I don't do many book reviews, but I find myself with a desire to make a couple if observations about Dead Until Dark by Charlaine Harris.
#1 - Time to start watching True Blood. Some know this, but the Sookie Stackhouse series of books by Harris is the basis for the successful HBO series True Blood. I checked and Netflix does not offer them on instant watch, but season 1 and 2 are available to rent, which we can and will do.
#2 - I don't want to get to far into this because, well, bigger brains than what I got knocking around in my head have certainly already gone as far as possible. But really, Sookie was first written about in 2001 while Twilight appeared in print several years later. And the commonalities are really hard to ignore. I have to assume that vamp lit follows a certain formula and that is where I'm making the connection.
#3 - This is not your daughter's vamp lit. There are some similarities, but this is not meant for young adults. This is wonderfully rated R and I really appreciate it.
#4 - I got tricked. Turns out this is kind of a romance novel series. Maybe that's another aspect of vamp lit. My only saving grace there is the fact that it is also a murder mystery. So I'll hold on to my man card for another day or two.
All and all a great novel and I'm looking forward to reading the rest. My plan is to read them all on my iPad. (no eye strain by the way)