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Glass Houses (Morganville Vampires) by Rachel Caine

Glass Houses (Morganville Vampires, Book 1) by Rachel Cain
Purchased with my own money.

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PJVs QUICKIE: This was a ONE SITTER. You know open the first page, sit down and you don't get up until you are done. I had been dying to read this one, but something had always kept me away from I'm dying to read the rest of the series like now. My hand fluctuating from the kindle BUY IT NOW button. I'll do it right after I write this review, most likely.

REVIEW: Claire Danvers is a genius, but super smarts doesn't save her from super psychos that are living in her dorm and have taken a fascination in tormenting and nearly killing Claire.  To save herself she flees the dorm and desperately searches for somewhere safe to stay the night. The problem is, this is Morganville and night is about as unsafe as you can get.  She does manage to find a place to stay...but it only turns out to be an eye opener as her new roomies reveal just what goes on in Morganville after dark.

A little dark YA novel that had me quite impressed and frothing at the mouth for more. There was just enough of everything to keep me very interested. The vamps were quirky enough, the heroine, likable, the support staff, charming, the setting, interesting, the writing, excellent and the ending --- edge of your seat. Ms. Cain, I'm charmed...can I have some more?

My only gripe was I desperately wanted Claire to pick up a baseball bat and beat the living dog biscuits out of Monica. She need a little more spitfire --- but I understand keeping in character and all that. C'mon where is the superpower when you need it??? *Completely joking*

Overall, loved it. Highly impressed with my YA stint lately. I think I might stay on this path for a bit longer. Going to download The Dead Girl's Dance now.

RECOMMENDATIONS: Suitable for younger teens, there is a bit of violence that might be inappropriate for an immature audience. There is also a maturing that adults will enjoy.


Michelle Greathouse said...

I really like this series. :)


Anonymous said...

This is a really great series...I got a bit burned out on book 5 and took a break but they are all really good

Savannah said...

I love this series. I have been reading it since the very beginning. I can't wait to see how Rachel ends the series. I think there are only four books left. Nice review :)

Patti (Book Addict) said...

I like this series...not my favorite YA vamp series but pretty close. I'm impatiently waiting the last book in the series.

Lu said...

I'm glad you enjoyed it :D

And i know what you mean about Monica, i was wishing someone would drive her over or something half the time lol

Christie (The Fiction Enthusiast) said...

I haven’t read this series, but I did purchase the first 4 or 5 books during one of my impulse book buys. Thanks for the great review.

Nely said...

For some reason I haven't started reading this series yet. It sounds better than I thought it would... *makes mental note* Thanks for the review. :D

StephTheBookworm said...

Glad to hear it was great! It's been on my to-read list for awhile too.

Danny said...

I absolutely adore this series and I had it on my TBR list forever but never picked it up. But, when I finally started I was sucked in this world! It's a light and super fun read, glad you're liking it too!

Paromantasy said...

Great review! I loved the series and agree that once you start these books, you won't get up until you finished it!

Lily Child said...

SUCH a great series! It only gets better, save the most recent book, Kiss of Death, which doesn't seem to fit in with the rest of the series. I am so excited for you as you embark on the Morganville journey! Enjoy every moment! :)

Erin said...

I just finished this recently myself and really enjoyed it. Once I got into it the book was incredibly addictive. I'm reading the second one now! Great review! We recently did a series showdown with the Morganville Vampire series and two others at my site and it won so that pretty much clinched my needing to read the entire series now!

Ashlie Swainston said...

I've been curious about whether or not I should read this series, thanks for the help on deciding! I'm excited to start it now!

Ashlie @BookishNovelties

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