Claire Danvers has her share of challenges---like being a genius in a school that favors beauty over brains, dealing with the homicidal girls in her dorm, and above all, finding out that her college town is overrun with vampires. On the up side, she has a great roommate (who tends to disappear at sunup) and a new boyfriend named Shane, whose vampire-hunting dad has called in backup: cycle punks who like the idea of killing just about anything.
Now a fraternity is throwing its annual Dead Girls' Dance and---surprise!---Claire and her equally outcast best friend, Eve, have been invited. When they find out why, all hell is going to break loose. Because this time both the living and the dead are coming out---and everybody's hungry for blood
Publishes in US: April 3rd 2007 by NAL Jam
Genre: ya paranormal
Series? The Morganville Vampires
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I wanted to read this one because I really enjoyed the characters in the first one and just had to know what would happen with that ending.
This one gives more on the romantic front for the girls and it was nice to get some real clarity there because I was going back and forth, But I really enjoyed it and the romance went into some steamy territory that I really liked.
Claire continues to be a character I admire for her strength as a person, her determination for her education, as well as loyalty to the others in the house. She goes through great lengths in order for their safety and she ends up in some pretty dark places because of it.
We find out a lot more about the founders and their motivations. There are also mixed alliances and people that they thought they could trust that amounts in a lot of action as well as everyone to think a third time about what they are doing and who they are trusting, because in a town where vampires rule, they are already thinking twice of they wouldn't be alive.
This one has a lot of action as well, and it all builds to an ending that left me ready to read the next one right away. No second book syndrome here, it kept me glued by continuing character growth, new twists, the romance, and shocking choices that I've yet to fully grasp the implications of.
My question to you, my lovely readers:
Would you rather be a ghost who can't leave the house, or to have died and gone to after life?