Dead Until Dark by Charlaine Harris 


Dead Until Dark (Sookie Stackhouse, #1)
by Charlaine Harris
Pages: 292
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.
I know I’m really late to the game for this novel, but I held off on purpose. I tried many times to pick up this book and I just couldn’t get past the main character’s name: Sookie Stackhouse. Really???? The author couldn’t come up with something slightly less annoying? I finally bit the bullet though, and checked it out from my library.
Dead Until Dark is set in rural Louisiana. The main character, Sookie, is a waitress in a bar, but she is more than that. She can read minds. Recently, vampires have “come out of the coffin” and have started living in the open among humans. Sookie hasn’t had much involvement with them, until one walks into her bar. She’s instantly intrigued by him for two reasons. 1) He is a vampire, and 2) she can’t read his mind. (Sound familiar?) This book chronicles the beginning of their relationship, as well as the difficulties that Sookie is facing with her new knowledge of vampires.
I was somewhat familiar with the plot of this, because I had seen most of the first season of True Blood (which is based mostly on this book). There weren’t any big surprises for me because of that, but it was still enjoyable. If you can get over the cheese-factor of parts of the book, I think you’ll enjoy it. I have book #2: Dead in Dallas sitting on my shelf waiting for me. You know I’m a sucker for a series, even a cheesy one. I’m sure I’ll finish all of these.