Monday, 26 July 2010

Glass Houses Review

Welcome to Morganville. Just don't stay out after dark...

Morganville is a small town filled with unusual characters - when the sun goes down, the bad come out. In Morganville there is an evil that lurks in the darkest shadows - one that will spill out into the bright light of day.

For Claire Danvers, high school was hell, but college may be murder. It was bad enough that she got on the wrong side of Monica, the meanest of the school's mean girls, but now she's got three new roommates, who all have secrets of their own. And the biggest secret of all isn't really a secret, except from Claire: Morganville is run by vampires, and they are hungry for fresh blood...

After being almost killed by mean girl Monica Morrel, Claire Danvers decides she has had enough of her traumatic dorm situation and heads off campus to look for a room.

However, the old house she finds (Gone with the Wind meets The Munsters) may not be much better. Her new roommates don't show any signs of life, but they come out fighting when the town's deepest secrets come crawling out, hungry for fresh blood...

What I loved most about this book was the characters. The vampires could have been a bit more on the creepy side but the heroes were so fun to read about and get to know that it leaves you begging for more.

This book deals with everything; teenage issues, first kisses, going to college, making new friends...fighting vampires. You name it.

The plot line is full of twists and turns that have you on the edge of your seat and steadily reading faster and faster in excitement (it did me!).

A word of warning though; at the end of this book is the mother-of-all cliffhangers so I recommend buying the next book in the series before you finish this one!

All in all, Glass Houses is a definite must read that can be enjoyed by teens and adults alike. I certainly can't wait to move on to the next in the series ' The Dead Girls' Dance'.

Rating: 9/10                                                                           

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Lorielle said...

This is the only book I've read in the series, but I liked it quite well. I will have to get back to reading the rest of them soon.

Mystee said...

This is a series that I haven't heard of. It sounds interesting though. I'll have to add it to my fast growing list of *pick up to be read* :)

Steph said...

I just got this one, in a book with the first 3 in it. It looks really good. This is me:

Kristy said...

Hmmm, interesting, I just might have to check that out. Visiting from BPOTW!