Title: Dead Until DarkAuthor: Charlaine HarrisPages: 292 pagesPublished: Ace Books (May 1, 2001)Genre: Fiction/FantasyCover Score: B+Overall Rating: A
Dead Until Dark is the first book in Charlaine Harris's series The Southern Vampire Series / Sookie Stackhouse novels. In this first installment, the author introduces the character of Sookie Stackhouse, a young telepathic waitress from a fictional town called Bon Temps in Louisiana and her world, an alternate history where vampires, shapeshifters and other supernatual beings coexist among humans. In Dead Until Dark Sookie begins a romantic entanglement with her vampire neighbor and is faced with a series of murders in town.
Overall I highly enjoyed reading this book. I have to say I am now officially hooked on the series. This book wraps you in with its seductiveness and then holds you with suspense. I have read the twilight series and enjoyed those as well but to all of you who can not stand that series, I can safely say this is completely different. I mean they both do involve vampires and a love story but that pretty much the only similarity. This book has now turned into a tv series called "True Blood", which is also fantastic. The first book is the equivalent to the first season of the show. Now the seconded season has officially started and I am on the edge of my seat. Honestly if you like supernatural this book is jam packed, I definitely recommend picking it up!