author: Charlaine Harris
series: Sookie Stackhouse #1
published: 1 May 2001
publisher: Ace Books
genre(s): paranormal, romance, thrillers
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Sookie Stackhouse is just a small-time cocktail waitress in small-town Louisiana. Until the vampire of her dreams walks into her life-and one of her coworkers checks out....
Maybe having a vampire for a boyfriend isn't such a bright idea.
❗❗ content warning: some graphic violence ❗❗
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keywords/phrases: vampires, shifters, romance
mood reading: witty, fun, engrossing
awards: Locus Award Nominee for Best Fantasy Novel (2001), Anthony Award for Best Paperback Original (2001), Dilys Award Nominee (2001), Agatha Award Nominee for Best Novel (2000), Compton Crook Award Nominee (2001)
The setting is wonderful, in small-town Louisiana. There is a mood and tone to Bon Temps and parts surrounding that really comes through the writing and brings the reader deep into the world of vampires and shifters.
I love Sookie Stackhouse as a heroine! Part of what makes her such a wonderful character is that she is not a damsel in distress, just waiting to be rescued. She’s also not outwardly a warrior. Instead, she’s fierce and badass in her own way. She’s also smart, humble, kind and compassionate, all of which make her completely believable as a character. But beyond Sookie, the other characters of Bon Temps are equally as interesting. There were shades of people I know in each of them, which made the entire story, paranormal though it is, somehow feel possible.
There was enough tension in the room to send a fleet of the nervous running for their tranquilizers.
It was one of God’s jokes that such a dumb mind had been put in such an eloquent body.
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