Wednesday, March 2, 2011

Review: Living Dead in Dallas

living dead in dallas

Cocktail waitress Sookie Stackhouse is on a streak of real bad luck. First, her co-worker gets murdered and no one seems to care. Then Sookie is attacked - and poisoned - late one night by some weird and apparently mythical beast. She only survives because the local vampires roll up and graciously suck the poison from her veins (like they didn't enjoy it). But in return the blood-suckers need a favor.
Which is why Sookie ends up in Dallas, using her telepathic skills to search for a missing vampire, on the condition that her undead friends don't do anything, well, vampiric while she's there. Easier said than done. All it takes is one delicious blonde and one small mistake for things to turn deadly- Summary from Goodreads.


This is the second book in Charlene Sookie Stackhouse series. I reviewed the first book here. The second book can be read alone but you will miss background information that will help explain the story. The first book was more world building. The second book is more plot driven.

With some books the first one is great then the second one is not so great, This was not a problem with this book. It was as good as the first one. I think my friend did a good job in hooking me on to this series.

I like seeing a strong female character in a book. Those weepy whiny girl and woman charters annoy me. Sookie on the other hand is strong and does not take crap from anyone. Vampire or human. If vampires were real even in situations where any “normal” person would back down Sookie faces it with courage and conviction.

I would recommend this book to anyone who likes paranormal books. I just hope the author writes many many many more books to come.

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