Double Book Review – Southern Vampire Novels 1 & 2
Books one and two of the 6 or 7 long (so far) series. I’m a vampire lover, I suppose, so I like this kind of book. I tend to group these, though, into the trendy romance genre, along with regency romance novels and such.
So back to these books in particular – they’re fun. There is a generally action-filled plot that doesn’t take itself too seriously – at one point I forgot about one of the townpeople that died mysteriously, until the story eventually got back to it. Quite a bit of the books so far seem to focus on Sookie being Sookie, the main character. She’s got blonde hair and big boobs and is not afraid of vampire sex (it’s there but it’s not super detailed), but she’s also from Louisiana, lives in a big old house and waits tables for a living. Oh and she can sometimes read people’s minds. So it’s not sophisticated, it’s just entertaining light reading. I’ve been working late all week, for a couple weeks now, so it’s been a nice change at the end of the day for me.
Verdict: If you aren’t tired of vampire romances, I say give this series a go. Even if you don’t like romance, there is plenty of other vampire/supernatural action going on. It’s got some interesting takes on the subject matter, and after two books, I kinda just want to see what Sookie keeps busy with next.