Monday, January 25, 2010

Book Review : The Morganville Vampires by Rachel Caine

The Morganville Vampires
The Morganville Vampires (2-in-1 edition) by Rachel Caine

Product details:
  • Reading level: Young Adult
  • Paperback: 480 pages
  • Publisher: NAL Trade (November 3, 2009)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 045123054X
  • ISBN-13: 978-0451230546
The first two novels in the New York Times bestselling Morganville Vampires series together for the first time in a new trade paperback edition.

Morganville is a small college town in the heart of Texas—not a place that exactly screams “hotbed of creatures of the night.” But college freshman Claire Danvers is about to discover why, in Morganville, you should never, ever stay out after dark…

Glass Houses
College freshman Claire Danvers moves off campus and into an old house in the small town of Morganville. Her new roommates have her back when the town’s deepest secrets come crawling out, hungry for fresh blood…

The Dead Girls’ Dance
Claire may have a great roommate and a new boyfriend, but when she’s invited to the Dead Girls’ Dance all hell breaks loose—literally. Because this time, the living and the dead are ready to tear up the night…


First impression: I was immediately attracted by this book. Somehow, I feel connected to the protagonist, Claire Danvers because of her geeky (and a little bit nerdy) style. I'd also like to compliment the cover - it's really eye-catching

My thoughts: Rachel is really good at delivering the story, because she makes me feel the anger, worries and fear of the characters in the story. The characters are well-developed and I can get an exact idea of their personalities. You will find out that you must keep on reading to unravel the mystery behind all the strange, unusual happenings. And when you do, somehow you'll feel like there's more to come. I didn't realize the who bad guy was at the beginning, because he seems so bright, cheerful and warm. I guess we can't judge a person by his appearance. Rachel also introduced vampire politics, in which influential vampires have great power and high statuses. Humans (such as cops) actually have to put themselves at the vampires' disposal. Now this is something new to me. In The Dead Girls' Dance, there are some dangerous situations. Shane is wrongly accused of killing a vampire and is to be burned to death. Claire and her friends has to race against time to find a way to rescue Shane. I'm really impressed when I read about how Claire fought back when she was nearly raped by a gang of good-for-nothings, even when she was drugged at that time. I'm curious to see what will happen next!

In a nutshell : This novel is suspenseful, fast-paced and exciting. Highly recommended to teenagers who love reading about the undead.

Rating: 9/10

I'd like to thank Rachel Caine for sending me a signed paperback copy of The Morganville Vampires for this review! Thank you, Rachel!

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Kris said...

great review. I love Vampire books!

Mary in Wonder said...

These are great books! I read the...uhm first two books. No, wait.....three? Err I read too much and most are several volumes long and it's hard to keep track of them. I wonder what will happen next....

Meg said...

fantastic idea for a post... i love to hear about a great book!

Sheila (Bookjourney) said...

This sounds really good! Thanks for posting about it.