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Sookie Stackhouse 7-copy Boxed Set (Sookie Stackhouse #1-7)

4.43  ·  Rating Details ·  25,085 Ratings  ·  359 Reviews
The New York Times bestselling Sookie Stackhouse series, now available in one deluxe boxed set!

Dead until Dark is now the HBO original series True Blood

Contains: Dead until Dark, Living Dead in Dallas, Club Dead, Dead to the World, Dead as a Doornail, Definitely Dead, and All Together Dead
Boxed Set, 2078 pages
Published November 12th 2008 by Ace
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Jan 12, 2009 Candace rated it really liked it
This review covers books 1-8.

These are a lot of silly fun, and more than a little addictive. They are decently well written (despite some continuity issues) but pretty much what you'd expect from a romance/mystery novel. Sookie's "voice" works better in some books than in others, and some plot threads are more compelling than others. Just when things started to drag a bit, there was a hell of a plot twist, and not one that I'd seen coming. I've enjoyed the whole series, so far, though book 4 is
Feb 02, 2009 Stacy rated it it was amazing
Okay, I should probably start by saying I love vampires. I've loved vampires since I was old enough to know what they were. I have dreamed a lot of dreams about vampires, even before David Boreanaz made them sexy as hell. The dreams changed a bit after that, of course.

I started TIVOing the HBO series TruBlood, and it started out a little on the strange side, kind of gross at times, and I wasn't sure I was going to enjoy it. But because it was vampires (and quite a few sexy vampires) I stuck with
Jul 13, 2009 D rated it liked it
Good ol' fashioned slutty fun! I have been addicted to these silly books from the moment I picked one up. There is no real arc to the story line accept when you find out why supernatural beings are so interested in Sookie, but each book is set up as an individual adventure in which our heroin is constantly getting the shit kicked out of her. Sookie just dusts herself off and moves on to the next adventure. I loved the southern perspective and the way she really captured the vernacular to a T. Gr ...more
Jun 19, 2009 Briynne rated it liked it
I’ll start out by saying that the three stars are for the writing, not the entertainment value. And I’ll be the first one to admit that I’ve given some atrociously-written books all sorts of stars, but I just didn’t in this case. These books were lots of fun, though. I don’t really have enough to say to review them all individually, so I chose this extremely convenient box set option which covers books one through seven.

First, let’s talk about Sookie. I like old Sook – she says things that make
Cassie Rodgers
Feb 05, 2012 Cassie Rodgers rated it liked it
As far as silly vampire soap operas, the Sookie Stackhouse books are fun and entertaining. They are totally girl-centric, and by that I mean that each love interest for Sookie fulfills some stereotypical ideal fantasy man for all kinds of women. The sensible good looking romantic (Bill), the bad good looking boy (Eric), the strong good looking masculine type (Alcide), and the uber masculine good looking protective guy (Quinn). And they're all good looking, if I didn't mention that. Sookie hersel ...more
Dec 14, 2010 Kathy rated it liked it
Though I'm not exactly proud of the fact, I will admit that I recently finished reading this 10-book series in about 8 weeks. For other TrueBlood fans who may be considering diving into the books, there is enough of a departure to keep the story interesting. The first few books are fun to compare against the TV series (perhaps that's why they were easily my favorites). While certainly far from great literature, the series was entertaining and helped keep my mind off some stressful things going o ...more
Jul 28, 2011 Tammy rated it really liked it
These are the books that the popular TV series "True Blood" is based on. Having already seen the show I found the books hard to get into at first. I already knew the plot for the first two books and found it difficult to make my own images of the characters without automatically seeing the actors from the show. Once I got over that I really enjoyed these books. The stories follow the same basic guideline as the show but with some major differences. After reading the books you can see that the wr ...more
Jan 29, 2009 Charlotte rated it liked it
These books are addictive and just so much fun!

I was able to polish off each book in about 1-2 days, so the last couple weeks have been filled with vampirey goodness. The series reminds me of Buffy the Vampire Slayer in its overly dramatic combination of romance, humor and bloody carnage. I'm sure the new TV show (True Blood) is going to feel similar but I haven’t seen any episodes yet. The dialog can be a bit, eh, lackluster and scenarios become increasingly outrageous but that makes it all th
Jul 28, 2010 Becca rated it did not like it
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Feb 14, 2013 Jessica rated it it was amazing
I devour these books as they come out every April and then sadly have to wait another year for the next. These books are much better than the show!
Aug 11, 2010 Michael rated it really liked it
Shelves: mind-candy
I bought this boxed set knowing nothing about HBO's True Blood. Since then, I've become pretty much addicted to the show, but these fun, fast, quirky mystery/romance books have brought me hours of entertainment as well.

