Sookie/True Blood Readalikes

More fun at work! I especially liked working on this one because while the later Sookie books were pretty “eh”, I still loved the first few in the series. I’m not sure if Harris feels like she’s competing with the show or what, but the last few lost a lot of the humor that I enjoyed when the series started. Now that the show has departed so significantly from the books, I’m hoping Harris can end the series properly.

Pinal County Reads

A few weeks ago, Charlaine Harris announced that the 13th book in the Sookie Stackhouse series will be the last. The good news for fans is that True Blood is still around and the twelfth book, Deadlocked, was just released in May. The bad news is that we have to try to find another series filled with humor, romance, mystery, and lots of mythical creatures.

The Kitty Norville series by Carrie Vaughn — While Sookie is human with  special gifts, Kitty is a werewolf at the bottom of her pack’s heirarchy. When Kitty accidentally launches a late-night advice show for the supernaturally disadvantaged, she becomes the target of a werewolf hunter and several homicidal undead. Start with Kitty and the Midnight Hour.

The Parasol Protectorate series by Gail Carriger — Instead of Louisiana where vampires are out of the coffin, travel back in time to Victorian London where vampires, werewolves, and…

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2 thoughts on “Sookie/True Blood Readalikes”

  1. I’m a little embarrassed to admit that I started watching the True Blood series before I even knew they were based on books. Now that I’m so far in, and there are so many books, I feel like I probably won’t get around to reading the series. Though I did hear it is different from the television series, it just feels backwards to watch first and read second.

    1. The books aren’t THAT good, so I can totally understand not going back. However, if you just want a fun, easy read for…say…a vacation, then they might be a good choice. 🙂

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