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Kalie
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Dead until Dark

I am just about to finish Dead Until Dark and I am not sure if I should continue on to the next book in the series, Dead in Dallas.  I thought the first one was just O.K. and I am wondering if the series will get better.  It was quite a let down after just finishing the Twilight saga.

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Re: Dead until Dark


Kalie wrote:

I am just about to finish Dead Until Dark and I am not sure if I should continue on to the next book in the series, Dead in Dallas.  I thought the first one was just O.K. and I am wondering if the series will get better.  It was quite a let down after just finishing the Twilight saga.


The answer is YES. They get better. Come over to paranormal. Several of us will tell you the same thing. 

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TiggerBear wrote:

Kalie wrote:

I am just about to finish Dead Until Dark and I am not sure if I should continue on to the next book in the series, Dead in Dallas.  I thought the first one was just O.K. and I am wondering if the series will get better.  It was quite a let down after just finishing the Twilight saga.


The answer is YES. They get better. Come over to paranormal. Several of us will tell you the same thing. 


 

 

I will vouch for that as well. I haven't had a chance to finish the series, my mind tends to wonder to other books. LOL.

 

But yes, they do get better. 

 

Twilight just didn't do it for me at all.

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Re: Dead until Dark

Kalie wrote--I am just about to finish Dead Until Dark and I am not sure if I should continue on to the next book in the series, Dead in Dallas.  I thought the first one was just O.K. and I am wondering if the series will get better.  It was quite a let down after just finishing the Twilight saga


Yes, please move on to Dead in Dallas, the series get better with get book.  Wander over to the paranormal thread and I am sure you will find a lot of us that feel the same way.  :smileyhappy:

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I was the same way after reading Twilight, nothing compared but I have to say I'm starting to enjoy the Sookie Stackhouse collection. I watched the series on HBO and now I'm hooked. Keep reading, I'm sure you'll wind up enjoying them as well. :smileyhappy:
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Kalie,

 

Unfortunately if you are like me there won't be anything to compare to Twilight; for some reason I can't find anything as good as Bella & Edward :smileysad: However, I did enjoy the Southern Vampire Series by Charlaine. I have to admit that I was disappointed with the television series after reading the first book. I have completed the series (waiting for 'Dead and Gone' to come out in May of this year) and found them to be uncomplicated quick reads. I found the relationships interesting and have family from that area so the idea of Vampires in the swamps appealed to me.

 

I hope you move on to the next book in the series and enjoy what Charlaine offers in her unique view of the south and vampires.

 

Amanda

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I read the entire Sookie Stackhouse series and I wish there were more.  There is much to come with respect to creatures and unexpected situations.  The series is not limited to vampires but is only designed around these creatures.  You may be surprised to find out what Charlaine has in store for the innocent waitress.
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Angel64,

 

There will be a new Sookie book out the first of May and the title is Dead and Gone.  Charlaine has the first chapter posted on her website if you are interested in getting a sneak peak.  And she has said that she has a few more that she would like to write.  So the series is not finished yet.

 

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I just finished Dead Until Dark after falling in love with True Blood on HBO. I just ordered the next Sookie Stackhouse book, and I'm looking forward to it. I hope the rest of the series is just as interesting as the first book was.

 

Anyone have any suggestions for other good vampire books? Besides Twilight or Anne Rice.

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Sammah,

 

Depending on what you like I have read the following other series:

 

Young Adult: 

Blue Bloods by Melissa De La Cruz

House of Night by P.C and Kristin Cast 

 

Adult:

Anita Blake by Laurell K Hamilton (Vampire Hunter)

The Black Dagger Brotherhood by JR Ward (More of a Romance series but centered around Vamps)

 

 

 I am a chicken when it comes to scary books - so probably not the best to give advice on Vamp books, but I have read all of the ones above. 

 

Amanda 

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