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REVIEW: Glass Houses by Rachel Caine

Title: Glass Houses
Author: Rachel Caine
Source: Library book

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.


Claire is a 16 year old college student, something that is already not easy, but when she makes the mistake of correcting the wrong person being the youngest persons campus has become HELL, and also dangerous.  Seeking safety from the dorms Claire ends up at the home of Michael Glass and his renters, Shane and Eve, where she starts to learn the truth of what is going on in Morganville.  From the vampire's who run the town to the payments (taxes) that each resident, even the unknowing students at the university pay.

In a town where you are protected or not, Claire is trying to protect the ones who took her in when she needed it.

Like in all books, though the hero/heroine stand out in your minds, there is sometimes that friend that you just love and Eve in this book is that character, her Gothic clothing as a way to stick it to the man, or in this case the undead.  She has this need to not be controlled by the vampires in the town, working for who she thinks is a normal human at a coffee shop who has some sort of power over the vampires to protect the humans.  Even though Eve does not like the Vampires in this town with their rules and "protection" she knows that sometimes to save herself and her friends she needs to accept the rules and the protection that is offered even if really she just wants to be free to do as she completely pleases.

The book was a great opening to the series, showing the make of the town while still leaving you with places and people to see in later books.  With a little romance mixed in with the mystery of the town, this book keeps you on the edge of your seat while you wait for the moment that each character admits to their feelings.

Glass Houses (The Morganville Vampires, #1)