by Rachel Caine
pub: Oct 2006
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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.
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