Friday, September 16, 2011

Glass House {Morganville Vampires #1}

Glass House

Release Date: October 3, 2006
Publisher: NAL 
Age Group: Young Adult
Pages: 248
Format: Paperback
Source: Goodreads Swap
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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.


My Thoughts

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Basic story – Girl moves to college that her parents want her to attend. She hates it from the start, not to mention the fact that she is only 16 so she sticks out like a red m&m surrounded by brown ones. Another thing that is sure to make her hate it even worse is the “popular” girl pummeling her everyday. She hates the dorms and fears her life so she decides to find a room to rent. She is completely innocent and just needs someone to protect her. Little does she know that getting beat up at school is no where near as frightening, then what happens after the sun sets.

I feel like a mostly relate to Eve than Claire. Eve was more of a ‘yeah lets kick so vampire booty’ and Claire was a ‘lets just sit here and try to pretend like it is not happening’ kind of girl. I kept getting frustrated at her because she was all whiny and wimpy and all like I can’t do this, I don’t wanna do this. Where as Eve took a hold of the situation and was not afraid to stand up for what she wanted and believed was right. Eve has some flaws whereas Claire had some good things about her too. Eve’s only flaw may have been that she did not stand up and tell the guy that she was in love with him. Claire may have been a wimp at times, but in her defense she was only sixteen and was way smart enough to be in college already, so you know that came with a pick on me sign on its own. At times where Claire was lacking in character and personality the next minute she was pouring liquid nitrogen on a few vamps that she met while breaking into a door that was close. So yeah she may have been a wuss at times, but at other times she was a pure evil genius. The other two characters were Michael and Shane. They were brothers in all aspects except biologically. Michael was the “father” of the household. He made sure everyone was safe in his jurisdiction and was always the calm, level-headed one that always knew just what to say and do in times of trouble. He is also a total cutie. Shane was the shoot ‘em up ask questions later kind of guy. He was the muscle and legs of the household and was by far my favorite book crush in this series.

The plot of this story held my attention from the beginning and kept it there until the very end. I found myself laughing out loud and getting upset all in one sitting. The end of the story leaves you with such a major cliff hanger that it makes you look all through the last few pages for any more of the story that may be lurking around. I do not recommend reading this book without the second one to back you up.

CR - 3

 I like the cover. However it is not jaw dropping, but I do like the mysterious behind it and the fact that it does not show the girl’s face. That way we can imagine our own characters and not already have an image in our minds. I also like the feel of the cover and the mistiness behind it.

Overall Rating



This is self explanatory. You want this book. You should buy this book (like right now) to live with all the other special books on your bookshelf. You love this book enough that you’ll want to tell people about it. It deserves a place in your personal book collection. This book is worth the $20 that you will most likely shell out for the hardcover copy.


Have any of you read this book or series? If so, what were your thoughts? 



  1. I LOVE the Morganville Vampires series!! :D

  2. I just picked this book up at the borders closeouts - I'm glad you liked the actual book moreso than you liked the cover lol.

    Pabkins @ Mission to Read


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