Review- Glass Houses

June 10, 2011 Reviews 5

Paperback, 248 pages
Published October 3rd 2006 by NAL Jam
Age Group- YA
Source: Borrowed from friend
Summary (from Goodreads)
It’s a small college town filled with quirky characters. But when the sun goes down, the bad comes out. Because in Morganville, there is an evil that lurks in the darkest shadows – one that will spill out into the bright light of day.
Claire Danvers has had enough of her nightmarish dorm situation. The popular girls never let her forget just where she ranks on the school’s social scene: somewhere less than zero. And Claire really doesn’t have the right connections – to the undead who run the town.
When Claire heads off campus, the imposing old house where she finds a room may not be much better. Hew 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…
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My Review: 

This book was pretty good! It definitely picked up towards the end. I was a little skeptical to start this series but I won the second book and I got a bind up of the 3rd and 4th book for so cheap, so I was just waiting on the first book to give this series a try. A friend of mine let me borrow the first book so I figured “why not give it a go?”

It started off fine, but somewhere around page 30, I started to lose interest. I really liked all the characters, but it just seemed like nothing too exciting was happening. The middle of the book kind of dragged for me. But I slowly made my way through it and somewhere around page 100, the story started picking up again. The storyline was in full swing and I had grown attached to Claire and Shane. And even Michael and Eve. This is when I really started liking the story. Right around when they found out about the book that the vampires were looking for.

I’m really glad that the book grabbed my attention towards the end, because it has all the makings of a great series and now I am really interested to see where it goes. I read an excerpt from the second book and it looks like at least part of it will be through Eve’s point of view. That should be interesting. I like to see how different characters see the same events as they are happening.

Overall, I am glad that I finished this book, because the ending changed my opinion of it considerably. The characters are good, the main storyline is good and it has the potential to throw some good twists and turns in to keep things interesting. I’m going to see where book two goes and hopefully there will not be as many slow parts as this one. Sometimes the first book in a series has to do some boring groundwork to give details and background information for the rest of the books. I’m hoping that’s what the middle of this book was for. 

3/5 Gavels.

Michelle @ Book Briefs

5 Responses to “Review- Glass Houses”

  1. Andra

    I definitely know what you mean. Everyone is really interesting and fun…but then its like nothing happens… for FOREVER…but I kept reading the series and I ended up really enjoying them ๐Ÿ˜€

  2. Rikki

    Good to know! I’ve had this book on my TBR pile for some time now, so this review helps me decide to wait even longer to read it! lol

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