Sunday, 19 December 2010
Living Dead in Dallas by Charlaine Harris
I'm officially addicted to this series. I'm slowing myself down by reading other books in between but could easily if I let myself read the whole series in one go over the Christmas break.
Synopsis: When the vampires save her life after an attack, Sookie is in their debt. She gets sent to Dallas to investigate a missing vampire, whose disappearance may be linked with a fundamentalist anti-vampire church (think Westboro but for vampires).
Score: 3 out of 5
I enjoyed this book a bit more than the first one, probably because I haven't seen True Blood season 2 yet, making the whole plot new to me. I approved of Eric having a more central role, and like the first, it was a quick, lively and engaging read. Sookie as a narrator keeps the pace fast and light, and the more I read her narration the more she grows on me.
That said, there were downsides to moving all of the action to Dallas. I missed some of the regular Bon Temps characters, and the new Dallas ones didn't seem as well rounded or developed. There were lots more supernatural creatures involved, and I do hope the series doesn't start to get a bit silly over the next few books.
A perfect relaxation read.