Monday, January 25, 2010

Title - Glass Houses
Series - The Morganville Vampires
Author - Rachel Caine
Pages - 256
Genre- Young Adult/Fantasy
College should be an exciting time, but for brainy 16-year-old Claire Danvers that's too mild a word. Due to advanced placement, Claire can start college early, but her parents refuse to allow her to go to the distant Ivy League school of her dreams. She goes to Texas Prairie University where she is tormented by the popular girls—but that's the least of her worries. Morganville, home of the university, is also home to vampires and vampire hunters. Claire finds protection from the horrors of the town in the Glass House with three fellow outcasts, Goth girl Eve, rebellious Shane, and Michael, who disappears during the day.
From the first page i was hooked, it took me perhaps a day and a few hours to read this book. Claire is not one of those tough, 'i dont need to listen to you even though i might get hurt', overzelous or whiney heorines that are so prevelant in young adult novels nowadays.
You may be thinking, Its a vampire story, same thing as all the rest right? Well, not entirely. Glass Houses does retain some vampire cliches as other books (no sunlight for example) but its not your typical human girl falls in love with the vampire boy deal. In fact, these vampires are Bad and not in the cool way.
Morgaville is more or less run by the vampires, humans area second class citizen who need ot shut up and keep moving or bad things happen. Some escape, some dissapear Claire is not so lucky, she manages to anger a really nasty girl in college and thats where all her turmoil begins.
Claire eventually moves into the Glass house with Eve, Shane and Micheal, but soon gets herself into more trouble (thanks to Monica, the nasty girl) During the book Claire grows, she matures, gets braver and its always nice to see that from such a good charactor.
Cains writing is fluid, clean and even though there are some parts of swearing and innuendos, it is not horribly ladden with them. So check out Glass Houses if you are a fan of vampires. If you dont like, at leastt you can appreciate one aspect, these vampires dont sparkle


  1. Sherry @ Flipping Pages for All Ages said...
    I love this series! Can't wait to read the rest! Nice review! :)
    Emma Michaels said...
    Great review! Clicked Follow and look forward to seeing more of them!

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