Anthony Award winner Charlaine Harris’ New York Times and USA Today best-selling Sookie Stackhouse novels entice countless fans with an irresistible mixture of vampire romance, beguiling mystery, and old-fashioned Southern charm. Vampires have officially “come out of the coffin,” and Miss Sookie can’t wait for one to come her way.
The eighth entry in Charlaine Harris’ New York Times best-selling, Anthony Award-winning series finds Sookie reeling from an explosive attack on the previous month’s vampire summit. Many vampires were killed, including several of Soo...
In this novel in the #1 New York Times bestselling Dresden Files, Chicago's only professional wizard takes on a case for a vampire and becomes the prime suspect in a series of ghastly murders.Harry Dresden has had worse assignments than going underc...
In this novel in Jim Butcher’s #1 New York Times bestselling series, an old debt puts Chicago wizard Harry Dresden in harms way...Harry’s life finally seems to be calming down. The White Council’s war with the vampiric Red Court is...
This is the second book in Charlaine Harris’ popular Southern Vampire Mysteries series. Telepathic vampire maven (and cocktail waitress) Sookie Stackhouse has been tasked with locating an abducted vampire and suppressing an upstart anti-un...
For the first time in trade paperback: the fifth novel in the #1 New York Times bestselling series.When Branson, Missouri, is hit with a death wave? four unsolved murders?it doesn?t take an expert to realize that all is not well. But luckily for the...
In the fourth novel of the bestselling Kitty Norville series, Carrie Vaughn's popular werewolf radio talk show host seems on the verge of settling down to a normal life, but it's just the calm before the storm.
Wizard Harry Dresden must investigate his own flesh and blood when a series of killings strike Chicago’s magic practitioners in this novel in the #1 New York Times bestselling series.Someone is targeting the members of the city’s superna...
this book is set in a hick southern town, in a world where vampires have just been declared legal. people, of course, still aren't too sure about them, especially in this town, where they still haven't fully accepted black or gay people yet. sookie, the main character, isn't so normal herself; she can read minds. this is a mystery, with a bunch of women getting murdered, and sookie's brother and new vampire boyfriend as suspects. overall, the book isn't too good. i found it hard to focus and to remember the characters. i was mainly reading to see who the bad guy was. none of the characters, including sookie, were too likeable. not a bad book, but not good, so you might as well skip it.
An interesting twist on the mystery/romance genre. For me the characters and their interactions are fascinating. There are interesting analogies to be made between the recently 'outted' vampires and the social changes facing our society today. To her credit, Ms. Harris' book is entertaining as well as a very fun read and yet the overall quality of the writing manages to stand head and shoulders above so many of the 'vampire/romance/mystery' novels that are currently so popular. The best analogy I can think of is that this book is like a box of finely crafted chocolates compared to a bag of Hershey kisses--both are a pleasure in and of themselves but I know which one I'd reach for first!
I read this book in anticipation of the HBO TrueBlood series. I loved the book and look forward to the others. I most enjoy the exploration of prejudices from the characters towards vampires who are now “out of the coffin.” It’s a new twist on an old subject. I’m a huge Eric fan and look forward to more on the big Viking in the future. After watching 10 episodes of the series, I enjoy the expansion of Tara and Lafayette. I was surprised how close the series stayed to the Sookie/Bill plot line in the book.
An entertaining, fun take on paranormal romance and mystery.
This book is entertaining it did start out without explanation of story or plot but after you start reading it you do enjoy the storyline. Looking forward to reading the next one.