jeudi 5 novembre 2015

Dead until Dark ( Sookie Stackhouse 1) by Charlaine Harris

Hello to all,

           i'm sorry to post this so late, it was ready the beginning of the week but since my weekend was spent organising a special 24h ( which lasted even longer) Chtullu roleplaying game party.. i was simply too worn out to remember that i needed to post this review.

I haven't recovered yet either as more things piled up  but  slowly i will and let's start by this long awaited review of a far from new series but on ei'm only discovering now.

Happy reading
Publisher: Ace Books
Publication: 2008
ISBN:  0441016995
Genre: urban fantasy
Violence: strong

Language: normal
sex: strong
Public: 18+
Source: won

Short description from goodreads :

 Sookie Stackhouse is a small-time cocktail waitress in small-town Louisiana. She's quiet, keeps to herself, and doesn't get out much. Not because she's not pretty. She is. It's just that, well, Sookie has this sort of "disability." She can read minds. And that doesn't make her too dateable. And then along comes Bill. He's tall, dark, handsome - and Sookie can't 'hear' a word he's thinking. He's exactly the kind of guy she's been waiting for all her life.

But Bill has a disability of his own: He's a vampire. Worse than that, hangs with a seriously creepy crowd, with a reputation for trouble - of the murderous kind.

And when one of Sookie's colleagues is killed, she begins to fear she'll be next ..

My opinion:
          It took me quite a time before starting this series, somehow i was a little afraid but after reading the novella in the Dark secrets anthology, i wanted to read more of this author and thankfully i remembered that i had this book in my pile soi could start without delay.

I do like the author ‘s writing style, it’s clear and she built an interesting universe even if i don’t have all the rules yet, for example she tells us that vampires are the last one to have revealed their existence and got special right... i would have wanted to know a little more about the others paranormals.

The characters are well buit and so far i prefer Sam... who is there and loyal but not too much on the “ ownership” side. Bill  intrigues me he does seem to care for Sookie but somehow i’m not at ease with him. As for Jason, Sookie’s brother.. so far i dislike him greatly... i hate his behaviour but even more his reaction to Sookie past... of all other he should have been the one to trust her but not only he doubted her but he even accused her.
Sookie is interesting...she had a difficult life and her gift didn’t help ut despite everything she still is kind and looks for the positive... i quite admire that.

No i do prefer when the romance is building slowly along the book when it’s a serie slike this one so having Sookie jump in bed  in teh first book bothered me a little even if i do understand the circonstances and the importance of it for the plot so it’s okay just not what i prefer.

 The plot, hum it’s okay i did guess the murderer identity but  i’m more curious about the problem Eric is at this time. The rythm is just what it should be and it’s read quite easily.
I do plan to continue this series and i have the second one ready in the pile , i think so at least, so we will see if the pleasure continues

Score:  4/5

Disclaimer: All opinions are my own and no compensation was received in exchange for this review


6 commentaires:

  1. I read this one many years ago and enjoyed it. I found it in the mystery section of my library, not the paranormal. It was great fun, but I never read any of the others.

    1. here it's often in the romance section... i don't always undesrtand shop and library classification^^

  2. Great review, I have not tried this author although there are books from her in my tbr pile :)

    1. i only have read 3 of her books/ stories i think so i'm not a specialist, she can write really dark though

  3. This was an odd series for me. Some of the books were great, some were just okay. Happy you liked it mostly though.

    1. i only have the first two so i will see if i continue to like it. Some series are not constant and it's not something i really appreciate so we will see