Sunday, May 24, 2009

Glass Houses by Rachel Caine

Just don't stay out after dark.
College freshman Claire Danvers has had enough of her nightmarish dorm situation, where the popular girls never let her forget just where she ranks in the school's social scene: somewhere less than zero.
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

This is the first in the Morganville Vampires Series. Claire is in trouble, and not because of vampires, well not yet anyways. She's in trouble because the bitchiest girls in the school hate her, and I do believe pushing someone down a flight of stairs qualifies. So, our young Claire, goes off to find a place off campus. Which leads us to the Glass House, owned by Micheal Glass. Upon arriving at the house, she meets Eve; a goth spunky girl, with a little too much heart. And of course Shane; the slacker and house hunk, that Claire can't help but notice.

Oh did I mention Claire is only 16, (almost seventeen) and any romance with Shane, who is 18, would probably end badly. But hey, it's a town filled with vamps, its gonna end badly anyways.
Written in third person point of view, Glass Houses is a fast pace, drama filled, action filled book. The characters are vivid and realistic, as realistic as you can get in a vamp book. Witty banter and sarcasm fill most of the dialogue, which is awesome. Even in bad situations, Shane or Eve have smart-ass comment. Although our main girl Claire is rather shy, timid and to herself, doesn't stand up for herself and basically a door-mat. Now I know we all love a strong leading woman in our stories, but with Claire you get to see this shy book worm grow in to a fierce book worm. And quite a flirty one as well. The Vamps are scary as...Well Vamps, and will have you wondering who's side are they playing on. Cause in Morganville, you never know, until they bite ya.

Swearing is the same in this book as in most teen books, its real. Although the 'F-Bomb' is only used once. Underaged drinking, but who the hell really cares, it's fiction, but FYI Claire doesn't drink only 18 year old and older. Oh, and the cliffhanger of an ending...If you get this book, buy the whole series. Cause the ending picks right off in the next book. And let me tell you the ending and beginnings are killer.
Note: The belt the girl is wearing on the cover...Yeah I own one just like it.

1 comment:

  1. Hey, have you reviewed Jenny Green's Killer Junior Year? I hear its really dark and funny, if you don't take it too seriously.