On the day Claire became a member of the Glass House, somebody stole her laundry.
I think it can be safely said, being thirtysomething and male, I am not in this books target demographic. But, then again, I was hardly in the Twilight Saga’s either, and I enjoyed that series. So, there I was a week off of work and looking for some light reading, I thought what the heck, I’d give it a go. And you know what? I enjoyed this one too!
Claire Danvers is not having a great college experience, fast tracked there in the first place, her age and intelligence soon gets her on the wrong side of the popular (but dim) clique. When a fight, forces her out of her dorm and off-campus in Morganville, she ends up renting a room at The Glass House. where she meets and quickly makes friends with the other three residents, Eve Rosser, Shane Collins, and Michael Glass.
All three are also teenagers (although slightly older than Clare) and work together to protect Clare from her tormentors.
Clare soon learns there is much more to Morganville than meets the eye, the town it turns out is run by vampires, and you are only safe if you have their protection. Clare, does not.
Claire’s plight, is soon intertwined with a developing feud between the town’s vampires, and the house mates soon learn more about the town, and it’s leaders as they battle to protect themselves.
Oh, and one of the house mates is hiding a secret of their own, it turns out that he/she is not quite what they claim to be.
What can I say, I’m a sucker (oh, cut the groaning 😉 ) for fun characters and a good dynamic between friends in my reading and the residents of the Glass House, certainly are and have that. The plot while not overly complex, serves the story well, and lays down some decent groundwork for the rest of the series, and I shall certainly be picking up the next in the series (not least because the book ends on an unnecessary – but never-the-less very effective cliff-hanger.)
A good fun read.