Vampires eh? Quite popular at the moment aren’t they? I will freely admit that I read, and loved, The Twilight Series. Yes, I even own them all. I have just read the first True Blood book and I have one big fat question – Who copied whom?
|Hot vampire boyfriend||Hot vampire boyfriend|
|Main character who is “different”||Main character who is “different”|
|Friend that is in love with her and is a werewolf||Friend that is in love with her and is a shapeshifter|
|Main girl’s mind cannot be read by vampires||Main girl can read minds – but not those of vampires|
|Head vampire wants use of main girl’s power||Head vampire wants use of main girl’s power|
I don’t know about you but if I had never read either of the above two books/series and I sat down to write a vampire novel I would probably not come up with mind-reading and shapeshifting friends with unrequited love for my main character. I know they are aimed at different demographics but there has been some copying going on and I am suprised I have not heard more of an uproar about it. I enjoyed True Blood but found myself going “hang on a minute” quite a lot. From what I could gather in my very brief look online it True Blood came first. Someone’s got some splaining to do.