Friday, May 22, 2009

Review: Living Dead in Dallas by Charlaine Harris

Synopsis: Now that the vampires know about Sookie's ability to read minds, Eric and the rest of the bunch see ways that she might come in handy! With trouble always brewing for the vampires, trying to live in a world full of mortals that are both scared and fascinated by them, there is always some trouble around the bend.

As the second installment in the Southern Vampire Series, Living Dead in Dallas (Southern Vampire Mysteries, Book 2), sends Sookie and Bill off to Dallas to help solve a disappearing vampire situation. She soon gets in way too far, and finds herself mixed up with an anti-vampire group that wants to get rid of all vampires! In the process, Sookie sees a new side of Bill. Does she like his vampire habits & how they take him away from her?

Review: Part of me wants to like these books, but I can't tell if it's the mystery bit (as I've revealed in earlier posts, I have a real problem with mysteries...they just lose me), or if it's all the new characters we've been introduced to, but my mind kept wandering a bit. If you like mystery, and paranormal romance, then this one might fill both interests. The story is unique and engaging, and I think Harris has created a story that people can sink their teeth into (yes...pun intended), so I see why she has a hit on her hands. If I gave ratings, I think I'd give it a 3 out of 5, but please remember, I'm lousy with mysteries!

For more information: Living Dead in Dallas (Southern Vampire Mysteries, Book 2)


  1. Sad you aren't into this series! Strangely, mysteries aren't for me either, but I've learned that I can take them in certain genres and when I don't feel like the book is pushing me towards guessing the answer.

  2. Too bad you are not enjoying this series -- I absolutely love it. It is my favorite guilty pleasure. Well that and the Blackbird Sisters Mysteries by Nancy Martin.

  3. Honestly I'm having a hard time with this series, as well, and I happen to love mysteries (and vampires too, usually). I bought the 7-book boxed set and I've only read the first three. After reading the first book, I wanted to read them all and then just use the set as a giveaway, but I may end up just running the giveaway without having read them, we'll see...

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  5. Thanks for your comments!

    Meghan--I think the jury is still out for me on whether I like them or not. It's so strange...I just don't know. Yes and no. I do agree they don't push you to an end.

    Jess--Love that it's your guilty pleasure! :) Who doesn't love hearing that about a book?

    Melissa--Thanks for letting me know you're not sure too. A friend of mine almost bought me the series, but I told her to hold off and let me check them out from the library to see.

    Gaby--Thanks! So nice!

  6. Stop now if you can, I just read all the way through 9 and it made me post a very negative review, and it was because I wanted to like these books so much. It also inspired a post on literary masochism :D