Mass Market Paperback: 304 pages
Publisher: Ace; Later Printing edition
I had actually read this a coupla years back but never got around to reading any of the rest of the series and then the TV show came out which peaked my interest again and I have reread it.
I really loved it! A huge plus for me is the southern setting. With me being from the south I can relate so much with the characters and their drawl and speech, ect...
Sookie has a special talent of reading minds but she feels it is a curse because it's just downright unnatural and disturbing hearing the thoughts swimming around in anothers mind especially if there lewd and about her! Then Bill the vampire comes along and she cant read him and it's almost like she fell in love with him for that simple fact not to mention the fascination of him being a real live vampire! "Pun intended"
Sam the bar owner has always had a thing for Sookie but until he realized he may lose her to a vampire no less he never had the nerve to approach her with his feelings and now it may be to late.
Murders are piling up in Bon Temps and poor Sookie's brother Jason and vampire Bill are the top suspects!
I totally enjoyed reading this first book of the series and am looking forward to the rest. If you love a good vampire romance with a twist of mystery then this is your series!