Sunday, July 12, 2009

Living Dead in Dallas by Charlaine Harris bk2

Living Dead in Dallas
by Charlaine Harris

Published: 2002
Genre: Horror, Mystery, Vampires
Warning: not a YA book
Paperback: 291 pages

Inspiration: Sookie Stackhouse Reading Challenge hosted by Beth Fish Reads

Description from the book:
Cocktail waitress Sookie Stackhouse is on a streak of bad luck. First, her coworker is murdered and no one seems to care. Then she's 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).

Point is, they saved her life. So when one of the blood-suckers asks fro a favor, she complies. And soon, Sookie's in Dallas using her telepathic skills to search for a missing vampire. She's supposed to interview certain humans involved. There's just one condition: The vampires must promise to behave--and let the humans go unharmed. Easier said than done. All it takes is one delicious blonde and one small mistake for things to turn deadly...

My thoughts:
In-a-word: Maenad

This book was just as fun as the first. Sookie got to learn about new creatures and met more vampires. I'm glad she is starting to harness her "powers" for the good.

I wasn't too crazy on how the relationship between Sookie and Bill was moving. It will be interesting to see how their relationship develops in the coming books. I do hope they are soulmates.

Southern Vampire Mysteries Series:
Dead Until Dark
Living Dead in Dallas
Club Dead
Dead to the World
Dead as a Doornail
Definitely Dead
All Together Dead
From Dead to Worse
Dead and Gone

Other covers:

True Blood show tie-in

Has the True Blood feel to it.

Upcoming re-release


  1. Oh I love the Sookie books so much! I read this all earlier this year (before the newest release) and now I wish I hadn't went so fast. I cannot WAIT for the next adventure. The show is so great too, because it's just enough like the book to grab your interest, but different enough to still surprise you. I hope you keep on enjoying them!!!

  2. I liked the new characters that were introduced in this book, but was sorry to see some of them "taken" out. Too bad for Sam that he was finally able to meet someone only to have that someone be a wild woman!

  3. Every time I see a Sookie review, I just feel the urge to run out and buy them all and read them! LOL You have tons of excellent reviews on your blog!

    Thanks for stopping by and your kind words :)


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