Dead Until Dark is the first book in the Sookie Stackhouse series. I started to read the series because I was a huge fan of the TV Show True Blood. When it first started on HBO, I instantly became a huge fan.
Life begins at night
In a world where vampires are out and proud, Sookie Stackhouse is just a small-time cocktail waitress in small-town Louisiana. She has never seen a vampire until the vampire of her dreams walks into her life.
But maybe having a vampire for a boyfriend isn’t such a bright idea…
As I said before, I started reading Dead Until Dark a few years after I started watching True Blood. At the time, it was one of my favorite TV Show and I loved the characters. So naturally, I decided to check out the source material.
At first, I wasn’t really convinced of the series. I had trouble getting into the story and relating to the characters. Maybe, because they didn’t behave at all as they did on the TV Show, which I saw first. Or maybe it’s because the series is written from the point of view of Sookie. And she is one of the characters I liked the less in the TV Show.
Still, I enjoyed myself while reading it. It was a fun story, so much so that every time I read a book in the series I always find myself wanting more. After about two books in the series, I managed to really enjoy it. The mysteries got deeper and the relationship between the characters got better.
Should you read it?
The first book of the series is actually, in my opinion, one of the worst ones. But the rest of the series is really worth it. It’s a really fun read. And the concept of the series is really worth it and original.
So yes, you should read it. The rest of the series is really great.