This series is set in a world where vampires have recently "come out of the coffin," meaning, their existence has been revealed to the world. They are fighting for legal rights, to be accepted into society, etc. The books follow Sookie Stackhouse, a barmaid in Bon Temps, Louisiana
Dec 03, 2012 Tea rated it really liked it
You know why this series is great?? Because its lazy, no effort reading! Everything is just so. Even the secrets are so plain & in your face that it makes you wonder: am i a moron for being soo hooked on these books? But you aren't! Not by any means! If you want a simple escape into a fantasy world where you have everything pretty much thought out for you, this is the collection to read!
For example: Bubba. We all know who Bubba is don't we? But the secrecy of bot saying his name is so (dare
Sep 07, 2009 Angie rated it it was ok
#1 Dead Until Dark- included a brilliant description of someone we all know, "Denise wasn't truly pretty, but she was so flashy and confident that it took a while to figure that out."
It was written a bit too simply to hold my attention. The sex scenes were more Cinemax, not imaginative. And the character Sookie has an interesting talent but is otherwise incredibly dull.
I continue the series because my friend said it got better.
#2 Living Dead in Dallas- It was a little better. Still the supernat
Nikki Kelly
Feb 25, 2014 Nikki Kelly rated it it was amazing
I love this series! A big fan of all things Fantasy Fiction, in particular smokin' hot vamps, I was not disappointed with the Sookie Stackhouse novels. (And might I add, a big fan of the True Blood TV show).
Edgier than other vampire/ supernatural stories I have enjoyed. I loved the setting and the characters, who all - bar none - stood out in their own right.
I personally am an Eric fan, sorry Bill !!
Still have the last few books to read on my bookshelf, and looking forward to having some down
Jun 01, 2015 Sarah rated it really liked it
I loved the ongoing story in this series, although I could have done without all the sex! It kept me hooked throughout so that I was just obsessed with getting the next book. Of course, it is all fantasy and fiction, but thoroughly enjoyable to pretend some things exist!
Jul 21, 2009 Tessa rated it really liked it
Guilty pleasure reading, for sure! The character of Sookie is much sassier and funnier than on the HBO series TrueBlood. I like the Southern Vampire type books...easy, quick, fun reads, especially during the school year when I'm bogged down in Dickens or Sophocles!
Dec 05, 2010 Looopy rated it really liked it
I really liked Charlaine Harris' writing style. She kept me guessing, it was unpredictable and I like being kept in suspense. Her characters are well developed and interesting. She's very creative in how she comes up with each creatures abilities, especially as they relate to Sookie.
Jessi Lyn
Feb 22, 2010 Jessi Lyn rated it really liked it
These books are some of my favorite guilty pleasures. They're simply fun. A good break between deeper more engrossing reads.
Apr 09, 2013 Maja rated it really liked it
all good!
Jun 14, 2017 Nicki rated it really liked it
Took me three months to get through reading at a slow pace. I have the next four (or 5?) books purchased separately, so I will continue on.
I'm not generally a long series fan, so it's a credit to these books that they do stay interesting. I've got to admit, the constant fighting is starting to wear thin, though, and I do miss the earlier simpler stories, so it will be interesting to see if my opinion changes on these last few books. Sookie is a really good character and I like it better when sh
Paul Russell
Mar 20, 2017 Paul Russell rated it liked it
I rated this series with 3 stars, because some of you may reasonably get into the story. As well, the writing style is great. IMO the story got a bit redundant; the main character always looking for Bill, having to bully her way around many other characters to find him. And then it turns out later that things in the main relationship between the main characters don't turn out as planned anyway... And then fairies are introduced... in a vampire/werewolf story. I wont give any more away than that. ...more
May 28, 2017 Jenni rated it it was amazing
As always, the books are better than the tv series. It's hilarious and poor Sookie is always getting herself into trouble.
Black Elephants
Jun 06, 2010 Black Elephants rated it really liked it
Shelves: scifi-fantasy
These mysteries that feature blonde heroine Sookie Stackhouse are fun, quick and frothy reads that combine several genres—scifi, fantasy, paperback romance—rather well. I'm not usually one for "vampire" reads but I think Harris does a good job with several things:

1) The vampires are dangerous. After her initial crush on one, Sookie is rather sensible about her involvement with the whole supernatural scene. She tries to extricate herself from it several times, but obviously, it's like a virus. On
Dec 31, 2010 Sa5mrae rated it really liked it
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Laura Fraser
Aug 24, 2016 Laura Fraser rated it it was ok
Spoilers in here. Read at your own risk.

