Dead Until Dark (Sookie Stackhouse #1)

Dead Until Dark (Sookie Stackhouse #1)

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....

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Title:Dead Until Dark (Sookie Stackhouse #1)
Author:Charlaine Harris
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Genres:Fantasy
ISBN:Dead Until Dark
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Edition Language:English
Format Type:Mass Market Paperback
Number of Pages:260 pages pages

Dead Until Dark (Sookie Stackhouse #1) Reviews

  • Trin
    Sep 04, 2008

    After reading a succession of more serious books, I felt the need to read something light and trashy. As I discovered from reading this book, you should be careful what you wish for. Light? Yes. Trashy? Oh yes. Oh yes, yes, yes. But not in a good way - just trash, trash, trash. It i...

    The first book in the Sookie Stackhouse series. I confess - I picked this up at the bookstore for a few reasons: 1. The cover was sparkly and I liked the art. 2. Vampires! Having spent a huge chunk of my youth hoping the vampires in Anne Rice's novels would knock on my window la...

    I started reading this series because I was currently watching True Blood and had developed a slight obsession with Eric. Since then, the books have become an absolute guilty pleasure of mine. They are not the best written and occasionally we get a little too much of what we don't ca...

    I can't remember if I started the books before the show or started the books after becoming obsessed with the show. But who really cares! I loved this world and still do! Mel ??? ...

    Stephenie Meyer has nuthin' on this woman (...understatement!). Harris has in one pinky all the talent of the aforementioned hack, and her huge fan base must take note. "Dead Until Dark" is a loud middle finger to all those in deep love (& therefore those with questionable tastes) ...

    Sigh. I tried to give this a fair chance, I really did. I went into it hopeful, despite some other negative reviews that I?ve read, because I quite liked the pilot for True Blood, the new HBO series based on these books. Dark, however, loses points from me right away because the two ...

  • Vanessa
    Dec 14, 2008

    After reading a succession of more serious books, I felt the need to read something light and trashy. As I discovered from reading this book, you should be careful what you wish for. Light? Yes. Trashy? Oh yes. Oh yes, yes, yes. But not in a good way - just trash, trash, trash. It i...

  • Vampire Lady
    Nov 18, 2007

    After reading a succession of more serious books, I felt the need to read something light and trashy. As I discovered from reading this book, you should be careful what you wish for. Light? Yes. Trashy? Oh yes. Oh yes, yes, yes. But not in a good way - just trash, trash, trash. It i...

    The first book in the Sookie Stackhouse series. I confess - I picked this up at the bookstore for a few reasons: 1. The cover was sparkly and I liked the art. 2. Vampires! Having spent a huge chunk of my youth hoping the vampires in Anne Rice's novels would knock on my window la...

    I started reading this series because I was currently watching True Blood and had developed a slight obsession with Eric. Since then, the books have become an absolute guilty pleasure of mine. They are not the best written and occasionally we get a little too much of what we don't ca...

    I can't remember if I started the books before the show or started the books after becoming obsessed with the show. But who really cares! I loved this world and still do! Mel ??? ...

    Stephenie Meyer has nuthin' on this woman (...understatement!). Harris has in one pinky all the talent of the aforementioned hack, and her huge fan base must take note. "Dead Until Dark" is a loud middle finger to all those in deep love (& therefore those with questionable tastes) ...

    Sigh. I tried to give this a fair chance, I really did. I went into it hopeful, despite some other negative reviews that I?ve read, because I quite liked the pilot for True Blood, the new HBO series based on these books. Dark, however, loses points from me right away because the two ...

    December 2014 buddy read with Shelly, Carole, Evgeny, Karly, Jess, Allison, Catherine & Monty Cupcake. DNF at 50% Sookie, Sookie, Sookie. Because of you most of my friends either hate me or think I'm a total freak. They think you're quirky, I think you're silly. They think y...

    Some people have asked me why I never read Adult Paranormal Romance books. Well, TrueBlood is the reason why. Read on, if you feel like snorting with pity-laughter. Damn. I wish I could explain why I had to give this book a one star rating without sounding lame as hell. Because r...

    I'd never heard of these books until a few months ago, and as usual, once one person recommends them, everyone seems to be talking about them, you see them everywhere, and you get curious. They're in the fantasy section, though for some bizarre reason I was under the impression, at fir...

    The television show True Blood was better than this in every sense; it completely transcended it. Well, at least, before the fourth season hit and the writing went down the toilet. But that?s a separate issue altogether. The show took Charlaine Harris?s book and made the story bett...

    I might have enjoyed this one more if Sookie was a bit more relatable. In a paranormal romance, the reader is supposed to be able to project themselves into the main character, right? I mean, we pretend like that's not the point but that's kinda sorta really the point. But Sookie is ...

    *** 3.44 *** A buddy read with the folks @ FBR... I finally got to read a book that has been on my TBR for many, many years. I own the complete series and have been thinking about starting, only every time I get distracted by something newer and shinier, thus I have to thank FBR...

    2/7/18 - ON SALE for $2.99: http://amzn.to/2x4G9ZN Reviewed by: Rabid Reads 3.5 stars I basically had two separate lives growing up. My main life involved my nurse mother, my pharmacist (legal) father, and two of my three sisters, all living a suburban life just outsi...

    3.5 stars This is the first book in the Sookie Stackhouse Series and I did enjoy it but I don't think I will be continuing with this series. It just did not really excite me so much. I guess the main reason why is because I really do not care for vampire stories too much. I thoug...

    First off, paranormal fiction of any stripe really isn't my bag. I'm more of a hard-science/horror, horror/thriller kind of a guy. I'm a big fan of the TRUE BLOOD television series. My wife tricked me into watching it, because I was convinced I "couldn't possibly like yet another k...

    When I first read the premise for the book, I thought it was slightly intriguing. Nothing I would rush out to get and read right away, but still enough for me to put on my list of to-read. Now that I've read it, I want my brain back. I like the idea that vampires are a known part of th...

  • Shannon (Giraffe Days)
    Apr 16, 2008

    After reading a succession of more serious books, I felt the need to read something light and trashy. As I discovered from reading this book, you should be careful what you wish for. Light? Yes. Trashy? Oh yes. Oh yes, yes, yes. But not in a good way - just trash, trash, trash. It i...

    The first book in the Sookie Stackhouse series. I confess - I picked this up at the bookstore for a few reasons: 1. The cover was sparkly and I liked the art. 2. Vampires! Having spent a huge chunk of my youth hoping the vampires in Anne Rice's novels would knock on my window la...

    I started reading this series because I was currently watching True Blood and had developed a slight obsession with Eric. Since then, the books have become an absolute guilty pleasure of mine. They are not the best written and occasionally we get a little too much of what we don't ca...

    I can't remember if I started the books before the show or started the books after becoming obsessed with the show. But who really cares! I loved this world and still do! Mel ??? ...

    Stephenie Meyer has nuthin' on this woman (...understatement!). Harris has in one pinky all the talent of the aforementioned hack, and her huge fan base must take note. "Dead Until Dark" is a loud middle finger to all those in deep love (& therefore those with questionable tastes) ...

    Sigh. I tried to give this a fair chance, I really did. I went into it hopeful, despite some other negative reviews that I?ve read, because I quite liked the pilot for True Blood, the new HBO series based on these books. Dark, however, loses points from me right away because the two ...

    December 2014 buddy read with Shelly, Carole, Evgeny, Karly, Jess, Allison, Catherine & Monty Cupcake. DNF at 50% Sookie, Sookie, Sookie. Because of you most of my friends either hate me or think I'm a total freak. They think you're quirky, I think you're silly. They think y...

    Some people have asked me why I never read Adult Paranormal Romance books. Well, TrueBlood is the reason why. Read on, if you feel like snorting with pity-laughter. Damn. I wish I could explain why I had to give this book a one star rating without sounding lame as hell. Because r...

    I'd never heard of these books until a few months ago, and as usual, once one person recommends them, everyone seems to be talking about them, you see them everywhere, and you get curious. They're in the fantasy section, though for some bizarre reason I was under the impression, at fir...

  • RandomAnthony
    Feb 09, 2010

    After reading a succession of more serious books, I felt the need to read something light and trashy. As I discovered from reading this book, you should be careful what you wish for. Light? Yes. Trashy? Oh yes. Oh yes, yes, yes. But not in a good way - just trash, trash, trash. It i...

    The first book in the Sookie Stackhouse series. I confess - I picked this up at the bookstore for a few reasons: 1. The cover was sparkly and I liked the art. 2. Vampires! Having spent a huge chunk of my youth hoping the vampires in Anne Rice's novels would knock on my window la...

    I started reading this series because I was currently watching True Blood and had developed a slight obsession with Eric. Since then, the books have become an absolute guilty pleasure of mine. They are not the best written and occasionally we get a little too much of what we don't ca...

    I can't remember if I started the books before the show or started the books after becoming obsessed with the show. But who really cares! I loved this world and still do! Mel ??? ...

    Stephenie Meyer has nuthin' on this woman (...understatement!). Harris has in one pinky all the talent of the aforementioned hack, and her huge fan base must take note. "Dead Until Dark" is a loud middle finger to all those in deep love (& therefore those with questionable tastes) ...

    Sigh. I tried to give this a fair chance, I really did. I went into it hopeful, despite some other negative reviews that I?ve read, because I quite liked the pilot for True Blood, the new HBO series based on these books. Dark, however, loses points from me right away because the two ...

    December 2014 buddy read with Shelly, Carole, Evgeny, Karly, Jess, Allison, Catherine & Monty Cupcake. DNF at 50% Sookie, Sookie, Sookie. Because of you most of my friends either hate me or think I'm a total freak. They think you're quirky, I think you're silly. They think y...

    Some people have asked me why I never read Adult Paranormal Romance books. Well, TrueBlood is the reason why. Read on, if you feel like snorting with pity-laughter. Damn. I wish I could explain why I had to give this book a one star rating without sounding lame as hell. Because r...

    I'd never heard of these books until a few months ago, and as usual, once one person recommends them, everyone seems to be talking about them, you see them everywhere, and you get curious. They're in the fantasy section, though for some bizarre reason I was under the impression, at fir...

    The television show True Blood was better than this in every sense; it completely transcended it. Well, at least, before the fourth season hit and the writing went down the toilet. But that?s a separate issue altogether. The show took Charlaine Harris?s book and made the story bett...

    I might have enjoyed this one more if Sookie was a bit more relatable. In a paranormal romance, the reader is supposed to be able to project themselves into the main character, right? I mean, we pretend like that's not the point but that's kinda sorta really the point. But Sookie is ...

    *** 3.44 *** A buddy read with the folks @ FBR... I finally got to read a book that has been on my TBR for many, many years. I own the complete series and have been thinking about starting, only every time I get distracted by something newer and shinier, thus I have to thank FBR...

    2/7/18 - ON SALE for $2.99: http://amzn.to/2x4G9ZN Reviewed by: Rabid Reads 3.5 stars I basically had two separate lives growing up. My main life involved my nurse mother, my pharmacist (legal) father, and two of my three sisters, all living a suburban life just outsi...

    3.5 stars This is the first book in the Sookie Stackhouse Series and I did enjoy it but I don't think I will be continuing with this series. It just did not really excite me so much. I guess the main reason why is because I really do not care for vampire stories too much. I thoug...

    First off, paranormal fiction of any stripe really isn't my bag. I'm more of a hard-science/horror, horror/thriller kind of a guy. I'm a big fan of the TRUE BLOOD television series. My wife tricked me into watching it, because I was convinced I "couldn't possibly like yet another k...

    When I first read the premise for the book, I thought it was slightly intriguing. Nothing I would rush out to get and read right away, but still enough for me to put on my list of to-read. Now that I've read it, I want my brain back. I like the idea that vampires are a known part of th...

    Original Rating: 5 stars New Rating: 2 Stars This was a Buddy read (re-read for me) with Sarah, Karly, Carole, Kristin (when we get to book 3), Kelly (when we get to book 4), Jess, and Catherine. Ok, I don't know what I was thinking when I gave this book 5 stars. This is not a 5...

    A group read with my GR buddies. Sookie Stackhouse has a disability - at least she thinks she has one. She can read minds and she always has to block this ability of hers to keep herself from going crazy from constant buzz of thoughts from everywhere. She also wants to meet a vampi...

    Opening Line:"I'd been waiting for the Vampire for years when he walked into the bar." I must be one of the last people on the planet to read Dead After Dark. I also haven?t had a chance (yet) to watch True Blood, although because it?s been all over the media I had a pretty good...

    Let's get one thing straight...Sookie Stackhouse is no Bella Swan. You may have read the myriad reviews that list the similarities between Charlaine Harris's novels and the Twilight Saga and I can assure you that most of them are true. Harris refers to her vampires 'glowing', Bill drin...

    Very good. Sookie is lovable ...

    I'm in that small minority of readers of urban fantasy who hasn't read this series or watched True Blood, the television show based on these books. After reading this story, I'm not quite sure what all the fuss is about but I'm intrigued enough to continue on. Sookie Stackhouse is ...

    So, what can I say? I enjoyed the book, but in a guilty pleasures, sort of embarrassed to admit kind of way. Let's admit it - this is hardly well written, but it's quick and light and fun, and there's something to be said for that. That said, I didn't really like Sookie's voice. I f...

    Buddy read starting December 29 with Sarah, Shelly, Evgeny, Karly, Jess, Allison, Catherine & Monty Cupcake. Discussion Thread 2014 Review: This review can also be found at Carole's Random Life. 5 Stars! When I saw that some of my friends on Goodreads were getting ...

