Before I can even begin to tell you about this book you need to know that now I officially know why people are obsessed with the book and/or the true blood series.
Sookie Stackhouse is a waitress in a small town about an hour away from New Orleans. She also happens to be a mind reader; because of this she keeps to herself, doesn’t really go out and doesn’t date. However, ever since vampires became known to the world she’s been hoping one will pop up in her small town.
Well one did and his name is Bill and unlike everyone one else in that town, Sookie cannot read his mind which is a relief for her. As exciting as Bill is for her, things get rocky when her coworker is killed and Sookie doesn’t think she is so safe anymore.
This book was a great read. It was very modern and truthful about vampires. Bill was great because he wasn’t trying to hide what he was or use to be for Sookie; it was kind of like “it is what it is” type thing and I thought it was great. Sookie also didn’t annoy me as much as I thought she would. Yes, she had her moments when she couldn’t decide if she truly wanted an honest life with bill but I wasn’t too annoyed with that.
Harris did a good job with the setting and describes life in a small town to a tee. However, there was a scene or there is a big part of the book that reminds me of Twilight. Stephenie Myers released her book in 2006 and then Harris released her book in 2008. Hmmmmmm There is nothing wrong with being influenced by other writers; but I really thought that what Harris did was unnecessary. The book is great and it wouldn’t have lost any readers if it didn’t have that “twist.”
The book gets 10 out of 10. I picked up the book with the thought of hating it and I was pleasantly surprised. I do plan on reading the next book but I’m not sure if I will be reading all 10. I think that is excessive for a series.