If you are an adult and liked the Twlight series, you will LOVE the Sookie Stackhouse series. Stookie is a human with a special gift – she can read minds. So when Bill Compton, vampire, walked in it was a breath of fresh air to hear complete silence as she can’t hear vampire’s thoughts.This beings her love affair with supernaturals or “supes” as they are called in the Sookie Stackhouse series. Vampires have come out of the closet so to speak in this book series and are not trying to hide their identity like in other series.
The series is part comedy, part mystery, and lots of fantasy. It is an addicting book series, which I read all the books which have been released in about a 10 day period. Yeah, 9 books in 10 days. Once I got started I could.not.stop. There wasn’t much blogging going on during that period and MANY late nights. The books are not as long as the Twlight books but they are packed full of many interesting characters, which Charlaine Harris develops to their fullest extend.
The newest book doesn’t come out until 2010 and I’m already on pins and needles waiting for its release. If you do start this series, make sure you have plenty of spare time during that period or take a leave from work. I’m warning you, these books are addicting as vampires need blood!
If you love the books, you may also be interested in the True Blood series, an HBO original series based on these novels. True Blood Season one stayed pretty true to the book series, have excellent acting, and great effects. You won’t be disappointed in this series like I was with the Twlight movie. Do note, that the series is not appropriate for children and probably not appropriate for many adults as it is very naughty.
True Blood Season Two is a little strange and doesn’t follow the book series as much as the first season. I was also a little disappointed when they introduced the Queen and she was nothing like I pictured her to be. Personally, I usually prefer the books over the movie/television show if I have a chance. True Blood is a good series but it doesn’t follow the book exactly. Which is good and bad. Good if you’ve read the books, you can still be surprised in the series. Bad if you really prefer the scenarios in the book over the show.