    Buddy-read with these lovely ladies: Sh3lly, Sarah & Carole(With a hopeful guest appearance of Jess - because Jess & I read all the vampy-ness together, apparently :P) Let's see if Harris' written word can live up to (or surpass) this sexy-ass vamp: And beast: ...

    Notes from the reviewer's internal dialogue before reviewing this book You want to say this is, if not the worst book you?ve ever read, one of the worst. Is your assertion accurate or are you engaging in hyperbole? I believe this is one of the worst books I have ever read. I di...

  • Jess
    Feb 10, 2009

    After reading a succession of more serious books, I felt the need to read something light and trashy. As I discovered from reading this book, you should be careful what you wish for. Light? Yes. Trashy? Oh yes. Oh yes, yes, yes. But not in a good way - just trash, trash, trash. It i...

    The first book in the Sookie Stackhouse series. I confess - I picked this up at the bookstore for a few reasons: 1. The cover was sparkly and I liked the art. 2. Vampires! Having spent a huge chunk of my youth hoping the vampires in Anne Rice's novels would knock on my window la...

    I started reading this series because I was currently watching True Blood and had developed a slight obsession with Eric. Since then, the books have become an absolute guilty pleasure of mine. They are not the best written and occasionally we get a little too much of what we don't ca...

    I can't remember if I started the books before the show or started the books after becoming obsessed with the show. But who really cares! I loved this world and still do! Mel ??? ...

    Stephenie Meyer has nuthin' on this woman (...understatement!). Harris has in one pinky all the talent of the aforementioned hack, and her huge fan base must take note. "Dead Until Dark" is a loud middle finger to all those in deep love (& therefore those with questionable tastes) ...

    Sigh. I tried to give this a fair chance, I really did. I went into it hopeful, despite some other negative reviews that I?ve read, because I quite liked the pilot for True Blood, the new HBO series based on these books. Dark, however, loses points from me right away because the two ...

    December 2014 buddy read with Shelly, Carole, Evgeny, Karly, Jess, Allison, Catherine & Monty Cupcake. DNF at 50% Sookie, Sookie, Sookie. Because of you most of my friends either hate me or think I'm a total freak. They think you're quirky, I think you're silly. They think y...

    Some people have asked me why I never read Adult Paranormal Romance books. Well, TrueBlood is the reason why. Read on, if you feel like snorting with pity-laughter. Damn. I wish I could explain why I had to give this book a one star rating without sounding lame as hell. Because r...

    I'd never heard of these books until a few months ago, and as usual, once one person recommends them, everyone seems to be talking about them, you see them everywhere, and you get curious. They're in the fantasy section, though for some bizarre reason I was under the impression, at fir...

    The television show True Blood was better than this in every sense; it completely transcended it. Well, at least, before the fourth season hit and the writing went down the toilet. But that?s a separate issue altogether. The show took Charlaine Harris?s book and made the story bett...

    I might have enjoyed this one more if Sookie was a bit more relatable. In a paranormal romance, the reader is supposed to be able to project themselves into the main character, right? I mean, we pretend like that's not the point but that's kinda sorta really the point. But Sookie is ...

    *** 3.44 *** A buddy read with the folks @ FBR... I finally got to read a book that has been on my TBR for many, many years. I own the complete series and have been thinking about starting, only every time I get distracted by something newer and shinier, thus I have to thank FBR...

    2/7/18 - ON SALE for $2.99: http://amzn.to/2x4G9ZN Reviewed by: Rabid Reads 3.5 stars I basically had two separate lives growing up. My main life involved my nurse mother, my pharmacist (legal) father, and two of my three sisters, all living a suburban life just outsi...

    3.5 stars This is the first book in the Sookie Stackhouse Series and I did enjoy it but I don't think I will be continuing with this series. It just did not really excite me so much. I guess the main reason why is because I really do not care for vampire stories too much. I thoug...

    First off, paranormal fiction of any stripe really isn't my bag. I'm more of a hard-science/horror, horror/thriller kind of a guy. I'm a big fan of the TRUE BLOOD television series. My wife tricked me into watching it, because I was convinced I "couldn't possibly like yet another k...

    When I first read the premise for the book, I thought it was slightly intriguing. Nothing I would rush out to get and read right away, but still enough for me to put on my list of to-read. Now that I've read it, I want my brain back. I like the idea that vampires are a known part of th...

    Original Rating: 5 stars New Rating: 2 Stars This was a Buddy read (re-read for me) with Sarah, Karly, Carole, Kristin (when we get to book 3), Kelly (when we get to book 4), Jess, and Catherine. Ok, I don't know what I was thinking when I gave this book 5 stars. This is not a 5...

    A group read with my GR buddies. Sookie Stackhouse has a disability - at least she thinks she has one. She can read minds and she always has to block this ability of hers to keep herself from going crazy from constant buzz of thoughts from everywhere. She also wants to meet a vampi...

    Opening Line:"I'd been waiting for the Vampire for years when he walked into the bar." I must be one of the last people on the planet to read Dead After Dark. I also haven?t had a chance (yet) to watch True Blood, although because it?s been all over the media I had a pretty good...

    Let's get one thing straight...Sookie Stackhouse is no Bella Swan. You may have read the myriad reviews that list the similarities between Charlaine Harris's novels and the Twilight Saga and I can assure you that most of them are true. Harris refers to her vampires 'glowing', Bill drin...

    Very good. Sookie is lovable ...

    I'm in that small minority of readers of urban fantasy who hasn't read this series or watched True Blood, the television show based on these books. After reading this story, I'm not quite sure what all the fuss is about but I'm intrigued enough to continue on. Sookie Stackhouse is ...

    So, what can I say? I enjoyed the book, but in a guilty pleasures, sort of embarrassed to admit kind of way. Let's admit it - this is hardly well written, but it's quick and light and fun, and there's something to be said for that. That said, I didn't really like Sookie's voice. I f...

    Buddy read starting December 29 with Sarah, Shelly, Evgeny, Karly, Jess, Allison, Catherine & Monty Cupcake. Discussion Thread 2014 Review: This review can also be found at Carole's Random Life. 5 Stars! When I saw that some of my friends on Goodreads were getting ...

    Buddy-read with these lovely ladies: Sh3lly, Sarah & Carole(With a hopeful guest appearance of Jess - because Jess & I read all the vampy-ness together, apparently :P) Let's see if Harris' written word can live up to (or surpass) this sexy-ass vamp: And beast: ...

    Notes from the reviewer's internal dialogue before reviewing this book You want to say this is, if not the worst book you?ve ever read, one of the worst. Is your assertion accurate or are you engaging in hyperbole? I believe this is one of the worst books I have ever read. I di...

    So finally, I meet Sookie Stackhouse. I am late to the party by about 15 years, but I really enjoyed making her acquaintance. I polished off the book in one evening and could quite happily have turned around and read it again right away. In fact I did go back and read my favourite sect...

    Not for me. ...

  • Fabian
    Nov 11, 2008

    After reading a succession of more serious books, I felt the need to read something light and trashy. As I discovered from reading this book, you should be careful what you wish for. Light? Yes. Trashy? Oh yes. Oh yes, yes, yes. But not in a good way - just trash, trash, trash. It i...

    The first book in the Sookie Stackhouse series. I confess - I picked this up at the bookstore for a few reasons: 1. The cover was sparkly and I liked the art. 2. Vampires! Having spent a huge chunk of my youth hoping the vampires in Anne Rice's novels would knock on my window la...

    I started reading this series because I was currently watching True Blood and had developed a slight obsession with Eric. Since then, the books have become an absolute guilty pleasure of mine. They are not the best written and occasionally we get a little too much of what we don't ca...

    I can't remember if I started the books before the show or started the books after becoming obsessed with the show. But who really cares! I loved this world and still do! Mel ??? ...

    Stephenie Meyer has nuthin' on this woman (...understatement!). Harris has in one pinky all the talent of the aforementioned hack, and her huge fan base must take note. "Dead Until Dark" is a loud middle finger to all those in deep love (& therefore those with questionable tastes) ...

  • Annie
    Jan 14, 2009

    After reading a succession of more serious books, I felt the need to read something light and trashy. As I discovered from reading this book, you should be careful what you wish for. Light? Yes. Trashy? Oh yes. Oh yes, yes, yes. But not in a good way - just trash, trash, trash. It i...

    The first book in the Sookie Stackhouse series. I confess - I picked this up at the bookstore for a few reasons: 1. The cover was sparkly and I liked the art. 2. Vampires! Having spent a huge chunk of my youth hoping the vampires in Anne Rice's novels would knock on my window la...

    I started reading this series because I was currently watching True Blood and had developed a slight obsession with Eric. Since then, the books have become an absolute guilty pleasure of mine. They are not the best written and occasionally we get a little too much of what we don't ca...

    I can't remember if I started the books before the show or started the books after becoming obsessed with the show. But who really cares! I loved this world and still do! Mel ??? ...

    Stephenie Meyer has nuthin' on this woman (...understatement!). Harris has in one pinky all the talent of the aforementioned hack, and her huge fan base must take note. "Dead Until Dark" is a loud middle finger to all those in deep love (& therefore those with questionable tastes) ...

    Sigh. I tried to give this a fair chance, I really did. I went into it hopeful, despite some other negative reviews that I?ve read, because I quite liked the pilot for True Blood, the new HBO series based on these books. Dark, however, loses points from me right away because the two ...

    December 2014 buddy read with Shelly, Carole, Evgeny, Karly, Jess, Allison, Catherine & Monty Cupcake. DNF at 50% Sookie, Sookie, Sookie. Because of you most of my friends either hate me or think I'm a total freak. They think you're quirky, I think you're silly. They think y...

    Some people have asked me why I never read Adult Paranormal Romance books. Well, TrueBlood is the reason why. Read on, if you feel like snorting with pity-laughter. Damn. I wish I could explain why I had to give this book a one star rating without sounding lame as hell. Because r...

    I'd never heard of these books until a few months ago, and as usual, once one person recommends them, everyone seems to be talking about them, you see them everywhere, and you get curious. They're in the fantasy section, though for some bizarre reason I was under the impression, at fir...

    The television show True Blood was better than this in every sense; it completely transcended it. Well, at least, before the fourth season hit and the writing went down the toilet. But that?s a separate issue altogether. The show took Charlaine Harris?s book and made the story bett...

    I might have enjoyed this one more if Sookie was a bit more relatable. In a paranormal romance, the reader is supposed to be able to project themselves into the main character, right? I mean, we pretend like that's not the point but that's kinda sorta really the point. But Sookie is ...

    *** 3.44 *** A buddy read with the folks @ FBR... I finally got to read a book that has been on my TBR for many, many years. I own the complete series and have been thinking about starting, only every time I get distracted by something newer and shinier, thus I have to thank FBR...

    2/7/18 - ON SALE for $2.99: http://amzn.to/2x4G9ZN Reviewed by: Rabid Reads 3.5 stars I basically had two separate lives growing up. My main life involved my nurse mother, my pharmacist (legal) father, and two of my three sisters, all living a suburban life just outsi...

    3.5 stars This is the first book in the Sookie Stackhouse Series and I did enjoy it but I don't think I will be continuing with this series. It just did not really excite me so much. I guess the main reason why is because I really do not care for vampire stories too much. I thoug...

    First off, paranormal fiction of any stripe really isn't my bag. I'm more of a hard-science/horror, horror/thriller kind of a guy. I'm a big fan of the TRUE BLOOD television series. My wife tricked me into watching it, because I was convinced I "couldn't possibly like yet another k...

    When I first read the premise for the book, I thought it was slightly intriguing. Nothing I would rush out to get and read right away, but still enough for me to put on my list of to-read. Now that I've read it, I want my brain back. I like the idea that vampires are a known part of th...

    Original Rating: 5 stars New Rating: 2 Stars This was a Buddy read (re-read for me) with Sarah, Karly, Carole, Kristin (when we get to book 3), Kelly (when we get to book 4), Jess, and Catherine. Ok, I don't know what I was thinking when I gave this book 5 stars. This is not a 5...

    A group read with my GR buddies. Sookie Stackhouse has a disability - at least she thinks she has one. She can read minds and she always has to block this ability of hers to keep herself from going crazy from constant buzz of thoughts from everywhere. She also wants to meet a vampi...

    Opening Line:"I'd been waiting for the Vampire for years when he walked into the bar." I must be one of the last people on the planet to read Dead After Dark. I also haven?t had a chance (yet) to watch True Blood, although because it?s been all over the media I had a pretty good...

    Let's get one thing straight...Sookie Stackhouse is no Bella Swan. You may have read the myriad reviews that list the similarities between Charlaine Harris's novels and the Twilight Saga and I can assure you that most of them are true. Harris refers to her vampires 'glowing', Bill drin...

  • colleen the convivial curmudgeon
    Sep 30, 2009

    After reading a succession of more serious books, I felt the need to read something light and trashy. As I discovered from reading this book, you should be careful what you wish for. Light? Yes. Trashy? Oh yes. Oh yes, yes, yes. But not in a good way - just trash, trash, trash. It i...

    The first book in the Sookie Stackhouse series. I confess - I picked this up at the bookstore for a few reasons: 1. The cover was sparkly and I liked the art. 2. Vampires! Having spent a huge chunk of my youth hoping the vampires in Anne Rice's novels would knock on my window la...

    I started reading this series because I was currently watching True Blood and had developed a slight obsession with Eric. Since then, the books have become an absolute guilty pleasure of mine. They are not the best written and occasionally we get a little too much of what we don't ca...

    I can't remember if I started the books before the show or started the books after becoming obsessed with the show. But who really cares! I loved this world and still do! Mel ??? ...

