Friday, 12 July 2013

Glass Houses
Written by Rachel Caine

The first book in The Morganville Vampires series is set in Morganville, Texas, where you would be well advised to avoid being out after dark.
College freshman Claire Danvers has had enough of her nightmarish dorm situation. 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.

My thoughts:
This book is about, you guessed it vampires, but this is not an ordinary vampire story. The main characters are not at all vampires, all though one of them is something else, they just live in a town full of them. Claire is a prodigy student. At 16, she is a university freshman and is already having awful dorm problems. She gets beaten by a group of mean girls, pushed down the stairs and threatened that she would be killed next time she’s seen around campus. She decides that the best way to avoid any more problems is to find another place to live, off campus. She finds a house with 3 nice people who are looking for a roommate. By these 3 people she is told that the town she lives in is run by vampires. This part seemed a little odd to me, just the fact that she took it so easily, no big drama and no nothing seemed a little unreal to me. Anyway, cops come looking for her and they say she’s in big trouble. Her roommates tell her that nobody can know where she is, she can’t go outside or go to school.

There’s also a little bit of romance going on between Claire and one of her roommates but I don’t want to tell you who as it would ruin it. You’ll just have to read it to see. The characters for me are pretty interesting, they fit in to the story nicely and I have to admit I pretty much fell in love with all of them.
The ending was a little unsettling [yes, a cliff-hanger] but it did make me want to keep reading the series.

 I would like to recommend the book to all of you who like vampires or those of you who are just looking for a good book to read over the summer.



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