Dead Until Dark by Charlaine Harris
Read: 4 - 9 June 2010
Sookie Stackhouse is just a small-time cocktail waitress in small-town Louisiana. Until the vampire of her dreams walks into her life-and one of her coworkers checks out....
Maybe having a vampire for a boyfriend isn't such a bright idea.
I made the mistake of watching half of the first season of True Blood before reading this book, and because the show follows the book quite closely, the first half of the book wasn't as exciting as it could have been. I'm really glad I didn't watch the whole season though, as that would have spoiled some really good moments (Bubba being one of them).
I like Sookie - actually I like her a lot better in the book than in the TV show. I like the fact that she can take care of herself and doesn't need anyone to rescue her, human, vampire or any other being.
I like the mystery and the setting and the fact that I didn't guess who the murderer was until it was revealed (another thing the TV show would have ruined completely). And although I'll admit that vampires may have some attractive traits, I still prefer humans.
Or, you know, that other being.
My rating: 4