Tuesday, July 30, 2013

Review: The Dead Girls' Dance (Morganville Vampires #2)

Good news, girls. Your dates are here. Bad news, girls. They're dead.

The Dead Girls' Dance, by Rachel Caine, is the second novel in the Morganville Vampires series. On on the one hand, lare Danvers has her share of challenges--like being a science genius in a school that favors beauty over brains, dealing with the homicidal girls in her dorm, and learning that her college town is overrun with vampires. On the other hand, she has great roommates (one of whom tends to disappear at sunrise) and a new boyfriend named Shane--until his vampire-hunting dad brings him along with his biker punks to wreak havoc in the small college town.

She receives an invitation from a campus fraternity house for the annual Dead Girls' Dance. Along with her equally outcast and goth best friend, Eve, they get dressed up to find out why. Unfortunately, hell breaks loose and bodies turned up dead. Meanwhile, a vampire is found dead and Shane has been arrested for a crime he did not commit. Clare must race against time to prove his innocence because everybody's hungry for blood in Morganville.

This novel picks up right after the end of Glass Houses. A major change happens to two members of the main cast (I won't spoil it, but let's say it was inevitable for one and a surprise for another). The gang seem to get into more trouble that puts them in the middle of Founder's Square. Readers will also learn more about Amelie, the most powerful vampire in Morganville. For now on, the main cast will encounter more dangerous cases as they battle it out against the vampires who lurk in the shadows. So far, I am enjoying this series and can't wait to read the next novel!

Stay tuned for the next novel in the Morganville Vampires series, Midnight Alley.

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