    Stephenie Meyer has nuthin' on this woman (...understatement!). Harris has in one pinky all the talent of the aforementioned hack, and her huge fan base must take note. "Dead Until Dark" is a loud middle finger to all those in deep love (& therefore those with questionable tastes) ...

    Sigh. I tried to give this a fair chance, I really did. I went into it hopeful, despite some other negative reviews that I?ve read, because I quite liked the pilot for True Blood, the new HBO series based on these books. Dark, however, loses points from me right away because the two ...

    December 2014 buddy read with Shelly, Carole, Evgeny, Karly, Jess, Allison, Catherine & Monty Cupcake. DNF at 50% Sookie, Sookie, Sookie. Because of you most of my friends either hate me or think I'm a total freak. They think you're quirky, I think you're silly. They think y...

    Some people have asked me why I never read Adult Paranormal Romance books. Well, TrueBlood is the reason why. Read on, if you feel like snorting with pity-laughter. Damn. I wish I could explain why I had to give this book a one star rating without sounding lame as hell. Because r...

    I'd never heard of these books until a few months ago, and as usual, once one person recommends them, everyone seems to be talking about them, you see them everywhere, and you get curious. They're in the fantasy section, though for some bizarre reason I was under the impression, at fir...

    The television show True Blood was better than this in every sense; it completely transcended it. Well, at least, before the fourth season hit and the writing went down the toilet. But that?s a separate issue altogether. The show took Charlaine Harris?s book and made the story bett...

    I might have enjoyed this one more if Sookie was a bit more relatable. In a paranormal romance, the reader is supposed to be able to project themselves into the main character, right? I mean, we pretend like that's not the point but that's kinda sorta really the point. But Sookie is ...

    *** 3.44 *** A buddy read with the folks @ FBR... I finally got to read a book that has been on my TBR for many, many years. I own the complete series and have been thinking about starting, only every time I get distracted by something newer and shinier, thus I have to thank FBR...

    2/7/18 - ON SALE for $2.99: http://amzn.to/2x4G9ZN Reviewed by: Rabid Reads 3.5 stars I basically had two separate lives growing up. My main life involved my nurse mother, my pharmacist (legal) father, and two of my three sisters, all living a suburban life just outsi...

    3.5 stars This is the first book in the Sookie Stackhouse Series and I did enjoy it but I don't think I will be continuing with this series. It just did not really excite me so much. I guess the main reason why is because I really do not care for vampire stories too much. I thoug...

    First off, paranormal fiction of any stripe really isn't my bag. I'm more of a hard-science/horror, horror/thriller kind of a guy. I'm a big fan of the TRUE BLOOD television series. My wife tricked me into watching it, because I was convinced I "couldn't possibly like yet another k...

    When I first read the premise for the book, I thought it was slightly intriguing. Nothing I would rush out to get and read right away, but still enough for me to put on my list of to-read. Now that I've read it, I want my brain back. I like the idea that vampires are a known part of th...

    Original Rating: 5 stars New Rating: 2 Stars This was a Buddy read (re-read for me) with Sarah, Karly, Carole, Kristin (when we get to book 3), Kelly (when we get to book 4), Jess, and Catherine. Ok, I don't know what I was thinking when I gave this book 5 stars. This is not a 5...

    A group read with my GR buddies. Sookie Stackhouse has a disability - at least she thinks she has one. She can read minds and she always has to block this ability of hers to keep herself from going crazy from constant buzz of thoughts from everywhere. She also wants to meet a vampi...

    Opening Line:"I'd been waiting for the Vampire for years when he walked into the bar." I must be one of the last people on the planet to read Dead After Dark. I also haven?t had a chance (yet) to watch True Blood, although because it?s been all over the media I had a pretty good...

    Let's get one thing straight...Sookie Stackhouse is no Bella Swan. You may have read the myriad reviews that list the similarities between Charlaine Harris's novels and the Twilight Saga and I can assure you that most of them are true. Harris refers to her vampires 'glowing', Bill drin...

    Very good. Sookie is lovable ...

    I'm in that small minority of readers of urban fantasy who hasn't read this series or watched True Blood, the television show based on these books. After reading this story, I'm not quite sure what all the fuss is about but I'm intrigued enough to continue on. Sookie Stackhouse is ...

    So, what can I say? I enjoyed the book, but in a guilty pleasures, sort of embarrassed to admit kind of way. Let's admit it - this is hardly well written, but it's quick and light and fun, and there's something to be said for that. That said, I didn't really like Sookie's voice. I f...

  • Jennifer
    Jan 18, 2009

    After reading a succession of more serious books, I felt the need to read something light and trashy. As I discovered from reading this book, you should be careful what you wish for. Light? Yes. Trashy? Oh yes. Oh yes, yes, yes. But not in a good way - just trash, trash, trash. It i...

    The first book in the Sookie Stackhouse series. I confess - I picked this up at the bookstore for a few reasons: 1. The cover was sparkly and I liked the art. 2. Vampires! Having spent a huge chunk of my youth hoping the vampires in Anne Rice's novels would knock on my window la...

  • Scott Sigler
    Nov 19, 2012

    After reading a succession of more serious books, I felt the need to read something light and trashy. As I discovered from reading this book, you should be careful what you wish for. Light? Yes. Trashy? Oh yes. Oh yes, yes, yes. But not in a good way - just trash, trash, trash. It i...

    The first book in the Sookie Stackhouse series. I confess - I picked this up at the bookstore for a few reasons: 1. The cover was sparkly and I liked the art. 2. Vampires! Having spent a huge chunk of my youth hoping the vampires in Anne Rice's novels would knock on my window la...

    I started reading this series because I was currently watching True Blood and had developed a slight obsession with Eric. Since then, the books have become an absolute guilty pleasure of mine. They are not the best written and occasionally we get a little too much of what we don't ca...

    I can't remember if I started the books before the show or started the books after becoming obsessed with the show. But who really cares! I loved this world and still do! Mel ??? ...

    Stephenie Meyer has nuthin' on this woman (...understatement!). Harris has in one pinky all the talent of the aforementioned hack, and her huge fan base must take note. "Dead Until Dark" is a loud middle finger to all those in deep love (& therefore those with questionable tastes) ...

    Sigh. I tried to give this a fair chance, I really did. I went into it hopeful, despite some other negative reviews that I?ve read, because I quite liked the pilot for True Blood, the new HBO series based on these books. Dark, however, loses points from me right away because the two ...

    December 2014 buddy read with Shelly, Carole, Evgeny, Karly, Jess, Allison, Catherine & Monty Cupcake. DNF at 50% Sookie, Sookie, Sookie. Because of you most of my friends either hate me or think I'm a total freak. They think you're quirky, I think you're silly. They think y...

    Some people have asked me why I never read Adult Paranormal Romance books. Well, TrueBlood is the reason why. Read on, if you feel like snorting with pity-laughter. Damn. I wish I could explain why I had to give this book a one star rating without sounding lame as hell. Because r...

    I'd never heard of these books until a few months ago, and as usual, once one person recommends them, everyone seems to be talking about them, you see them everywhere, and you get curious. They're in the fantasy section, though for some bizarre reason I was under the impression, at fir...

    The television show True Blood was better than this in every sense; it completely transcended it. Well, at least, before the fourth season hit and the writing went down the toilet. But that?s a separate issue altogether. The show took Charlaine Harris?s book and made the story bett...

    I might have enjoyed this one more if Sookie was a bit more relatable. In a paranormal romance, the reader is supposed to be able to project themselves into the main character, right? I mean, we pretend like that's not the point but that's kinda sorta really the point. But Sookie is ...

    *** 3.44 *** A buddy read with the folks @ FBR... I finally got to read a book that has been on my TBR for many, many years. I own the complete series and have been thinking about starting, only every time I get distracted by something newer and shinier, thus I have to thank FBR...

    2/7/18 - ON SALE for $2.99: http://amzn.to/2x4G9ZN Reviewed by: Rabid Reads 3.5 stars I basically had two separate lives growing up. My main life involved my nurse mother, my pharmacist (legal) father, and two of my three sisters, all living a suburban life just outsi...

    3.5 stars This is the first book in the Sookie Stackhouse Series and I did enjoy it but I don't think I will be continuing with this series. It just did not really excite me so much. I guess the main reason why is because I really do not care for vampire stories too much. I thoug...

    First off, paranormal fiction of any stripe really isn't my bag. I'm more of a hard-science/horror, horror/thriller kind of a guy. I'm a big fan of the TRUE BLOOD television series. My wife tricked me into watching it, because I was convinced I "couldn't possibly like yet another k...

  • Buggy
    Jan 02, 2010

    After reading a succession of more serious books, I felt the need to read something light and trashy. As I discovered from reading this book, you should be careful what you wish for. Light? Yes. Trashy? Oh yes. Oh yes, yes, yes. But not in a good way - just trash, trash, trash. It i...

    The first book in the Sookie Stackhouse series. I confess - I picked this up at the bookstore for a few reasons: 1. The cover was sparkly and I liked the art. 2. Vampires! Having spent a huge chunk of my youth hoping the vampires in Anne Rice's novels would knock on my window la...

    I started reading this series because I was currently watching True Blood and had developed a slight obsession with Eric. Since then, the books have become an absolute guilty pleasure of mine. They are not the best written and occasionally we get a little too much of what we don't ca...

    I can't remember if I started the books before the show or started the books after becoming obsessed with the show. But who really cares! I loved this world and still do! Mel ??? ...

    Stephenie Meyer has nuthin' on this woman (...understatement!). Harris has in one pinky all the talent of the aforementioned hack, and her huge fan base must take note. "Dead Until Dark" is a loud middle finger to all those in deep love (& therefore those with questionable tastes) ...

    Sigh. I tried to give this a fair chance, I really did. I went into it hopeful, despite some other negative reviews that I?ve read, because I quite liked the pilot for True Blood, the new HBO series based on these books. Dark, however, loses points from me right away because the two ...

    December 2014 buddy read with Shelly, Carole, Evgeny, Karly, Jess, Allison, Catherine & Monty Cupcake. DNF at 50% Sookie, Sookie, Sookie. Because of you most of my friends either hate me or think I'm a total freak. They think you're quirky, I think you're silly. They think y...

    Some people have asked me why I never read Adult Paranormal Romance books. Well, TrueBlood is the reason why. Read on, if you feel like snorting with pity-laughter. Damn. I wish I could explain why I had to give this book a one star rating without sounding lame as hell. Because r...

    I'd never heard of these books until a few months ago, and as usual, once one person recommends them, everyone seems to be talking about them, you see them everywhere, and you get curious. They're in the fantasy section, though for some bizarre reason I was under the impression, at fir...

    The television show True Blood was better than this in every sense; it completely transcended it. Well, at least, before the fourth season hit and the writing went down the toilet. But that?s a separate issue altogether. The show took Charlaine Harris?s book and made the story bett...

    I might have enjoyed this one more if Sookie was a bit more relatable. In a paranormal romance, the reader is supposed to be able to project themselves into the main character, right? I mean, we pretend like that's not the point but that's kinda sorta really the point. But Sookie is ...

    *** 3.44 *** A buddy read with the folks @ FBR... I finally got to read a book that has been on my TBR for many, many years. I own the complete series and have been thinking about starting, only every time I get distracted by something newer and shinier, thus I have to thank FBR...

    2/7/18 - ON SALE for $2.99: http://amzn.to/2x4G9ZN Reviewed by: Rabid Reads 3.5 stars I basically had two separate lives growing up. My main life involved my nurse mother, my pharmacist (legal) father, and two of my three sisters, all living a suburban life just outsi...

    3.5 stars This is the first book in the Sookie Stackhouse Series and I did enjoy it but I don't think I will be continuing with this series. It just did not really excite me so much. I guess the main reason why is because I really do not care for vampire stories too much. I thoug...

    First off, paranormal fiction of any stripe really isn't my bag. I'm more of a hard-science/horror, horror/thriller kind of a guy. I'm a big fan of the TRUE BLOOD television series. My wife tricked me into watching it, because I was convinced I "couldn't possibly like yet another k...

    When I first read the premise for the book, I thought it was slightly intriguing. Nothing I would rush out to get and read right away, but still enough for me to put on my list of to-read. Now that I've read it, I want my brain back. I like the idea that vampires are a known part of th...

    Original Rating: 5 stars New Rating: 2 Stars This was a Buddy read (re-read for me) with Sarah, Karly, Carole, Kristin (when we get to book 3), Kelly (when we get to book 4), Jess, and Catherine. Ok, I don't know what I was thinking when I gave this book 5 stars. This is not a 5...

    A group read with my GR buddies. Sookie Stackhouse has a disability - at least she thinks she has one. She can read minds and she always has to block this ability of hers to keep herself from going crazy from constant buzz of thoughts from everywhere. She also wants to meet a vampi...

    Opening Line:"I'd been waiting for the Vampire for years when he walked into the bar." I must be one of the last people on the planet to read Dead After Dark. I also haven?t had a chance (yet) to watch True Blood, although because it?s been all over the media I had a pretty good...

  • Emily May
    Dec 09, 2010

    After reading a succession of more serious books, I felt the need to read something light and trashy. As I discovered from reading this book, you should be careful what you wish for. Light? Yes. Trashy? Oh yes. Oh yes, yes, yes. But not in a good way - just trash, trash, trash. It i...

    The first book in the Sookie Stackhouse series. I confess - I picked this up at the bookstore for a few reasons: 1. The cover was sparkly and I liked the art. 2. Vampires! Having spent a huge chunk of my youth hoping the vampires in Anne Rice's novels would knock on my window la...

    I started reading this series because I was currently watching True Blood and had developed a slight obsession with Eric. Since then, the books have become an absolute guilty pleasure of mine. They are not the best written and occasionally we get a little too much of what we don't ca...

