The Morganville Vampires, Volume 1 Book reviews


Author(s): Rachel CaineDownload  


In Rachel Caine’s town of Morganville, “there’s always a surprise just around every dark corner” – and it usually involves the undead. Now these secrets come to light in the first two books of the Morganville Vampires series, together in one volume.GLASS HOUSESMorganville is a small college town in the heart of Texas that has its share of quirky characters – and some evil ones too. When student Claire Danvers moves off campus into one of Morganville’s oldest houses, she finds that her 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.THE DEAD GIRLS’ DANCEClaire Danvers has her share of challenges – like living among creatures of the night. On the upside, she has a great roommate (who tends to disappear at sunup) and a new boyfriend. Now a fraternity is throwing its annual Dead Girls’ Dance and – surprise! – Claire and her equally outcast friend have been invited. When they find out why, all hell breaks loose, because this time both the living and the dead are ready to tear up the night.

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P.Q. Glisson rated it      

Okay, okay, I realize I give a lot of the books I read five stars, but what can I say, I love every one of them. Maybe it’s because I pick really great books or my friends recommend them to me. Either way, I give this one 5 stars as well.
The pretense was not what I expected, in a good way. I expected the vampires to be nice….uh…NO.
I expected the residents in the Glass House to be vampires….uh…..NO.
I expected Claire to have special abilities…..uh…..NO.
I expected Shane to have a deep dark secret….uh…..okay, I got that one right.
And don’t get me started on Michael. Big fat twist!
The mean girls aren’t just mean. They’re deadly!
This book was a page-turning thrill ride and after I finished it, I went to the store and bought volumes 2 and 3.
I would highly recommend this book. Anyone who enjoyed Twilight will eat this one up.


Anna rated it      

So, I was totally srprised by how much I LOVED these books! I checked them out of my library warily because I’ve been so burned out on vampires after the recent craze in YA books. I didn’t read these when they first came out, so I figured I would give them a shot. I am SO GLAD that I did! These books are really funny and smart, they have romance AND action both (LOTS of both!) so they could appeal to many different people. I was surprised how real the characters seemed to me. I like that Claire is practically a genius, but she doesn’t think she knows everything. I can’t wait to read the rest of the books in this series that have been published so far. I will wait for the ones yet to be published eagerly. I would recommend this series to anyone that likes well-written supernatural fiction. Bonus factor is that this is in a college setting rather than high school! I will most DEFINITELY be buying my own copies of these books and will re-read them many times! 🙂


Kourtney rated it      

I love Rachel Caine! Her books are like brain candy. I
gobble them up and can’t get my fill! Perfect beach reads. I love the characters. I can’t wait to spend 13 more books with them! I don’t understand how I’m so late coming to this series. It’s paranormal with vampires in Texas and a brainy girl facing off with all the supernatural I adore! So much happens and I’m always on the edge of my seat holding my breath! And the endings. Cliffhangers that make me grab the next book. The books are smooth reads that fly by. Seriously fast fun reads!!!


Marybeth  rated it      

I actually never heard of the MORGANVILLE VAMPIRES before, and I picked up this book because, honestly, I liked the cover. It was pretty and a little mysterious and dark and I knew it obviously had something to do with vampires.

I wasn’t sure I was going to like it at first and I was glad when I had the first two books in one, because I really did like it. Claire is smart, Eve is funny, Shane is the tough guy, and Michael is basically the head of it all, and they all connect so well together, it was wonderful.

There were a lot of portions I laughed, and some parts where I literally thought that this should not belong in the YA section. The plot-line feels unbelievably complex but when when paying attention it’s actually just really well planned out. The books aren’t too long and their not too short, and there’s actual character development throughout.

I had moments where my jaw dropped, I was scared, and I was biting my nails in anticipation. I was sad when it ended and was ready to rush out to get the next volume, but I don’t have it yet.

The story didn’t go too fast nor too slow, and the world that Rachel made was fantastic. Again, I’m sure I’m one of the few people left in this world who has yet to read it, but I’m glad I did. I also love how Rachel ends each book with a cliffhanger of sorts.

Twisted, dark, mysterious, and funny. If you have yet to get this book, it is highly recommended that you do. You will not regret it.


Nazifa rated it     


I actually read this book two years ago. I reread the book yesterday and finished it this morning. What makes it so special that I keep reading this series is that IT IS SO DIFFERENT FROM TWILIGHT /YAS FINALLY I WANNA SEE OTHER VAMPIRES’ POV FGS/

I kinda like how the whole ‘Protection’ thing is going on in the story. I really like how the houses in the Morganville use ‘permissions’ to welcome their guests. That is freaking awesome; and let say you hate your guests, you can at anytime revoke the house access from your guests and automatically your guests will be kicked out from your house /I REALLY LIKE THE HOUSES, ESPECIALLY THE GLASS HOUSE/

I SHIP CLAIRE AND SHANE OMG THEY’RE SO FUDGING CUTE LIKE SO CUTE WHEN I’M PICTURING THEM TOGETHER. As for Eve and Michael, yeah yeah whatever I don’t mind anything. Do whatever you guys want hahaha.

Okay so here’s the bad part. I was expecting the Michael ‘changing’ moment to be sooooo epic and bizarre. Like he’s trembling for life or gasping for air that obviously he’s the one who has the problem while we horrendously looking at him; waiting and hoping that he will not die, fuh. But instead they skip that part badly and how they settle the so-called ceremony is just by letting Michael sucking on the founder’s blood. What? Sucks!!!!

But I think the most heartbreaking moment is when she opt for the founder’s offer to claim safety for her and her friends. How brave of her. Even though the scene is just merely a page but I really understand the feeling, the intense going on.

All in all, I give this book 4.3 stars! Keep up!


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