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Who is your favorite love interest of Sookie's in The Southern Vampire Mysteries by Charlaine Harris?

As of May 2011, The Southern Vampire Mysteries series includes: 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, Dead in the Family, Dead Reckoning, Deadlocked and several short stories included in various anthologies.

Eric Northman
 
  1075 votes, 71.9%

Bill Compton
 
  120 votes, 8.0%

Sam Merlotte
 
  103 votes, 6.9%

Alcide Herveaux
 
  101 votes, 6.8%

John Quinn
 
  73 votes, 4.9%

Other
 
  16 votes, 1.1%

Preston (from the short story, Gift Wrap)
 
  7 votes, 0.5%

Calvin Norris
 
  1 vote, 0.1%


Poll added by: Lindsey



Comments (showing 1-50 of 59) (59 new)


message 1: by Geraldine (new)

Geraldine Eric is my favorite love interest for Sookie, the person i would least like to see her with would be either Sam or Calvin Norris.


message 2: by Lindsey (new)

Lindsey Geraldine wrote: "Eric is my favorite love interest for Sookie, the person i would least like to see her with would be either Sam or Calvin Norris."

I agree about Eric - he's my fav.! I don't think Sam's too bad (he's probably my 2nd fav.)

I think the worst person she could end up with would be either Alcide or Calvin (I like the characters, but I just don't think she could be happy with them unless their personalities radically change).


message 3: by Geraldine (new)

Geraldine Yeah I agree about Alcide, I really liked him in book 3, but her association with the vampires would never allow for them to have a relationship. I don't think Calvin was ever really a runner for her affections, and I don't know what it is about Sam but I just can't see the two of them together.


message 4: by Lindsey (new)

Lindsey I'm dying to know who people have in mind when they vote "OTHER"! Barry the Bellboy? I'm stumped. If you vote "OTHER", please follow up with a name in the comments area. Thanks!


message 5: by Kelly (new)

Kelly Eric is my favorite by far.


message 6: by Lindsey (new)

Lindsey Me too! I absolutely loved his and Sookie's relationship in Dead to the World when he lost his memory. I really hope she ends up with him for good!


message 7: by Steph (new)

Steph Yay Team Eric!


message 8: by Brett (new)

Brett Long ok first of all dont start that twilight crap "Steph" and second of all, wat ever happend to likeing Bill...... Eric was nominated best Villian of TrueBlood people.....


message 9: by Lindsey (new)

Lindsey I think most of the people voting on here are making their decisions based off the book series and not the TrueBlood television series. The Eric from the books and the Eric from the show are very different. Same story with Bill. Going off the books alone, I much prefer Eric.


message 10: by Brett (new)

Brett Long hmmm... well im almost done with book #1, so i guess i'll find out later, but going from TrueBlood, its kinda hard to believe anyone could like him....


message 11: by Steph (new)

Steph I'll start whatever I want, "Brett". Go team Eric, go!


message 12: by Amanda (new)

Amanda Ward Go Team "ERIC"!!!!!


message 13: by Brett (new)

Brett Long *Palmface, lmao....


message 14: by Lindsey (new)

Lindsey Brett, have you reached book four yet? You'll have to let us know what you think of Eric after that one. : )


message 15: by Katherine (new)

Katherine Eric, hands down. He has the most depth of character and has done the most for Sookie.

I don't like Bill for what he did in books 2 and 3
I don't like Alcide because of the exposure to Sookie of really horrific things and how he uses her to get things done all the time without showing much respect and his temper and his short sightedness.
I don't like Quinn because he seriously weirded me out by the first impressions of him and he seemed really flakey even in the first book he appeared in.
There are so many reasons to say no to Calvin that I don't even think I need to explain.
If I had to pick a second favorite and the one I think she'd actually end up with? I'd say Sam. He's a family oriented type of person and a genuinely good guy. I think that his character being sort of in the background for so long is done on purpose for a series of bam, he did this bam, he did this and bam, he did this.

