Friday, November 25, 2011

Living Dead in Dallas (Sookie Stackhouse #2) by Charlaine Harris

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...

This is the book that in my opinion starts Sookie's life being full of action and danger because of the vampires and people she is exposed to. There are many sub-plots to this story as well as major ones. A murder in the beginning, Sookie attacked and left bloody, Dallas vampire missing, introduction of Bill's maker, more delicious Eric, and more of Sookie attacked and bloody. Sookie is saved from rape and death by Godfrey a truly evil vampire that killed and feed from children. He can't take the guilt of his actions and wants to meet the dawn. When Sookie goes to watch it is a oddly touching scene in the book. I loved the scenes when Eric is flirty with Sookie and there might be a kiss...or two. Eric is in this book more and I loved that. I like Bill which in confusing because I also like Eric for Sookie. Bill's dislike of the Bellfleur's is explained and a surprise comes out as well. This was just as good and the last book and I love this series. I can't wait to see what life has in store for Sookie next.


  1. Don't you just love Eric?! Typical drop dead gorgeous bad boy.

  2. love Eric ! He's so flirty with Sookie. I loved how you got to see a new side to him in this book.