Wednesday, July 14, 2010

Review #7: Dead Until Dark

Dead Until Dark
by Charlaine Harris
336 pages
Grade: C

As many of you know, our world today is ever so slightly vampire obsessed. I include myself in this category and do not feel shame for it. However, because of this I included a few different vamp tales to test out the different story lines. Unfortunately, I wasn't that impressed with Dead Until Dark and doubt very much that I'll continue on with the series. Maybe Twilight ruined me with it's virtue and morals, or maybe I'm just not a sex-crazed maniac. Either way, there are a few things I liked about this book. I liked Sookie for the most part. I liked that she was somewhat simple and naive but that she endured the life she was given. I liked that the author actually killed idiotic bad guys and didn't have any qualms with that. But for the most part, my likes stop there. I was annoyed with the sex and sex and sex because it was mostly cheesy and badly delivered. I disliked that I guessed who the killer was about half way through the book. I disliked that there seemed to be a few twists taken from the Twilight series and therefore it seemed unoriginal. Overall, maybe I'm a book snob or a sex snob for that matter and therefore, I don't recommend this read. It was quick but not really worth it.

3 comments:

Debbie said...

Doesn't sound appealing to me either. Thanks for the review.

city girl said...

I bought all the True Blood books, read the first 4 and then got sick of them and haven't picked up another one since. I kind of wish I would've just borrowed them!

Popcorn Served Daily said...

I'm coming over from Aubut Life and I'm glad I did! I'm an avid book reader and will be following you and your reviews. I saw a lot of books that I've read on your book list.

Have a great weekend.

Lisa
p.S. I adding myself to your list of followers.

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