Tuesday, October 20, 2009

Review: Glass Houses by. Rachel Caine

Title: Glass Houses
Author: Rachel Caine                               Publication Date: October 3, 2006                  Pages: 247                                                   Series: Glass Houses, The Dead Girls Dance, Midnight Alley, Feast of Fools Lord of Misrule,
Rating: 9.3/10

Synopsis: Claire is a 16-year-old math whiz whose parents decided she should spend two years at a small local college instead of taking her scholarships to an Ivy League school. How were they to know that Morganville, Texas, is a town controlled by vampires and that the leader of the popular girls, Monica, will soon be out to get Claire? Cynthia Holloway makes very real the vengeful dynamics of Monica and her "girls" as they hunt and torment Claire. She shows Claire's vulnerability and demonstrates the comfort Claire finds in making new friends, who eventually help save her life. As Claire s confidence builds, Holloway gives focus to her growing resolve and strength.  

Review:  I have never read any of Rachel Caines books before, but I am glad I started it out with this series new twist to the now rising vampire theme.
           In the beginning when I was reading the back cover of this book at Barnes and Noble, I didnt think that I would like it, becuase it would have been the first book I read that actually protrayed vampires in the traditional way, as in the evil human killing way. Not the misunderstood, lover not a blood sucker way I have grown accustomed to in YA book world. But in truth I loved this book. 
          The plot of this books was great. Claire is just an overachieving student who wants to some day go to one of the top technological Universities in the country. Little does she know that the town she moves into is over run with mean murder capable dorm room girls, and the small factor that the town is run by vampires. As she tries to adjust to her new life at the Glass House, and her new roomates, including Shane who has also caught her eye, she finds there are many troubles that come with living in a town when the locals suck the blood of the townspeople on a daily basis. Seeing all these new factors unravel throughout the book was very amusing.
           Overally this was a great read that kept me completely intersesting from the beginning of the book to this end. Don't be fooled by the small print of the book. It reallys isn't at all a light read but a great novel that pulls you in through all the books of the series. I reccomend this book to all those who are fans of vampires, and romance.

Characters: 10/10
Plot: 9/10
Originality: 9/10
Entertainment: 10/10
Ending: 10/10
Writing Style: 9/10
Cover: 8/10
Total: 9.3/10



Andrea [Buried In Books] said...

This has been on my TBR for a long while. Thanks for the review :]

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