"coming of age supernatural tale"
Sixteen year old teen prodigy Claire Danvers is a freshman
at college. Monica of the in-crowd constantly picks on
Claire to the point that her bullying almost kills the
teenager. Claire decides to find an off campus apartment
and answers an ad referring an old gothic style home in
Morganville. The three roommates reluctantly accept Claire
though they are concerned with her age. Most of the college
town is under the control and protection of vampires, but
not the house where Claire or her roomies.
Their house contains powerful protection wards, but none of
them can hide inside this abode all day. When Claire
returns to classes, Monica attacks her and sends her
vampire friends after the teen and her roommates. Shane
hates Monica and with Michael unavailable during daylight
to keep Claire safe, he vows to do so. Eve also wants to
protect Claire. Sick of hers fears and acting the wimp,
Claire searches for the tome that the vampires seek in
hopes that this book will keep her and her roomies safe.
Rachel Caine, author of the Weather Warden series, has
provided a rousing horror thriller that adds a new
dimension to the vampire mythos. The protagonist is a young
determined heroine who the audience will admire and root
for as she swallows her trepidations to insure her friend
and roomies are safe. The key to this fine tale is her
plausible reactions to living in a town run by vampires
that make going to college in the Caine universe quite an
experience. GLASS HOUSES is an electrifying enthralling
coming of age supernatural tale.
Reviewed by Harriet Klausner
Posted September 26, 2006
Reviewed by PNR Group Member
Posted January 17, 2007