A couple years ago, I was obsessed with the HBO television series: True Blood. So eagerly I requested the box set of the first eight books for Christmas one year. After I received them, I put them on my shelf in my bedroom and forgot about them. A couple months later, I grabbed them out and tried to read the first book and just couldn’t. I’m one of those people that have to be in the mood for first person point of views and back then I just refused to even try to be in the mood. So there they sat on my bookshelf slowly gathering particles of dust. A couple weeks ago, I just got this sudden and unexplainable urge to start the series, so I checked out the first book of the Sookie Stackhouse Series on the Digital Download Center.
The Sookie Stackhouse Series by Charlaine Harris is such a beautiful and unique tale of the supernatural that I just couldn’t help but continue reading. It didn’t hurt that the first few books followed the television show almost to a T. The television show and the books are completely different after the first two books! Even some characters in the television show aren’t even in the books!!!
Like all the summaries of all 13 books start out, Sookie Stackhouse is a small-time cocktail waitress in small town Louisianna. We follow her on her journey of loving different men, finding killers, and protecting those she loves. Though Sookie is a magnet to death and danger primarily because of her telepathy and her hint of faerie blood, she has the love of several supernatural beings willing to lay down their lives to protect her. Through the death of her co-workers to faerie wars, we watch as everyone within her books slowly grow and develop into better characters as well as better people. Though each book is set with a serious situation, Sookie always finds a way to make me laugh!
Though I’m only on book 11, I’ve already hated and I’ve already loved Charlaine Harris’s writing. Though, she captures and keeps you entertained throughout her books, sometimes you may find yourself having to force yourself into staying and reading the books. I struggled with about two books so far and that’s only because I needed to get past my love of a specific character to allow another character to come into the picture.
All the Sookie Stackhouse novels are such grand masterpieces that I couldn’t help but buy the last five before I was even on book 6! The story is such an entertaining and hilariously heart wrenching story that you can’t help but fall in love with Sookie and her blunders. The supporting characters were just so perfect, each character we see brings out a unique and different side of Sookie that you just can’t help but love.
“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.”