Updated Thursday, 18 October, 2012
Our friend Kathy introduced Adrienne and I to Charlaine Harris. She let us borrow Dead Until Dark, figuring that since we’d enjoyed The Twilight Saga like she had, we would also enjoy The Southern Vampire Series. Well, I’m up to book 7 and Adrienne’s reading book 8, and so far Kathy was absolutely correct. Not only do we really enjoy the series, we watched the first season of True Blood (the HBO series based on the books) and we greatly enjoyed that, as well.
Sookie Stackhouse is a small-time cocktail waitress in small-town Louisiana. She’s quiet, keeps to herself, and doesn’t get out much. Not because she’s not pretty. She is. It’s just that, well, Sookie has this sort of "disability." She can read minds. And that doesn’t make her too dateable. And then along comes Bill. He’s tall, dark,
But Bill has a disability of his own: He’s a vampire with a bad reputation. He hangs with a seriously creepy crowd, all suspected
Personal note: My wife and I both read this book and we both loved it! This looks to be a great series, and I look forward to reading the rest of it, as well as watching the TV adaptation.
Coctail waitress Sookie Stackhouse is on a streak of bad luck. First, her coworker is murdered and no one seems to care. Then she’s 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).
Point is, they saved her life. So when one of the bloodsuckers asks for a favor, she complies. And soon, Sookie’s in Dallas using her telepathic skills to search for a missing vampire. She’s supposed to interview certain humans involved. There’s just one condition: The vampires must promise to
Personal note: I think I liked this book even better than the first book in this series. It kept things interesting and opened up more of the supernatural world we were introduced to in Dead Until Dark.
Sookie’s boyfriend has been very
Personal note: This series is getting more intense as it goes along. i enjoyed this book even more than the first two. Even if it did strike me as the New Moon (from The Twilight Saga) of this series.
When cocktail waitress Sookie Stackhouse sees a naked man on the side of the road, turns out he doesn’t remember who he is. But it’s Eric the vampire, who’s now a kindler, gentler vampire. He’s also scared because whoever took his memory now wants his life. (book description)
Personal note: This book was a great addition to the life of Sookie Stackhouse. This series is a wonderful mix of comedy, horror, and even some romance, but not so much that it’s trashy.
When Sookie’s brother Jason’s eyes start to change, she knows he’s about to turn into a were-panther for the first time. But her concern becomes cold fear when a sniper sets his deadly sights on the local changeling
Personal note: This series is turning out to really be a lot of fun. I really enjoy how we keep getting introduced to new characters and types of supernatural beings. I would have rated this book even higher, except that I’m really ready for Sookie’s love life to resume, instead of having it in constant turmoil.
As a person with so few living relatives, Louisiana cocktail waitress Sookie Stackhouse really hated to lose one. But she never guessed that it would be her cousin
Someone doesn’t want Sookie looking too deeply into Hadley’s
Whoever it is, they’re definitely
Personal note: I am really enjoying this series. It just keeps getting better, book after book.
Being surrounded by all varieties of undead, changeling, and preternatural beings has gotten to be nothing out of the ordinary for Louisiana cocktail waitress Sookie Stackhouse. Still, even she has her limits. Betrayed by her longtime vampire love, Sookie must now not only deal with a possible new man in her
The summit, which has attracted undead power players from all over the central U.S., is sure to be a tense situation. The vampire queen of Louisiana is in a precarious position, her power base weakened by hurricane damage to New Orleans. And there are some vamps who would like to finish what nature started. With secret alliances and backroom deals the order of the
Personal note: I really like the direction Harris is taking this series. It is a really enjoyable series to read. This book continues the trend and leaves me eagerly looking forward to reading the next one.
The supernatural community in Bon Temps, Louisiana, is reeling from two hard
It’s clear that things are changing, whether the Weres and vamps of her corner of Louisiana like it or not. And
In the ensuing battles, Sookie faces danger,
Personal note: This book is another excellent additon to the Sookie Stackhouse story. I really love that Charlaine Harris keeps adding more and more depth to Sookie’s world in every book. I wish she’d let Sookie have a little better luck with love, but I can get over that.
For Sookie Stackhouse, the day-to-day activities of the vampire and Were communities in and around Bon Temps, Louisiana, are of vital interest. She’s blood bound to the leader of the vamps, is a friend to the local Were pack, works for a man who is a shifter, and has a brother who is a
But for most of the humans in Bon Temps, the vamps are mysterious, seductive
Until now. The Weres and shifters have finally decided to follow the lead of the undead and reveal their existence to the ordinary world.
At first it seems to go well. Then the mutilated body of a werepanther is found in the parking lot of the bar where Sookie works. The victim is someone she knows, so she feels compelled to discover
But what she doesn’t realize is that there is a much greater danger than the killer threatening Bon Temps. A race of unhuman
Personal note: Well, I asked for it, and I got it. Sookie’s love life looks to be back in action. Not in the way I really wanted it to be, but in action, none the less. Yet another great edition to The Southern Vampire Series.
A Fae War has left the supernatural community of Bon Temps, Louisiana, in
Even with the blood of two vampires in her system, Sookie is having trouble healing from the terrible torture she endured at the hands of her great-grandfather’s enemies during the brief but deadly Fae War. Worse are the emotional
Sookie is hurt and she’s mad. Just about the only bright spot in her
As the political implications of the shifters’ coming-out are beginning to be felt, Sookie’s connection to one particular Were draws her into the dangerous debate. And, unknown to her, though the doors to Faery have been closed, there are still some fae on the human
Personal note: I love how Charlaine Harris weaves actual historical figures into her books, figures such as Elvis. She adds another historical figure to this book and it’s a lot of fun. But that figure is really just a side show for the main event of the book, which was by itself enough to keep me reading.