’t know how familiar any of you guys are with the HBO show, True Blood, but it is a television show based off of these books, The Sookie Stackhouse series. Well, I absolutely adore the television show so with it’s popularity rising, the mass market paperbacks were in walmart and pretty cheap, so I figured, why not? The first book was just as great as the show and I look forward to reading more in the series.

The most challenging part about writing a review for a book that’s story I am already familiar with is that it’s very difficult to judge the quality without a comparison happening. So, I will get this out of the way by saying that the book was very similar to the first season of the show. Not indentical, but similar in numerous ways which I am sure impressed many of the long-time book fans. The differences I noticed were there was no Tara (whose a main character in the show) and Lafayette wasn’t nearly fabulous enough.

Now speaking strictly about the book, I really loved Sookie and getting to hear things in her head. I also was surprised to find that I didn’t really like Sam’s character. The plot was still so intense that even knowing what to expect, I was flipping pages like crazy and holding my breath without paying attention. Fans of the tv show like myself, should definitely check out these awesome paranormal mystery books.

In Short:
Rating: 4/5
Purchase or Check Out?: Purchase
Would I read it again?: Yes


  1. I've seen the first and part of there second season of True Blood. Love it. Working my way thru the rest to get caught up. Today I decided to pick up a copy of this book. I can hardly wait to dig into it. I totally love Sookie. She rocks. And so does Lafayette.

  2. Yay for the Sookie Stackhouse series, haha! I'm glad that you enjoyed the first book. :D I haven't watched any of the TV show, but I really like the books so far (I'm on #10 right now). It was interesting to see the comparison to the show. I might have to watch it some time!

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