But I am really really rooting for Eric

I can think of some others that would be good, too, though. (Barry, the Hispanic Vampire, Hadley's ex...)



message 16: by Lindsey (new)

Lindsey Eric is my #1 fav, but I just finished reading "Gift Wrap" (one of the Sookie short stories) and I did like the featured love interest, Preston! He is probably #3 or 4 on my favs list now. What did everyone else think of him and that story?


message 17: by Jenna (new)

Jenna Team Alcide!!! But I'm not done with the series yet, so I may change my mind when I'm done.


message 18: by Steph (new)

Steph Oh, you will, my friend.


message 19: by Marianna (new)

Marianna Voted for Sam. I wish he had a bigger role. I like Alcide too, but he is sorta annoying. If I had to pick a vampire for Sookie to end up with it would be Pam! Haha, jk. I like Eric, and he does have the most depth, but he is a vampire. I can't wait to find out who she ends up with.


message 20: by Jade (new)

Jade I love Eric but I still want her to end up with Bill!
I like the TV series sooo much more than the books. I actually disliked the books as soon as sookie would not go back out with Bill.

In the TV series I hope he that doesnt happen, but I still want some romance with eric aswell ;)


message 21: by Dani (last edited Jan 31, 2010 01:53PM) (new)

Dani A friend gave me one of these books to read on my Christmas beach vacation a month ago. I was skeptical. It sounded so silly. Well, I was wrong :)-- I've zoomed through the remainder of the series. Can't wait for the next book and seriously hope I don't end up hating where the series goes...

Eric is the one I want to see Sookie with. I find him the most interesting (...intriguing, amusing, "hot", etc.) character in the series. In every book, Harris reveals a new facet of the complex Eric, and we appreciate how difficult it is for him to manage everything that is going on in his vamp world/mainstream world/personal world. Just because Eric is a pragmatist doesn't make him unfeeling--we see that he loves Pam, and we see that he is willing to compromise and sacrifice his pride for the good of those he is responsible for (i.e. surrendering to de Castro). He hasn't survived as long as he has by being an idiot, or a Siegbert/Wybert style oaf attached to a more clever leader. I love that Sookie is making his already complex life even more difficult because of the very real feelings he has for her. It makes sense that a detached, emotionless existence would make living for centuries easier. Then, along comes Sookie and that humanity which has been numbed and buried for centuries comes rushing back.

Sookie and Eric challenge each other and they make each other laugh. Even Bill states that they both have the same zest for life. If Eric seems to be unwilling to declare his undying love for Sookie in public (especially referring to the situation in these last couple of books), it's because he is aware of the danger such an open declaration could have on Sookie. She'd be an even bigger target than she already is (because, let's face it, vampire politics/society is sneaky and violent). The whole Hot Rains situation was an example of this.

If Harris is dead set against having Sookie end up with a vampire/become a vampire, and wants her to get married and have babies with someone who isn't restricted to the night, then I hope Sookie ends up with Sam. Sam is lovely and loyal and has always accepted Sookie as she is.

I wonder if her grandmother's situation will in some way loosely parallel Sookie's? --The whole "beautiful grandma was loyal and moral, but really wanted babies which her beloved but sterile husband couldn't give her, so she had an affair with a gorgeous fairy and got two kids out of it" situation. Harris seemed to put a lot of emphasis on that subplot, and she says she knows where she's taking this whole thing...Hmmm...

If Sookie did end up officially marrying/committing to a vampire, might she (with the acceptance of her vampire husband) get pregnant by someone else? Again, I'd only want Sookie to have the adorable Sam's baby. (since she can't have Eric's...unless Harris is willing to change her mind and create some magical loophole that would make it possible :))

Guess I'll have to watch the first two seasons of True Blood on DVD to tide me over until May :)


message 22: by Steph (new)

Steph Just so you know, the show is very different from the books.


message 23: by Meghan (new)

Meghan I liked bill the most. i like eric too and his scenes with sookie and bill together are hilarious! i love the tension he gives bill when he walks into the room. im mad at bill beacause he cheated on sookie. i was real pissed and sad when that happened. i hope that i will learn to like eric more because it seems like sookie will pick him and im only on books three so mabey i will like eric at the end for sookie.


