Series: Sookie Stackhouse
Author: Charlaine Harris
Published: 26th March, 2002
Genre: Paranormal Romance
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Living Dead in Dallas is the sequel to Dead Until Dark.
Living Dead in Dallas is an interesting sequel. We have more vampires, we’re introduced to Maenards and the horrible things they do, and then there’s the vampire hating church.
The maenards seem like interesting creatures. In this world they’re incredibly old, powerful and flighty creatures. A maenard attacks Sookie as a warning to Eric, the scratch of a maenard cannot be cured by vampire’s blood so Sookie finds herself in a lot of trouble that may end up in her death.
It looks like Sookie and Bill’s relationship is rocky in this book, I found this surprising. They fought a lot and the way Bill acted had me really annoyed at him, but at the same time I did feel like Sookie handled the situations a little immaturely or perhaps naïvely? I think I’m already on the Eric bandwagon…
Bill is sent to Dallas and Sookie is summoned with him. Eric has ‘loaned’ Sookie out to another Area that are in need of her telepathic powers. Sookie agrees to help out but only on the condition that no humans get hurt. Keeping the vampires to this promise is something Sookie is hell bent on. So when the vampires ask her to help them find a vampire of theirs that went missing by questioning the last humans that saw him, she triple checks that the humans will not be killed afterwards.
Living Dead in Dallas was a fun read. I expected to like it a lot more than the first book in the series but I found the first book seemed to be more enjoyable and memorable to me. This one was entertaining to read and I did like it, just not as much as I liked the first one.
Overall, I enjoyed this book and can’t wait to read the third in the series!
Living Dead in Dallas is an entertaining Sookie Stackhouse book that keeps you wondering what’s going on and how it’s going to turn out.
I recommend reading this book if you enjoy paranormal romance, vampires and have read the first book; Dead Until Dark.