Sookie Stackhouse Box Set (Sookie Stackhouse / Southern Vampire Series)

Sookie Stackhouse Box Set (Sookie Stackhouse / Southern Vampire Series)

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by Charlaine Harris
     
 
The New York Times bestselling Sookie Stackhouse series, now available in one deluxe boxed set!

Dead until Dark is now the HBO original series True Blood

Contains: Dead until Dark, Living Dead in Dallas, Club Dead, Dead to the World, Dead as a Doornail, Definitely Dead, and All Together Dead

Overview

The New York Times bestselling Sookie Stackhouse series, now available in one deluxe boxed set!

Dead until Dark is now the HBO original series True Blood

Contains: Dead until Dark, Living Dead in Dallas, Club Dead, Dead to the World, Dead as a Doornail, Definitely Dead, and All Together Dead

Editorial Reviews

Rocky Mountain New
Charlaine Harris playfully mixes several genres to make a new one that is her own bright creation.
The Denver Post
[A] delightful Southern vampire detective series.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780441017775
Publisher:
Penguin Publishing Group
Publication date:
11/28/2008
Series:
Sookie Stackhouse/Southern Vampire Series
Product dimensions:
6.20(w) x 7.10(h) x 4.20(d)
Age Range:
17 Years

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Meet the Author

Charlaine Harris is the New York Times bestselling author of the Southern Vampire Mysteries series, also known the Sookie Stackhouse series of books — which served as the source material for the popular HBO series True Blood. Harris is also the author of the Aurora Teagarden, and Lily Bard series as well as the Midnight, Texas series — which has been developed into a TV series for NBC. Born in Mississippi, Harris now calls southern Arkansas home, and has lived in the South her entire life.

Brief Biography

Hometown:
Southern Arkansas
Date of Birth:
November 25, 1951
Place of Birth:
Tunica, Mississippi
Education:
B.A. in English and Communication Arts, Rhodes, 1973
Website:
http://www.charlaineharris.com

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Sookie Stackhouse Box Set (Sookie Stackhouse / Southern Vampire Series) 4.5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 786 reviews.
Kankles More than 1 year ago
I almost never read books about vampires but i just picked up the first book and started to read it then all of the sudden the next day i was done. I just had to read the entire series and i did in less than a week, so if you are looking for a good vampire story heres one.

Oh by the way even though i LOVE the series and cannot wait until the next one comes out it is not at all like Twilight, this series has romance but it has a lighter feel to the series.

Hope you like/love the series as much as I did.
ShanJS More than 1 year ago
I am always looking for a good vampire book. The Sookie Stackhouse Series are the best by far. I had a hard time putting the book down at night. The characters were amazing and Charlaine Harris gave very good details and made you feel like you were right in the story. Sookie always keeps you on the edge of your seat wondering what kind of danger she'll run into next. I highly recommend these books. I was so bummed when I was done with the series but I think Chalaine Harris will write more and won't leave us hanging.
supejunkie More than 1 year ago
If you enjoy the supernatural, you'll love this series. Even though lots of the characters are not human, the emotions felt when reading about them are nothing but.

There is something for everyone in these books. Mystery/suspense, some violence, some romance and a whole lot of enjoyment watching Sookie go through not so normal life in her not so normal way.

This series will make you look at our universe in a different way. If you don't already question the existence of the the supernatural or at least wish for it, this series may just make you give it some thought.
tammiemrtn More than 1 year ago
I've never been one to truly enjoy reading before. Like so many others I started reading these because of the "Trueblood" series on HBO. I went out and purchased the first book and could NOT put it down until I'd read every page.

The way they are able to bring a new "spin" on other things by making vampires the victims of descrimination and opression (just to name a few) is absolute genious.

The very next day I went on a massive search for the other books in this series because I just had to know what happened next. Ms. Harris' writing is unique in regards to the genre' of the vampire/werewolf/shape shifter folklore we hear growing up. It is imaginative, smart, funny and it keeps you on the edge of your seat until the very end.

I'm still watching the TV series and loving it, but for me the books are FAR superior to the show (and I happen to think the show rocks)!

