Eh...these books just haven't been cutting it for me. I thought the first book was just okay and wouldn't have kept reading if I hadn't been told by numerous people that "the books are sooo much better than the show" and I need to just keep reading...Maybe it's just me. I really love True Blood and I think that's why I'm so disappointed by the books. The things that I love about the show are what's missing from the books, for example, the complexity of the inter-weaving multiple story lines, Jason's hot bod, and Lafayette's antics. What I don't like about the show seems to be amplified in the books, such as Sookie's whining and Bill's "love" for Sookie that borderlines weird creepy obsession. I'm also not too impressed with the writing style, I guess I just expected more from such a well known and respected author. I think I'll stick with the show unless I get a few more recommendations to keep going...We'll see.