The Sookie Stackhouse series was one I read long before I blogged. I had read Twilight and enjoyed it, and a friend asked me if I had read Dead Until Dark. I picked it up and promptly devoured all the released books. Waiting for new books in the series was excruciating!
I loved Sookie’s story and the incredibly unique world Charlaine Harris created in Bon Temps! The supporting characters were great as well. Now, if you only watched the TV show, you have no idea what really happened in the books. Season 1 was pretty close to the books, but after that, the only thing that was similar were the names of some of the characters.
I loved how Harris created a world where vampires were known yet still unknown in so many ways. Shifters were still in the shadows, and magic exists. She does a great job at making Louisiana an important character in the story too! If you liked Twilight, but want something more adult, this series is perfect!! If you liked the TV show, seriously, read the books. The show wasn’t bad. But it is NOTHING like the books. Harris even wrote a follow up novella that gives us the details on what everyone from the books was up to years down the road. It was so amazing! I wasn’t ready to let the town of Bon Temps go, so getting that update novella was bliss!