On the up side, she has a great roommate (who tends to disappear at sunup) and a new boyfriend named Shane, whose vampire-hunting dad has called in backup: cycle punks who like the idea of killing just about anything. Now a fraternity is throwing its annual Dead Girls' Dance and---surprise!---Claire and her equally outcast best friend, Eve, have been invited. When they find out why, all hell is going to break loose. Because this time both the living and the dead are coming out---and everybody's hungry for blood.
Bite into another Morganville Vampires novel.
©2007 Roxanna Longstreet Conrad; (P)2009 Tantor
I have been struggling to grasp the plot and characters in this book when I realized it is a second in the series. I am going to download the first book now in hopes to better enjoy the story.
I liked that the storyline. I also like it that the author used the same narrator for all of her series. It's basically a pg rated – tween version of Vampire Academy. I like it that the storyline really changes between books. The “love Interest” quandry is between a 16 year old college freshman and her 18 year old male roomate. So, they are determined not to go past 2nd base. No blood and gore in this series. It really doesn't get into how they get their blood (other than the unmentioned college kids disappearing). We find a new main character and this book sets up well for book 3. I never reached a point where, “I couldn't put it down.” Nor were there any places I bookmarked, like I did in the Vampire Academy. The character descriptions didn't really give me a good mind's eye as to what the characters looked like other than general descriptions ie “blonde and blue eyes- I couldn't take my eyes off of him.” I had a hard time buying into the characters, this might be done on purpose, since I feel that the audience is tween. I bought book 3 and 4. 3 is much better than book 2.
I like her performance, but her man voice really cold be better.
A wonderful book. Keeping me hooked. Narrator is really good. A lot better than some others. This is a really good series.
First off, I am a 30 something adult. And although I do read YA fiction at times and have enjoyed it, I must admit this book didn't really grab me. I do like the strong heroine of this series though. I am usually forgiving of narrators to a fault but this is one of the few times I just could not. Her voice sounded too mechanical.
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Publisher: NAL Jam
Purchased: Purchased from Amazon
What I Loved: Claire continues to be such a unique character for a YA Novel. She is growing stronger, less mousy, and you start to get the impression that she is important to the vampires of Morganville. This book continues the story quite nicely! You learn more about Shane, Micheal, and Eve and by the end you know that our awesome foursome have a lot to deal with in Morganville.
What I Liked: Usually it is the romantic elements of YA that make me go ICK because they are so angsty. However, Shane and Claire just kind of fall into each other in a very sweet way. Eve and Micheal too, there is not alot of angst and yet you still get that none of their love journeys will be simple. It is so refreshing that I just want to hug Rachel Caine for presenting it that way!
Complaints: I did not really have any with this one.
Why I gave it a 3 (on goodreads): This is more like a 3.5! This was such a fun fast read that probably would have gotten a 4 but I wanted it to be a little longer (never a bad thing)!
Who I would recommend it too: This is great for YA PNR readers and I would say PNR readers that liked the Vampire Academy.
Everything. I loved the plot and the narrarator.
Hmm...I don't know. This story is so different than many others I've read.
I like how she has different
Finding out more about Eve's past was really emotional. It make me understand her character a lot better. And I love Amalie.
Happiness is a good book!
Great story, I listened to the first one and then bought the second one so it can't be that bad. However, it took awhile to ignore the narrator. She sounds pissed off meets valley girl while impersonating William Shatner. Cynthia Holloway reads the book in an annoying cadence that once you get passed it the book is awesome.
The book is geared more for older teenagers but that aside the book is well written and narrated. The storyline is creative and keeps you interested despite the young age of the characters. Not a bad read. Make sure you read the 1st book "Glass House" in the series before this book so your not lost.
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