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Living Dead in Dallas (Sookie Stackhouse) Book Review

In Books, Paranormal on September 28, 2012 at 10:26 am

(I give it a solid 4 out of 5 stars) In this second book in the Sookie Stackhouse series, Sookie travels to Dallas with her vampire boyfriend, Bill. Under obligation to help the higher-ups in the vampire community, Sookie and Bill set out to find out a missing vamp named Farrell, who is friend to Stan, a very powerful boss-man. Along the way, there is murder, a fanatical group of religious zealots bent on convincing vampires that they should “go to the sun” (or in other words, to commit suicide), and Sookie’s quest to exonerate Sheriff Andy from a crime he did not commit.
 
Compared to the previous book in the series, this book was much better. Even though the first book was a fun read, it had some inconsistencies in the main characters that distracted me. Living Dead in Dallas fixed all those inconsistencies, allowing me to just enjoy the story.

I will definitely pick up the next book in the series to see what Sookie is up to next.

Dead Until Dark -Sookie Stackhouse: a quick review

In Books on September 9, 2012 at 7:12 pm

Dead Until Dark (Sookie Stackhouse, #1)Dead Until Dark by Charlaine Harris
My rating: 3 of 5 stars

I’m torn between giving it 3 or 4 stars. I loved the concept of the story, and it definitely kept me turning pages. But I thought sometimes the characters weren’t as consistent as I would’ve liked them to be. Sookie vascillates between being weak and naive to strong and daring. Of course, I expect that from the last half of the book, after her character has grown. However, I had kind of a hard time figuring her out in the beginning. To me, Bill’s character also fluctuated a little too much. I needed to get a more solid idea of what he was all about.

However, I’m going to read the next book in the series–not only because I want to find out what happens next in Sookie’s life, but also to see if the characters become more concrete and real.

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