Title: Dead Until Dark
Series: Southern Vampire Mysteries/Sookie Stackhouse (Book 1)
Author: Charlaine Harris
About the Book: Sookie Stackhouse is a cocktail waitress in small-town Louisiana, but she keeps to herself and doesn't date much because of her "disability" to read minds. When she meets Bill, Sookie can't hear a word he's thinking. He's the type of guy she's waited for all of her life, but he has a disability, too--he's a vampire with a bad reputation. When one of Sookie's coworkers is killed, she fears she's next.
Review: In less than 300 pages Charlaine Harris manages to squeeze in close to 10 murders. Needless to say - this book is full of action and mystery, and the pace never slows down once. In my opinion, perhaps this book was too action-packed. The first season of True Blood is based on this book, and the first 5 episodes is basically the 5 first chapters in the book! Fast-paced, huh?
Sookie felt almost unemotional to me - I would love to have seen more feelings and emotions from her. She is exposed to one dramatic, and traumatic, event after another, but she doesn't seem particularly moved. Instead of crying her heart out when a person close to her dies, she's like: I saw her lying on the floor. She was dead. -Next chapter!- So a little more emotion from her, and this book would have been even better!
Rating: 3 of 5