Dead Until Dark ~ Charlaine Harris

  • Title:  Dead Until Dark
  • Author: Charlaine Harris
  • Series:  Sookie Stackhouse #1
  • Genre:  UF, PNR
  • Format:  Kindle
  • Source:  Overdrive digital libarary
  • Reviewed by:  Valerie
  • Rating: 4 out of 5

Description:  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.

Review:
 Meet Sookie Stackhouse, a peculiar young waitress who sees the world through different eyes, thanks to her “disability.” In her world vampires have “come out of the coffin” and she is about to get to know a lot more about them. Meanwhile there is a killer on the loose in her small town and she may be in danger.

One of the things that I really liked about this book is the portrayal of good/bad regarding the vampires. Just like humans in real life, there are varying degrees of good and bad. It is just a little more extreme, because they a super strong blood sucking fiends. This creates a delicious darkness that underlies the whole story. Although I am not sure that vampires should glow, hmmm.

The murder mystery plot of the story was solid, good suspense and sense of danger to the main character. Also, it is a great device to introduce the myriad of characters that we meet in this first book of the series.

Sookie herself is a great character. She is a naïve and innocent, yet she is also a bit of a sage. Her matter-of-fact perspective is unique and refreshing.

I look forward to continuing on with the other books in the series. I hope that they are as good as the first.

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