Just Call Me Gyna I actually think Alcede and Sookie would be a great fit!!!!! He could give her marriage and babies and she could help him out too! I love Bill and wish there was a way for that to workout, but I just can't see it!


message 25: by Ctanner (new)

Ctanner I totally agree with you Gina about Alcide. I do not get why Sookie is with Eric, other than the blood bond.


message 26: by Kristi (new)

Kristi because of what happened between Sookie and Eric in book 4 I couldn't help but hope that something would come out of that even though Eric got his memory back.. I really want Eric and Sookie to get together because they just seem so good together(minus the dead and not dead thing), their personalities work well together and they obviously have strong physical compatibility... but after reading the 5th book,(I haven't read 6 or 7) I feel completely let down.. I'm sad about the way things happened with bill, but lets be honest, first loves rarely ever last because every emotion is irrational, but it still sucked. I could just see Eric and Sookie being a better pair then any of the others.. even if she chooses to stay human. Idk I guess I need to read all the books before passing judgments but I just can't understand why the author is doing what she is doing.. I would have been much happier if she had Sookie just choose Eric and make it work.. is that so unreasonable?


message 27: by [deleted user] (new)

Meghan wrote: "I liked bill the most. i like eric too and his scenes with sookie and bill together are hilarious! i love the tension he gives bill when he walks into the room. im mad at bill beacause he cheated o..."

I like Bill too, he really has a heart. Eric is beautiful but too weird.


message 28: by Lauren (new)

Lauren sookie and eric for sure :P


message 29: by Foggygirl (new)

Foggygirl Eric all the way! Gotta love that bad boy.


message 30: by [deleted user] (new)

Oh, Eric is too naughty for me! I don't like his long hair either. I like Bill best of all.

Also foggy!


message 31: by Katherine (last edited Jul 09, 2010 08:18PM) (new)

Katherine Eric all the way. He's made me cry with how he watches out for Sookie. Sookie and Eric have humor, a zest for life, value loyalty and truthfulness, and would make an awesome crime-fighting pair. Bill is sweet and romantic, but that's it. He just wants to reconstruct his pre-vamp country gentry life, and I can't see Sookie wanting to spend her time renovating his house, watching his gggg grandchildren, and going to historical society teas. To me its akin to thinking Ashley Wilkes is better than Rhett Butler in Gone with the Wind--Rhett's the 'bad boy' but ultimately the better man. I'd see her as Sam's mate working with him at the bar before Bill.


message 32: by Catt (new)

Catt Can I vote for both Bill and Eric? It's a tought call, I like them both. They are so different but they both love Sookie. OK if I have to choose I guess it will have to be Eric but I'm not happy about leaving poor Bill out in the cold. I like Sam too but I just can't see them together as lovers.


message 33: by Missyb (new)

Missyb Quinn was a great character and interest for Sookie, but Eric is just Eric. Dead In The Family really brings their relationship to the forefront, and its dynamics. Bill & Sookie's realtionship was so so, but it just didn't have that extra something.


message 34: by Stephanie (new)

Stephanie Eric for the win, Bill for the runner-up. I hope to never have to endure Quinn and his "babe" blather ever again...


message 35: by Helix (new)

Helix I prefer Eric. There is a lot of personal conflict in that match-up that makes it interesting. The rest of the pairings were a little to easy for my liking.


message 36: by Matty (new)

Matty go team eric! =)


message 37: by Jenna (new)

Jenna Watts I can't choose between Eric, Bill, and Sam. Even after the drama with Bill I still like him. But I think Sam is the best choice for Sookie. They have a great relationship (yes, more of a friendship) and Sam ages, which I think would be a better choice for Sookie. Since she can grow old with him, while the vamps would stay the same.


message 38: by Lindsay (new)

Lindsay I love Eric and Sookie together, but I wouldn't mind if Sookie ended up with John Quinn.


