Book cover - Dead Until Dark - Author Charlaine Harris

Dead Until Dark

Author Charlaine Harris

  • Release Date: 2001-05-01
  • Genre: Paranormal
Score: 4.5
4.5
From 2,180 Ratings

Dead Until Dark Summary


Dead Until Dark - Sink your teeth into the first novel in the #1 New York Times bestselling Sookie Stackhouse series—the books that gave life to the Dead and inspired the HBO® original series True Blood.

Sookie Stackhouse is just a small-time cocktail waitress in small-town Bon Temps, Louisiana. She's quiet, doesn't get out much, and tends to mind her own business—except when it comes to her “disability.” Sookie can read minds. And that doesn’t make her too dateable. Then along comes Bill Compton. He’s tall, dark, handsome—and Sookie can’t hear a word he’s thinking. He’s exactly the type of guy she’s been waiting for all her life...

But Bill has a disability of his own: he’s a vampire with a bad reputation. And when a string of murders hits Bon Temps—along with a gang of truly nasty bloodsuckers looking for Bill—Sookie starts to wonder if having a vampire for a boyfriend is such a bright idea.

Dead Until Dark Review


  • Too bloody and dark

    3
    By NJ Ravenclaw
    I was excited to start reading these new series of books hoping for some complicated and interesting plot. Unfortunately, I found dragging myself to finish the first book. I found it too bloody and dark. I finally managed to get to the end of it, but I am not looking forward to reading any more in this series. I moved on.
  • Yay

    5
    By JenDavenport
    Love this series!
  • Really good!

    5
    By Zach 0424
    Just like the 1st season of true blood this sticks right with the story and is amazing.
  • True blood

    5
    By ambivalent nature
    I watched the tv series first and this book is just like season 1 with a couple differences. I'm looking forward to the next book.
  • Loved Book One!!!!

    5
    By Frankie♥'s
    I love True Blood so I naturally was very interested in the books. After reading Dead Until Dark, I can only hope the other books are just as entertaining. On to book two!
  • Awesome!!

    5
    By slhoude
    Love Sookie and everything about this book...on to the second!!!
  • Sookie adventures

    5
    By Sk8trgrl25
    Wonderful read!
  • Wanting More!

    5
    By Music Geek Charming
    I loved that the book took me to another place. There is a special quality this book possessed and it left me craving more. It's a fun read I simply devoured it. I'm looking forward to the others!
  • Seriously?

    1
    By KareyBeary
    This book is right on par with Fifty Shades of Grey - poorly written, simple and ridiculous.
  • Best!

    5
    By VanahL
    One of the best vampire series ever!!!