  • Jonetta
    Jan 31, 2017

    After reading a succession of more serious books, I felt the need to read something light and trashy. As I discovered from reading this book, you should be careful what you wish for. Light? Yes. Trashy? Oh yes. Oh yes, yes, yes. But not in a good way - just trash, trash, trash. It i...

    The first book in the Sookie Stackhouse series. I confess - I picked this up at the bookstore for a few reasons: 1. The cover was sparkly and I liked the art. 2. Vampires! Having spent a huge chunk of my youth hoping the vampires in Anne Rice's novels would knock on my window la...

    I started reading this series because I was currently watching True Blood and had developed a slight obsession with Eric. Since then, the books have become an absolute guilty pleasure of mine. They are not the best written and occasionally we get a little too much of what we don't ca...

    I can't remember if I started the books before the show or started the books after becoming obsessed with the show. But who really cares! I loved this world and still do! Mel ??? ...

    Stephenie Meyer has nuthin' on this woman (...understatement!). Harris has in one pinky all the talent of the aforementioned hack, and her huge fan base must take note. "Dead Until Dark" is a loud middle finger to all those in deep love (& therefore those with questionable tastes) ...

    Sigh. I tried to give this a fair chance, I really did. I went into it hopeful, despite some other negative reviews that I?ve read, because I quite liked the pilot for True Blood, the new HBO series based on these books. Dark, however, loses points from me right away because the two ...

    December 2014 buddy read with Shelly, Carole, Evgeny, Karly, Jess, Allison, Catherine & Monty Cupcake. DNF at 50% Sookie, Sookie, Sookie. Because of you most of my friends either hate me or think I'm a total freak. They think you're quirky, I think you're silly. They think y...

    Some people have asked me why I never read Adult Paranormal Romance books. Well, TrueBlood is the reason why. Read on, if you feel like snorting with pity-laughter. Damn. I wish I could explain why I had to give this book a one star rating without sounding lame as hell. Because r...

    I'd never heard of these books until a few months ago, and as usual, once one person recommends them, everyone seems to be talking about them, you see them everywhere, and you get curious. They're in the fantasy section, though for some bizarre reason I was under the impression, at fir...

    The television show True Blood was better than this in every sense; it completely transcended it. Well, at least, before the fourth season hit and the writing went down the toilet. But that?s a separate issue altogether. The show took Charlaine Harris?s book and made the story bett...

    I might have enjoyed this one more if Sookie was a bit more relatable. In a paranormal romance, the reader is supposed to be able to project themselves into the main character, right? I mean, we pretend like that's not the point but that's kinda sorta really the point. But Sookie is ...

    *** 3.44 *** A buddy read with the folks @ FBR... I finally got to read a book that has been on my TBR for many, many years. I own the complete series and have been thinking about starting, only every time I get distracted by something newer and shinier, thus I have to thank FBR...

    2/7/18 - ON SALE for $2.99: http://amzn.to/2x4G9ZN Reviewed by: Rabid Reads 3.5 stars I basically had two separate lives growing up. My main life involved my nurse mother, my pharmacist (legal) father, and two of my three sisters, all living a suburban life just outsi...

    3.5 stars This is the first book in the Sookie Stackhouse Series and I did enjoy it but I don't think I will be continuing with this series. It just did not really excite me so much. I guess the main reason why is because I really do not care for vampire stories too much. I thoug...

    First off, paranormal fiction of any stripe really isn't my bag. I'm more of a hard-science/horror, horror/thriller kind of a guy. I'm a big fan of the TRUE BLOOD television series. My wife tricked me into watching it, because I was convinced I "couldn't possibly like yet another k...

    When I first read the premise for the book, I thought it was slightly intriguing. Nothing I would rush out to get and read right away, but still enough for me to put on my list of to-read. Now that I've read it, I want my brain back. I like the idea that vampires are a known part of th...

    Original Rating: 5 stars New Rating: 2 Stars This was a Buddy read (re-read for me) with Sarah, Karly, Carole, Kristin (when we get to book 3), Kelly (when we get to book 4), Jess, and Catherine. Ok, I don't know what I was thinking when I gave this book 5 stars. This is not a 5...

    A group read with my GR buddies. Sookie Stackhouse has a disability - at least she thinks she has one. She can read minds and she always has to block this ability of hers to keep herself from going crazy from constant buzz of thoughts from everywhere. She also wants to meet a vampi...

    Opening Line:"I'd been waiting for the Vampire for years when he walked into the bar." I must be one of the last people on the planet to read Dead After Dark. I also haven?t had a chance (yet) to watch True Blood, although because it?s been all over the media I had a pretty good...

    Let's get one thing straight...Sookie Stackhouse is no Bella Swan. You may have read the myriad reviews that list the similarities between Charlaine Harris's novels and the Twilight Saga and I can assure you that most of them are true. Harris refers to her vampires 'glowing', Bill drin...

    Very good. Sookie is lovable ...

    I'm in that small minority of readers of urban fantasy who hasn't read this series or watched True Blood, the television show based on these books. After reading this story, I'm not quite sure what all the fuss is about but I'm intrigued enough to continue on. Sookie Stackhouse is ...

  • Kay
    Aug 31, 2011

    After reading a succession of more serious books, I felt the need to read something light and trashy. As I discovered from reading this book, you should be careful what you wish for. Light? Yes. Trashy? Oh yes. Oh yes, yes, yes. But not in a good way - just trash, trash, trash. It i...

    The first book in the Sookie Stackhouse series. I confess - I picked this up at the bookstore for a few reasons: 1. The cover was sparkly and I liked the art. 2. Vampires! Having spent a huge chunk of my youth hoping the vampires in Anne Rice's novels would knock on my window la...

    I started reading this series because I was currently watching True Blood and had developed a slight obsession with Eric. Since then, the books have become an absolute guilty pleasure of mine. They are not the best written and occasionally we get a little too much of what we don't ca...

    I can't remember if I started the books before the show or started the books after becoming obsessed with the show. But who really cares! I loved this world and still do! Mel ??? ...

    Stephenie Meyer has nuthin' on this woman (...understatement!). Harris has in one pinky all the talent of the aforementioned hack, and her huge fan base must take note. "Dead Until Dark" is a loud middle finger to all those in deep love (& therefore those with questionable tastes) ...

    Sigh. I tried to give this a fair chance, I really did. I went into it hopeful, despite some other negative reviews that I?ve read, because I quite liked the pilot for True Blood, the new HBO series based on these books. Dark, however, loses points from me right away because the two ...

    December 2014 buddy read with Shelly, Carole, Evgeny, Karly, Jess, Allison, Catherine & Monty Cupcake. DNF at 50% Sookie, Sookie, Sookie. Because of you most of my friends either hate me or think I'm a total freak. They think you're quirky, I think you're silly. They think y...

    Some people have asked me why I never read Adult Paranormal Romance books. Well, TrueBlood is the reason why. Read on, if you feel like snorting with pity-laughter. Damn. I wish I could explain why I had to give this book a one star rating without sounding lame as hell. Because r...

    I'd never heard of these books until a few months ago, and as usual, once one person recommends them, everyone seems to be talking about them, you see them everywhere, and you get curious. They're in the fantasy section, though for some bizarre reason I was under the impression, at fir...

    The television show True Blood was better than this in every sense; it completely transcended it. Well, at least, before the fourth season hit and the writing went down the toilet. But that?s a separate issue altogether. The show took Charlaine Harris?s book and made the story bett...

    I might have enjoyed this one more if Sookie was a bit more relatable. In a paranormal romance, the reader is supposed to be able to project themselves into the main character, right? I mean, we pretend like that's not the point but that's kinda sorta really the point. But Sookie is ...

    *** 3.44 *** A buddy read with the folks @ FBR... I finally got to read a book that has been on my TBR for many, many years. I own the complete series and have been thinking about starting, only every time I get distracted by something newer and shinier, thus I have to thank FBR...

    2/7/18 - ON SALE for $2.99: http://amzn.to/2x4G9ZN Reviewed by: Rabid Reads 3.5 stars I basically had two separate lives growing up. My main life involved my nurse mother, my pharmacist (legal) father, and two of my three sisters, all living a suburban life just outsi...

    3.5 stars This is the first book in the Sookie Stackhouse Series and I did enjoy it but I don't think I will be continuing with this series. It just did not really excite me so much. I guess the main reason why is because I really do not care for vampire stories too much. I thoug...

    First off, paranormal fiction of any stripe really isn't my bag. I'm more of a hard-science/horror, horror/thriller kind of a guy. I'm a big fan of the TRUE BLOOD television series. My wife tricked me into watching it, because I was convinced I "couldn't possibly like yet another k...

    When I first read the premise for the book, I thought it was slightly intriguing. Nothing I would rush out to get and read right away, but still enough for me to put on my list of to-read. Now that I've read it, I want my brain back. I like the idea that vampires are a known part of th...

    Original Rating: 5 stars New Rating: 2 Stars This was a Buddy read (re-read for me) with Sarah, Karly, Carole, Kristin (when we get to book 3), Kelly (when we get to book 4), Jess, and Catherine. Ok, I don't know what I was thinking when I gave this book 5 stars. This is not a 5...

    A group read with my GR buddies. Sookie Stackhouse has a disability - at least she thinks she has one. She can read minds and she always has to block this ability of hers to keep herself from going crazy from constant buzz of thoughts from everywhere. She also wants to meet a vampi...

    Opening Line:"I'd been waiting for the Vampire for years when he walked into the bar." I must be one of the last people on the planet to read Dead After Dark. I also haven?t had a chance (yet) to watch True Blood, although because it?s been all over the media I had a pretty good...

    Let's get one thing straight...Sookie Stackhouse is no Bella Swan. You may have read the myriad reviews that list the similarities between Charlaine Harris's novels and the Twilight Saga and I can assure you that most of them are true. Harris refers to her vampires 'glowing', Bill drin...

    Very good. Sookie is lovable ...

    I'm in that small minority of readers of urban fantasy who hasn't read this series or watched True Blood, the television show based on these books. After reading this story, I'm not quite sure what all the fuss is about but I'm intrigued enough to continue on. Sookie Stackhouse is ...

    So, what can I say? I enjoyed the book, but in a guilty pleasures, sort of embarrassed to admit kind of way. Let's admit it - this is hardly well written, but it's quick and light and fun, and there's something to be said for that. That said, I didn't really like Sookie's voice. I f...

    Buddy read starting December 29 with Sarah, Shelly, Evgeny, Karly, Jess, Allison, Catherine & Monty Cupcake. Discussion Thread 2014 Review: This review can also be found at Carole's Random Life. 5 Stars! When I saw that some of my friends on Goodreads were getting ...

    Buddy-read with these lovely ladies: Sh3lly, Sarah & Carole(With a hopeful guest appearance of Jess - because Jess & I read all the vampy-ness together, apparently :P) Let's see if Harris' written word can live up to (or surpass) this sexy-ass vamp: And beast: ...

    Notes from the reviewer's internal dialogue before reviewing this book You want to say this is, if not the worst book you?ve ever read, one of the worst. Is your assertion accurate or are you engaging in hyperbole? I believe this is one of the worst books I have ever read. I di...

    So finally, I meet Sookie Stackhouse. I am late to the party by about 15 years, but I really enjoyed making her acquaintance. I polished off the book in one evening and could quite happily have turned around and read it again right away. In fact I did go back and read my favourite sect...

    Not for me. ...

    So I've finally read a book by Charlaine Harris. And it was good fun. Good plot, murders to be solved, a nice, well behaved vampire called Bill and some less nice, unscrupulous vampires, a clever girl-next-door called Sookie with an unusual gift and a light, humorous style of writing. ...

    I'll admit it. After the watching the first season of True Blood a year ago, I picked up this book with some expectations: that it has (1) a lot of sex, (2) a lot of gore, (3) a lot of wild personalities and (4) never-ending hilarities la Jason's experience with V in the first s...

  • Carole (Carole's Random Life in Books)
    Jul 26, 2011

    After reading a succession of more serious books, I felt the need to read something light and trashy. As I discovered from reading this book, you should be careful what you wish for. Light? Yes. Trashy? Oh yes. Oh yes, yes, yes. But not in a good way - just trash, trash, trash. It i...

    The first book in the Sookie Stackhouse series. I confess - I picked this up at the bookstore for a few reasons: 1. The cover was sparkly and I liked the art. 2. Vampires! Having spent a huge chunk of my youth hoping the vampires in Anne Rice's novels would knock on my window la...

    I started reading this series because I was currently watching True Blood and had developed a slight obsession with Eric. Since then, the books have become an absolute guilty pleasure of mine. They are not the best written and occasionally we get a little too much of what we don't ca...

    I can't remember if I started the books before the show or started the books after becoming obsessed with the show. But who really cares! I loved this world and still do! Mel ??? ...

    Stephenie Meyer has nuthin' on this woman (...understatement!). Harris has in one pinky all the talent of the aforementioned hack, and her huge fan base must take note. "Dead Until Dark" is a loud middle finger to all those in deep love (& therefore those with questionable tastes) ...

    Sigh. I tried to give this a fair chance, I really did. I went into it hopeful, despite some other negative reviews that I?ve read, because I quite liked the pilot for True Blood, the new HBO series based on these books. Dark, however, loses points from me right away because the two ...

    December 2014 buddy read with Shelly, Carole, Evgeny, Karly, Jess, Allison, Catherine & Monty Cupcake. DNF at 50% Sookie, Sookie, Sookie. Because of you most of my friends either hate me or think I'm a total freak. They think you're quirky, I think you're silly. They think y...

