Sunday, May 15, 2011

Glass Houses

Rachel Caine
Morganville vampires:
*Glass Houses
             *The Dead girls' dance
 *Midnight Alley
*Feast of fools
*Lord of misrule
*Carpe Corpus
*Fade out
*Kiss of death
*Ghost town
*Bite club

Welcome to Morganville, Texas!
Do not be outside and after dark ...
Morganville is a small university town in the heart of Texas, full of strange characters ... some even evil.
When Claire moves from campus  in one of the oldest houses in town, she discovers that  the people who she shares the house with do not give too many signs of life. However, they will protect Claire when some of the  most guarded secrets will come to light, greedy for fresh blood.

My review: I bought this book after I read a small extract and I was attracted by the fact that Claire was hated by some girls in the university, a thing that isn't always revealed in books, because the characters are adored by everyone but their enemies. The books have become such as the movies this days. They offer the reader the perfect ending so he would forget his oun problems and start living a fake reality that will never happen.
Also, I loved that Rachel Caine chose not to romanticise vampires such as 99% of the book writers.Another thing that I liked about Claire was that she is a lot like me(or I am a lot like her) and that she wished to have the guts to say something that will close the bad girl's mouth. I sometimes wish that I could say something that will just be the end of the conversation, but somehow, the mean girls have a special talent of saying something  that will make you cry in the next 10 seconds.
She wasn't accepted at first in the Glass Houses because she was to small, fact that I've always hated. Being surrouded by older people who have the impresion that they are smarter and superior just because they have been alive for a longer amount of time. She was underestimated because of her age.
The name of the house wich is Michael's last name and also is a glass house wich protects you, exacly what the house did for the people who lived there,I thought it was a pretty cool idea.
I was reading this book in my religion class at school(ironicly, huh? )  And I somehow couldn't stop reading, so one of my  classmates tryed talking to me the whole hour, but I couldn't (And still can't )remember a word of what she said, but she still has the impression that I know the whole story. :)
The author made me like the characters and she made me like Amelie, (I have a problem because I tend to like people a bit to much and start talking and talking about things that the person doesn't want to hear) who is definetly one of the persons that will just stop you if she doesn't want to hear anymore. She had the superior thing that all the leaders have, the thing that makes you be respectful, but also start dreading that you aren't the one to tell the person what to do.
The characters were really well modeled and really well made after reality, so that everything would be very credible.(Talling about credible vampires) But it just seemed real.
Shane had a great and very rare talent, he could get in trouble easily. No efort. Really unlucky the people that get in trouble without thinking, because they want the best for others. He permanently has a problem.
Also Claire and Eve are always chased bz vampires, but they never have a problem when they run  to get home.
At the middle of the book we find out something about Michael that I really didn't expect.
Conclusion: I liked the idea of a small town that is runed by evil vampires that somehow manage to make the humans belive that they are nice. A whole society created in a very creative and realistic way. From time to time I wanted to skip some parts to get to the action.

Thursday, May 5, 2011


P.C. Cast + Kristin Cast
House of night series:

After she is Marked, 16 year-old Zoey Redbird enters the House of Night and learns that she is no average fledgling. She has been marked as special by the vampyre Goddess Nyx. But she is not the only fledgling at the House of Night with special powers. When she discovers that the leader of the Dark Daughters, the school’s most elite club, is mis-using her Goddess-given gifts, Zoey must look deep within herself for the courage to embrace her destiny – with a little help from her new vampyre friends.

My review: I saw this book when it first came out but I wasn't really into this kind of books at the time. So I got it after a year. And I was fascinated.
        The plot is so twisted, but at the same time easy to understand.Usually, when a writer complicates the plot to much, it gets hard to read and to follow.In this book, it's exactly the opposite. And I am not a native english speaker. And still, I was able to understand everything. 
       Erik seemed to be a nice guy, and Aphrodia the bad girl. Things start changing. And the character that I really hated, but, I tink, is the best way modeled is Zoey's step father. At each book there are more and more characters and a lot more stories. Anyway, you seem to be there and live all of Zoey's emotions.
       It's a log time since I found a book about a group of special people and the best person to be the leader. I kind of feel sad for the others.
       The thing is, all the stories of P.C. Cast take place somewhere near Tulsa and her main characters started being the same person with very small differences.
Conclusion : Very interesting and a great idea that people know about vampyres. and that they are accepted.