Book Review

Glass Houses by Rachel Caine

Glass Houses Book Cover Glass Houses
The Morganville Vampires
Rachel Caine
October 3rd 2006

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?

I’m not sure what to say about this book. I loved it can’t deny that but I just feel like it was just a starter book gearing you up to read the next one.

There wasn’t a lot of action in turns of it was always happening. It was bits here and there which I think that is what Rachel was hoping for. Give you enough action and you’ll just keep reading. I’ll give it to her. It made me read all the way to the end but it just annoyed me that this major action scene was basically the last 50 or so pages at the end of the book.

With that being said I did like the book. I loved the beginning of the book and the personalities of the characters. Yes that includes the horrible ones as well. They just added to the story. Without them there wouldn’t have been a reason for Claire, the main character to move out of the dorm. It’s things like that which give the book it’s direction. It’s like a game. Something needs to happen for something else to happen. And that is what give us our story.

It’s a good story. In terms of dynamics, the action sucked a tad but I love the character development and how even though they don’t know Claire well they all come to her aid and help her out and even protect her even though they don’t know her. They make the book better in terms of characters.

Overall, this was an enjoyable read and I’m looking forward to reading the next one.

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