Advantages Another great vampire book.
Disadvantages Not too sure on the extra characters yet!
After watching the entire first series of “True blood” the latest vampire offering featured on the channel FX, and now just starting to be shown on channel 4, I was intrigued to read the books.
The series in my opinion was ok, but not the best I have ever seen, so I was desperate to read the books to see if they were slightly better.
The book I will now review is - “Dead until dark by Charlaine Harris”Now I am not one of those readers that specifically go out and read a book just because it was written by a certain author, though I did go through a Stephenie Meyer and Virginia Andrews stage, but I blame my mum as she brought me not one book but a pile by each author, bless her!
The synopsis of the book is as follows -Sookie Stackhouse is a waitress at Merlottes bar and grill, she is beautiful, blonde, in fact pretty perfect looking but has a little problem……she can hear peoples thoughts!
Vampire’s have been “outed” and now are trying to live in harmony with the human residents, or at least some of them are, many think they are above trying to co exist so have warranted the rest with a bad reputation of murder, sleeping around and “glamouring” the humans, this is a method of mind control meaning that a vampire can drink from you or sleep with you without you putting up any resistance.Trouble is Sookie lives in a small hick town in southern Louisiana, and so she has to just keep on longing.
One day Bill, a vampire that originally came from the area in the civil war times, returns to his families house and decides to stay there, after going for a “drink” at Merlottes he meets Sookie and so begins a whirlwind romance, trouble is since Bill arrived people have been turning up dead, has he got something to do with the deaths or has someone grown tired of these so called “fang bangers” and no I don’t think I need to explain that phrase to you!
The book flows beautifully with there never being a moment that I got lost or confused, which could have been the case as there was a high number of different characters in the book.
Not only does this book offer vampires as being part of society, but as some other supernatural beings, that to me didn’t really need to be included, but felt more like a back up perfect for follow on books, though the point of these characters may become clear in further books.
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