College freshman Claire Danvers has had enough of her nightmarish dorm situation, where the popular girls never let her forget just where she ranks in the school's social scene: somewhere less than zero. When Claire heads off-campus, the imposing old house where she finds a room may not be much better. Her new roommates don't show many signs of life, but they come out fighting when the town's deepest secrets come crawling out, hungry for fresh blood...
- Paperback | 348 pages
- 129.03 x 198.12 x 26.92mm | 261g
- 26 May 2008
- Allison & Busby
- London, United Kingdom
- UK ed.
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About Rachel Caine
Rachel Caine was the author of more than fifty novels, including the bestselling Morganville Vampires series. She was born at White Sands Missile Range, which people who knew her said explained a lot. She was an accountant, an insurance investigator and a professional musician, and played with such musical legends as Henry Mancini, Peter Nero and John Williams. She and her husband, fantasy artist R. Cat Conrad, lived in Texas until she passed away in 2020.
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The book started with Claire discovering that her clothes had been stolen from the dorm washing machine, it turned out that a girl called Monica (and her gang of followers) had it in for Claire and wanted to teach her a lesson. I was a little bit confused as to why Monica and her little gang were picking on Claire but that was soon explained. I found Monica's bullying of Claire throughout the book quite uncomfortable to read, especially when it was of a violent nature, but I also feel that it was necessary to show just what kind of character Monica was, and how far she would go. Needless to say Monica was my least favourite character, she had such an evil streak and I have a feeling I'll be seeing much more of her in the books to come. The whole story had an eerie feel to it, I was on edge whilst reading it just waiting for something bad to happen. It was particularly nerve-racking when Claire first arrived at the Glass House to have a look around at her potential new lodgings, I was sure there would be a vampire lurking in one of the rooms waiting to jump out on her! Claire's new roommates were interesting - Michael was so intriguing, he clearly had some kind of secret and I couldn't wait to find out what it was. When I did find out I was surprised because it wasn't what I had expected. I really liked Shane, he was very cheeky and he brought a hint of playfulness to the story. I feel that there is a lot more to discover about Eve, she was definitely likeable but I thought that she may not be telling them everything. Claire's first encounter with a vampire was unnerving and scary, everything that happened after this moment was exciting and completely drew me in so that my heart was pounding in fear for her. Towards the end the action really heated up and the story became very intense and even more scary, the fantastic cliffhanger ending had me yelling 'noooooo' at the book so I can't wait to get my hands on the next one to see how it turns out. This book had everything - shocks, betrayals, violence, a hint of romance and some scary, scary vampires. A definite hit and another one-day read for me.show moreby Kate Verrier
I saw an advertisement for this series and had to find out more. I read the first chapter online and was hooked. I had to keep reading. This series is awesome! Really loved the twist in this book and the imagination of Rachel Caine (author).show moreby Bambi van Koll
Glass houses by Rachel Caine really wasn't my cup of tea I'm afraid, a story about a town run by Vampires! I do like si-fi and fantasy but I did not feel this was particularly well written. Its seemed a bit "churned out" perhaps if you are an avid reader of this type of book you would enjoy it, I didn't, sorry! The "vampires" run a town called Morganville and eveyone has to have "protection to live there without being bitten! A girl called Claire comes into town to study and stumbles across the town bully and the fact that the "vampires" are searching for a special book. The Glass house is a house with super protection , a ghost and two humans living within! Claire is "rescued" by one of the humans and the "adventure" begins.show moreby Penny Cunningham