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The Dead Girls' Dance

Morganville Vampires, Book 2
Narrated by: Cynthia Holloway
Series: Morganville Vampires, Book 2
Length: 9 hrs and 2 mins
Categories: Teens, Ages 11-13
4 out of 5 stars (756 ratings)
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Publisher's Summary

Claire Danvers has her share of challenges---like being a genius in a school that favors beauty over brains, dealing with the homicidal girls in her dorm, and above all, finding out that her college town is overrun with vampires.

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

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Not as good as Vampire Academy

What did you love best about The Dead Girls' Dance?
I liked that the story line. 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 story line really changes between books. The “love Interest” quandry is between a 16 year old college freshman and her 18 year old male roommate. 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. Book 3 is much better than book 2.

Have you listened to any of Cynthia Holloway’s other performances before? How does this one compare?
I like her performance, but her man voice really could be better.

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You have to read the 1st book to understand this 1

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.

6 of 8 people found this review helpful

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keeps you wanting more

I am not a teen but decided to give i a try and now cant stop mustt finish the series!

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  • KickerMom
  • INDIANAPOLIS, IN, United States
  • 01-20-11

Loved it also!

A wonderful book. Keeping me hooked. Narrator is really good. A lot better than some others. This is a really good series.

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For Young Adults - Recommended

I was running around and doing errands. This book kept me good company. It seemed a little first time, on your own, style book. #romance #vampire #shifters

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I love the Morganville series.

one of my new favorite series. I have already read the whole series am now doing them over on audible.

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suspense

Love a series that holds my attention and ends a story in such a way that keeps me curious for the next book.

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ok

it was ok I've read the book so when you hear someone else doing the voices it's a little disappointing

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Great book

The narrator did not do the best for this story! But the story was great

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I love the story, a little iffy on narrator.

the narrator's voice can be really nasally and hard to listen to. once you get past that it's a great young adult book.