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Book Review: Living Dead In Dallas by Charlaine Harris


Living Dead In Dallas by Charlaine Harris 
Series: Sookie Stackhouse, #2
Genre: Fantasy | Paranormal | Romance
Age Range: Adult Audience
Format: Hardcover, 304 pages
Source: My Copy
Published on 2002 by Ace Books
Charlaine Harris: Website | Twitter | Goodreads
I read the Finnish version, “Verenjanoa Dallasissa”.

Cocktail waitress Sookie Stackhouse is on a streak of bad luck. First, her coworker is murdered and no one seems to care. Then she’s face-to-face with a beastly creature that gives her a painful and poisonous lashing. Enter the vampires, who graciously suck the poison from her veins (like they didn’t enjoy it).
Point is, they saved her life. So when one of the blood-suckers asks for a favor, she complies. And soon, Sookie’s in Dallas using her telepathic skills to search for a missing vampire. She’s supposed to interview certain humans involved. There’s just one condition: The vampires must promise to behave–and let the humans go unharmed. Easier said than done. All it takes is one delicious blonde and one small mistake for things to turn deadly…

I like this English cover a much more than the one in Finnish edition. Living Dead In Dallas is the second book of Sookie Stackhouse series.

I was sadder when certain vampire died than when Sookie’s coworker did. I think one of the factors for this could be how much I love that certain character in the show. I should be happier about the fact that he died after all the revelations we got but I just can’t hate him.

I’m actually surprised that I’m actually enjoying this series, especially these books that are focusing on Bill and his romance with Sookie. My opinion for said romance has not changed. I’m glad that even though Sookie might do things Bill wants her to do, she also wants to show him that she’s independent woman. I did not think that it was okay that Bill was more concerned about giving his revenge than making sure that Sookie was alright. Sookie is no perfect either. I mean what’s with the over reaction about your boyfriend wanting to spoil you?

I liked seeing a little softer side to Eric. He does care Sookie in his own way and didn’t even care about his suit as long as Sookie would stop crying.

There weren’t many scenes between Jason and Sookie but I like their relationship. They’re different but just because you’re siblings with someone doesn’t make you alike. They still love each other and Jason is all Sookie has left. I just can’t deal with how they practically joked about Jason being a homophobic.

I was pretty disappointed by the reason why Bill disliked Bellefleurs. I thought there were some more interesting reason for it.

3 stars

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