Release Date: Reprint edition (March 2, 2010)
Format: Mass Market Paperback
Genre: Urban Fantasy, Paranormal Romance
Review Date: May 9, 2012
Rating: 4 bookmarks
Oddly I picked this book up in a book store at least 6 years ago or so, and guess what? I put it back on the shelf! It didn’t grab me the first time, but this time around, simply put, this book was great! I’m going to start with the end and work my way back. It was down to the wire, in the last 30 pages or so before the killer was revealed. I was extremely happy that the villain wasn’t given away early. I usually can figure it out pretty quickly, but this time I couldn’t. I even tried to remember who the villain was of True Blood season one and it totally escaped me until the end of the book, then I was like “Oh, yea!” I won’t give anything away, but the book was definitely in line with season one of HBO’s version.
I did notice one main character difference from True Blood television show, Tara!?! She was not seen or heard of in Dead Until Dark. Was Tara HBO’s addition or will she show up in book 2? I guess I’ll have to read on and find out!
When I first picked up the mass paperback book, I really thought it looked like a short book, which for some reason made me question it. Maybe it was because I have preconceived notions based on the tv show or just reading so many 400+ page books. Despite its small size, it packs a good punch.
I liked the pace of the book and I really enjoyed the strong stance of Sookie. Even though Bill is old fashioned and someone controlling, Even though she is scared, Sookie stands her ground and is able to hold her own against him and another vampires. There is nothing I dislike more than a week female lead. I’m so happy this isn’t the case here.
If you’re into Urban Fantasy or True Blood, give this book a try. You may like it even more than HBO’s TV version. I know I will keep on watching and I’m also going to continue reading the series!