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Thou Shall Read Till Thy Eyes Bleed

Saturday, 30 May 2009

Series To Die For...

I, like many others, prefer series to novels. My big reason that I love series ans not novels is that novels are too short, too definite. When you just start getting into it, and start to really love the characters, BAM! It's over, and that just sucks big time >.<...  

You know what I also love? Vampires. You may call it a cliche or something of that matter but I can sit down with a vampire book and be gloriously happy. The vampire theme adds sugar, spice, and everything nice that a series needs. And I just LOVE to see the difference between all the vamps in literature, but also the qualities that they share. With this I am going to share with you guys some of my personal favorite adult vampire 
series of all times, Ill talk about the YA one's in another post. 


In the shadows of the night in Caldwell, New York, there's a deadly turf war going on between vampires and their slayers. There exists a secret band of brothers like no other-six vampire warriors, defenders of their race. Yet none of them relishes killing more than Wrath, the leader of The Black Dagger Brotherhood. 

The only purebred vampire left on earth, Wrath has a score to settle with the slayers who murdered his parents centuries ago. But, when one of his most trusted fighters is killed-leaving his half-breed daughter unaware of his existence or her fate-Wrath must usher her into the world of the undead-a world of sensuality beyond her wildest dreams.

This right here is my favorite series of all times. It has vampires, war, an amazing plot, to die for characters, and romance- gotta love the romance uh? This book is all a first book in a series need to be, it introduces the war, some of the religion, the main characters, and after reading it you get so into it you run to your nearest bookstore begging for the next book in line! In fact, its so good, I got my friend into it... my friend is a guy, and you know how difficult, if not impossible, is to get a guy involve in a romance novel.


Sookie Stackhouse is just a small-time cocktail waitress in small-town Luisiana. Until the vampire of her dreams walks into her life-and one of her coworkers checks out...

Maybe having a vampire for a boyfriend isn't such a bright idea.

A fun, fast, funny, and wonderfully intriguing blend of vampire and mystery that's hard to put down, and should not be missed.

And well, I think that last line pretty much says it all ^^, but let me talk a little more about this awesome series. Sookie Stackhouse is not only a small-time cocktail waitress, but she is also a some sort of psychic, she can read people's minds and such. She has never been able to fit in with the other people in her small town, since she knows all the little and not so little secrets of the whole town. She feels uncomfortable at times, and pretty much an outsider, that is until Bill comes in her life.

Vampires in this series have come "out of the coffin". The Japanese people have invented some sort of synthetic blood which lets the vampires roam free and be a part of society. Since vampires are technically dead, Sookie cannot read their minds, that is why she is so fascinated by them, its like being in a room full of noise and then you discover the beauty of silence. This book was originally intended to be a metaphor for the gay movement, which you get right away. Overall amazing, and you should all read it, and please if you are going to read it, read it before you watch True Blood!


Half-vampire Catherine Crawfield is going after the undead with a vengeance, hoping that one of these deadbeats is her father- the one responsible for ruining her mother's life. Then she's captured by Bones, a vampire bounty hunter, and is forced into an unholy partnership.

In exchange for finding her father, Cat agrees to train with the sexy night stalker until her battle reflexes are as sharp as his fangs. She's amazed she doesn't have end up as his dinner- are there actually good vampires? Pretty soon Bones will have her convinced that being half-dead doesn't have to be all bad. But before she can enjoy her newfound status as kick-ass demon hunter, Cat and Bones are pursued by a group of killers. Now cat will have to choose a side... and Bones is turning out to be as tempting as any man with a heartbeat.

I'm a newbie to this series, only read the first book, but I just love it. This series has an intense Buffy vibe, and I am a fan of The Slayer. Cat is not your normal 18 year old. Sure she has to deal with the prospect of college and whats not, but other than this she has no friends, and the irony doesn't escape her that her one true friend is one of the ones she considers "bad guys". After a while you, and Cat, start to see that not all vampires all evil, that the world is not black and white, and that the shades of gray are everywhere.


  1. I feel the same way about short stories versus novels as you do for novels versus series: I hate investing in something and then have it be all over so soon. And snap: vampire fiction rocks.

  2. I love the Sookie Stackhouse series and have read them all. I'll be starting the JR Ward series soon but have a few others to finish up first.

  3. I have not read the last Sookie Stackhouse cause funny thing no money whatsoever so am drowning in self pity and sadness Lol

    Also it goes the same for the last BDB book, but I did read until the 4 chapter and OMG is it goooood!


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