My wife diod read these since she liked the Sookie Stackhouse/ Souther Vampire/ Ture Blood series and she said that they were a total rip off of the above mentioned books.
Also the author is Mormon which Kim used to be and that deifinately influenced the ending of the book, when everyone should have ended in misery and heartbreak it all was happy fmialy ending. Too Moronish--- oops meant MORMON-ish ending.
I read the first one to see what the hype was about and I do agree with Kim, my wife. I total rip off. In the SS/ SV/ TB books Sookie is a telepath that can read minds but finds that she can't read vampire minds which draws her into the Vamp world, where in the TW books the 'Shiny Ones' ,which are NOT Vamps in any shape or form, can read everyone elses minds but the tragic teenage girl's which draws her into the Shiny Ones world of so called Vamps, Werewolves and what not.
All they are are a mirror image of Charlene Harris' books made to look like something new. Cop out is what I call it.
I put the TW books on the same shelf as J. K. Rowling Harry Potter books (which I am ashamed to say that I did like those enough to see the movies and have pre-purchased the Lego Wii game