ReRead Review: Dead Until Dark by Charlaine Harris (Spoilers Included) #SeriouslySeries

Posted March 11, 2013 by Felicia S in 2013 Read, 3.75 Wine Glasses, Reviews / 7 Comments

ReRead Review: Dead Until Dark by Charlaine Harris (Spoilers Included) #SeriouslySeriesFormat: eBook

Dead until Dark by Charlaine Harris

Date Read: May 1st 2001

Genre: Fantasy, Urban Fantasy

Sookie Stackhouse is a small-time cocktail waitress in small-town Louisiana. She's quiet, keeps to herself, and doesn't get out much. Not because she's not pretty. She is. It's just that, well, Sookie has this sort of "disability." She can read minds. And that doesn't make her too dateable. And then along comes Bill. He's tall, dark, handsome - and Sookie can't 'hear' a word he's thinking. He's exactly the kind of guy she's been waiting for all her life.

But Bill has a disability of his own: He's a vampire. Worse than that, hangs with a seriously creepy crowd, with a reputation for trouble - of the murderous kind.

And when one of Sookie's colleagues is killed, she begins to fear she'll be next ..

More Information:
Series: Sookie Stackhouse #1

Also by this author: All Together Dead, Living Dead in Dallas, Club Dead, Dead to the World, Definitely Dead
Also in this series: All Together Dead, Living Dead in Dallas, Club Dead, Dead to the World, Definitely Dead


My Thoughts

ReRead Review: Dead Until Dark by Charlaine Harris (Spoilers Included) #SeriouslySeriesReRead Review: Dead Until Dark by Charlaine Harris (Spoilers Included) #SeriouslySeriesReRead Review: Dead Until Dark by Charlaine Harris (Spoilers Included) #SeriouslySeries
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Read for Fun (Kindle)
Overall Rating: 4.00 (2009), 3.75 (2013)
Story Rating: 4.25 (2009), 4.00 (2013)
Character rating: 3.75 (2009), 3.50 (2013

Read Originally in 2009/ReRead in 2013

*SPOILERS because well this is like the 5th ReRead for me!*

Original Review in 2009 (Horrid Writing but not tweaking it! Also I think it was a reread review too. Clearly I wasn’t far along in the series when I reread it or my Bill reaction would have been stronger aka mentioned):

This book is a very good introduction book. It pretty much introduces most of the main characters used throughout the series. Of course, some of them are just in passing (not enough Eric–but that is a theme until later)! She has a good way of letting you know how they think, why they react the way they do, and let’s you really get immersed in the town of Bon Temps. This is a must read for anyone who likes PNR with a cheeky twist!

ReRead Review 2013:

First Thought When Finished: I swear I now ReRead Dead until Dark going: Oh look Bill is an ass! Oh look, there goes Bill being an Ass again and I didn’t catch it the first time! Why did I love Bill in the beginning? Dang him and his ass ways later in the series! Oh wait, now that I think of it his being an ass was kind of obvious I just wasn’t paying attention.

Character Thoughts: I love Bon Temps! I have to admit on the ReRead that I disliked Bill so much that it took away from the characters a bit. I will admit though that I liked sticking my toe back into the beginning of the world and getting introduced to the characters all over again. It reminded me of my love for the weird, strange, and downright redneck characterization of all my favorite Bon Temps peeps!

Story Thoughts: I will admit on the reread that I am still crushed every darn time when Gran dies! I mean I seriously love that woman to pieces. Also, since I know who the killer is the mystery is a little gone BUT I spent the whole book going “oh I see a clue there” and “wink wink, nudge nudge”. I think rereads make you look at the books differently and I can’t wait to reread Dead in Dallas (it is one of my favorite in the Series)!

Final Thoughts: I am going to miss Bon Temps when the last book releases this May. I just know that I will cry!

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7 responses to “ReRead Review: Dead Until Dark by Charlaine Harris (Spoilers Included) #SeriouslySeries

  1. I loved Bill at first until Eric really comes along. I think we were just happy for Sookie to have someone, however flawed.

  2. This made me go back and look at the notes I made when reread last year 🙂

    My favorite things I had forgotten were “How stupid Jason is.”, “How attractive Bill is”, and “How mean Andy is.”… I think overtime I just associated them with the TV show instead of the books.

  3. Bill is SUCH an ass! I don’t like him in the TV series either (even when Sookie loved his stupid butt). Don’t you just love those series you can read over and over and over? People wonder why I keep books I like — to reread, of course!

  4. Love this book! I’m the same way regarding Bill. Did not like him at all when I reread it, and it’s just because I know what’s coming in later books!

    • I know, right? I keep trying to tell myself maybe I didn’t love him as much as I thought I did on the first read but I would be kidding myself. I loved the sense of peace he brought Sookie but now that I know he was there intentionally I want to call him out while reading LOL