Dead and Gone (book #9)
Sookie Stackhouse series by Charlaine Harris
For the past few months, I have been zipping through the books in the Sookie Stackhouse series by Charlaine Harris. I had read the first two just after the HBO series True Blood aired (the show is based on the books). I've been hooked since the beginning but told myself I had to read other books in between. That promise didn't last long. I've gone through the last 4 books in just a few days. I can't put them down! My family thinks I've lost it... even reading while attempting to make meals.
Not a traditional mystery, nor yet pure science fiction or romance, Dead Until Dark (book #1) broke genre boundaries to appeal to a wide audience of people who just enjoy a good adventure. Each subsequent book about Sookie Stackhouse, telepathic Louisiana barmaid and friend to vampires, werewolves, and various other odd creatures, has drawn more readers.
I can not say these books are quality literature... but they are delicious, fun and carefree. I can't wait until book #10 is released in May (a great birthday present, if I may say so). Until then, I'm off to the next vampire...