Series: Sookie Stackhouse #2
Published by Orbit on April 1, 2004
Genres: Fantasy, Paranormal, Vampire, Werewolf, Fiction
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Cocktail waitress Sookie Stackhouse is having a streak of bad luck. First her co-worker is killed, and no one seems to care. Then she comes face to-face with a beastly creature that gives her a painful and poisonous lashing. Enter the vampires, who graciously suck the poison from her veins (like they didn't enjoy it).
The point is: they saved her life. So when one of the bloodsuckers asks for a favor, she obliges - and soon Sookie's in Dallas, using her telepathic skills to search for a missing vampire. She's supposed to interview certain humans involved, but she makes one condition: the vampires must promise to behave and let the humans go unharmed. But that's easier said than done, and all it takes is one delicious blonde and one small mistake for things to turn deadly....
Book two in the Sookie Stackhouse series, Living Dead in Dallas, is an alright addition to the series. For me, there was nothing really special about this book that drew me. But I did read is just a few days, it is on the shorter side pages wide. If you are looking for a quick read, this book would be good for you! Just make sure you read the first book Dead Until Dark before this.
In this book, we are introduced to a few more supernatural creatures that are rather interesting. For me, this added another layer to the world that Harris is building. As I read more of the series I see how everything is starting to piece together.
Like Dead Until Dark, while I enjoy the plot and many of the characters I am not fond of it being told from Sookie’s point of view. In short, Sookie just seems small-minded. She does really process the events and information like other adults would. But I guess that is part of the Harris wants us to see the story.
Oh, how I love me some Eric Northman. He makes appearances in this book as well and I have become very fond of him. I actually kind of like him more than I do Bill. I would like to see some Sookie and Eric romance going on, one can hope!
This book has plenty of mystery! Everything from missing vampires to cult-like churches. Each page kept me wanting more and more. There were a few short moments where things could have become dull, but Harris was able to keep the plot moving along.
In short, I enjoyed Living Dead in Dallas. I am really enjoying this series so far. So much so that I may actually be able to tolerate Sookie’s points of view. I want to see what else Harris adds to her supernatural world.