Living Dead in Dallas (Sookie Stackhouse #2)
Release Date: April 26, 2002
Rating: 4 stars
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…
I am absolutely loving reading these books, it is just so much fun – I couldn’t put this one down. I didn’t find the plot as exciting in this one as I did in the first one, but it was still quite exciting.
As I said in my review of Dead Until Dark, I’m a huge fan of True Blood, the TV series based off the books. I know it’s just a show based off them, but I still like to compare. Differing from book 1, Living Dead in Dallas differentiated a lot more from the book with the TV show, which made it a lot more fun for me to read, as I definitely didn’t know how things were going to play out.
I am super intrigued to see the roles some of the new characters are going to play. Like Tara and Portia, they seemed to turn up more and more towards the end of the book, so I’m curious to see if they’ll turn up again in the next one. I really also like Pam as a character, I love her sense of wit and humor. I am so totally Team Eric!! There was so much more Eric in this book than in book 1, so I was happy :)
This is a book I was really recommend. This series is totally one of my new guilty pleasure series.
Cover Rating: C+ I guess they have their charms about them, but I am really not too much of a fan of the covers for this series.