    Some people have asked me why I never read Adult Paranormal Romance books. Well, TrueBlood is the reason why. Read on, if you feel like snorting with pity-laughter. Damn. I wish I could explain why I had to give this book a one star rating without sounding lame as hell. Because r...

    I'd never heard of these books until a few months ago, and as usual, once one person recommends them, everyone seems to be talking about them, you see them everywhere, and you get curious. They're in the fantasy section, though for some bizarre reason I was under the impression, at fir...

    The television show True Blood was better than this in every sense; it completely transcended it. Well, at least, before the fourth season hit and the writing went down the toilet. But that?s a separate issue altogether. The show took Charlaine Harris?s book and made the story bett...

    I might have enjoyed this one more if Sookie was a bit more relatable. In a paranormal romance, the reader is supposed to be able to project themselves into the main character, right? I mean, we pretend like that's not the point but that's kinda sorta really the point. But Sookie is ...

    *** 3.44 *** A buddy read with the folks @ FBR... I finally got to read a book that has been on my TBR for many, many years. I own the complete series and have been thinking about starting, only every time I get distracted by something newer and shinier, thus I have to thank FBR...

    2/7/18 - ON SALE for $2.99: http://amzn.to/2x4G9ZN Reviewed by: Rabid Reads 3.5 stars I basically had two separate lives growing up. My main life involved my nurse mother, my pharmacist (legal) father, and two of my three sisters, all living a suburban life just outsi...

    3.5 stars This is the first book in the Sookie Stackhouse Series and I did enjoy it but I don't think I will be continuing with this series. It just did not really excite me so much. I guess the main reason why is because I really do not care for vampire stories too much. I thoug...

    First off, paranormal fiction of any stripe really isn't my bag. I'm more of a hard-science/horror, horror/thriller kind of a guy. I'm a big fan of the TRUE BLOOD television series. My wife tricked me into watching it, because I was convinced I "couldn't possibly like yet another k...

    When I first read the premise for the book, I thought it was slightly intriguing. Nothing I would rush out to get and read right away, but still enough for me to put on my list of to-read. Now that I've read it, I want my brain back. I like the idea that vampires are a known part of th...

    Original Rating: 5 stars New Rating: 2 Stars This was a Buddy read (re-read for me) with Sarah, Karly, Carole, Kristin (when we get to book 3), Kelly (when we get to book 4), Jess, and Catherine. Ok, I don't know what I was thinking when I gave this book 5 stars. This is not a 5...

    A group read with my GR buddies. Sookie Stackhouse has a disability - at least she thinks she has one. She can read minds and she always has to block this ability of hers to keep herself from going crazy from constant buzz of thoughts from everywhere. She also wants to meet a vampi...

    Opening Line:"I'd been waiting for the Vampire for years when he walked into the bar." I must be one of the last people on the planet to read Dead After Dark. I also haven?t had a chance (yet) to watch True Blood, although because it?s been all over the media I had a pretty good...

    Let's get one thing straight...Sookie Stackhouse is no Bella Swan. You may have read the myriad reviews that list the similarities between Charlaine Harris's novels and the Twilight Saga and I can assure you that most of them are true. Harris refers to her vampires 'glowing', Bill drin...

    Very good. Sookie is lovable ...

    I'm in that small minority of readers of urban fantasy who hasn't read this series or watched True Blood, the television show based on these books. After reading this story, I'm not quite sure what all the fuss is about but I'm intrigued enough to continue on. Sookie Stackhouse is ...

    So, what can I say? I enjoyed the book, but in a guilty pleasures, sort of embarrassed to admit kind of way. Let's admit it - this is hardly well written, but it's quick and light and fun, and there's something to be said for that. That said, I didn't really like Sookie's voice. I f...

    Buddy read starting December 29 with Sarah, Shelly, Evgeny, Karly, Jess, Allison, Catherine & Monty Cupcake. Discussion Thread 2014 Review: This review can also be found at Carole's Random Life. 5 Stars! When I saw that some of my friends on Goodreads were getting ...

  • Demo
    Sep 19, 2011

    After reading a succession of more serious books, I felt the need to read something light and trashy. As I discovered from reading this book, you should be careful what you wish for. Light? Yes. Trashy? Oh yes. Oh yes, yes, yes. But not in a good way - just trash, trash, trash. It i...

    The first book in the Sookie Stackhouse series. I confess - I picked this up at the bookstore for a few reasons: 1. The cover was sparkly and I liked the art. 2. Vampires! Having spent a huge chunk of my youth hoping the vampires in Anne Rice's novels would knock on my window la...

    I started reading this series because I was currently watching True Blood and had developed a slight obsession with Eric. Since then, the books have become an absolute guilty pleasure of mine. They are not the best written and occasionally we get a little too much of what we don't ca...

    I can't remember if I started the books before the show or started the books after becoming obsessed with the show. But who really cares! I loved this world and still do! Mel ??? ...

    Stephenie Meyer has nuthin' on this woman (...understatement!). Harris has in one pinky all the talent of the aforementioned hack, and her huge fan base must take note. "Dead Until Dark" is a loud middle finger to all those in deep love (& therefore those with questionable tastes) ...

    Sigh. I tried to give this a fair chance, I really did. I went into it hopeful, despite some other negative reviews that I?ve read, because I quite liked the pilot for True Blood, the new HBO series based on these books. Dark, however, loses points from me right away because the two ...

    December 2014 buddy read with Shelly, Carole, Evgeny, Karly, Jess, Allison, Catherine & Monty Cupcake. DNF at 50% Sookie, Sookie, Sookie. Because of you most of my friends either hate me or think I'm a total freak. They think you're quirky, I think you're silly. They think y...

    Some people have asked me why I never read Adult Paranormal Romance books. Well, TrueBlood is the reason why. Read on, if you feel like snorting with pity-laughter. Damn. I wish I could explain why I had to give this book a one star rating without sounding lame as hell. Because r...

  • ✘✘ Sarah ✘✘ (former Nefarious Breeder of Murderous Crustaceans)
    Oct 08, 2014

    After reading a succession of more serious books, I felt the need to read something light and trashy. As I discovered from reading this book, you should be careful what you wish for. Light? Yes. Trashy? Oh yes. Oh yes, yes, yes. But not in a good way - just trash, trash, trash. It i...

    The first book in the Sookie Stackhouse series. I confess - I picked this up at the bookstore for a few reasons: 1. The cover was sparkly and I liked the art. 2. Vampires! Having spent a huge chunk of my youth hoping the vampires in Anne Rice's novels would knock on my window la...

    I started reading this series because I was currently watching True Blood and had developed a slight obsession with Eric. Since then, the books have become an absolute guilty pleasure of mine. They are not the best written and occasionally we get a little too much of what we don't ca...

    I can't remember if I started the books before the show or started the books after becoming obsessed with the show. But who really cares! I loved this world and still do! Mel ??? ...

    Stephenie Meyer has nuthin' on this woman (...understatement!). Harris has in one pinky all the talent of the aforementioned hack, and her huge fan base must take note. "Dead Until Dark" is a loud middle finger to all those in deep love (& therefore those with questionable tastes) ...

    Sigh. I tried to give this a fair chance, I really did. I went into it hopeful, despite some other negative reviews that I?ve read, because I quite liked the pilot for True Blood, the new HBO series based on these books. Dark, however, loses points from me right away because the two ...

    December 2014 buddy read with Shelly, Carole, Evgeny, Karly, Jess, Allison, Catherine & Monty Cupcake. DNF at 50% Sookie, Sookie, Sookie. Because of you most of my friends either hate me or think I'm a total freak. They think you're quirky, I think you're silly. They think y...

  • Wanda
    Jan 26, 2016

    After reading a succession of more serious books, I felt the need to read something light and trashy. As I discovered from reading this book, you should be careful what you wish for. Light? Yes. Trashy? Oh yes. Oh yes, yes, yes. But not in a good way - just trash, trash, trash. It i...

    The first book in the Sookie Stackhouse series. I confess - I picked this up at the bookstore for a few reasons: 1. The cover was sparkly and I liked the art. 2. Vampires! Having spent a huge chunk of my youth hoping the vampires in Anne Rice's novels would knock on my window la...

    I started reading this series because I was currently watching True Blood and had developed a slight obsession with Eric. Since then, the books have become an absolute guilty pleasure of mine. They are not the best written and occasionally we get a little too much of what we don't ca...

    I can't remember if I started the books before the show or started the books after becoming obsessed with the show. But who really cares! I loved this world and still do! Mel ??? ...

    Stephenie Meyer has nuthin' on this woman (...understatement!). Harris has in one pinky all the talent of the aforementioned hack, and her huge fan base must take note. "Dead Until Dark" is a loud middle finger to all those in deep love (& therefore those with questionable tastes) ...

    Sigh. I tried to give this a fair chance, I really did. I went into it hopeful, despite some other negative reviews that I?ve read, because I quite liked the pilot for True Blood, the new HBO series based on these books. Dark, however, loses points from me right away because the two ...

    December 2014 buddy read with Shelly, Carole, Evgeny, Karly, Jess, Allison, Catherine & Monty Cupcake. DNF at 50% Sookie, Sookie, Sookie. Because of you most of my friends either hate me or think I'm a total freak. They think you're quirky, I think you're silly. They think y...

    Some people have asked me why I never read Adult Paranormal Romance books. Well, TrueBlood is the reason why. Read on, if you feel like snorting with pity-laughter. Damn. I wish I could explain why I had to give this book a one star rating without sounding lame as hell. Because r...

    I'd never heard of these books until a few months ago, and as usual, once one person recommends them, everyone seems to be talking about them, you see them everywhere, and you get curious. They're in the fantasy section, though for some bizarre reason I was under the impression, at fir...

    The television show True Blood was better than this in every sense; it completely transcended it. Well, at least, before the fourth season hit and the writing went down the toilet. But that?s a separate issue altogether. The show took Charlaine Harris?s book and made the story bett...

    I might have enjoyed this one more if Sookie was a bit more relatable. In a paranormal romance, the reader is supposed to be able to project themselves into the main character, right? I mean, we pretend like that's not the point but that's kinda sorta really the point. But Sookie is ...

    *** 3.44 *** A buddy read with the folks @ FBR... I finally got to read a book that has been on my TBR for many, many years. I own the complete series and have been thinking about starting, only every time I get distracted by something newer and shinier, thus I have to thank FBR...

    2/7/18 - ON SALE for $2.99: http://amzn.to/2x4G9ZN Reviewed by: Rabid Reads 3.5 stars I basically had two separate lives growing up. My main life involved my nurse mother, my pharmacist (legal) father, and two of my three sisters, all living a suburban life just outsi...

    3.5 stars This is the first book in the Sookie Stackhouse Series and I did enjoy it but I don't think I will be continuing with this series. It just did not really excite me so much. I guess the main reason why is because I really do not care for vampire stories too much. I thoug...

    First off, paranormal fiction of any stripe really isn't my bag. I'm more of a hard-science/horror, horror/thriller kind of a guy. I'm a big fan of the TRUE BLOOD television series. My wife tricked me into watching it, because I was convinced I "couldn't possibly like yet another k...

    When I first read the premise for the book, I thought it was slightly intriguing. Nothing I would rush out to get and read right away, but still enough for me to put on my list of to-read. Now that I've read it, I want my brain back. I like the idea that vampires are a known part of th...

    Original Rating: 5 stars New Rating: 2 Stars This was a Buddy read (re-read for me) with Sarah, Karly, Carole, Kristin (when we get to book 3), Kelly (when we get to book 4), Jess, and Catherine. Ok, I don't know what I was thinking when I gave this book 5 stars. This is not a 5...

    A group read with my GR buddies. Sookie Stackhouse has a disability - at least she thinks she has one. She can read minds and she always has to block this ability of hers to keep herself from going crazy from constant buzz of thoughts from everywhere. She also wants to meet a vampi...

    Opening Line:"I'd been waiting for the Vampire for years when he walked into the bar." I must be one of the last people on the planet to read Dead After Dark. I also haven?t had a chance (yet) to watch True Blood, although because it?s been all over the media I had a pretty good...

    Let's get one thing straight...Sookie Stackhouse is no Bella Swan. You may have read the myriad reviews that list the similarities between Charlaine Harris's novels and the Twilight Saga and I can assure you that most of them are true. Harris refers to her vampires 'glowing', Bill drin...

    Very good. Sookie is lovable ...

    I'm in that small minority of readers of urban fantasy who hasn't read this series or watched True Blood, the television show based on these books. After reading this story, I'm not quite sure what all the fuss is about but I'm intrigued enough to continue on. Sookie Stackhouse is ...

    So, what can I say? I enjoyed the book, but in a guilty pleasures, sort of embarrassed to admit kind of way. Let's admit it - this is hardly well written, but it's quick and light and fun, and there's something to be said for that. That said, I didn't really like Sookie's voice. I f...

    Buddy read starting December 29 with Sarah, Shelly, Evgeny, Karly, Jess, Allison, Catherine & Monty Cupcake. Discussion Thread 2014 Review: This review can also be found at Carole's Random Life. 5 Stars! When I saw that some of my friends on Goodreads were getting ...

    Buddy-read with these lovely ladies: Sh3lly, Sarah & Carole(With a hopeful guest appearance of Jess - because Jess & I read all the vampy-ness together, apparently :P) Let's see if Harris' written word can live up to (or surpass) this sexy-ass vamp: And beast: ...

    Notes from the reviewer's internal dialogue before reviewing this book You want to say this is, if not the worst book you?ve ever read, one of the worst. Is your assertion accurate or are you engaging in hyperbole? I believe this is one of the worst books I have ever read. I di...