I came to these books after watching and loving True Blood.

Now True Blood was a true guilty pleasure; funny and ultra sexy and the plot moved right along, most of the time. Some of the scenery was pretty damned spectacular, and I'm not talking about the landscape. I was even able to forgive the obvious Buffy parallels; Angel/Bill, Spike/Eric, mother dies/grandmother dies, perky blonde/perky blonde, etc. ad nauseum. Until the last season, -- which was a bi
Jun 08, 2009 Jill rated it really liked it
Why am I so obsessed with vampires lately!?! I just love all things supernatural I suppose - it's the closet fantasy reader in me. I'm now on the second book in the series; the first was fun, silly, titilating and bloody. Sometimes it feels so right to read something a bit sexy and silly. It reminds me not to take myself so seriously.

After I read the first book in the series, my husband and I started watching TruBlood, the HBO series that started last year based on the books. It stars Anna Paqu
Jun 30, 2015 Stephanie rated it liked it
How do I put this.. The books are quite good up until book 5, tis all down hill from there I'm afraid.

Harris had an interesting idea but I believe lacked the skill to reach its full potential. The first four books are a fun read and I enjoyed them. But reading the books back to back you realise there are a lot of continuity errors. But I can forgive that to a point. I knew I was not reading a literary master piece, it's fun smutty vampire fiction.

Speaking of which, I knew these books contained
Maria Panteli
The Sookie Stackhouse books have become real classics for me. I love them. The humor and the stories are ace.
I love the way Charlaine Harris describes the characters in the books and their personalities are so believable and witty.
Sookie is a real star with her own little TV-show. Her life is so crazy and reading about her crazy adventures is great fun. She always seems to get mixed up with the wrong crowd but the awesome thing is that she always ends up saving the day, like a real heroine.
Apr 24, 2010 Chandler rated it really liked it
Ok. So...I know this isn't necessarily great stuff to read but I have to admit thatI was completely sucked in. My friend Amy recommended them and told me they were a little raunchy esp. the first book but got better after that. Well...she was right. During the first book there were times I just thought "wow, this is just nasty" and almost put it down, but I kept reading and ended up really liking them. The raunchy stuff does end pretty much after the first book, aside from some bad language. I l ...more
Brianna West
Nov 11, 2015 Brianna West rated it liked it
Okay, here's the deal. I read this purely out of interest for the series (even though I hate the main heroine). And sadly, I couldn't really get into it like other books. Sure, there was a fair amount of romance--which is what I look for in stories--but it was all wrong. I honestly started to wonder if Sookie was slutty by nature, or just slutty because she'd slept with a vampire.

I have a hard time getting into stories where the main protagonist is a floozy. And Sookie was. So, for the sake of
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Charlaine Harris has been a published novelist for over twenty-five years. A native of the Mississippi Delta, she grew up in the middle of a cotton field. Now she lives in southern Arkansas with her husband, her three children, three dogs, and a duck. The duck stays outside.

Though her early output consisted largely of ghost stories, by the time she hit college (Rhodes, in Memphis) Charlaine was wr
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Other Books in the Series

Sookie Stackhouse (1 - 10 of 13 books)
  • Dead Until Dark (Sookie Stackhouse, #1)
  • Living Dead in Dallas (Sookie Stackhouse, #2)
  • Club Dead (Sookie Stackhouse, #3)
  • Dead to the World (Sookie Stackhouse, #4)
  • Dead as a Doornail (Sookie Stackhouse, #5)
  • Definitely Dead (Sookie Stackhouse, #6)
  • All Together Dead (Sookie Stackhouse, #7)
  • From Dead to Worse (Sookie Stackhouse, #8)
  • Dead and Gone (Sookie Stackhouse, #9)
  • Dead in the Family (Sookie Stackhouse, #10)

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