I was really looking forward to this book, because I loved the True Blood television series. You know how usually the show/movie isn't as good as the book? Well, this seems to be the other way round. It seems that some of my favorite aspects of the show were actually added just for tv and weren't in the original story. There were only a few slight differences aside from that. Had I read the book on its own (without having seen the show), I don't know that I would have rated it much better. It's just another girl-falls-in-love-with-vampire story. I don't think I will read the rest of the series.