Edition: Paperback, 380 pages, published April 7th 2008 by Allison & Busby
Synopsis: Claire has her share of challenges. Like being a genius in a school that favours beauty over brains; homicidal girls in her dorm, and finding out that her college town is overrun with the living dead. On the up side, she has a new boyfriend with a vampire-hunting dad. But when a local fraternity throws the Dead Girls’ Dance, hell is really going to break loose.
I think it’s pretty safe to say I loved this book. Yes, I liked the first book (review here), but this one beat it by miles. The way I see it is, the first book is an introduction to the main characters. Then, his book is kind of an introduction to the vampires of Morganville.
The plot…the only way to describe it is edge-of-your-seat gripping. I literally did not want to put this book down! The pages turned themselves…even when I needed to put it down and do some work instead. “It’s not my fault, mum! The pages wouldn’t stop turning!”
The characters…I love their loyalty to each other, especially Michael, he’s just so sweet. I felt so much emotion towards them, that I actually cried at just one sentence (quote at the bottom of this post)!
The writing…is what makes this series so special. It’s so compelling yet so emotional and pure. I still can’t believe how Caine makes such a different world so simple, and so many different characters so relatable.
Something I liked…the emotion. Caine has your heart in her hands with this novel, and she could make me cry or laugh at the drop of a hat. I am still completely full of feels for this novel and the characters in it.
Something I disliked….nothing. Claire has grown up very quickly with the arrival of this novel, and I see her just as I do Michael, Eve and Shane, even though they’re older than her. Her power shows, and I appreciate seeing that.
My rating is…
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5 out of 5 moons
Claire thought that was as human as it could get.
May your shelves forever overflow with books! ☽