Dead in Dixie(Sookie Stackhouse, Bks 1-3)
By : Charlaine Harris
Rating * * * * *
Review Date: 11/4/2008
Hardcover: 612 pages
Publisher: Science Fiction Book Club(2003)
"Dead Until Dark: Sookie Stackhouse is a cocktail waitress in
Bons Temp, Louisiana. You can tell she doesn’t get out much,
and it’s not because she isn’t pretty. She is. It’s just that,
well, Sookie has this “disability:” she can read minds. And
that doesn’t make her too dateable. Then along comes Bill.
He’s tall, dark, handsome—and Sookie can’t hear a word he’s
thinking. Just the guy she’s been waiting for all her life.
But Bill has a disability of his own: he’s a vampire with a
seriously creepy crowd of friends. So when one of her
coworkers is killed, Sookie fears she’s next….
Living Dead in Dallas: Sookie is on a streak of bad luck.
First, she finds a body in the backseat of her car. Then
she comes face-to-face with a beastly creature that gives
her a painful and poisonous lashing. Enter the vampires,
who graciously suck the poison from her veins—like they
didn’t enjoy it! Point is, they saved her life. So when
one of them asks for a favor, she complies…and soon Sookie
finds herself in Dallas, using her telepathic abilities
to search for a missing vampire. There’s just one condition:
the vamps must behave, and let the humans involved go
unharmed. Which is easier said than done….
Club Dead: Sookie’s vampire boyfriend, Bill, has been a
little distant lately. In another state, distant. He’s
on a secret assignment for the vampire queen of Louisiana,
and only his sinister and sexy boss Eric knows where to
find him. Soon, Sookie is off to Jackson, Mississippi,
to mingle with the über-underworld at Club Dead—a
dangerous little haunt where werewolves, shapeshifters
and vampires go to chill out and suck down some type O.
But when Sookie finally finds Bill—caught in an act of
serious betrayal—she’s not sure whether to save him…or
sharpen some stakes."
I sat down and read this series in two weeks. Could not
wait to get to the next book. I sat up several nights till
2 or 3 just to read "one more" chapter. Simply one of
the best vampire series out there.
1. Dead Until Dark (2001)
2. Living Dead in Dallas (2002)
3. Club Dead (2003)
4. Dead to the World (2004)
5. Dead as a Doornail (2005)
6. Definitely Dead (2006)
7. All Together Dead (2007)
8. From Dead to Worse (2008)
9. Dead and Gone (2009)
10. Dead in the Family (2010)