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Dead Until Dark by Charlaine Harris
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Jul 25, 2009

it was amazing
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Recommended to Kirsty by: Logan Graf
Read in July, 2009

This book has the right mix of everything - supernatural, mystery, humour, romance and not to mention a kick-ass protagonist!

Sookie is a waitress in a small town in Louisiana. She's friendly, but quiet... She doesn't date, but not because she's unattractive. She has a 'disability' (as she calls it). She can read minds. It's actually more of a problem than you'd think... can you imagine hearing every little detail of a person's thought process? Not really much fun. Imagine Sookie's delight, then, when she meets Bill, a handsome vampire (vampires are legal now dontcha know?), and realises that she can't read his mind. Finally, a guy she can date. Then things start to unravel when she meets Bill's friends - who are a little... creepy. When a colleague is murdered, Sookie starts to wonder if she'll be next.

I loved this book. I wish I hadn't waited so long to pick it up. I couldn't get enough of it and had problems putting it down. Whilst I did enjoy the Twilight books, this is in another leage completely. It's more witty and has a much better plotline. The romance was a smaller part of the book and was pleasant rather than sick-making. The sex scenes mean this is definitely a book for adults rather than teens. I loved the crime aspect of the story and it definitely kept me guessing right to the end. The characters were pretty well fleshed out and I'm looking forward to seeing them develop over the subsequent books.

I can't wait to pick up the next in the series.
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07/20 page 20
07/21 page 84
25.77% "Liking this so far, but wish the chapters were shorter!" 2 comments
07/22 page 131
40.18% "It's getting to be unputdownable!"
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