Tuesday, 21 September 2010

Review: The Dead Girl's Dance by Rachel Caine

My Rating: VG, P, B

Published: 2007
Publisher: Penguin Group

Author's Website: rachelcaine.com

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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 bloodsucking 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.

The Dead Girls’ Dance is the second book in the Morganville Vampires series by Rachel Caine.

This book basically starts where the last book ends, Shane’s father and some of his road hog friends have barged into Glass House and are taking over the show. Shane’s dad isn’t going to leave Morganville without taking a whole bunch of vampires down with him at the same time. Luckily the members of Glass House are able to get rid of the intruders and try to get on with their lives. Until Shane is accused of murder by the Vampires that is, and is hauled away and sentenced to death which leaves it up to his friends to try and prove his innocence but at what cost?

So much happens in this book that you don’t know when the action is going to stop. Everything is happening over a short period of a few days and I wonder how on earth the characters are able to deal with it all. The action is non-stop and so are the near death experiences. Shane and Claire begin to get a lot closer in this book which is nice to see as they were just teetering on the edge of being together in the first book.

My favourite character from this book is Sam. Even though he has been out-casted by the vampires and none of them talk to him, he has still retained his humanity. He helps Claire and Eve out at a party when Monica convinces some boys to mess with Claire. My favourite part of the book involved all intimate moments between Shane and Claire. They were sweet and Shane was being the perfect gentleman.

Overall, I really enjoyed this book and I am going to carry on reading the series as I am curious to find out what happens to Claire and Shane’s relationship and what happens with the vampires as it seems a war could be brewing.

Disclaimer: I do not own this book, I borrowed it from my local library. I have not been paid to review this book and everything I have said is of my own honest opinion.