The Dead Girls' Dance by Rachel Caine

No. of pages: 368
Rating: 10/10
Series: The Morganville Vampires (Book 2)

Synopsis: 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 down, 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 sun up) 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.

Review: Now an official resident of Glass House, Claire has settled in well, and is even starting to think she could have something special going with Shane. But then Shane's very angry biker dad turns up, with a few of his buddies, and they are seeking revenge against the vampires of Morganville. As Shane becomes torn between his father and his housemates, Claire and Eve must rush to save him, before it all becomes deadly...

The Dead Girls' Dance carries on from the cliff hanger at the end of Glass Houses, and leave you hanging it does...for a while anyway, before you find out what has happened as a result. I liked that in this book you get to see more development of the characters, both individually, and all of them coming together as a friendship group. Sam was also a great new addition to the book, and I'm definitely hoping to see more of him in the future. The plot in this book was great too, it started from the very first page and kept me gripped right until the end. There were also a couple of great twists that I did not see coming at all, and so I can't wait to see how they pan out in future books.
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