Wednesday, April 1, 2009

Living Dead in Dallas by Charlaine Harris

I have to say that it's a good thing I gave this series a second chance. I didn't love the first book, Dead Until Dark. It was fine but nothing that made me really want to go out and get the second book. I did anyway. I'm sure glad I did. I found Living Dead in Dallas to be a lot more fun, a lot scarier, and it had a better plot. I'm not sure what happened with the first book. I might have been in a Twilight fog about then, wanting all my vampires to sparkle and dazzle.

This book continues the adventures of Sookie Stackhouse and her vampire boyfriend Bill Compton. For much of the book she is out of Bon Temps, so many of the characters introduced in the first book are minor players in this one. Eric is quite the intriguing character in this book but I'm not sure of his motives.

Sookie and Bill travel to Dallas so that Sookie can use her mind reading skills to help find a missing vampire. She quickly gets caught up in a trap -not by vampires, but by humans. I don't want to give anything away so I'm not going to get into the plot much at all.

I am looking forward to continuing this series. I'm working my way through the alphabet but as soon as I finish all 26 books, I'm going to re-visit Sookie and Bill. I recommend this to any reader who likes a little supernatural, a little humor, and a bit of adventure.

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