Claire has her share of challenges. Like being a genius in a school that favours beauty over brains; homicidal girls in her dorm, and finding out that her college town is overrun with the living dead.
On the up side, she has a new boyfriend with a vampire-hunting dad. But when a local fraternity throws the Dead Girls' Dance, hell is really going to break loose.
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Love this series... And i really hope audible will put out the rest of the 10 books in this series! It's a bit different then all other book series about vampires and other supernatural beings. It' really captured my attention:D
Enjoyed this book, after listening to the first one i had to get this one. The only complaint i have really is that sometimes the females are made to sound a bit whiney. will get book 3 when it comes out on audible, which i hope won't be too long.
"I wanted it to be better than this."
I liked some of the scenes in the book and the character of Eve.
I'm on the fence about this. There are some good aspects to the book, but also some pretty poor ones, which is why I've only give it three stars overall. I can't see further books being of higher quality and so they will just be books to kill some time rather than books you just can't put down.
Nothing for me. She is a good narrator and for that reason I gave her five stars, but no narrator gives me more than I'd get from reading a book, even if it is enjoyable to listen to them.
Yes, but mostly because it leaves it open for a follow-up book.
My biggest issues with these books are the transparent plots and the main character, Claire. And both issues I feel the author could have fixed.
Claire is supposed to be a genius and speaking as someone with an IQ of 139 I can say I found her to be so very far from that level of intelligence. She never uses her brains in these books other than for schoolwork, and that is not realistic. I will bet even people with an average intellect will know how the book is going to end by half way through, and yet, Claire, is completely clueless as to what is going on.
People with high IQ are going to be problem solvers, and you don't just switch off when outside a classroom, and in these books the hints and clues are so obvious even Forrest Gump would see the writing on the wall. But despite the writing being in short words and six foot neon letters she can't even seem to read the first word of it.
Either write a character that might miss massive clues or make it less obvious what is going on. If the readers get there miles before a supposed genius it looks bad. Maybe average IQ readers don't get their quickly, but I can't see how that's possible really. Smart characters need smart plots and smart authors and I don't see that here. A real genius solves this plot long before Claire does. I found that left me frustrated as she completely ignored glaring clues.
The other slight issue was to do with age. It is a theme in this book where the author constantly goes on about Claire's age. I swear the author must have forgotten what it was like to be that age, as I cannot imagine at anytime would people barely more than one year older than you treating you like you are eleven-years-old and calling you a kid all the time.
I was in my first warzone when I was seventeen and so I found this aspect of the book plain weird. People one year older would not treat someone like this in my opinion. I know the US has eighteen as an age for various things, which is often higher than a lot of other countries, but kids in the same age bracket are rarely likely to think like this in this day and age.
"Dead Girl's Dance"
When you live in a town run by vampires, the last thing you need is to be associated with a vampire slayer. Frank Collins, father to Clair's boyfriend, Shayne, is out for revenge against vampires for the ruin of his family, and he doesn't care who he drags down with him, even his own son. Shayne must decide whose side he's on, but when a vampire is murdered, he is the number 1 suspect and the vampires are out to kill. Clair and Eve must fight to save him while Michael has a terrifying choice of his own to make. This is the second book in the Morganville Vampires series, and it's every bit as addictive as the first.
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