Tuesday, March 1, 2011

The Dead Girls' Dance by Rachel Caine

Author: Rachel Caine
Genre: Young Adult/Fantasy
Publisher:  Penguin Australia (Imprint: Razor Print)
Publication Date: 4th January 2011
ISBN: 9781921880025
Stand alone or series: Series (2nd Book)
Pages: 384 pages
Book Received from: Penguin Australia
First Lines: It didn't happen, Claire told herself.  It's a bad dream.  You'll wake up and it'll be gone like fog...

Possible Spoilers if you haven't read Glass Houses
Synopsis:
Good news, girls: your dates are here!
Claire Danvers has had her share of challenges - like being a genius in a school that favours beauty over brains, dealing with the homicidal girls in her dorm and, above all, finding out that her college town is overrun with blood-sucking fiends. On the plus side, so far Claire and her friends have managed to survive getting on the wrong side of some Morganville VIPs . . . Vampire Important Persons. But their temporary peace is in danger of collapsing, thanks to the arrival of her new boyfriend's scary father and his vampire-fighting supporters.
Bad news, girls: they're dead.
My Thoughts:
 I have to say this.  I'm absolutely loving these new covers!  They're eyecatching to say the very least.

Okay, so The Dead Girls Dance picks up right where the Glass Houses finished.  Shane's Biker Dad and his mates have shown up, ready to let all hell loose and end the vampires once and for all!  This definitely puts Shane right smack bang in the middle of all the trouble too. 

If Claire thought things were going to get better she had another thing coming.  Everyone in Michael's place will have to sacrifice someting or another to get protection but is it worth it in the end.  The Stakes are higher and things are heating up for Claire and her friends.  But will she make the right choices or dig herself an even bigger hole? 

I really enjoyed getting to know Claire more.  While she is supposedly a genius, she does make a couple of silly choices throughout the book.  I have noticed others comment about this also.  The one thing I want to point out really is, yeah she does get herself into the trouble but she is also a teenager!  As you can tell, I think I've grown quite attached to the main character lol.  I also really love Eve.  In this book we get to see another side of her too.  While bits and pieces of her nature come out in Glass Houses, the second book shows a softer side, as well as a "let's go out guns'a blazing' and that's what I admire about her.

The Dead Girls' Dance is a fantastic gripping novel laced with humour, action, and scary as anything vampires.  I must say this, Rachel knows how to pull off an awesome cliffhanger.  Just sayin! ;)

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