"Great supernatural novel with a touch of romance"
When the Japanese invented synthetic blood and made it
available to the general public, vampires came out of the
closet, proclaiming their existence on global television.
Bon Temp, Louisiana waitress Sookie Stackhouse met vampire
Bill in the bar and they became romantically involved.
She was elated that she was unable to read his mind, but
when he hurt her she dumped him and vowed never again to
get involved in any way with a supernatural being.
When she sees Bill's boss Eric running around naked,
kindhearted Sookie takes him into her home. She learns
that a witch has placed a curse on Eric because he is in
the way of their plan to take over the Shreveport
supernatural community. They search for Eric while Sookie
keeps him safe from the witches.
Meanwhile Sookie's brother negotiates a deal for
Sookie's caretaker services but suddenly vanishes for no
reason. Worried about her missing sibling, Sookie becomes
frenzied when she learns that the witches are enhancing
their power by drinking vampire blood. She must confront
these dangerous deadly fiends if she is to rescue her
sibling and keep Eric safe.
The more the heroine fights the witches the more she
becomes part of the supernatural world. Even worse in her
mind is that she has feelings for Eric. Fans will
appreciate this endearing protagonist who combines
vulnerability with a steely spine (kind of a supernatural
Steel Magnolia) as for a change the woman is the heroic
savior while the men are the perils of Paul. Fans will
enjoy this offbeat read that combines elements of several
genres to ensure that the world of Charlaine Harris seems
real, one bite at a time.
Reviewed by PNR Group Member
Posted April 2, 2004