Glass Houses

Glass Houses

Book - 2006
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Penguin Putnam
College freshman Claire Danvers has had enough of her nightmarish dorm situation, where the popular girls never let her forget just where she ranks in the school's social scene: somewhere less than zero.

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.

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Baker & Taylor
In Morganville, Texas, a town where evil terrorizes the streets under the cover of darkness, Claire Danvers, who has had enough of her current dorm situation, moves off campus and discovers that her new roommates are vampires.

Baker
& Taylor

In Morganville, Texas, a town where evil terrorizes the streets under the cover of darkness, Claire Danvers, who has had enough of her current dorm situation, moves off campus and discovers that the town is run by vampires. Original.

Publisher: New York : New American Library, c2006
ISBN: 9780451219947
0451219945
Branch Call Number: YA Caine
Characteristics: 247 p

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FaylinaMeir
Aug 26, 2015

The first half of the book drags on a bit, but if you can keep focus, it gets good after that and leaves you wanting MORE MORE MORE. I hope the second book is just as good. Good for teens and adults. (I would know I'm almost 28!)

ISTALKYOURBOOKS Jun 12, 2014

I have enjoyed reading this book. It kept me flipping through the pages until I reached the end. There were also some pretty interesting characters. I've gone and put the second book on hold. Hopefully, I'll end up liking this series.

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AlizontheAmazon
Jan 24, 2014

This book was ok. It definitely kept my interest and I will continue to read the series but it was a little weird at times. I felt that Caine tried to have too many different elements at once (like Michael being this weird ghost). Some of the dialogue seemed forced. This is a the vampires are the bad guys book. The series is really long and this book ends on a cliff hanger.

SharonL28 Apr 13, 2013

Could not download the kindle version even though I have the kindle app on both my computer and cell phone

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christinex1
Jul 18, 2012

I enjoyed this book and checked-out the next one in the series. There were a few unexpected twists that kept me guessing.

boomannis Nov 23, 2011

I remember trying to read this a while ago but i believe i had other books that i was more looking foreword to reading at the time so i could not give it my full attention so i have when i got it this time i made sure i could give the book my full attention and my full attention it got it was really good book i enjoyed the characters and plot twist. and in had nice flow.. i have the first nine at the moment gonna be starting book two hope it keeps getting better or at the very least not get worse i give this book an 8 out of 10

this was a really good book, it was so entertaining that i literally couldn't stop

theshyreader Oct 06, 2011

I really liked this book and the plot twists worked well here for the story. I'm not a fan of Twilight, but I love this novel. Really caught my interest when Twilight didn't. I hope the rest of the series is good and gets even better.

tracythelibrarian Sep 29, 2011

A fun page turner that's perfect for teen fans of Buffy. It resembles a teen version of a Sookie Stackhouse book.

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Palomino
Sep 12, 2011

I loved it! good writing! I wouldn't have known it was "YA", it doesn't talk down to you. Also, I went away to school once, so I can relate to the whole laundry episode at the beginning.

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fanglessvampire Mar 23, 2014

fanglessvampire thinks this title is suitable for 11 years and over

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Aug 13, 2013

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Jul 18, 2012

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Apr 26, 2010

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christinex1
Jul 19, 2012

Violence: vampires, murder, agression

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christinex1
Jul 19, 2012

Coarse Language: swear words occasionally

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christinex1
Jul 19, 2012

Frightening or Intense Scenes: vampires, murder, violence

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Mahala
Nov 14, 2009

All Claire Danvers wanted was a normal college experience. Preferably somewhere far away, but when her parents send her to Morganville, Texas, she's still glad to be going to college, even if she is, at sixteen, the youngest college student around. Morganville is a small college town, and Claire's prepared to make the best of her fresh start. Unfortunately, things don't turn out the way anyone expected or wanted them to.

At first, Claire's existence is made miserable by a few girls in her dorm who torment her. Dorm life, for Claire, is not all it's cracked up to be--in fact, it's pretty much as miserable as she thinks it can get, so Claire decides to move out and find a place off-campus. Luck is with her; she ends up at a spooky-looking mansion with a room she can actually afford, and three roommates who actually turn out to be pretty cool, even if they have reservations about letting her move in at first. Michael, Shane, and Eve are all eighteen, and Claire's a couple of years younger.

If Claire thought being harassed in her dorm was bad, she didn't know Morganville's secrets. When she moves out of the dorm, however, she learns that there's more to Morganville than there seems to be. The town is run by vampires. Yes, actual vampires that can't go out in the daytime and drink human blood at night. If Claire's not careful, it could end up being her blood they're drinking...

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christinex1
Jul 18, 2012

"Oh, God, don't tell them."

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