Release Date: May 1, 2001
Age Group: Adult, but YA tolerable
Pages: 292 pages
Movie: No, however there is a TV show titled True Blood.
Summary: Sookie Stackhouse is a cocktail waitress in small-town Louisiana, but she keeps to herself and doesn't date much because of her "disability" to read minds. When she meets Bill, Sookie can't hear a word he's thinking. He's the type of guy she's waited for all of her life, but he has a disability, too--he's a vampire with a bad reputation. When one of Sookie's coworkers is killed, she fears she's next. - Goodreads.com
Review: I know I know - a vampire book. So overrated right? Well in the case of the Southern Vampire Mysteries series, not so much. It's actually a very refreshing take on a world inhabited by vampires, the refreshing part being that everyone knows that they exist and they go out and public. This happens to be quite a problem to some people though, once the killings start. Sookie Stackhouse, the independent waitress with classic southern charm who just so happens to be the main character, doesn't think that there's something wrong with them. She even wants to meet one, or even get to know one. This may have something to do with the fact that Sookie herself has something odd about her - she can read minds. With it's detailed and well thought out scenes, mysterious characters, and engrossing story lines, this series stands out from the rest of your typical vampire stories.