Wednesday, 11 June 2014

The Dead Girls' Dance - Book Review

The Dead Girls' Dance (The Morganville Vampires #2)
by Rachel Caine

What is it about:
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.

What did I think of it:
I know! After the very annoying and unnecessary cliffhanger in book one I stated I wouldn't continue to read this series. But Rachel Caine does write entertaining books, and I could get book two and three in this series really cheap. so I caved!

And this is yet another entertaining read.

This book felt a bit more solid than the first book. Claire and her friends seemed to be acting more their age, and the story flowed more logically in my opinion. And: no unnecessary cliffhanger this time.

I did grumble a bit about the fact it was pointed out that when Eve wasn't wearing her Goth clothing, she looked cute. You don't need to be pastel-colored to be cute! Goths can be very cute as well! But apart from that this was a fun read.

I will read book three for sure, as it's already in my tbr-pile, but I think I can safely say I will also continue this series after book three.

Why should you read it:
It's a fun and entertaining Paranormal YA read.

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Blodeuedd said...

The library only had translations of her books :/

Melliane said...

One day I'll have to try this series!

Aurian said...

Yeah, great review! I just finished book 9 and it also did not have a cliffhanger. I really enjoy this series. It keeps surprising me in each book.