Rachel Caine,
The Morganville Vampires,
Book 1: Glass Houses

(Signet, 2006)

Claire Danvers is one of the youngest students at Morganville College. Her overprotective parents fear she is too young to go to large schools out of state. Unknown to them, however, Claire is being picked on by the bullies of the dorm. When things get out of hand, Claire decides she needs to move out before they kill her.

And so she ends up at Glass House, and meets the tenants Michael, Shane and Eve. Through them she realizes the town has a BIG secret, and that the people targeting her have a lot of power in town.

This book is a blast! Claire is a genius who's in college before her time, but she's still all teenager. As she is thrown into the complexities of Morganville and its darker denizens, she also has to deal with growing feelings for boys, learn how to get around the bullies and figure out how to stay in school!

A lot of questions get answered by the end, but author Rachel Caine still leaves us in a nasty cliffhanger! (Rachel Caine must die! OK, maybe not, but can I choke her a little?) Glass Houses is fast-paced and loads of fun -- and it's just the start of The Morganville Vampires!

by Gloria Oliver
12 May 2007

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