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Thursday, October 22, 2009

Glass Houses (Giveaway Points Post)


Glass Houses
by Rachel Caine
pub: Oct 2006
256 pages

Giveaway ALERT! If you've already entered the contest, a comment on this post (within 5 days of post date) gets you 2 extra entries in our MegaBook Giveaway. If you haven't entered yet, go to the contest post (or click on the contest link on the upper right sidebar) to learn about the giveaway and enter! Good luck!

Synopsis:
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 our into the bright light of day.

Clair Danvers 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 than 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 Clair's back when the town's deepest secrets come crawling out, hungry for fresh blood.

Glass Houses is the first in Rachel Caine's Morganville Vampires series. It's fast paced, full of action and lots of drama. A great roller coaster ride with mystery, treachery and intrigue.

I like the way Claire changes through the book from shy to spunky. Overall the characters are believeable and fun. They have quirks and shortcomings which give them depth. Sometimes they act very immature but it's high school and, again, they aren't perfect.

I found the sarcastic and snappy dialogue enjoyable. The description is good without going overboard on details. And the vampires are creepy.

It's a fun vampire romp. Urban fantasy lovers will enjoy it. You can get through this book quickly, the only trouble being the cliffhanger ending which makes you hungry for the next installment. I don't mind setting up the next book, but I didn't like being left hanging...that's just me.

I wouldn't say Glass Houses is excellent but it's a solid good read. A fine start to a fun, light reading series.

We have a copy of Glass Houses as a pick in our giveaway. Go to the MegaBook Giveaway post to enter. Good Luck!

31 comments:

~Jennifer~ said...

I read this whole review hoping it would be included in the giveaway! Awesome.

Alyssa Kirk @ Teens Read and Write said...

Jennifer - glad you're happy about it. It's a fun book!

Llehn said...

I love tracking the character's growth as the story progresses. And the premise sounds intriguing!

Amanda said...

I have to agree with Jennifer on that one, after reading the review I kinda hope for the same thing, seeing as it seems like a good book! Even though I don't like being left hanging, it's also a part of the charm or what I should call it, about book series.

titania86 said...

This one has been on my reading list for a while. I have been kind of hesitant to read it because I didn't really like some of the other YA vampire series. I think I'm going to give it a try soon. I don't mind the cliffhanger ending since the second book is already out and I won't have to wait for its release. :)

Juju at Tales of Whimsy.com said...

Great review. I like romps :)

Alyssa Kirk @ Teens Read and Write said...

Llehn - I do too!

Amanda - glad it's a popular choice. I suppose it does give the series its...charm.

Tatiana - you can always get this from the library pretty easy since it's an older book. See if you like it without spending the dollars. You could get 1 and 2 and read them back to back.

Juju - me too! it's good to have a fun and quick read.

Book Whisperer said...

I have read the first two books in this series. I really enjoyed them...

ladystorm said...

Been hearing a lot about the morganville vampires and I have this one down on my wishlist. I might have to buy it soon..LOL

Sheere said...

I liked this book a lot, but lately I have been getting tired of so many vampires.. and this serie has at least 10 books! Too long!

Blodeuedd said...

A solid good read sounds good, I do have it on my wish list after someone said it was great

Orchid said...

It be awesome to win this book. I keep meaning to get it, but I always go for something else on my list, like, the next book in a series I'm already reading. Loved the review. :)

Mandy said...

This book = <3 =)

cait045 said...

I read this book and loved the whole series...cant wait for the rest of the books to come out.

elnice said...

I am so addicted to this series. My only regret is that I didn't wait to read them. I go through each book so fast, it feels like its over before it starts. Waiting is so hard!

babygirlG said...

More vampires?!! Bring it on:D

Jessica (BookLover) said...

Great review! I've seen this book around the blogosphere a few times lately and now I'm curious.

Brodie said...

I've heard of the Morganville Vampires series but I haven't got around to reading them yet. These sound like fun! You've bumped it up on my list to read now :) Great review!

TJ said...

No this is a series I want to start desperately!

TJ said...

No this is a series I want to start desperately!

Nicola said...

I haven't read any of these yet but I'd love to. So many books .... {sigh}

elaing8 said...

I love this series.drools over Shane :)
I can't wait for Fade Out.
elaing8(at)netscape(dot)net

throuthehaze said...

I've been wanting to read this. It sounds interesting

mariska said...

drools..another books to add ! wow. you are great !

brizmus said...

I've been hearing so much about the Morganville Vampires latele; I'm so glad youa dded this to the giveaway!
I love reading about characters that overcome their shyness!

Alessandra said...

Uhm. I'm not such a big fan of vampires lately. Outside of the Evernight world, that is ;)

Jamie said...

I have this book in my TBR pile but it is huge!! I hope to get to it soon!!

Teddyree said...

Oh Yeah this one sounds like my sort of read. Great review btw!

aek1234 said...

I've never read any of the Morganville Vampires books, and I didn't know they took place in Texas. I'm from Texas, so that kind of makes me want to read them.

donnas said...

Great review! I love Morganville and am so excited for the new one shortly.

Sarbear said...

So many books that are good but not amazing... sigh. This one is still in my tbr pile. You are SO fast, Alyssa!

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