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Morganville Vampires #01: Glass Houses (edition 2006)

by Rachel Caine

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Title:Morganville Vampires #01: Glass Houses
Authors:Rachel Caine
Info:NAL Jam (2006), Mass Market Paperback, 256 pages
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Glass Houses by Rachel Caine

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I give this book about a 41/2 out of 5. This is pretty good in my estimation. My only hang up was that the character of Claire was a bit immature but falls within the parameters of a 16 year old. This book is about Claire, who is a sixteen year old college freshman in a little town known as Morganville. After a particularly awful bout of bullying by a girl named Monica, Claire decides that she needs to move out of the dorms before she is killed by Monica and her cronies. She finds an ad in the paper to be the fourth roommate in a house off-campus. And this begins her adventure into the world of the Morganville Vampire population and everything that ensues thereafter. This really is a good book and I really enjoyed it. I had read this book a while ago, but listened to it on audiobook yesterday and today. That is how much I really did enjoy this book. I also have a tendency to read books to fast and eventually forgets what I read previously. ( )
  nsmith529 | Jun 17, 2015 |
Meh. This book was ok. Vampires ghosts mean girls goths... ( )
  mlake | Apr 28, 2015 |
Great start to a series. I'm not as happy about the major cliff hanger at the end mostly becaue my library does not have the next volume on audiobook. ( )
  bookjunkie57 | Apr 17, 2015 |
It's been a while since I've read a book where I have actively hated the main character as much as I did Claire Danvers. Although she's portrayed as being smart (having graduated high school two years early), she sure doesn't act like it.

Her parents still have a lot of sway in her life - picking the college that she will attend, at least for the first couple of years, although Claire definitely does NOT want to go there - but Claire never seems to get the idea that maybe, just maybe, she should tell her parents that she is being attacked by some random psychopaths who want to kill her. Because then she might not get to go to an Ivy League school like she wants to after she completes a few years at Texas Prairie or whatever it is. Here's a hint, Claire: if those psychos end up killing you, and their actions seem to say that they would like that very much, you aren't going to another college, either. Because you will be dead.

Claire honestly lost me when she said that she loves physics but doesn't like calculus. Seriously? Physics uses a crap ton of math and equations, because, well, it's PHYSICS. And then later on, Claire says that she could have tested out of the calculus class she's currently taking but she wanted to see if she could learn something from it. Ugh.

To be honest, Claire doesn't have the common sense of a turnip. After she's pushed down some stairs and the police are looking for HER, not the perpetrators, she figures it's probably just a good idea to keep going to the university and putting herself in harm's way again. Which she does repeatedly, with bad results each time. She never learns.

Claire is the epitome of "too stupid to live." I just cannot get into the story with her as the ridiculously stupid main character. ( )
  schatzi | Mar 6, 2015 |
I am truly enjoying this series much more than Twilight. If you are curious it is worth your time. ( )
  whybehave2002 | Feb 4, 2015 |
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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.
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College freshman Claire Danvers has had enough of her nightmarish dorm situation, where the popular girls never let her forget just where she ranks in the school's social scene: somewhere less than zero.

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.

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In Morganville, Texas, a town where evil terrorizes the streets under the cover of darkness, Claire Danvers, who has had enough of her current dorm situation, moves off campus and discovers that her new roommates are vampires.

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