Tuesday, April 26, 2011

BOOK REVIEW - THE DEAD GIRLS' DANCE by RACHEL CAINE VOLUME 1 - THE MORGANVILLE VAMPIRES # 2

By: Rachel Caine
Published By: New American Library
Released : Available Now
Details: Volume 1 - Paperback , 229 Pages (The Dead Girl's Dance)

RATING: 4 DANGEROUS STARS!!!

Book Blurb : Taken From Goodreads

Claire may have a great roommate and a new boyfriend, but when she's invited to the Dead Girls' Dance all hell breaks loose-literally. Because this time, the living and the dead are ready to tear up the night...





BOOK REVIEW:



I couldn’t help thinking when reading this 2nd instalment in The Morganville Vampires series that I would have liked part of this book to have been tacked onto ‘Glass Houses’, to me personally , it would have given me that extra character depth I was missing from ‘Glass Houses’. Mind you my thoughts are quite redundant in a way as I have no great time lapse between the next 9 books. I can just merrily read one after the other so my thoughts are cleared up almost straight away. Let me explain myself better. Maybe it has to do with the fact that I am currently reading the books in volumes = 2 books per volume. So it’s kind of like I am reading one big book with a bit of an interval in between. I really enjoyed ‘Glass Houses’, but what I read in ‘The Dead Girls’ Dance’, had some great character depth with Shane that I was missing from ‘Glass Houses’. I really ‘felt’ Shane as a character better in ‘The Dead Girls’ Dance’, amongst other things. If Glass Houses had been longer I would have been more satisfied with book 1. I really enjoyed book 1 , but I ‘felt’ book 2 and its characters much better.


There is a whole lot of suspense, anxious moments in ‘The Dead Girl’s Dance’. I really wanted to slap Monica and the Monickettes, HARD!! These girls are uber dangerous. Crikey, they needed to be pulled off that pedestal.


Shane’s father , I can understand his state of mind with his daughter and wife, but I think his mind may have crossed the line into forgetting he has a son, somebody that he should be loving ,not pushing away with blind fury and possibly ending up a bit unstable in the brain department. His devotion to his cause is getting out of control. It’s hurting who he should love, deeply and his methods!!!


I love Eve, even more in this book. She is just a wonderful character who will do anything for anybody in the house, if they are in danger or need her help. She is a stand up character, she has your back.


Amelie is an intriguing character. I feel safe with her, but should I?

I really like the human detectives Lowe and Hess. They helped me to believe that all is not corrupt amongst the humans living in Morganville. There is hope that humans can help each other, aren't afraid to try and do the small bit they can.


The storyline was fast paced , exciting, suspenseful, dangerous and I really enjoyed it. There was some romance, more hot smooches, relationships are forming. We learn more of the magic, I suppose you could say, of the vampire world.


I am a titles girl. I like the title of books to mean something to the story. The Dead Girl’s Dance, is a real cool title, but it was such a small part of the story. When I read the title of the book I imagined something a lot different, lol!! Just a personal observation.


Claire’s character had me just so anxious in his book, as she ran from person to person trying to get the help she needed. I felt as desperate as she felt. I was there for Claire..loL!! I was egging her on. When one dead end faced her, she looked for another opening, anything that would help Shane. I was even trying to think how to get Shane out of his pickle. Rachel had me turning the pages feverishly as I hoped for a solution, but kept getting dead ends for Shane’s safety.


Michael, what has he gone and done!!!


What will Claire do to keep everybody safe????


When reading , I felt like Morganville was the only place on earth. Everyone is surviving Morganville and it’s dangers. I didn’t feel like any other place existed, but Morganville.


Rachel has me trapped ...lol!! I can’t even imagine where the next 8 books will take me. * whispers* I don’t think I will be leaving Morganville ........



Michelle

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