Sep 30, 2013

Glass Houses

I can remember picking up Glass Houses from the library knowing nothing of the story or the author who created it. I just wanted another vampire book to read and this one sounded good. I had no idea that I would read it in on sitting and devour all the other books in the series.


From the author of the popular Weather Warden series comes the debut of an exciting new series set in Morganville, Texas, where you would be well advised to avoid being out after dark.

College freshman Claire Danvers has had enough of her nightmarish dorm situation. 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. Will she be able to face the town's terror or will she drown like everyone else?



Claire Danvers is a normal teenage girl...aside form the fact she's sixteen already in college and super smart. Not to mention she's going to college in a small Texas town that has it's fair share of pale people. She soon finds out just exactly what goes down in Morganville.

Claire is one of my favorite female protagonists. She starts out as this terrified young girl thrown into a world that is much more complicated than she could imagine. She's dealing with bitchy girls and soon snippy vampires. What I loved was even though Claire was scared she had this underlying wit and strength that hadn't quite come out yet. But you knew it was there even when she was out of her mind terrified. And even then she held her ground a lot of the time.

Rachel Caine is the queen of witty dialogue. I've never read a series where each character had such amazing snark. The great thing about Rachel Caine's dialogue is each character has their own wit to them and when they get snarky with each other it's hilarious. Shane and Eve in particular have some of the best things to say. I would love to live in the Glass House. Sure, their life is nuts but the wits and friendship that Shane, Eve, Claire and Michale have are amazing.

The very first time I read this book I thought maybe something was brewing between Claire and Michale but I am so glad that wasn't the case. Claire and Shane...they are something special. They aren't the type you'd pair up. Claire is intelligent and driven where as Shane is a slacker with a troubled past but together they just spark something. By far one of my favorite book couples.

Oliver is one of my favorite characters in this series...surprisingly. He's got such an innocent act and then you realize he's not exactly what he appears to be. With each book I've grown to like this character as well as hate him. But now after reading fourteen of the fifteen books in this series I find myself oddly attached to Oliver. Seems strange because he's not that great of a guy. But then he has this little moment and you just ache for the jerk. It's a love-hate thing with Oliver.

There's a lot to love about this book. It's got wit, spunk and amazing characters. You've got Eve who you instantly want as a best friend and Michale who's a total caring hunk with a secret of his own. You haven't read a really good and different Vampire book until you've read Glass Houses. Rachel Caine has brought vampires to a completely and refreshing new take. Her writing is supber and just gets better with each book. Glass Houses is getting 5 out of 5 birds from me. It's a page turner that leaves you wanting to know more about the small town Morganville.



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