The Dead Girls’ Dance

Claire Danvers had started to settle into the Glass House with her slightly odd house mates.  Michael who is nowhere to be found from dawn to dusk, Eve the Goth and Shane, her new boyfriend.  Only Shane’s dad has come to town and has sworn revenge on all the vampires that caused his family so much grief in the past.  He, with his biker gang friends, is willing to run roughshod over everyone to get what they want including his own son.  With the troubles at school continuing and trying to keep her head down in a town owned by vampires, can Claire save Shane and her friends, even if it means asking for help from the very vampires Shane’s dad has sworn to bring down.

Book two of the Morganville Vampires follows directly on from the shocking conclusion of first book.  It dives straight into the action as the remaining house mates try deal with their grief and the situation they are now in.   I thought the actions and reactions of the teenagers were about right and not too overboard, dealing with events as they can and ultimately just trying to survive.

The writing is very straightforward but still manages to convey a lot of emotion and depth without being confusing.  I still feel these books are targeted at a younger audience but I was still able to empathise with the characters and care about them as they evolve throughout this novel.

The pace was pretty good and there are a few twists, some of which you see coming but I completely missed any clues to the one with Michael and I was also quite surprised at Claire’s actions at the end.

All in all I enjoyed it and am looking forwards to reading the next in the series.

Rating: ★★★½☆ 

Book Information
  • Author: Rachel Caine
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