Newest Sookie Book Cover!!

I came across the book cover for the 10th book in the Sookie Stackhouse (Southern Vampire) book, Dead in the Family!! Between falling in love with True Blood and this, I can barely contain my excitement for the next book…. too bad it’s not coming out until May 4, 2010…


Dead Until Dark

Originally posted Sept 1, 2009

Rating ****

So I told myself no more vampire books until I finished a book from another genre. However, I had already purchased the first of the Sookie Stackhouse series, Dead Until Dark by Charlaine Harris. Finally I gave in and read it. I loved it! It took me a little bit to get into it due mostly to the fact that I’ve seen the first couple episodes of True Blood (an HBO series based on the books). I kept thinking I knew what was happening.

Dead Until Dark introduces us to Sookie, a cocktail waitress in small-town Louisiana who has a disability… she can read minds. While working one night a vampire comes into the bar. He’s the first in their small town. See in Harris’ world vampires are acknowledged as real and have legal rights. Usually that doesn’t work for me, but I liked it here. Sookie is drawn to the vampire not just because he’s extremely attractive, but she can’t hear his mind.

Not all is well in Bon Temps though, soon women who have associated with vampires turn up strangled. The book is mostly a mystery with a side of paranormal and romance (although I’d call it PG13). Once I got a little into the book I couldn’t put it down. I’d recommend this if you like paranormal OR if you like a good mystery. I’ll probably start the second book tonight because I already have it 🙂 I believe there are currently 9 books in the series with a 10th coming out May of next year… and I usually hate getting into series that aren’t finished, but the first book didn’t end with a big cliffhanger so let’s hope the others don’t too.