In Rachel Caine's town of Morganville, "there's always a surprise just around every dark corner" - and it usually involves the undead. Now these secrets come to light in the first two books of the Morganville Vampires series, together in one volume.
GLASS HOUSESMorganville is a small college town in the heart of Texas that has its share of quirky characters - and some evil ones too. When student Claire Danvers moves off campus into one of Morganville's oldest houses, she finds that her 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.
THE DEAD GIRLS' DANCEClaire Danvers has her share of challenges - like living among creatures of the night. On the upside, she has a great roommate (who tends to disappear at sunup) and a new boyfriend. Now a fraternity is throwing its annual Dead Girls' Dance and - surprise! - Claire and her equally outcast friend have been invited. When they find out why, all hell breaks loose, because this time both the living and the dead are ready to tear up the night.
In Morganville, vampires rule the town. You always have to be careful of what you say and what you do. You also don’t want to make anyone angry-like Claire did. You don’t know what kind of power they have or whether or not they have any strengths. After Claire is repeatedly bullied at college by a mean girl, she decides that it’s about time to move out. Her parents don’t want her to of course. She is only about 16… she is just really smart.
Claire finds this place called the glass house, and she decides to meet the residents. The residents are pretty nice, as nice as they can possibly be as a matter of fact. After Claire finally moves in with them, she finds that Morganville isn’t exactly what she always thought it was.
I thought this book was okay. It was enjoyable and I didn’t get bored much. I will probably be reading the next book, since this book was an omnibus. I’m not sure if I’ll be picking up the rest though… it’s a really long series. If the second book leaves me wanting more, then of course I will give in to the craving. The one thing that I really enjoyed about this book was the characters.
Claire, the main character of the story, is super smart. I found her parents to be kind of annoying, though I really loved how Claire always stood up for herself. Just because she is younger and she’s in college doesn’t mean that her parents should still dictate what she does. I think Claire and Shane would be perfect together.
Shane, one of the guys at Glass House, seems to always be looking out for Claire. He also tries to hold her back, but when she fights for what she wants, he goes along with it. Eve, the only other girl at Glass House, was really sweet. She was always helping Claire and I felt like she was always in the same place as Claire. Michael was one of my favorite characters. He has a big secret that Claire ends up finding out. He’s just so interesting because we learn quite a lot about him in the past.
If you are looking for a fun read, then I suggest reading this story. Recommended for fans of: Vampires Richelle Mead Have you read this novel? I’d love to hear your thoughts!