    So finally, I meet Sookie Stackhouse. I am late to the party by about 15 years, but I really enjoyed making her acquaintance. I polished off the book in one evening and could quite happily have turned around and read it again right away. In fact I did go back and read my favourite sect...

  • Evgeny
    Sep 09, 2013

    After reading a succession of more serious books, I felt the need to read something light and trashy. As I discovered from reading this book, you should be careful what you wish for. Light? Yes. Trashy? Oh yes. Oh yes, yes, yes. But not in a good way - just trash, trash, trash. It i...

    The first book in the Sookie Stackhouse series. I confess - I picked this up at the bookstore for a few reasons: 1. The cover was sparkly and I liked the art. 2. Vampires! Having spent a huge chunk of my youth hoping the vampires in Anne Rice's novels would knock on my window la...

    I started reading this series because I was currently watching True Blood and had developed a slight obsession with Eric. Since then, the books have become an absolute guilty pleasure of mine. They are not the best written and occasionally we get a little too much of what we don't ca...

    I can't remember if I started the books before the show or started the books after becoming obsessed with the show. But who really cares! I loved this world and still do! Mel ??? ...

    Stephenie Meyer has nuthin' on this woman (...understatement!). Harris has in one pinky all the talent of the aforementioned hack, and her huge fan base must take note. "Dead Until Dark" is a loud middle finger to all those in deep love (& therefore those with questionable tastes) ...

    Sigh. I tried to give this a fair chance, I really did. I went into it hopeful, despite some other negative reviews that I?ve read, because I quite liked the pilot for True Blood, the new HBO series based on these books. Dark, however, loses points from me right away because the two ...

    December 2014 buddy read with Shelly, Carole, Evgeny, Karly, Jess, Allison, Catherine & Monty Cupcake. DNF at 50% Sookie, Sookie, Sookie. Because of you most of my friends either hate me or think I'm a total freak. They think you're quirky, I think you're silly. They think y...

    Some people have asked me why I never read Adult Paranormal Romance books. Well, TrueBlood is the reason why. Read on, if you feel like snorting with pity-laughter. Damn. I wish I could explain why I had to give this book a one star rating without sounding lame as hell. Because r...

    I'd never heard of these books until a few months ago, and as usual, once one person recommends them, everyone seems to be talking about them, you see them everywhere, and you get curious. They're in the fantasy section, though for some bizarre reason I was under the impression, at fir...

    The television show True Blood was better than this in every sense; it completely transcended it. Well, at least, before the fourth season hit and the writing went down the toilet. But that?s a separate issue altogether. The show took Charlaine Harris?s book and made the story bett...

    I might have enjoyed this one more if Sookie was a bit more relatable. In a paranormal romance, the reader is supposed to be able to project themselves into the main character, right? I mean, we pretend like that's not the point but that's kinda sorta really the point. But Sookie is ...

    *** 3.44 *** A buddy read with the folks @ FBR... I finally got to read a book that has been on my TBR for many, many years. I own the complete series and have been thinking about starting, only every time I get distracted by something newer and shinier, thus I have to thank FBR...

    2/7/18 - ON SALE for $2.99: http://amzn.to/2x4G9ZN Reviewed by: Rabid Reads 3.5 stars I basically had two separate lives growing up. My main life involved my nurse mother, my pharmacist (legal) father, and two of my three sisters, all living a suburban life just outsi...

    3.5 stars This is the first book in the Sookie Stackhouse Series and I did enjoy it but I don't think I will be continuing with this series. It just did not really excite me so much. I guess the main reason why is because I really do not care for vampire stories too much. I thoug...

    First off, paranormal fiction of any stripe really isn't my bag. I'm more of a hard-science/horror, horror/thriller kind of a guy. I'm a big fan of the TRUE BLOOD television series. My wife tricked me into watching it, because I was convinced I "couldn't possibly like yet another k...

    When I first read the premise for the book, I thought it was slightly intriguing. Nothing I would rush out to get and read right away, but still enough for me to put on my list of to-read. Now that I've read it, I want my brain back. I like the idea that vampires are a known part of th...

    Original Rating: 5 stars New Rating: 2 Stars This was a Buddy read (re-read for me) with Sarah, Karly, Carole, Kristin (when we get to book 3), Kelly (when we get to book 4), Jess, and Catherine. Ok, I don't know what I was thinking when I gave this book 5 stars. This is not a 5...

    A group read with my GR buddies. Sookie Stackhouse has a disability - at least she thinks she has one. She can read minds and she always has to block this ability of hers to keep herself from going crazy from constant buzz of thoughts from everywhere. She also wants to meet a vampi...

  • Jessica ❁ ➳ Silverbow ➳ ❁ Rabid Reads
    Jun 19, 2012

    After reading a succession of more serious books, I felt the need to read something light and trashy. As I discovered from reading this book, you should be careful what you wish for. Light? Yes. Trashy? Oh yes. Oh yes, yes, yes. But not in a good way - just trash, trash, trash. It i...

    The first book in the Sookie Stackhouse series. I confess - I picked this up at the bookstore for a few reasons: 1. The cover was sparkly and I liked the art. 2. Vampires! Having spent a huge chunk of my youth hoping the vampires in Anne Rice's novels would knock on my window la...

    I started reading this series because I was currently watching True Blood and had developed a slight obsession with Eric. Since then, the books have become an absolute guilty pleasure of mine. They are not the best written and occasionally we get a little too much of what we don't ca...

    I can't remember if I started the books before the show or started the books after becoming obsessed with the show. But who really cares! I loved this world and still do! Mel ??? ...

    Stephenie Meyer has nuthin' on this woman (...understatement!). Harris has in one pinky all the talent of the aforementioned hack, and her huge fan base must take note. "Dead Until Dark" is a loud middle finger to all those in deep love (& therefore those with questionable tastes) ...

    Sigh. I tried to give this a fair chance, I really did. I went into it hopeful, despite some other negative reviews that I?ve read, because I quite liked the pilot for True Blood, the new HBO series based on these books. Dark, however, loses points from me right away because the two ...

    December 2014 buddy read with Shelly, Carole, Evgeny, Karly, Jess, Allison, Catherine & Monty Cupcake. DNF at 50% Sookie, Sookie, Sookie. Because of you most of my friends either hate me or think I'm a total freak. They think you're quirky, I think you're silly. They think y...

    Some people have asked me why I never read Adult Paranormal Romance books. Well, TrueBlood is the reason why. Read on, if you feel like snorting with pity-laughter. Damn. I wish I could explain why I had to give this book a one star rating without sounding lame as hell. Because r...

    I'd never heard of these books until a few months ago, and as usual, once one person recommends them, everyone seems to be talking about them, you see them everywhere, and you get curious. They're in the fantasy section, though for some bizarre reason I was under the impression, at fir...

    The television show True Blood was better than this in every sense; it completely transcended it. Well, at least, before the fourth season hit and the writing went down the toilet. But that?s a separate issue altogether. The show took Charlaine Harris?s book and made the story bett...

    I might have enjoyed this one more if Sookie was a bit more relatable. In a paranormal romance, the reader is supposed to be able to project themselves into the main character, right? I mean, we pretend like that's not the point but that's kinda sorta really the point. But Sookie is ...

    *** 3.44 *** A buddy read with the folks @ FBR... I finally got to read a book that has been on my TBR for many, many years. I own the complete series and have been thinking about starting, only every time I get distracted by something newer and shinier, thus I have to thank FBR...

    2/7/18 - ON SALE for $2.99: http://amzn.to/2x4G9ZN Reviewed by: Rabid Reads 3.5 stars I basically had two separate lives growing up. My main life involved my nurse mother, my pharmacist (legal) father, and two of my three sisters, all living a suburban life just outsi...

  • Mary Beth
    Jan 14, 2017

    After reading a succession of more serious books, I felt the need to read something light and trashy. As I discovered from reading this book, you should be careful what you wish for. Light? Yes. Trashy? Oh yes. Oh yes, yes, yes. But not in a good way - just trash, trash, trash. It i...

    The first book in the Sookie Stackhouse series. I confess - I picked this up at the bookstore for a few reasons: 1. The cover was sparkly and I liked the art. 2. Vampires! Having spent a huge chunk of my youth hoping the vampires in Anne Rice's novels would knock on my window la...

    I started reading this series because I was currently watching True Blood and had developed a slight obsession with Eric. Since then, the books have become an absolute guilty pleasure of mine. They are not the best written and occasionally we get a little too much of what we don't ca...

    I can't remember if I started the books before the show or started the books after becoming obsessed with the show. But who really cares! I loved this world and still do! Mel ??? ...

    Stephenie Meyer has nuthin' on this woman (...understatement!). Harris has in one pinky all the talent of the aforementioned hack, and her huge fan base must take note. "Dead Until Dark" is a loud middle finger to all those in deep love (& therefore those with questionable tastes) ...

    Sigh. I tried to give this a fair chance, I really did. I went into it hopeful, despite some other negative reviews that I?ve read, because I quite liked the pilot for True Blood, the new HBO series based on these books. Dark, however, loses points from me right away because the two ...

    December 2014 buddy read with Shelly, Carole, Evgeny, Karly, Jess, Allison, Catherine & Monty Cupcake. DNF at 50% Sookie, Sookie, Sookie. Because of you most of my friends either hate me or think I'm a total freak. They think you're quirky, I think you're silly. They think y...

    Some people have asked me why I never read Adult Paranormal Romance books. Well, TrueBlood is the reason why. Read on, if you feel like snorting with pity-laughter. Damn. I wish I could explain why I had to give this book a one star rating without sounding lame as hell. Because r...

    I'd never heard of these books until a few months ago, and as usual, once one person recommends them, everyone seems to be talking about them, you see them everywhere, and you get curious. They're in the fantasy section, though for some bizarre reason I was under the impression, at fir...

    The television show True Blood was better than this in every sense; it completely transcended it. Well, at least, before the fourth season hit and the writing went down the toilet. But that?s a separate issue altogether. The show took Charlaine Harris?s book and made the story bett...

    I might have enjoyed this one more if Sookie was a bit more relatable. In a paranormal romance, the reader is supposed to be able to project themselves into the main character, right? I mean, we pretend like that's not the point but that's kinda sorta really the point. But Sookie is ...

    *** 3.44 *** A buddy read with the folks @ FBR... I finally got to read a book that has been on my TBR for many, many years. I own the complete series and have been thinking about starting, only every time I get distracted by something newer and shinier, thus I have to thank FBR...

    2/7/18 - ON SALE for $2.99: http://amzn.to/2x4G9ZN Reviewed by: Rabid Reads 3.5 stars I basically had two separate lives growing up. My main life involved my nurse mother, my pharmacist (legal) father, and two of my three sisters, all living a suburban life just outsi...

    3.5 stars This is the first book in the Sookie Stackhouse Series and I did enjoy it but I don't think I will be continuing with this series. It just did not really excite me so much. I guess the main reason why is because I really do not care for vampire stories too much. I thoug...

  • Karlyflower *The Vampire Ninja, Luminescent Monster & Wendigo Nerd Goddess of Canada (according to The Hulk)*
    Dec 11, 2014

    After reading a succession of more serious books, I felt the need to read something light and trashy. As I discovered from reading this book, you should be careful what you wish for. Light? Yes. Trashy? Oh yes. Oh yes, yes, yes. But not in a good way - just trash, trash, trash. It i...

    The first book in the Sookie Stackhouse series. I confess - I picked this up at the bookstore for a few reasons: 1. The cover was sparkly and I liked the art. 2. Vampires! Having spent a huge chunk of my youth hoping the vampires in Anne Rice's novels would knock on my window la...

    I started reading this series because I was currently watching True Blood and had developed a slight obsession with Eric. Since then, the books have become an absolute guilty pleasure of mine. They are not the best written and occasionally we get a little too much of what we don't ca...

    I can't remember if I started the books before the show or started the books after becoming obsessed with the show. But who really cares! I loved this world and still do! Mel ??? ...

    Stephenie Meyer has nuthin' on this woman (...understatement!). Harris has in one pinky all the talent of the aforementioned hack, and her huge fan base must take note. "Dead Until Dark" is a loud middle finger to all those in deep love (& therefore those with questionable tastes) ...

    Sigh. I tried to give this a fair chance, I really did. I went into it hopeful, despite some other negative reviews that I?ve read, because I quite liked the pilot for True Blood, the new HBO series based on these books. Dark, however, loses points from me right away because the two ...

    December 2014 buddy read with Shelly, Carole, Evgeny, Karly, Jess, Allison, Catherine & Monty Cupcake. DNF at 50% Sookie, Sookie, Sookie. Because of you most of my friends either hate me or think I'm a total freak. They think you're quirky, I think you're silly. They think y...

    Some people have asked me why I never read Adult Paranormal Romance books. Well, TrueBlood is the reason why. Read on, if you feel like snorting with pity-laughter. Damn. I wish I could explain why I had to give this book a one star rating without sounding lame as hell. Because r...

    I'd never heard of these books until a few months ago, and as usual, once one person recommends them, everyone seems to be talking about them, you see them everywhere, and you get curious. They're in the fantasy section, though for some bizarre reason I was under the impression, at fir...

    The television show True Blood was better than this in every sense; it completely transcended it. Well, at least, before the fourth season hit and the writing went down the toilet. But that?s a separate issue altogether. The show took Charlaine Harris?s book and made the story bett...

    I might have enjoyed this one more if Sookie was a bit more relatable. In a paranormal romance, the reader is supposed to be able to project themselves into the main character, right? I mean, we pretend like that's not the point but that's kinda sorta really the point. But Sookie is ...

