Wednesday, October 28, 2009

Book Review: Glass Houses

Title: Glass Houses
Series: Morganville Vampires (Book 1)
Author: Rachel Caine
Released: 2006

Welcome to Morganville.
Just don't stay out after dark.

Morgaville is a small college town filled with unus
ual characters. But when the sun goes down, the bad come out. Because in Morganville, there is an evil that lurks in the darkest shadows - one that will spill out into the bright light of day.

For Claire Danvers, high school was hell, but college may be murder. It was bad enough that she got on -the wrong side of Monica, the meanest of the school's means girls, but now she's got three new roommates, who will have secrets of their own. And the biggest secret of all isn't really a secret, except from Claire: Morganville is run by vampires, and they are hungry for fresh blood . . .

My Thoughts: This book was waaay better than I expected it to be. You see, I had read the third and fifth volume in the Morganville Vampire Series before I read this book, so I thought that might spoil this book for me, but that was NOT the case! I absolutely loved this book. It was action-filled and full of twist and turns. There were so much going on in this book; evil and mobbing class mates, a town run by vampires, a corrupted police force, mysteries, and new room mates with secrets of their own. There was only one thing you could take for granted;
You can never be sure who to trust in Morganville!

The characters in this book were great. First, we have Claire, the protagonist. What I liked about her is that she's not perfect and tough all the time. Sure, she's a clever, rational girl with awesome grades, but she's also insecure, naive, afraid and emotional. But when it comes down to it, she's brave and stands up for herself and her friends.
Eve is a great friend, she's tough and caring and there for Claire when she needs it. Michael is mature, safe and secure and he has a big heart. And Shane, adorable swoon-worthy Shane, he is somewhat of a bad boy, tough with a bad temper and always close to get into fights. But that's not all there is to him, he's also very sweet, funny, caring and brave. He's been through a lot and has a hard time trusting people because of it.
I love how the relationship between Shane and Claire developed
with small steps at the time, it seem very realistic and real to me, and not rushed at all.

This is a great book filled with drama, mystery, suspense and great characters. Read it!

Rating: 5 of 5
Fan(g) Girl

* I won this book in a contest over at So many Books, So Little Time, so a huge THANK YOU goes out to Sophie! *

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