08-11-10

Glass houses

Welcome to Morganville, Texas. Don't stay out after dark.
It's a small college town filled with quirky characters. But when the sun goes down, the bad comes out. Because in Morganville , there is an evil that lurks in the darkest shadows - one that will spill out into the bright light of day.
Claire Denvers has had enough of her nightmarish dorm situation. The popular girls never let her forget just where she ranks on the school's social scene: somewhere less then zero. And Claire really doesn't have the right connections - to the undead who run the town.
When Claire heads off campus, the imposing old house where she finds a room may not be much better. Her new roommates don't show many signs of life. But they'll have Claire's back when the town's deepest secrets come crawling out, hungry for fresh blood......(bookcover)

This is the first novel in The Morganville vampires series.

Claire is a sixteen year old freshman. She's bullied by the most popular girl on school Monica, who makes her dorm days a living hell. When the bullying almost cost Claire her life she's looking for another place to live. This brings her to an old house, the Glass house. Here she meets Eve a goth girl, Shane who doen't really do anything and Michael who isn't who whe says he is. When she starts living here she finds herself in a whole other world......

She learns that this town is run by vampires and people are protected by them....well if you're lucky. Claire has some trouble believing this but she finds out soon anough that it is all real. And bad enough Monica is one of the people who is protected by a vampire and Claire has no protection...
Her new roommates take care of her and try their best to make sure Claire doesn't get in to much trouble. Although a sixteen year old girl doesn't realy listen to what others tell her to do or in this case not to do.

Claire figures out the vampires are looking for an old book and this book seems pretty important for them....When Shane cuts a deal with a vampire so Claire is safe she decides that she's going to find the book to make sure she and her friends will be safe....

This is a fun and easy read. The characters are quirky, fun and have their own issues and secrets. Claire is strongwilled and determined and as it usally goes this gets her ito some great deal of trouble.
Here the vampires aren't thehot good man and woman. They look good some to the degree of hot but mostly they just look human except for the fangs ofcourse.
This is a real nice other take on the vampire novels I've read lately. Rachel Caine did a really great job with this story it's well written and she made sure the characters are very likeable but still have that anoying bit that belongs with a teenager.

I really didn't think I would like this story so much. The whole college thing, popular girls, bullying is not really my cup of thee but this was a really great book. And the ending just screams for more......this is the worst cliffhager I've ever read.......I want to know what happens next.......

My rating: 5/5

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