Ok, it's official, I am now addicted to the Sookie Stackhouse novels by Charlaine Harris. So much so that I have literally today finished novel number 2 (after only a few days reading) and gone straight on eBay to order novel number 3. Is it because of the edge of the seat action? Is it because of the fantasy? Or is it because of my crush on Bill Compton? Who knows? Either way I am loving them.
You will remember that I likened the first novel to an erotic point horror? Well, I'm pleased to say that the second novel moved away from that quite a bit and became more of a detective type story. That's not to say that the book wasn't littered with naughty bits, it was, but Sookie (the lead character) appears in this novel to have found a bit more character. Certainly more so than she did in the first one. She travels off to Dallas with beau Bill Compton to help solve the mystery of a missing vampire in the Dallas nest using her telepathic abilities. Once again she ends up getting brutally beaten up and having some real eye opening moments. On returning to Bon Temps there is even more wierdness and supernatural happenings which leads to a very interesting ending. What I would say about these books is they are extremely far fetched. You need to understand that with vampires, werewolves and ancient mythological creatures stalking the woods of deep Southern America, these novels are absolute fantasy and if you can't deal with that much imagination then I recommend that you don't start to read these novels. I myself do find some of it far fetched, but having read the second novel am now in too deep, and hang on the edge of Sookie and Bill's hot and cold relationship as much as I do the action. It's a light and easy read and I can't wait for the next one.
Something these books have made me realise is that my crush isn't on Stephen Moyer, the extremely hot actor that plays Bill in the HBO series (albeit I still think he's a dish), but actually it is on the character of Bill Compton. He's an old fashioned, strong type with a certain air of danger about him that is just drool worthy!
Anyway, enough of that, I hope I've inspired some of you to try the book.