About the Book
From the author of the popular Weather Warden series. Welcome to Morganville, Texas.
Just don’t stay out after dark.
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.
I have been waiting to read this book for quite some time – other books just kept getting in the way but I finally had a chance to start it and have read it slowly over the last few weeks. Just had some other books that needed to be read quicker – nothing to do with the story.
This book was good – not great. I liked the premise of the story the most – a town full of vampires, or humans who have done something to earn vampire protection, those of which are identified by a bracelet that they wear. **Small Spoiler** I also liked the fact that as soon as the residents of the town left, their memories of the town slowly faded until they didn’t remember anything about it. But, this also had me struggle a little. Didn’t anyone ever call someone that wasn’t in the town to talk about it? Or write to someone about it? Obviously it would be impossible to believe without seeing it yourself, but in today’s day and age it just seemed like people would know more on the outside. I know, it is nit picky, I can’t help it, lol!
The other part I struggled with was how Claire’s parents reacted the way they did to certain situations. For instance, when she has acid poured on her back and ends up in the hospital, they don’t stay. And when they find out that she is missing school they give her two days before they would come back and get her – even though they find out she is living off campus with adults, something they never said was ok.
But, reading this review you might think that I didn’t like the book. But, I did like it. Would I read the others in the series? Yes, especially considering how this book ended. A real cliff hanger – you would almost think that it was a serial. I loved the way the vampires in town worked, and how they truly had control, and also guessed how one of the main characters was not what they initally seemed.
Being a big fan of vampires, I tend to be a little more critical. But, this was a solid book with characters that I actually enjoyed. Let me know if you have read it and what your thoughts were.