So… I might be starting to watch True Blood from the beginning but I might not be. It may or may not be for the third time. BUT IT IS NOT MY FAULT! It is the books! Since I read Dead Until Dark, I decided to go back and start this show from the beginning to see how different it is. While watching it, I continued on reading the second book which leads us to this meeting. I am bringing you a spoiler-free review of this book.
Title: Living Dead In Dallas
Author: Charlaine Harris
Publisher: Ace Books
Released: May 27, 2009
Pages: 304 (Mass Market Paperback)
Cocktail waitress Sookie Stackhouse is having a streak of bad luck. First her co-worker is killed, and no one seems to care. Then she comes face to-face with a beastly creature that gives her a painful and poisonous lashing. Enter the vampires, who graciously suck the poison from her veins (like they didn’t enjoy it).
The point is: they saved her life. So when one of the bloodsuckers asks for a favour, she obliges – and soon Sookie’s in Dallas, using her telepathic skills to search for a missing vampire. She’s supposed to interview certain humans involved, but she makes one condition: the vampires must promise to behave and let the humans go unharmed. But that’s easier said than done, and all it takes is one delicious blonde and one small mistake for things to turn deadly….
The Sookie Stackhouse stories are delightful Southern Gothic supernatural mysteries, starring Sookie, the telepathic cocktail waitress, and a cast of increasingly colourful characters, including vampires, werewolves, and things that really do go bump in the night.
About the Author: Charlaine Harris Schulz is an American New York Times bestselling author who has been writing mysteries for thirty years. She was born and raised in the Mississippi River Delta area of the United States. She now lives in southern Arkansas with her husband and three children. Through her early work consisted largely of poems about ghosts and, later, teenage angst, she began writing plays when she attended Rhodes College in Memphis, Tennessee. She began to write books a few years later. Her later books have been in the urban fantasy genre. She is best known for The Southern Vampire Mysteries series, which HBO later adapted for its dramatic series entitled True Blood.
Sookie Stackhouse has her life planned out now. With her brother out of trouble with the police, her grandmother’s killer has been revealed after he tried to kill her, and she has an amazing Vampire boyfriend named Bill. But little does Sookie know that her life is going to continue to change. With a mission from Eric Northman, Sookie and Bill are heading off to Dallas, Texas to go and figure out what is going on with all of their vampires. And with Sookie’s ability to read minds, their stay is going to be anything but normal.
As you all might have read in the previous review, I really loved this book. I was also really surprised what was going to happen next even though I have read the books. But I really don’t know what happened while I was reading this book. Despite me really enjoying it, I had a few issues with the book and I really don’t know how.
Sookie Stackhouse. Where to begin with little miss Sookie Stackhouse. Sookie was sort of annoying and acted like a teenage girl through this whole entire book. It might just be me but she was really different. But I love that we got to see another side of Eric Northman through the book because we all know that I love Eric. I really like the way that the characters are developing through the series. You sort of get an idea on how the characters are going to end up sooner or later. But the characters have their own personality and their own way of life that I am s happy to see that they aren’t going to change it for anyone. Because that is something I hate while I read a book.
I do have to give it to Charlaine Harris for writing this amazing book though. There was the mystery yet again mixed with the elements of new supernatural that I love. Like you learn more and more creatures that exist out in Sookie’s world in this book. With Charlaine Harris, you either love her writing or you hate it. I just happen to love it. There is some sort of magic that sparks out of me when I read it. As I said before, and I will continue to say this but without this book, we wouldn’t have all the vampire/werewolf/supernatural books that we have today. Her writing is just so light and fluffy that I really enjoy. It is so easy to sit down and not want to do anything else but read it.
This world that these books have created are just so amazing and I love it. I want to see where this world is going and where it is going to end. Even though I read the book, I still have no idea what all is going to happen next. Like I would have to continue to read because I forgot what all was happening. I knew something would be happening in the book but I just could not tell you when it was going to happen. But it is a roller coaster ride that I am so excited that I am taking that I can’t wait to jump back on and read more.
Overall, I would have to give this book a 4 out of 5. It wasn’t my favorite book but I can’t wait to go back in this world. And watch the show. The book is planned out great and I highly suggest that everyone go and read the book at least once. Or even watch the show because the show is great too.
Have you read this book? What did you think about it? Did you read the whole series? What was your favorite book in the series? Did you like the first or second book better? Let me know your thoughts in the comments!