Morganville Vampires #2
Published April 2007 by NAL Jam
Narrated by Cynthia Holloway | Tantor
380 pages | 9:02:00 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)
Challenge: All Series, All Summer
Rating: Liked It
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. (Source: Goodreads)
Each book really feels like a chapter in the overall story or an episode of a TV series. This episode revolves around the chaos of Shane’s dad’s making. He is a self-proclaimed Vampire Killer. You can imagine that Morganville is going to roll over and play dead. There are a lot changes in this book. New relationships bloom, old relationships are revealed, and some ghosts just plain change.
It really has a Scooby-Do and the gang feel. Our four teens are running around town trying to follow the clues. There are a few heavy scenes. Claire has to deal with her illegalness, not 18. She also had a run-in at the Dead Girls’ Dance that had the mom in me cringing. Vampires will sometimes save the day.
Cynthia continues the series. She is definitely the voice of Claire. I’m actually sad that my library only has the ebook copy of the next one and not the audiobook of the next one. *sigh*
It’s like YA-Vampire popcorn. It satisfies your fix, but you can’t stop.