Sookie Stackhouse is a cocktail waitress in small-town Louisiana, but she keeps to herself and doesn't date much because of her "disability" to read minds. When she meets Bill, Sookie can't hear a word he's thinking. He's the type of guy she's waited for all of her life, but he has a disability, too--he's a vampire with a bad reputation. When one of Sookie's coworkers is killed, she fears she's next.I think I'm one of the late bloomers on the Sookie Stackhouse/TrueBlood bandwagon, because I just recently began reading the books and watching the first season of the show. I have to admit that I think watching the show first was a downfall for me. The writing was great and I liked all of the characters, but the show was so bad (in my opinion) that I couldn't get into this book. Sookie, however, is adorable and so innocent, I think she's one of those female heroines that doesn't know how strong she really is.
I think it's hilarious how people are comparing this to Twilight and saying how this author 'copied' SM. Um, have you looked at the publishing dates? SM didn't even begin writing Twilight until 2005. It just makes me chuckle.
I rated this book on the low side, but I'm definitely going to read the second book (Living Dead in Dallas) because I'm sure I'll like the series and I'm not going to watch the show. It's a little too cheesy and I'd rather not watch a porn, kthnx. I do think Charlaine Harris is an excellent author and I am totally going to give her another chance!