message 39: by Hira (new)

Hira if there is a claim that this series is in someplaces playing around with the "star-crossed lovers" paradigm i think its sookie and eric...11 books into the series and eric gets more and more complicated and deep with each book. i dont see the same thing happening to bill or alcide or sam or quinn. Eric is the perfect anti-hero. he has a personality, style, intrigue all wrapped up and he is sensible, watchful and calculating about his love for sookie..he is wild and crazy but extremely practical and highly unpredictable...i identify with sookie on many personal levels and though i worship a devotional love like bill's for sookie..i would still prefer eric and his unpredictability over devotion any single day..eric is what will make sookie's life stand out...bill would just make it ordinary..predictable and boring... AnD Comeon! dont let me even start on SEX-APPEAL! *moltenizing*


message 40: by Carrie (new)

Carrie Geraldine wrote: "Eric is my favorite love interest for Sookie, the person i would least like to see her with would be either Sam or Calvin Norris."

I TOTALLY AGREE! Eric is the only one I would ever be happy with! I have a feeling we will be disappointed though.:'(


message 41: by Carrie (new)

Carrie Lindsay wrote: "I love Eric and Sookie together, but I wouldn't mind if Sookie ended up with John Quinn."

I DO NOT LIKE QUINN. I would rather it be Sam. ERIC is my love!


message 42: by Carrie (new)

Carrie Stephanie wrote: "Eric for the win, Bill for the runner-up. I hope to never have to endure Quinn and his "babe" blather ever again..."

MY WORDS EXACTLY!!!!


message 43: by Carrie (new)

Carrie Helix wrote: "I prefer Eric. There is a lot of personal conflict in that match-up that makes it interesting. The rest of the pairings were a little to easy for my liking."

I Love Eric and Sookie, but the interviews I saw and read with Charlaine Harris gives me sad, hopeless outlook, though I can only hope:-)


message 44: by Carrie (new)

Carrie Matty wrote: "go team eric! =)"

ERIC ALL THE WAY!


message 45: by Carrie (new)

Carrie Lauren wrote: "sookie and eric for sure :P"

Eric is my dream for Sookie


message 46: by Carrie (new)

Carrie Katherine wrote: "Eric all the way. He's made me cry with how he watches out for Sookie. Sookie and Eric have humor, a zest for life, value loyalty and truthfulness, and would make an awesome crime-fighting pair. Bi..."

Stephanie wrote: "Eric for the win, Bill for the runner-up. I hope to never have to endure Quinn and his "babe" blather ever again..."

I LOVED YOUR POST! I AGREE?


message 47: by Carrie (new)

Carrie Gina wrote: "I actually think Alcede and Sookie would be a great fit!!!!! He could give her marriage and babies and she could help him out too! I love Bill and wish there was a way for that to workout, but I ..."

Alcide is a dog, literally. BILL OR ERIC LOVE HER!


message 48: by Carrie (new)

Carrie Dani wrote: "A friend gave me one of these books to read on my Christmas beach vacation a month ago. I was skeptical. It sounded so silly. Well, I was wrong :)-- I've zoomed through the remainder of the seri..."

Harris has said in interview that Sookie will never become a vamp. She also said she would Never ler HER daughter date a vamp. That spells to me bad news for Eric/Bill lovers. I am sad, I love Eric....


message 49: by Carrie (new)

Carrie Hira wrote: "if there is a claim that this series is in someplaces playing around with the "star-crossed lovers" paradigm i think its sookie and eric...11 books into the series and eric gets more and more compl..."

Eric is my dream! I totally agree with your post!


message 50: by [deleted user] (new)

Brett. wrote: "ok first of all dont start that twilight crap "Steph" and second of all, wat ever happend to likeing Bill...... Eric was nominated best Villian of TrueBlood people....."

This isn't True Blood we're talking about, though. It's The Southern Vampire Mysteries. Eric is less of a villain in the book series than he is on the TV show. But even if he was more of a villain in the books, he'd still be my favorite!


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