Ms. Harris also has other series that I was able to find and read and those are great too. The lead characters are all strong women that fight for themselves. Truly an amazing writer!
vamp_crazed29 More than 1 year ago
I started reading the Sookie Stackhouse novels because like many others I began watching the HBO television show True Blood. Once I read Dead until Dark I was hooked. The imagination of Charlaine Harris is amazing. A world she created where vampires "come out of the coffin" and walk among us. A world full of supernatural creatures, romance, and danger.
The_Reading_Teacher More than 1 year ago
The Sookie Stackhouse Series is not your typical "vampire" book! The series centers around the life and times of a seemingly ordinary heroin, Sookie, who is graced with the talent of mind-reading, and, who stumbles into a myriad of situations in which her talent as well as her good old- fashioned common sense helps her to survive. You will truly enjoy this fast paced romantic thriller which will keep you entertained in its interesting conflicts, colorful characters and the unexpected twists and turns in the plot. Charlaine Harris' fluid writing style, written in first person narrative, makes the reader feel they are involved in the action of the plot as it unfolds. The beauty of the story is the fact that it is a series in which you become enmeshed in Harris' world of humans, vampires, were-wolfs, were-panthers, were-tigers and supernatural beings. It is thrilling to connect with and journey along with these characters in each book of the series. The characters develop with each book which creates many interesting turns in events that are oft-times unexpected. This series is a great read and fun to share with others!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I had seen the show before i got the book but they dont even compare to eachother. As soon as i finished the first book i went right out and got the second one. I am absolutely in love with the charachters in the books and the suspense that leaves you on the edge of your seat and it keeps you reading. I actually found myself getting scared i felt like i was in Sookie's shoes for a lot of the book. I also like how Charlaine Harris used vampires and shape shifters it was'nt like any of the other vampire books that are out now.
care2010 More than 1 year ago
Plot: Sookie Stackhouse is a waitress who people in her small Louisiana town think is a little crazy due to her strange ability to read other peoples thoughts. Sookie gets caught up in the supernatural world of vampires, werewolves, shape shifters, and all sorts of mythical creatures. Review: I enjoyed this series and the books were quick reads. Don't let the cute cartoon characters on the front of the books fool you, these are not children's books. There are graphic sex scenes and adult content. This is one of those stories that you just get lost in the characters and the world they live in. The HBO television series that is based on the books was very loosely based on the books, if you really want to get into this world and the characters stick with the books. I can't wait to see what happened to Sookie and her friends in the upcoming books.
daniddt More than 1 year ago
Not the most thought provoking thing you can read but entertaining nonetheless. If you are a TrueBlood fan, like I am, it's worth reading.
bre1973 More than 1 year ago
The True Blood series is so awesome! It is a series you want to sink you teeth into.
AlwaysHasABookInHerHand More than 1 year ago
After watching the True Blood series on HBO, my friend got me into reading the Sookie Stackhouse collection. My friend let me borrow the first book and I was hooked. I immediately bought the box set. I haven't finished reading them yet, but so far, they are AMAZING!--A must have!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This series is just fun! It's quirky, sexy and pulls you in completely.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Series I've ever read! My dad gave it to me for Christmas. I fell in love instantly once I got into them. I suggested to my mom that she should read them, and now she's obsessed over them like all those annoying Twilight Fan Girls. I really can't wait for book 10! I looooove Eric.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Could not stop reading each book. Can't wait for the 10th novel.
hrmherron More than 1 year ago
I read the entire series (these plus 8 & 9) in less than two weeks. I loved every single book. The plot twists were good, descriptions were good, and the humor was actually funny. I loved the love triangles and the romantic tensions. I loved that this is a strong woman with a sense of humor, struggling to find out who she is. Ever since reading these, everything else seems to fail in comparison.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I highly recommend these books. Sookie is a great character. She is quirky, strong, fun, and kicks butt. It's easy to believe vampires, and other "supes," exist among us. I like the mix of the supernatural, the everyday (Sookie is a waitress in a bar), action, and romance. I read the set (7 books) in 3-4 weeks and immediately bought book 8. I'm waiting to buy book 9 (it's still in hardcover) but am likely to give in soon and buy it. I can't wait to find out what happens next. Overall, they are easy to ready and highly entertaining.
Tanya1224 More than 1 year ago
I loved every book. I read the whole series in about 2 weeks. The last book had you eagerly wanting the next. I even bought the movie series.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I abo=solutely loved Sookie and can't wait for the next book
Me4Rastaliving More than 1 year ago
I am a real big fan of the Twilight series. I read a review from one of the readers of this series that stated she was a big fan of the Twilight series too. She stated she bought this series because it was the adult like version to Twilight. What a liar! If you are looking for the romance that Bella and Edward shared this is not a series for you. If you are looking for vampires, raunchy sex scenes, mystery written in a southern twang buy this series. This was a series that just did not have the pull that Twilight had this is why I gave it a lower rating. Shoot me!
Hooked_On_Reading More than 1 year ago
Charlaine Harris does the Vampire story with yet another twist. Well, kind of. The setting is the deep South, but the Vampires mostly have the strengths and weaknesses you are familiar with. Harris also throws in psychics, werewolves, and other creatures. As the books progress, Sookie finds out how much she has to learn about the non-human world.

Some of the best characters are not the main ones, but Sookie is fun to follow in her misadventures. It is best to read these books in order, but this is not entirely necessary. I have not seen the HBO series, but I hope they don't ruin it by straying too far from the books.

It's not deep thinking or masterful plotting, just enjoyable light reading and mostly fun characters. I find some of the situtations and character responses a little absurd at times, but usually in a laugh-out-loud way.

Recommended for teens and adults. There is sex (sometimes too "romance novel" for my tastes), violence, love, kindness, humor, and evil. What more could you wish for? I give the series 4 out of 5 stars.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Exceptionally funny, witty, action packed. See Sookie mature and make several life statements that ironically affect us all. I just want to know that there will be more of Sookie, Eric and the gang.
WB87 More than 1 year ago
I love this series, wouldn't recommend it to young girls since it is pornographic. But i love the series, and I can't wait for the tenth book!
peonyPA More than 1 year ago
If the book covers never caught my eye and I never checked out the story, I would have missed out on a great series. With so many vampire stories out now you might pass this by but you shouldn't. The stories suck you in and leave you wanting more. They are not serious reads but fun and relaxing stories to enjoy. I don't think these are your normal vampire stories. Harris adds so much more to the stories. I loved all the books and couldn't put them down. I did read them twice already and can't wait for the next installment. I did go out and rent the show and the books are so much better I can't compare them as being the same story.
Koigirl More than 1 year ago
I purchased this set as a fan of true Blood on HBO. In September I was left at the season finale wanting more. These books delivered; they are cute, fun and easy to read. It took me less than a month to go through all of them, and of course I had to buy the ones that followed. If you are a fan of True Blood and want to learn more about the characters and additional plots I would recommend this set.
pinup-beauty More than 1 year ago
I contemplated reading the books for a while, I am so glad that I have! These books are a fun read, that really take you into a different world. True Blood is awesome, but these books are WAY better! Just read them!