Tuesday, December 3, 2013

The Dead Girls' Dance by Rachel Caine

The Dead Girls' Dance by Rachel Caine
2007, NAL Jam
Series: Book 2 of The Morganville Vampires

Synopsis: Claire Danvers has her share of challenges---like being a genius in a school that favors beauty over brains, dealing with the homicidal girls in her dorm, and above all, finding out that her college town is overrun with vampires. On the up side, she has a great roommate (who tends to disappear at sunup) and a new boyfriend named Shane, whose vampire-hunting dad has called in backup: cycle punks who like the idea of killing just about anything.

Now a fraternity is throwing its annual Dead Girls' Dance and---surprise!---Claire and her equally outcast best friend, Eve, have been invited. When they find out why, all hell is going to break loose. Because this time both the living and the dead are coming out---and everybody's hungry for blood.

The Good: There is so much going on in such a short book. We get to know just about everything about Micheal's background, as well as dealing with all the drama revolving around Shane's vampire killing dad. Claire's seeming to settle in to Morganville a bit better and understanding how this little part of the world works.

The Bad: There was a seriously messed up potential gang rape scene. The potential rape scene wasn't the issue, as it could have served the story. The problem lies in the complete acceptance, seeming forgiveness, going on for those involved. Like, oh, well, these rapey boys aren't that bad I guess.

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