Monday, August 13, 2012

Glass Houses by Rachel Caine

  Yes, I know I'm a little behind. Glass Houses is a decent book. My only problem, it's a vampire novel. There are way too many of them out there. Somehow, the author took general vampire facts, and made a yet another vampire world. But the book is interesting and well written.

  The main character is named Claire. She's basically a genius. She's at a community college in Morganville only because her parents wouldn't let her go to Yale. Yet for all her smarts, she acts like a bit of an idiot more than once. She goes and does things that don't only put her in danger, but put her friends in danger as well. Another thing. I like it when the main character really is the main character, but in this book, all the other characters feel like props, just sitting there until needed. I feel like I don't know the other characters well enough.

  The plot is good. It twists and turns in ways that I like. Sometimes the book wouldn't make sense, but only sometimes. Usually it didn't make sense when one certain character was in the scene. I've criticized this book a lot. Yet, somehow, the author has me hooked on the series and I can't wait to read the next book. And that is definitely a plus. This book gets four stars.

  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 out into the bright light of day.

  Claire Denvers 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 that run the town.

  When Claire heads off campus, the imposing old house where she finds a room might not be much better. Her roommates don't show many signs of life. But they'll have Claire's back when the towns biggest secrets come crawling out, hungry for fresh blood...

Title: Glass Houses
Author: Rachel Caine
Release: October 3, 2006
Publisher: NAL Jam
Series: The Morganville Vampires
Pages: 239

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