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Sookie Stackhouse 7-copy Boxed Set

(Sookie Stackhouse #1-7)

4.44  ·  Rating details ·  27,847 ratings  ·  368 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 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 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
Danyell Aston
Jul 13, 2009 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 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
Dec 14, 2010 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
Cassie Rodgers
Feb 05, 2012 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
Jul 28, 2011 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 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 rated it did not like it
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Feb 14, 2013 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!
Jessica Patrick
Sep 20, 2020 rated it it was amazing
I mean they’re not perfect but the amount of times I’ve gone back to reread, they deserve all the stars. They’re interesting, characters are rounded for the most part and even though it’s a long series the books stay interesting mostly. They do tend to trail off at the end but they’re still good!
Aug 11, 2010 rated it really liked it
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 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 i s
Sep 07, 2009 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
Jul 21, 2009 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! ...more
Dec 05, 2010 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. ...more
Jun 01, 2015 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!
Jessi Lyn
Feb 22, 2010 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. ...more
Dec 31, 2017 rated it it was amazing
The first 7 Sookie books vampires, werewolves and fairies oh my you can't ask for more ...more
Jul 13, 2019 rated it really liked it
Love this series! I could read it all over again (and just might). Surely, it is much more comprehensive and complex than the Trueblood HBO series that it inspired, as is usually the case. The first few books do line up with their interpretations in the show, but the following seasons did diverge greatly from the books, including a totally different ending to Sookie Stackhouse's story.
I love the increasingly complicated cultural dynamics between the supernatural beings that are introduced in ev
Paul Russell
Mar 20, 2017 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
Jun 14, 2017 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
Jennifer Layne
Dec 26, 2018 rated it it was amazing
I originally found out about this book series by watching the HBO Series True Blood ...

That said ... The books ARE WAY BETTER! I actually had to stop watching the show because they strayed so far from the well written books.

Loved it! The Books are WAY better than the Show True Blood! Each book gets better and better!

On to the Next!
Anna Louise
Oct 01, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Loved all the books, the first one seems badly written but once I got into the second, I was hooked!!
Don't make the same mistake I did and attempt to watch the Tv show, all your bill and Eric fantasies will be ruined for good.
Sep 29, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Decided to work my way through the Sookie Stackhouse series again, and have enjoyed it just as much as the first time I read them. I read the books first, then watched the TV series, which I also loved! I know that people either love or hate this series, I am on the love it side of the fence!
Laura Graefe
Sep 04, 2019 rated it it was amazing
I love these books so much, even when Sookie's making dumb decisions (or Bill's making them for her). These books were the soft intro I needed into paranormal. They were the perfect blend of genres, which also opened my eyes to genre-blending in general. ...more
May 28, 2017 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. ...more
Jul 26, 2017 rated it really liked it
While these are not classic literature, they are fun, creative reads along the lines of Janet Evonavich. Once you start the series, you can't stop. ...more
simone hall
Jan 09, 2018 rated it it was amazing
adventure, supernatural and thrilling following sookie through good and bad definately one set of books you cant help but want to keep reading till theres none left
Allyn Wise
Jan 24, 2018 rated it really liked it
I didn't get the set, but I have read all these books. ...more
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Charlaine Harris has been a published novelist for over thirty-five years. A native of the Mississippi Delta, she grew up in the middle of a cotton field. Charlaine lives in Texas now, and all of her children and grandchildren are within easy driving distance.

Though her early output consisted largely of ghost stories, by the time she hit college (Rhodes, in Memphis) Charlaine was writing poetry an

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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