Tuesday, March 3, 2009

Review: Glass Houses - Rachel Caine

Does it seem like I'm reading a lot of series of books lately? I guess I am.

Glass Houses is the first book in the Morganville Vampires series. This is a young adult series.

Synopsis from Barnes and Noble:
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.

I hadn't heard too much about this series (compared to other young adult vampire series), so I didn't have any real expectations for it. I was surprised to enjoy it quite a bit. The vampires in this book are the 'bad guys' unlike in a lot of the books I've read lately. So that was an interesting twist. There were several other surprises along the way too.

Sometimes I wanted to kick Claire for being so dumb. Bad luck just seemed to follow her no matter what she did. I thought the roommates were all interesting in their own ways. I wonder how some of the other characters will be involved in the future books...

Looking forward to reading the other books in the series.

Rated: 3.5-4/5 (I'm so indecisive and bad at rating books!)

1 comment:

  1. I read the first 2 books in this series and really enjoyed them. I'm going to try to pick up the rest when I get Untamed next week!