From Goodreads: From the author of the popular Weather Warden series comes the debut of an exciting new series set in Morganville, Texas, where you would be well advised to avoid being out after dark.
College freshman Claire Danvers has had enough of her nightmarish dorm situation. When Claire heads off-campus, the imposing old house where she finds a room may not be much better. Her 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.
Publisher: NAL Jam
Purchased: Purchased from Amazon
What I Loved: Claire was such a unique character for a YA Novel. A teenager put into college with advanced placement. She has her 16 yr old moments but she is smart, that shines through much of the time. Shane, Micheal, and Eve round out a great cast of friends for her. The story was also fantastic–Rachel created a world that was believable (I grew up in small town nowhere TX and simply could believe this place would exist) and intriguing.
What I Liked: Morganville had all the things most towns do but how it ran was gently woven into the story. I really liked the scene where they set down and went over the rules of vampires. I thought it was really well down and something that Claire would definitely do to figure out how to get out of her mess.
Complaints: The Monikettes represent the thing I don’t like about YA novels–not because they are mean and nasty (bad guys should be) but because they were HS petty and little things set them off. Which would have been fine but they were in college. That is just my thing though and they did not overwhelm the story.
Why I gave it a 3 (on goodreads): This is more like a 3.5! Really I enjoyed it and will be continuing on the story to see what happens to the merry band of 4! Especially after the ending ARGH!
Who I would recommend it too: This is great for YA PNR readers and I would say PNR readers that liked the Vampire Academy.
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