Thursday, February 26, 2009

Glass Houses by Rachel Caine

I finished yet another great YA title I've got to tell you about. This week has been my Internet Hiatus Week (with the exception of blogging obviously). This means I've been able to get a lot of reading done. So yesterday I decided to sit down and read Glass Houses by Rachel Caine. This is the first book in her Morganville Vampires series.

Glass Houses

Rachel Caine

Here's a brief synopsis from the publisher's website:

Welcome to Morganville, Texas.

Just don't stay out after dark.

College freshman Claire Danvers has had enough of her nightmarish dorm situation, where the popular girls never let her forget just where she ranks in the school's social scene: somewhere less than zero.

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.

Glass Houses held me riveted to the page. It was intense. Claire, Eve, Shane, and Michael are all very likable characters. I felt most especially for Claire. She's young and trying to adjust to life at a new school. Unfortunately for her she gets on the bad side of the wrong girl and has reason to fear for her life. Claire is lucky enough to be taken in at Glass House. It's there that her new roommates, Eve, Shane, and Michael tell her that there's more going on in Morganville than meets the eye. At first Claire thinks they are insane, until she sees a vampire for herself. Now she's just trying to survive.

If you're in the mood for suspsense and intensity then you need to read Glass Houses. But make sure you have book 2, The Dead Girls' Dance on hand before you finish book 1. Trust me, you're going to want to go right from 1 to 2.

1 comment:

Carol(ina) said...

YAY! Glad that you like this book! :)

Check out the rest of the series--you won't be disappointed!