Saturday, September 19, 2009

Glass Houses by Rachel Caine

At the ripe age of 16, Claire Danvers has successfully graduated high school and started college. At her parents insistence, Claire has enrolled a local in-state university in Morganville, Texas. One fact left out of the college brochure is that Morganville is crawling with vampires. Being human, it doesn't take much to draw attention to oneself. Claire does exactly that when she becomes enemies with one of the most popular girls in school, who happens to have powerful connections to the vampire community. Claire finds temporary solace in an off-campus house with three other roommates, but it doesn't take long before her location is found out, and days in Morganville are limited.

I first came across Rachel Caine's name in a bookstore when leafing through a collection of short stories, Many Bloody Returns. I read through Caine's story and my interest was peaked. I promptly went over and picked up the first book in the Morganville series. I grabbed a cup of coffee and started reading, and before I knew it, I was on page 20. Needless to say, I picked up the book, along with the rest of the series and have been hooked ever since. This book was a fact-paced, fun read. I look forward to reading the rest of the series.

Cover art commentary
Not so impressed with the cover. Had I not read the story in Many Bloody Returns, the cover would have made me a little more apprehensive to pick up the book. Btw...I have no idea -who- that is supposed to be on the cover. My best guess is some random vampire?!

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  1. I've been meaning to read her Weather Warden series, as I've heard fantastic things. After reading her short story in Strange Brew--and hearing you say positive things about her as well--I definitely should get on that! 8D

  2. Yay! I picked up the first few books in the series myself. We should definitely compare notes when we read the series! :D