TITLE: Dead Until Dark (Sookie Stackhouse, #1)
AUTHOR: Charlaine Harris
GENRE: Paranormal Fantasy
AGE RANGE: Adult
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.
This was pretty exotic stuff for a telepathic barmaid from northern Louisiana.
Like many, I first picked up the Sookie Stackhouse series years ago, in my teens, when paranormal fantasy was all the craze and I couldn’t get enough of those sexy, brooding vampires. You know how it goes. I remember loving this book back then, and being exceptionally fond of Bill Compton, but for whatever reason, I never really continued on with the books back then.
Recently, I decided it’d be fun to reread this one and continue the series, so here we are. What surprised me the most was how different Bill was from my memories! Teen Destiny definitely thought he was a brooding, stoic, protective gentleman, but adult Destiny just finds him to be a bit of a pig, frankly — and boring as hell. Give me literally any of her potential love interests other than Bill, please. 😂 (Preferably Sam — he bored me as a kid, but as an adult? *swoon!* Even if there was the whole peeking-at-Sookie-naked thing… who isn’t a little bit sketchy in this series? Damn!)
I don’t know all the spoilers for this series, but I know enough that I’m really excited to see how Sookie’s going to arrive at certain situations, so I have to say that, despite this not being as good as I remembered it (and the writing itself not being nearly as enjoyable as I once found it to be, either), I’m very intrigued and excited to pick up book 2!
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