glass houses by rachel caine

Written by Darlyn At Sunday, March 21, 2010
Summary (Goodreads):

Book #1 of The Morganville Vampires. 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. So meet Claire,Eve, Shane and Michael in The Glass House in Morganville.

My Thought:

The first time I heard about the series was from Hannah @ Changing My Definition of Life. She read the entire series of book #1-#7 in just 3 days! Yeah, I know, it is a wow. So last few weeks I got myself the first 2 series including Glass House and The Dead Girls' Dance. I only finished the 1st book in the series and decided to stop before continuing to the next installment, The Dead Girls' Dance. Let just say, I need a break =)

Meet Claire the brainiac, Eve the gothic girl, Shane the hottie, Michael the ghost and vampires of Morganville. My first impression? This is totally different from what I've read from other vampires' books. I thought of some vampire heroes and heroine and stuff we normally read in vampire series. But how about a group of human which is minority, live in a vampire territory? You are forbidden to go outside after twilight and free in daylight. And the vampires own you? That scares me enough.

The storyline alone is amazing. Glass House is where four of the teens live and the house itself is protected from the 'undead'. The story begins when Claire needs to find some place safe, being away from Monica, a queen b**ch who is totally mean. When I say 'mean' it's mean really mean enough to kill. And of course I hate her every time I read her whenever her parts, her actions or when she speaks.

I like every parts of the story and I'm impressed because this book started smoothly and I feel very curious on every page I read. You will keep reading it and find the story has a fast pace. By the way, I'm not saying the book is perfect because the ending is dreadful for me. I know the Morganville Vampires is a series. However, it doesn't mean that Caine can ended the #1 book hanging. I'm not satisfied only with that hanging ending. At least, she could make it in a better way. Otherwise she could just make a statement to the readers as if ''buy the sequel then you will know nothing about this at all".

Nevertheless, I will still going to read her next sequel on the series, as long as I manage to have the copies in the series. I also going to recommend this book to other vampire fans because the book is cool and it contains different perspectives of vampires and humans.

My Rating: 3.9/5


  1. There are those who love cliffhanger ending and perhaps you are not one of the kind. But it is good that you have the 2nd book in hand already! I would like to get into this book once of these days. Thanks for sharing!

  2. Thank you for the recommendation, I need to read this series. They sound awesome. I have so many series on my tbr list, pfff, thinking about it makes me tired. LOL.
    Thanks for the great review, I really am going to try this one asap!

  3. Great review - I've wanted to read this series for ages but you've convinced me to go & buy it :o)

  4. Ooh this looks good! I am going to send off that gift card to you within the next couple days if you can use it from Amazon - let me know :)

  5. Interesting book. I don't think I will read another vampire book at the moment but it's good to know about this book. Thanks for the review!

  6. Great review, I definitely want to read this series.

  7. I'm glad you (mostly) enjoyed this one. I've read the first five books in the series and liked them as well. I do understand what you mean about the cliffhanger ending though. I tend to both love 'em and hate 'em. They always propel me into the next book, but if I don't have the next book, I go crazy until I get it. Can't wait to hear your thoughts on the next one! :)

  8. I heard about the cliffhanger ending (I hate cliffhangers) so I've been gathering these up before reading them (I think I have Bks 1-6 now).

    I never actually read what they are about though. I have to say the idea of a town being contrlled by vampires makes me a bit queasy. I hope I can enjoy the series once I start it.

  9. Glad you made it through the first book. ;) Isn't Shane just FINE!?! Loved him. He was definitely my favorite character. Good luck with the second book whenever you decide to take the plunge again.

  10. BTW, I've got an award for you on my blog.


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