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Review: Dead Until Dark by Charlaine Harris

Dead Until Dark (Sookie Stackhouse #1)My rating: 4 of 5 stars

This book was a great light read.

Ever since I was a teen, I’ve had a weakness for books/TV shows/etc. about people with extra abilities, particularly when it is shown as being not always easy.

This book certainly fits that niche. I’d like to say that this book was thought provoking, causing me to consider how we treat those that are different.   That theme was there, but there  isn’t anything new here on that front.  I can’t say that’s what I was thinking about.

The strength of this book was in Sookie’s character, and her relationships with the other characters. She interacted with friends, family, acquaintances, bad guys…  We saw a different view of her when she was interacting with her grandmother, a potential love interest, her best friend who was prejudiced against a love interest, or a powerful vampire.  These all added together to make an interesting character.

The world that was built was an interesting one, and I look forward to exploring it further.  The relations between the vampires and the humans, the different vampire communities, and then adding in those with other gifts has a lot of potential.

Although I didn’t mind it here, I am a little wary of the setup of the multiple potential love interests.  We’ll see where it goes.

But all of this sounds very serious.  The book wasn’t. Mostly, I just had fun reading!

And with this post, I’m joining the Beth Fish Reads Sookie Stackhouse Challenge.  I know that once I start a series, I tend to follow it through, so I might as well track it and do it with friends!

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