    *** 3.44 *** A buddy read with the folks @ FBR... I finally got to read a book that has been on my TBR for many, many years. I own the complete series and have been thinking about starting, only every time I get distracted by something newer and shinier, thus I have to thank FBR...

    2/7/18 - ON SALE for $2.99: http://amzn.to/2x4G9ZN Reviewed by: Rabid Reads 3.5 stars I basically had two separate lives growing up. My main life involved my nurse mother, my pharmacist (legal) father, and two of my three sisters, all living a suburban life just outsi...

    3.5 stars This is the first book in the Sookie Stackhouse Series and I did enjoy it but I don't think I will be continuing with this series. It just did not really excite me so much. I guess the main reason why is because I really do not care for vampire stories too much. I thoug...

    First off, paranormal fiction of any stripe really isn't my bag. I'm more of a hard-science/horror, horror/thriller kind of a guy. I'm a big fan of the TRUE BLOOD television series. My wife tricked me into watching it, because I was convinced I "couldn't possibly like yet another k...

    When I first read the premise for the book, I thought it was slightly intriguing. Nothing I would rush out to get and read right away, but still enough for me to put on my list of to-read. Now that I've read it, I want my brain back. I like the idea that vampires are a known part of th...

    Original Rating: 5 stars New Rating: 2 Stars This was a Buddy read (re-read for me) with Sarah, Karly, Carole, Kristin (when we get to book 3), Kelly (when we get to book 4), Jess, and Catherine. Ok, I don't know what I was thinking when I gave this book 5 stars. This is not a 5...

    A group read with my GR buddies. Sookie Stackhouse has a disability - at least she thinks she has one. She can read minds and she always has to block this ability of hers to keep herself from going crazy from constant buzz of thoughts from everywhere. She also wants to meet a vampi...

    Opening Line:"I'd been waiting for the Vampire for years when he walked into the bar." I must be one of the last people on the planet to read Dead After Dark. I also haven?t had a chance (yet) to watch True Blood, although because it?s been all over the media I had a pretty good...

    Let's get one thing straight...Sookie Stackhouse is no Bella Swan. You may have read the myriad reviews that list the similarities between Charlaine Harris's novels and the Twilight Saga and I can assure you that most of them are true. Harris refers to her vampires 'glowing', Bill drin...

    Very good. Sookie is lovable ...

    I'm in that small minority of readers of urban fantasy who hasn't read this series or watched True Blood, the television show based on these books. After reading this story, I'm not quite sure what all the fuss is about but I'm intrigued enough to continue on. Sookie Stackhouse is ...

    So, what can I say? I enjoyed the book, but in a guilty pleasures, sort of embarrassed to admit kind of way. Let's admit it - this is hardly well written, but it's quick and light and fun, and there's something to be said for that. That said, I didn't really like Sookie's voice. I f...

    Buddy read starting December 29 with Sarah, Shelly, Evgeny, Karly, Jess, Allison, Catherine & Monty Cupcake. Discussion Thread 2014 Review: This review can also be found at Carole's Random Life. 5 Stars! When I saw that some of my friends on Goodreads were getting ...

    Buddy-read with these lovely ladies: Sh3lly, Sarah & Carole(With a hopeful guest appearance of Jess - because Jess & I read all the vampy-ness together, apparently :P) Let's see if Harris' written word can live up to (or surpass) this sexy-ass vamp: And beast: ...

  • Melissa ♥ Dog/Wolf Lover ♥ Martin
    Feb 13, 2013

    After reading a succession of more serious books, I felt the need to read something light and trashy. As I discovered from reading this book, you should be careful what you wish for. Light? Yes. Trashy? Oh yes. Oh yes, yes, yes. But not in a good way - just trash, trash, trash. It i...

    The first book in the Sookie Stackhouse series. I confess - I picked this up at the bookstore for a few reasons: 1. The cover was sparkly and I liked the art. 2. Vampires! Having spent a huge chunk of my youth hoping the vampires in Anne Rice's novels would knock on my window la...

    I started reading this series because I was currently watching True Blood and had developed a slight obsession with Eric. Since then, the books have become an absolute guilty pleasure of mine. They are not the best written and occasionally we get a little too much of what we don't ca...

    I can't remember if I started the books before the show or started the books after becoming obsessed with the show. But who really cares! I loved this world and still do! Mel ??? ...

  • Carolyn
    Jan 07, 2018

    After reading a succession of more serious books, I felt the need to read something light and trashy. As I discovered from reading this book, you should be careful what you wish for. Light? Yes. Trashy? Oh yes. Oh yes, yes, yes. But not in a good way - just trash, trash, trash. It i...

    The first book in the Sookie Stackhouse series. I confess - I picked this up at the bookstore for a few reasons: 1. The cover was sparkly and I liked the art. 2. Vampires! Having spent a huge chunk of my youth hoping the vampires in Anne Rice's novels would knock on my window la...

    I started reading this series because I was currently watching True Blood and had developed a slight obsession with Eric. Since then, the books have become an absolute guilty pleasure of mine. They are not the best written and occasionally we get a little too much of what we don't ca...

    I can't remember if I started the books before the show or started the books after becoming obsessed with the show. But who really cares! I loved this world and still do! Mel ??? ...

    Stephenie Meyer has nuthin' on this woman (...understatement!). Harris has in one pinky all the talent of the aforementioned hack, and her huge fan base must take note. "Dead Until Dark" is a loud middle finger to all those in deep love (& therefore those with questionable tastes) ...

    Sigh. I tried to give this a fair chance, I really did. I went into it hopeful, despite some other negative reviews that I?ve read, because I quite liked the pilot for True Blood, the new HBO series based on these books. Dark, however, loses points from me right away because the two ...

    December 2014 buddy read with Shelly, Carole, Evgeny, Karly, Jess, Allison, Catherine & Monty Cupcake. DNF at 50% Sookie, Sookie, Sookie. Because of you most of my friends either hate me or think I'm a total freak. They think you're quirky, I think you're silly. They think y...

    Some people have asked me why I never read Adult Paranormal Romance books. Well, TrueBlood is the reason why. Read on, if you feel like snorting with pity-laughter. Damn. I wish I could explain why I had to give this book a one star rating without sounding lame as hell. Because r...

    I'd never heard of these books until a few months ago, and as usual, once one person recommends them, everyone seems to be talking about them, you see them everywhere, and you get curious. They're in the fantasy section, though for some bizarre reason I was under the impression, at fir...

    The television show True Blood was better than this in every sense; it completely transcended it. Well, at least, before the fourth season hit and the writing went down the toilet. But that?s a separate issue altogether. The show took Charlaine Harris?s book and made the story bett...

    I might have enjoyed this one more if Sookie was a bit more relatable. In a paranormal romance, the reader is supposed to be able to project themselves into the main character, right? I mean, we pretend like that's not the point but that's kinda sorta really the point. But Sookie is ...

    *** 3.44 *** A buddy read with the folks @ FBR... I finally got to read a book that has been on my TBR for many, many years. I own the complete series and have been thinking about starting, only every time I get distracted by something newer and shinier, thus I have to thank FBR...

    2/7/18 - ON SALE for $2.99: http://amzn.to/2x4G9ZN Reviewed by: Rabid Reads 3.5 stars I basically had two separate lives growing up. My main life involved my nurse mother, my pharmacist (legal) father, and two of my three sisters, all living a suburban life just outsi...

    3.5 stars This is the first book in the Sookie Stackhouse Series and I did enjoy it but I don't think I will be continuing with this series. It just did not really excite me so much. I guess the main reason why is because I really do not care for vampire stories too much. I thoug...

    First off, paranormal fiction of any stripe really isn't my bag. I'm more of a hard-science/horror, horror/thriller kind of a guy. I'm a big fan of the TRUE BLOOD television series. My wife tricked me into watching it, because I was convinced I "couldn't possibly like yet another k...

    When I first read the premise for the book, I thought it was slightly intriguing. Nothing I would rush out to get and read right away, but still enough for me to put on my list of to-read. Now that I've read it, I want my brain back. I like the idea that vampires are a known part of th...

    Original Rating: 5 stars New Rating: 2 Stars This was a Buddy read (re-read for me) with Sarah, Karly, Carole, Kristin (when we get to book 3), Kelly (when we get to book 4), Jess, and Catherine. Ok, I don't know what I was thinking when I gave this book 5 stars. This is not a 5...

    A group read with my GR buddies. Sookie Stackhouse has a disability - at least she thinks she has one. She can read minds and she always has to block this ability of hers to keep herself from going crazy from constant buzz of thoughts from everywhere. She also wants to meet a vampi...

    Opening Line:"I'd been waiting for the Vampire for years when he walked into the bar." I must be one of the last people on the planet to read Dead After Dark. I also haven?t had a chance (yet) to watch True Blood, although because it?s been all over the media I had a pretty good...

    Let's get one thing straight...Sookie Stackhouse is no Bella Swan. You may have read the myriad reviews that list the similarities between Charlaine Harris's novels and the Twilight Saga and I can assure you that most of them are true. Harris refers to her vampires 'glowing', Bill drin...

    Very good. Sookie is lovable ...

    I'm in that small minority of readers of urban fantasy who hasn't read this series or watched True Blood, the television show based on these books. After reading this story, I'm not quite sure what all the fuss is about but I'm intrigued enough to continue on. Sookie Stackhouse is ...

    So, what can I say? I enjoyed the book, but in a guilty pleasures, sort of embarrassed to admit kind of way. Let's admit it - this is hardly well written, but it's quick and light and fun, and there's something to be said for that. That said, I didn't really like Sookie's voice. I f...

    Buddy read starting December 29 with Sarah, Shelly, Evgeny, Karly, Jess, Allison, Catherine & Monty Cupcake. Discussion Thread 2014 Review: This review can also be found at Carole's Random Life. 5 Stars! When I saw that some of my friends on Goodreads were getting ...

    Buddy-read with these lovely ladies: Sh3lly, Sarah & Carole(With a hopeful guest appearance of Jess - because Jess & I read all the vampy-ness together, apparently :P) Let's see if Harris' written word can live up to (or surpass) this sexy-ass vamp: And beast: ...

    Notes from the reviewer's internal dialogue before reviewing this book You want to say this is, if not the worst book you?ve ever read, one of the worst. Is your assertion accurate or are you engaging in hyperbole? I believe this is one of the worst books I have ever read. I di...

    So finally, I meet Sookie Stackhouse. I am late to the party by about 15 years, but I really enjoyed making her acquaintance. I polished off the book in one evening and could quite happily have turned around and read it again right away. In fact I did go back and read my favourite sect...

    Not for me. ...

    So I've finally read a book by Charlaine Harris. And it was good fun. Good plot, murders to be solved, a nice, well behaved vampire called Bill and some less nice, unscrupulous vampires, a clever girl-next-door called Sookie with an unusual gift and a light, humorous style of writing. ...

  • Bookdragon Sean
    Jan 17, 2014

    After reading a succession of more serious books, I felt the need to read something light and trashy. As I discovered from reading this book, you should be careful what you wish for. Light? Yes. Trashy? Oh yes. Oh yes, yes, yes. But not in a good way - just trash, trash, trash. It i...

    The first book in the Sookie Stackhouse series. I confess - I picked this up at the bookstore for a few reasons: 1. The cover was sparkly and I liked the art. 2. Vampires! Having spent a huge chunk of my youth hoping the vampires in Anne Rice's novels would knock on my window la...

    I started reading this series because I was currently watching True Blood and had developed a slight obsession with Eric. Since then, the books have become an absolute guilty pleasure of mine. They are not the best written and occasionally we get a little too much of what we don't ca...

    I can't remember if I started the books before the show or started the books after becoming obsessed with the show. But who really cares! I loved this world and still do! Mel ??? ...

    Stephenie Meyer has nuthin' on this woman (...understatement!). Harris has in one pinky all the talent of the aforementioned hack, and her huge fan base must take note. "Dead Until Dark" is a loud middle finger to all those in deep love (& therefore those with questionable tastes) ...

    Sigh. I tried to give this a fair chance, I really did. I went into it hopeful, despite some other negative reviews that I?ve read, because I quite liked the pilot for True Blood, the new HBO series based on these books. Dark, however, loses points from me right away because the two ...

    December 2014 buddy read with Shelly, Carole, Evgeny, Karly, Jess, Allison, Catherine & Monty Cupcake. DNF at 50% Sookie, Sookie, Sookie. Because of you most of my friends either hate me or think I'm a total freak. They think you're quirky, I think you're silly. They think y...

    Some people have asked me why I never read Adult Paranormal Romance books. Well, TrueBlood is the reason why. Read on, if you feel like snorting with pity-laughter. Damn. I wish I could explain why I had to give this book a one star rating without sounding lame as hell. Because r...

    I'd never heard of these books until a few months ago, and as usual, once one person recommends them, everyone seems to be talking about them, you see them everywhere, and you get curious. They're in the fantasy section, though for some bizarre reason I was under the impression, at fir...

    The television show True Blood was better than this in every sense; it completely transcended it. Well, at least, before the fourth season hit and the writing went down the toilet. But that?s a separate issue altogether. The show took Charlaine Harris?s book and made the story bett...

  • Choko
    Jan 04, 2018

    After reading a succession of more serious books, I felt the need to read something light and trashy. As I discovered from reading this book, you should be careful what you wish for. Light? Yes. Trashy? Oh yes. Oh yes, yes, yes. But not in a good way - just trash, trash, trash. It i...

    The first book in the Sookie Stackhouse series. I confess - I picked this up at the bookstore for a few reasons: 1. The cover was sparkly and I liked the art. 2. Vampires! Having spent a huge chunk of my youth hoping the vampires in Anne Rice's novels would knock on my window la...

