Book Review: Glass Houses

Book: Glass Houses (Morganville Vampires #1), by Rachel Caine

Published: October 3rd 2006

Genre: Young Adult, Paranormal, Vampire, Urban Fantasy, Romance

Page Count: 239

Goodreads Rating: 3.93


Synopsis (from Goodreads):

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 the 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. Will she be able to face the town’s terror, or will she drown like everyone else?


Claire Danvers is sixteen and a freshman in the college town of Morganville, Texas. She is supposedly too smart for her own good, but honestly, if she were half as smart as she thinks she is, she would be twice as smart as she is. If she had any logical thoughts, she wouldn’t have gotten herself into so many ridiculous and dangerous situations. Claire is a little bit annoying and well, she isn’t very original (in my opinion), but at the same time… I kind of loved her and related to her. Maybe that’s why she annoyed me..? 😂

Eve is fully Goth and also lives in the Glass House. I also found her a little annoying. So really, the only reason I was reading this book was for the guys. 😍 Oml, in my mind they are so gorgeous and 😋. Is that weird? Heck, maybe I’m weird. What are you gonna do?

Shane is a total hottie and though he is a bit of a hothead, he is a real sweetie so far. And he’s so cute with Claire. Michael… Michael, is beautiful and just completely perfect and *dramatic sigh*. Well except for that one thing (SPOILER) where his is a ghost and can’t leave the house and can only appear as a human after sunset. (SPOILER OVER). Otherwise, he is totally beautiful and Eve should just propose now so she doesn’t lose him. Michael is totally book boyfriend material and is so protective and caring. I just love him a lot, okay? Don’t judge. 💁😊

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In this book, Claire accidentally messes with some people she shouldn’t and gets into trouble and then they all nearly die a few times. Fun! Basically in Morganville you can be Protected by one of the vampires, which means you are their property and none of the other vampires can hurt you. There are obviously pros and cons to this. Claire is new to town and is unprotected and so are all of her friends, which puts them in a lot of danger even if they stay indoors at night time.

I loved the story of this book. There is something about vampires and books about them, that just gets me every single time. I just find vampire novels addictive! I can’t work out exactly what it is that I love about them. I’ll let you know if I work it out. 😉 I just loved it.

One problem that I had with this book was that the girls were portrayed as weak and dependant on the guys to rescue them. It was annoying and pathetic, but that seems to be how all girls in vampire novels are… 😏

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Writing Style: 

The book is written in third person, mostly following Claire and her friends near death experiences. I’ve never read a books by Rachel Caine, but I’m already up to the third book in this series, so she’s definitely doing something right! I feel like there are some gaps in the story. Just small details though, but it was frustrating me. I’m not sure how to explain it, but I assume everything will become clear as I continue to read the series.

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I really enjoyed this book and plan to continue this series until I’m finished (though there are 15 books so it may take a while) or until I’m bored with it. I didn’t like the two female leads, they were annoying and my inner feminist was shouting at them. The guys however were complete hotties and potential new book boyfriends. They are still pending review. As I said, I love books about vampires for some strange reason that I can’t exactly pinpoint. I’m loving this series so far and would definitely recommend it to anyone who is interested. Especially if you are a fan of Twilight, I almost guarantee you’ll love this.


4/5 Stars

Have you read this series? What are your thoughts? Does anyone else have the same thing with books about vampires? Let’s chat 🙂


Oh, before I go. Meet Tinker. IMG_1025.jpg

He is one of my foster kitten babies and he was trying to steal the show yesterday when I was taking pics for my December Book Haul. I was going to add this in that post, but I forgot so I thought I’d do it today. He’s such a cutie. 😍😊

Alright, good night/good day to ya’ll. See you next time. 😘

Ellie ❤


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