01 March 2010 ~ 0 Comments

Dead Until Dark (Sookie Stackhouse 1) by Charlaine Harris

So, there’s the girl that can read/hear minds/thoughts who meets this vampire (who is “out of the coffin” – stop groaning, I can’t make this stuff up, okay?) and falls in love and she gets into trouble and blah blah blah…

The story is pretty well done. I mean, it’s the same basic premise of a lot of these vampire romances out there. I’m not still not sure what the allure is (I mean, they are always described as cold and hard as marble and well, I’d much rather snuggle up to something warm, but whatever, I digress). My biggest problem with this book is that the writing starts out not so good. It feels forced, like the author was trying to hard to get her point across. I felt like it needed to be wheedled down by an editor and smoothed out. I was surprised because everyone was raving about these books and I was just a little annoyed.

…. and then it got better.

Damn – now I gotta read the rest of them.

It’s not a bad story, it’s a fun book, with a few laughs (sometimes at the weird plot twists, but we’re talking vampires here, people!). If you are one of the 10 people left on the planet that hasn’t read it, give it a whirl.

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.

Rating: ★★★☆☆

Book count for 2010: 18

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