Sookie Stackhouse is just a small-time cocktail waitress in small-town Louisiana. Until the vampire of her dreams walks into her life-and one of her coworkers checks out.... Maybe having a vampire for a boyfriend isn't such a bright idea. A fun, fast, funny, and wonderfully intriguing blend... read more
In Dead Until Dark, Sookie Stackhouse is a telepath who lives in a world where vampires have "come out of the coffins" (vampires have come out to the public and become legal citizens). They are "mainstreaming" since the Japanese developed a synthetic blood that makes it possible for vampires... read more (warning: may contain spoilers)
In Dead Until Dark, Sookie Stackhouse is a telepath who lives in a world where vampires have "come out of the coffins" (vampires have come out to the public and become legal citizens). They are "mainstreaming" since the Japanese developed a synthetic blood that makes it possible for vampires to live in the open without the need to hunt humans for sustenance. Sookie lives with her grandmother, Adele and has an older brother, Jason.
Sookie falls in love with a vampire, a Civil War veteran named Bill Compton. Amazingly, vampires' minds are 'silent' to Sookie. In his first visit, Sookie saves him from the Rattrays (vampire drainers) and Bill returns her favor the next day when the Rattrays attack Sookie.
In the meantime, there are several murders in Bon Temps and people believe that Bill is behind these murders as many of the victims have fang marks in their bodies. But the local police arrest Jason Stackhouse because he has been sexually linked to two of the victims. Sookie wants to help her brother and asks Bill to take her to a vampire bar in Shreveport, LA called Fangtasia. Fangtasia is owned by Eric Northman, a vampire sheriff who is much older and more powerful than Bill. Eric soon discovers that Sookie's ability is very useful and orders Bill to have Sookie use her mind reading ability to determine the identity of the person who has been stealing a large sum of money. Sookie finds out that Eric's partner, Long Shadow (vampire), has been stealing the money and she almost gets killed in the process. Eric saves Sookie's life by killing Long Shadow when he attacks her.
Back in Bon Temps, Sookie finds her own grandmother slaughtered in the kitchen. On the other hand, Bill, concerned with Eric's power over him and Sookie, decides to gain his own position within their vampire hierarchy. He asks Bubba, a vampire and friend of Bill to protect Sookie while he is gone. Later, Sookie discovers that her boss, Sam is a shape shifter when she lets a stray dog sleep beside her and finds a naked Sam in the morning. While Bill is gone, Sookie discovers that the murderer is Rene and he almost kills her, but Sookie is able to fight back. She wakes up in the hospital badly injured with Bill by her side. Bill tells Sookie that he has become his area's investigator, working under Eric.
“...the creature I loved was lying somewhere in a hole underground, to all intents and purposes dead until dark.”Sookie Stackhouse
“'Aren't you sweet,' Eric observed, and I hoped he was thinking of my character.”Eric, Sookie
“Not that I'd ever had many sleepovers, or been to many. Nope, nope, nope, I wasn't going to fall into that old pit. I was what I was, and I had a life, and I could enjoy the things; the little treats that kept me going.”Sookie Stackhouse
“I love you,” I said. “I don’t know why, but I do. I want to call you all those gooshy words you use when you love someone, no matter how stupid it soundsHighlighted by 68 Kindle customers
The world seemed a bad and terrible place, all its denizens suspect, and I the lamb wandering through the valley of death with a bell around my neck.Highlighted by 57 Kindle customers
It was one of God’s jokes that such a dumb mind had been put in such an eloquent body.Highlighted by 49 Kindle customers
Denise wasn’t truly pretty, but she was so flashy and confident that it took a while to figure that out.Highlighted by 43 Kindle customers
I felt something in me detach and fly up, up into the blue brilliance: and I knew that whatever had happened to my grandmother, now she was at home.Highlighted by 36 Kindle customers
“If you do that anymore, I’ll have you whether you want to be had or not,” he said, and I could tell he meant it.Highlighted by 34 Kindle customers
This was pretty exotic stuff for a telepathic barmaid from northern Louisiana.Highlighted by 28 Kindle customers
He seemed comfortable in the night, in a way I never could be. There were too many childhood taboos about the night and the darkness and things that went bump. Come to think of it, Bill was one of those things. No wonder he felt at ease.Highlighted by 26 Kindle customers
And I knew that now, while I lay here awake—listening to the birds chirping their morning sounds and the trucks beginning to rumble down the road while all over Bon Temps people were getting up and putting on the coffee and fetching their papers and planning their day—that the creature I loved was lying somewhere in a hole underground, to all intents and purposes dead until dark.Highlighted by 21 Kindle customers
“Maudette was a fang-banger?” I felt queasy, imagining slow, chunky Maudette draped in the exotic black dresses fang-bangers affected.Highlighted by 14 Kindle customers
Followed by Living Dead in Dallas.
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