Morganville Vampires #1
Published October 2006 by NAL Jam
Narrated by Cynthia Holloway | Tantor
239 pages | 8:43:00 duration
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Series: 1. Glass Houses* 2. The Dead Girls’ Dance 3. Midnight Alley 4. Feast of Fools 5. Lord of Misrule 6. Carpe Corpus 7. Fade Out 8. Kiss of Death 9. Ghost Town 10. Bite Club 11. Last Breath 12. Black Dawn 13. Bitter Blood (November 2012)
Rating: Liked It
From the author of the popular Weather Warden series comes the debut of an exciting new series set in Morganville, Texas, where you would be well advised to avoid being out after dark.
College freshman Claire Danvers has had enough of her nightmarish dorm situation. 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’ll have Claire’s back when the town’s deepest secrets come crawling out, hungry for fresh blood. (Source: Goodreads)
I finally had to see what all the fuss was all about. This is a fun vampire-lite tale set in East Texas. Claire is a great protagonist. She is off to college at 16-years-old. Her parents wanted to keep her close to home. Oops…they didn’t realize the town is run by vampires. Her intelligence backfires when she gets on the wrong side of the Queen Mean Girl of them all, Monica. This has her fleeing campus into the protection of the Glass House and its band of misfits.
Eve–goth chick with an attitude. Shane–it’s all good, too cool for school. Micheal–in charge and harboring a big time secret. Together they weather the search for a lost book the vampires want, but can’t find.
Cynthia does a great job with Claire’s voice and a good enough job with the rest of the cast. The book primarily follows Claire’s voice. She really brings to life Claire’s wit, sarcasm and stubbornness. It seems like it will be a great series to satisfy my YA sweet tooth.
When you die and heaven isn’t a choice, head to Texas.