    I started reading this series because I was currently watching True Blood and had developed a slight obsession with Eric. Since then, the books have become an absolute guilty pleasure of mine. They are not the best written and occasionally we get a little too much of what we don't ca...

    I can't remember if I started the books before the show or started the books after becoming obsessed with the show. But who really cares! I loved this world and still do! Mel ??? ...

    Stephenie Meyer has nuthin' on this woman (...understatement!). Harris has in one pinky all the talent of the aforementioned hack, and her huge fan base must take note. "Dead Until Dark" is a loud middle finger to all those in deep love (& therefore those with questionable tastes) ...

    Sigh. I tried to give this a fair chance, I really did. I went into it hopeful, despite some other negative reviews that I?ve read, because I quite liked the pilot for True Blood, the new HBO series based on these books. Dark, however, loses points from me right away because the two ...

    December 2014 buddy read with Shelly, Carole, Evgeny, Karly, Jess, Allison, Catherine & Monty Cupcake. DNF at 50% Sookie, Sookie, Sookie. Because of you most of my friends either hate me or think I'm a total freak. They think you're quirky, I think you're silly. They think y...

    Some people have asked me why I never read Adult Paranormal Romance books. Well, TrueBlood is the reason why. Read on, if you feel like snorting with pity-laughter. Damn. I wish I could explain why I had to give this book a one star rating without sounding lame as hell. Because r...

    I'd never heard of these books until a few months ago, and as usual, once one person recommends them, everyone seems to be talking about them, you see them everywhere, and you get curious. They're in the fantasy section, though for some bizarre reason I was under the impression, at fir...

    The television show True Blood was better than this in every sense; it completely transcended it. Well, at least, before the fourth season hit and the writing went down the toilet. But that?s a separate issue altogether. The show took Charlaine Harris?s book and made the story bett...

    I might have enjoyed this one more if Sookie was a bit more relatable. In a paranormal romance, the reader is supposed to be able to project themselves into the main character, right? I mean, we pretend like that's not the point but that's kinda sorta really the point. But Sookie is ...

    *** 3.44 *** A buddy read with the folks @ FBR... I finally got to read a book that has been on my TBR for many, many years. I own the complete series and have been thinking about starting, only every time I get distracted by something newer and shinier, thus I have to thank FBR...

  • Kezzy Sparks
    Dec 05, 2017

    After reading a succession of more serious books, I felt the need to read something light and trashy. As I discovered from reading this book, you should be careful what you wish for. Light? Yes. Trashy? Oh yes. Oh yes, yes, yes. But not in a good way - just trash, trash, trash. It i...

    The first book in the Sookie Stackhouse series. I confess - I picked this up at the bookstore for a few reasons: 1. The cover was sparkly and I liked the art. 2. Vampires! Having spent a huge chunk of my youth hoping the vampires in Anne Rice's novels would knock on my window la...

    I started reading this series because I was currently watching True Blood and had developed a slight obsession with Eric. Since then, the books have become an absolute guilty pleasure of mine. They are not the best written and occasionally we get a little too much of what we don't ca...

    I can't remember if I started the books before the show or started the books after becoming obsessed with the show. But who really cares! I loved this world and still do! Mel ??? ...

    Stephenie Meyer has nuthin' on this woman (...understatement!). Harris has in one pinky all the talent of the aforementioned hack, and her huge fan base must take note. "Dead Until Dark" is a loud middle finger to all those in deep love (& therefore those with questionable tastes) ...

    Sigh. I tried to give this a fair chance, I really did. I went into it hopeful, despite some other negative reviews that I?ve read, because I quite liked the pilot for True Blood, the new HBO series based on these books. Dark, however, loses points from me right away because the two ...

    December 2014 buddy read with Shelly, Carole, Evgeny, Karly, Jess, Allison, Catherine & Monty Cupcake. DNF at 50% Sookie, Sookie, Sookie. Because of you most of my friends either hate me or think I'm a total freak. They think you're quirky, I think you're silly. They think y...

    Some people have asked me why I never read Adult Paranormal Romance books. Well, TrueBlood is the reason why. Read on, if you feel like snorting with pity-laughter. Damn. I wish I could explain why I had to give this book a one star rating without sounding lame as hell. Because r...

    I'd never heard of these books until a few months ago, and as usual, once one person recommends them, everyone seems to be talking about them, you see them everywhere, and you get curious. They're in the fantasy section, though for some bizarre reason I was under the impression, at fir...

    The television show True Blood was better than this in every sense; it completely transcended it. Well, at least, before the fourth season hit and the writing went down the toilet. But that?s a separate issue altogether. The show took Charlaine Harris?s book and made the story bett...

    I might have enjoyed this one more if Sookie was a bit more relatable. In a paranormal romance, the reader is supposed to be able to project themselves into the main character, right? I mean, we pretend like that's not the point but that's kinda sorta really the point. But Sookie is ...

    *** 3.44 *** A buddy read with the folks @ FBR... I finally got to read a book that has been on my TBR for many, many years. I own the complete series and have been thinking about starting, only every time I get distracted by something newer and shinier, thus I have to thank FBR...

    2/7/18 - ON SALE for $2.99: http://amzn.to/2x4G9ZN Reviewed by: Rabid Reads 3.5 stars I basically had two separate lives growing up. My main life involved my nurse mother, my pharmacist (legal) father, and two of my three sisters, all living a suburban life just outsi...

    3.5 stars This is the first book in the Sookie Stackhouse Series and I did enjoy it but I don't think I will be continuing with this series. It just did not really excite me so much. I guess the main reason why is because I really do not care for vampire stories too much. I thoug...

    First off, paranormal fiction of any stripe really isn't my bag. I'm more of a hard-science/horror, horror/thriller kind of a guy. I'm a big fan of the TRUE BLOOD television series. My wife tricked me into watching it, because I was convinced I "couldn't possibly like yet another k...

    When I first read the premise for the book, I thought it was slightly intriguing. Nothing I would rush out to get and read right away, but still enough for me to put on my list of to-read. Now that I've read it, I want my brain back. I like the idea that vampires are a known part of th...

    Original Rating: 5 stars New Rating: 2 Stars This was a Buddy read (re-read for me) with Sarah, Karly, Carole, Kristin (when we get to book 3), Kelly (when we get to book 4), Jess, and Catherine. Ok, I don't know what I was thinking when I gave this book 5 stars. This is not a 5...

    A group read with my GR buddies. Sookie Stackhouse has a disability - at least she thinks she has one. She can read minds and she always has to block this ability of hers to keep herself from going crazy from constant buzz of thoughts from everywhere. She also wants to meet a vampi...

    Opening Line:"I'd been waiting for the Vampire for years when he walked into the bar." I must be one of the last people on the planet to read Dead After Dark. I also haven?t had a chance (yet) to watch True Blood, although because it?s been all over the media I had a pretty good...

    Let's get one thing straight...Sookie Stackhouse is no Bella Swan. You may have read the myriad reviews that list the similarities between Charlaine Harris's novels and the Twilight Saga and I can assure you that most of them are true. Harris refers to her vampires 'glowing', Bill drin...

    Very good. Sookie is lovable ...

  • Sh3lly ☽ escaping in books is my reality ☽
    Nov 07, 2013

    After reading a succession of more serious books, I felt the need to read something light and trashy. As I discovered from reading this book, you should be careful what you wish for. Light? Yes. Trashy? Oh yes. Oh yes, yes, yes. But not in a good way - just trash, trash, trash. It i...

    The first book in the Sookie Stackhouse series. I confess - I picked this up at the bookstore for a few reasons: 1. The cover was sparkly and I liked the art. 2. Vampires! Having spent a huge chunk of my youth hoping the vampires in Anne Rice's novels would knock on my window la...

    I started reading this series because I was currently watching True Blood and had developed a slight obsession with Eric. Since then, the books have become an absolute guilty pleasure of mine. They are not the best written and occasionally we get a little too much of what we don't ca...

    I can't remember if I started the books before the show or started the books after becoming obsessed with the show. But who really cares! I loved this world and still do! Mel ??? ...

    Stephenie Meyer has nuthin' on this woman (...understatement!). Harris has in one pinky all the talent of the aforementioned hack, and her huge fan base must take note. "Dead Until Dark" is a loud middle finger to all those in deep love (& therefore those with questionable tastes) ...

    Sigh. I tried to give this a fair chance, I really did. I went into it hopeful, despite some other negative reviews that I?ve read, because I quite liked the pilot for True Blood, the new HBO series based on these books. Dark, however, loses points from me right away because the two ...

    December 2014 buddy read with Shelly, Carole, Evgeny, Karly, Jess, Allison, Catherine & Monty Cupcake. DNF at 50% Sookie, Sookie, Sookie. Because of you most of my friends either hate me or think I'm a total freak. They think you're quirky, I think you're silly. They think y...

    Some people have asked me why I never read Adult Paranormal Romance books. Well, TrueBlood is the reason why. Read on, if you feel like snorting with pity-laughter. Damn. I wish I could explain why I had to give this book a one star rating without sounding lame as hell. Because r...

    I'd never heard of these books until a few months ago, and as usual, once one person recommends them, everyone seems to be talking about them, you see them everywhere, and you get curious. They're in the fantasy section, though for some bizarre reason I was under the impression, at fir...

    The television show True Blood was better than this in every sense; it completely transcended it. Well, at least, before the fourth season hit and the writing went down the toilet. But that?s a separate issue altogether. The show took Charlaine Harris?s book and made the story bett...

    I might have enjoyed this one more if Sookie was a bit more relatable. In a paranormal romance, the reader is supposed to be able to project themselves into the main character, right? I mean, we pretend like that's not the point but that's kinda sorta really the point. But Sookie is ...

    *** 3.44 *** A buddy read with the folks @ FBR... I finally got to read a book that has been on my TBR for many, many years. I own the complete series and have been thinking about starting, only every time I get distracted by something newer and shinier, thus I have to thank FBR...

    2/7/18 - ON SALE for $2.99: http://amzn.to/2x4G9ZN Reviewed by: Rabid Reads 3.5 stars I basically had two separate lives growing up. My main life involved my nurse mother, my pharmacist (legal) father, and two of my three sisters, all living a suburban life just outsi...

    3.5 stars This is the first book in the Sookie Stackhouse Series and I did enjoy it but I don't think I will be continuing with this series. It just did not really excite me so much. I guess the main reason why is because I really do not care for vampire stories too much. I thoug...

    First off, paranormal fiction of any stripe really isn't my bag. I'm more of a hard-science/horror, horror/thriller kind of a guy. I'm a big fan of the TRUE BLOOD television series. My wife tricked me into watching it, because I was convinced I "couldn't possibly like yet another k...

    When I first read the premise for the book, I thought it was slightly intriguing. Nothing I would rush out to get and read right away, but still enough for me to put on my list of to-read. Now that I've read it, I want my brain back. I like the idea that vampires are a known part of th...

    Original Rating: 5 stars New Rating: 2 Stars This was a Buddy read (re-read for me) with Sarah, Karly, Carole, Kristin (when we get to book 3), Kelly (when we get to book 4), Jess, and Catherine. Ok, I don't know what I was thinking when I gave this book 5 stars. This is not a 5...

  • Helen 2.0
    Oct 09, 2017

    After reading a succession of more serious books, I felt the need to read something light and trashy. As I discovered from reading this book, you should be careful what you wish for. Light? Yes. Trashy? Oh yes. Oh yes, yes, yes. But not in a good way - just trash, trash, trash. It i...

    The first book in the Sookie Stackhouse series. I confess - I picked this up at the bookstore for a few reasons: 1. The cover was sparkly and I liked the art. 2. Vampires! Having spent a huge chunk of my youth hoping the vampires in Anne Rice's novels would knock on my window la...

    I started reading this series because I was currently watching True Blood and had developed a slight obsession with Eric. Since then, the books have become an absolute guilty pleasure of mine. They are not the best written and occasionally we get a little too much of what we don't ca...

    I can't remember if I started the books before the show or started the books after becoming obsessed with the show. But who really cares! I loved this world and still do! Mel ??? ...

    Stephenie Meyer has nuthin' on this woman (...understatement!). Harris has in one pinky all the talent of the aforementioned hack, and her huge fan base must take note. "Dead Until Dark" is a loud middle finger to all those in deep love (& therefore those with questionable tastes) ...

    Sigh. I tried to give this a fair chance, I really did. I went into it hopeful, despite some other negative reviews that I?ve read, because I quite liked the pilot for True Blood, the new HBO series based on these books. Dark, however, loses points from me right away because the two ...

    December 2014 buddy read with Shelly, Carole, Evgeny, Karly, Jess, Allison, Catherine & Monty Cupcake. DNF at 50% Sookie, Sookie, Sookie. Because of you most of my friends either hate me or think I'm a total freak. They think you're quirky, I think you're silly. They think y...

    Some people have asked me why I never read Adult Paranormal Romance books. Well, TrueBlood is the reason why. Read on, if you feel like snorting with pity-laughter. Damn. I wish I could explain why I had to give this book a one star rating without sounding lame as hell. Because r...

    I'd never heard of these books until a few months ago, and as usual, once one person recommends them, everyone seems to be talking about them, you see them everywhere, and you get curious. They're in the fantasy section, though for some bizarre reason I was under the impression, at fir...

    The television show True Blood was better than this in every sense; it completely transcended it. Well, at least, before the fourth season hit and the writing went down the toilet. But that?s a separate issue altogether. The show took Charlaine Harris?s book and made the story bett...

    I might have enjoyed this one more if Sookie was a bit more relatable. In a paranormal romance, the reader is supposed to be able to project themselves into the main character, right? I mean, we pretend like that's not the point but that's kinda sorta really the point. But Sookie is ...