Friday, December 25, 2009

Glass Houses - Rachel Caine

It's a small college town filled with quirky characters. But when the sun goes down, the bad comes out. Because in Morganville, there is an evil that lurks in the darkest shadows--one that will spill out into the bright light of day.

Claire Danvers has had enough of her nightmarish dorm situation. The popular girls never let her forget just where she ranks on the school's social scene: somewhere less than zero. And Claire really doesn't have the right connections--to the undead who run the town.

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....

Title: Glass Houses
Author: Rachel Caine
Genre: Young Adult
Sub-Genre: Vampire Fiction
Publisher: Nal Jam Books a division of Penguin Group (USA) Inc.
My Rating: 4.5/5

This is the first YA book that I have read by Rachel Caine, and I loved it. I loved the fact that there are four (relatively main) characters (Michael, Shane, Eve, and Claire). The story drew me in, and left me wanting more. I'm hoping that the writing itself evolves throughout the series, but it was definitely an excellent read. This will be a book that I recommend to my friends (or anyone that asks for a new series or author). I love the chemistry between the main characters, be it as friends (or maybe more?) The only thing that I recommend though (before reading the book), is that you have the second book (or the rest of the series?) ready, because Rachel clearly loves the cliffhanger effect! I'm waiting for the second book from the library, and I finished this book with a "holy crap batman! What happens next?!" outlook. (Duane can attest to that...) This is a book that I wouldn't mind having on my shelf. The story is just that good.

1 comment:

J. Kaye said...

I just finished this book a couple of days ago! Loved it too...can't wait for book two.