Living Dead in Dallas is the second book in the Sookie Stackhouse series. The book series that inspired the show True Blood. If you’re curious about the series, you can check out the reviews I did for the rest of the series. They are at the end of this article.
As I said many times before in other reviews, I started reading this series because I was a fan of the TV show when it came out. And since then, I’ve just continued on reading the series. So, without any further ado, here’s my review for Living Dead in Dallas.
Sookie Stackhouse seems to have only bad luck right now. First, her colleague is killed, and nobody seems to care about it. Then, she finds herself face to face with a beastly creature that left her with a nasty, painful, and venomous gash. Vampires than manage to save her life by sucking out the poison, which means that she’s indebted.
This is why, when one of them comes to her asking for a favor, she has no other choice but to comply. Soon, Sookie finds herself in Dallas, using her telepathy powers in search of a missing vampire, just when she hoped her luck would turn…
This book is the reason I kept on reading the series. I found that Dead Until Dark was very different from True Blood. And I wouldn’t say I liked the way the characters were portrayed. But in Living Dead in Dallas, I felt like the characters really evolved in a positive direction.
This story also almost made me forget the difference between the book and the TV show. Because I was so focused on what happened in the novel, I didn’t really care anymore. Except for Sookie, I still really prefer True Blood Sookie to book Sookie.
Also, the story made me want to read on, much more than in Dead Until Dark. With it, the story of Sookie Stackhouse is just beginning… And I want to know what happens and how it ends.
Should you read it?
Obviously you should read Dead Until Dark before, but even if you don’t, it’s not a hard story to understand.
You should absolutely read this book if you like vampire stories, paranormal books, or urban fantasy. You will surely enjoy it!