- Mass Market Paperback: 256 pages
- Publisher: Berkley (Oct. 3 2006)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 0451219945
- ISBN-13: 978-0451219947
- Product Dimensions: 10.7 x 1.7 x 17.1 cm
- Shipping Weight: 118 g
- Average Customer Review: 7 customer reviews
- Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #509,556 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
Glass Houses: The Morganville Vampires, Book I Mass Market Paperback – Oct 3 2006
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Half way through the book I was beginning to feel uncertain if the book was to much meant for younger reader and out of nowhere it went dark and harsh.
No sweet hugs and kisses and they lived happily ever after, nope none of that as it turns out.
It is the life of young adults living under a completely controlled dictatorship where you do get killed without mercy if you step out of line and people are passive out of fear for their lives and that of those they live. I did find it easier to read having the pretext that it is a book about vampires and therefor fantasy, right?
It has been a while that I found myself finishing a book and finding myself thinking for a long time about the things this book reminded me are and have been happening in real life and that everyone has to decide with their actions what kind of role they want to play.
The reason I only gave it 3 stars was that it had a little trouble to keep on reading for half plus of the book.
If I would rate only the last part and the feeling it left me with after finishing I would have given it 5 stars for sure.
I am very curious if the next book will meet my now very high expectations
At first, Claire's existence is made miserable by a few girls in her dorm who torment her. Dorm life, for Claire, is not all it's cracked up to be--in fact, it's pretty much as miserable as she thinks it can get, so Claire decides to move out and find a place off-campus. Luck is with her; she ends up at a spooky-looking mansion with a room she can actually afford, and three roommates who actually turn out to be pretty cool, even if they have reservations about letting her move in at first. Michael, Shane, and Eve are all eighteen, and Claire's a couple of years younger.
If Claire thought being harassed in her dorm was bad, she didn't know Morganville's secrets. When she moves out of the dorm, however, she learns that there's more to Morganville than there seems to be. The town is run by vampires. Yes, actual vampires that can't go out in the daytime and drink human blood at night. If Claire's not careful, it could end up being her blood they're drinking...
GLASS HOUSES is a great book for fans of vampire novels. Claire and her roommates are quite likeable as characters, and, perhaps making the book even better, the bad guys are just as easy to hate as the inhabitants of the Glass House are to like. In Morganville, Rachel Caine has created a mysterious, intriguing, and spooky town run by the undead (I was a bit reminded of Buffy's hometown of Sunnydale). The writing is great, and there are few flaws in this awesome book.
Claire doesn't ask nearly as many questions as might be expected of someone who had just been let in on the secret that she's living in a town run by vampires; it seems like that might be a way of keeping some questions and suspense in the story, but it struck me as a bit unrealistic while reading. Even with its minor flaws, though, this is a book that will have readers hooked and ready for more in this series!
Reviewed by: Jocelyn Pearce
This book has a lot of suspense and I kept thinking about what was going to happen, kept thinking about what I had already read in-between picking the book up. I know that makes a good story for me when I am thinking about the story when I am at work or doing everyday things.
I am very excited to read "The dead girls dance". Glass houses ended on a very big note and I can't wait to see what happens.
This book has the suspense I love, the supernatural twists I love, the friendships that never falter that I love and most of all it has the perfect amount of romance that I love. The romance isn't clichéd or unbelievable, it doesn't happen to fast (which I don't particularly like in books) and it's just starting out. I can't wait to start the next book.
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