Saturday, July 2, 2011

Read With Me

I can NOT tell you how excited I was to receive my pre-ordered copy of the latest book in
the Sookie Stackhouse series last month!  Yes, I am one of those women who read
books about fictional vampires.  I have also been known to stand in line for the
movie adaptations for hours at a time just to see the midnight premiers!  It is no secret
that I have very eclectic taste when it comes to books and movies.  I will go from a
biography about Joseph Stalin to a historical fiction novel about Queen Mary Tudor
to a romance triangle between a teenage girl, a vampire, and a werewolf.  But that is
why I love to read so much: I can transport myself to whatever world I chose,
however realistic, however fantastical and dreamy.  And this month, it was all about
Sookie and her paranormal adventures!  If you haven't read these books, I
SERIOUSLY recommend them!  The Sookie Stackhouse series is the basis for the HBO
show "True Blood" (another obsession of mine) and is much more "adult" than the
Twilight series.  Sookie is a telepathic waitress living in small town Louisiana.  This
series revolves around a world where vampires and werewolves are not only real, but
coexist with regular humans.  What results is an endless supply of drama and dark
humor.  The latest book in the series, "Dead Reckoning", by Charlaine Harris,
did not disappoint!
Dead Reckoning (Sookie Stackhouse, Book 11)
      As the 11th installment in the series, this book picks up just as werewolves have
"come out" to the world.  Sam's bar is attacked and catches on fire and suspicion falls on
the anti-shape shifters in the community.  Sookie's fairy relatives, Claude and Dermot,
are staying with her after being separated from the fairy world.  Bill Compton confesses
that he is still deeply in love with her and her bond with Eric endures a few twists and
turns.  As with the other books in this series, there are A LOT of plot twists,
character developments, and uncovered truths in this novel.  Some of the elements
revealed in this book were questionable according to the time line of the story but
would probably go unnoticed by most readers.  I just so happen to be a super nerd.
Overall, I thoroughly enjoyed this story, but was disappointed by the current state of
Sookie and Eric's relationship.  I am a HUGE Eric fan.  If you haven't read this series yet,
DO!  It's the perfect summer easy reading and the best guilty pleasure.  We all need a
little vampire action in our lives, in my personal dork fest opinion.
Also, if you haven't jumped on the "True Blood" bandwagon yet, you are seriously
missing out!  Just make sure you put the kids to bed first:)
{You really haven't lived until you've spent 3 hours waiting in line for a movie,
fighting off hormonal pre-teens and middle-aged divorcees, all in the name of
the undead...}


Remy said...

I loooooove the Sookie Stackhouse novels and True Blood, totally better than Twilight. Oi!

deanna@delirious-rhapsody said...

i love the sookie stackhouse books, but i really don't like how true blood has veered away from the books SO much.

Ashley Sisk said...

I've read the entire series so I'll add that to my list of reads after I finish the series Game of Thrones which I just started. I can't wait to jump back into a Sookie read.

Sarah said...

Oh my goodness - I NEED to try this! I've heard so much about it!

Caitlin said...

I know a lot of people who read these but I never have! Thanks for sharing :)