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Glass Houses (2006)

1. Glass Houses (2006)

The Morganville Vampires series — by Rachel Caine

Genres and Sub-GenresEdit

Young Adult Urban Fantasy

  • for age thirteen and up

Brief Series Description or Overview Edit

Claire Danvers has a problem. First, her parents wanted her to attend the pretty awful local university for a year before letting her go off to her dream school across the country … then she discovered that the dusty, isolated, weird Texas town of Morganville was owned and operated by vampires. The residents belong to them, just like the buildings and businesses. Now that she's discovered the secret, she's a permanent resident, owing them taxes in blood. But it's her friends Michael, Eve and Shane who make that weird life worth living … and even the vampires aren't the invulnerable rulers they seem. Claire is the key to Morganville's survival. If only she can survive it herself. ~ The Morganville Vampires Series by Rachel Caine

Lead's Species Edit

  • Human, advanced college student

Primary Supe Edit

  • Vampires

What Sets it ApartEdit

  • YA book wiht truly scar vampires. 

Narrative Type and Narrators Edit

  • Third person narrative mainly from Claire Danver's perspective.  

Books in Series Edit

Morganville Vampires series:

  1. Glass Houses (2006)
  2. Dead Girl's Dance (2007)
  3. Midnight Alley (2007)
  4. Feast of Fools (2008)
  5. Lord of Misrule (2008)
  6. Carpe Corpus (2009)
  7. Fade Out (2009)
  8. Kiss of Death (2010)
  9. Ghost Town (2010)
  10. Bite Club (2011)
  11. Last Breath (2011)
  12. Black Dawn (2012)
  13. Bitter Blood (2012)
  14. Fall of Night (May 2013)
  15. Daylighters (Nov 5, 2013) ~ final book

Shorts, Anthologies and GuidesEdit

  • 0.5 "The First Day of the Rest of Your Life" in Many Bloody Returns) (2007)
  • 1.4. "Eve's Diary" (2006) ~ Eve's POV ~ originally in end of Glass Houses
  • 1.5. "Amelie's Story" (2010)
  • 2.5. "The First Day of the Rest of Your Life" (2007)
  • 2.5. "Grudge" (2012)
  • 4.5. "Dead Man Stalking" in Vampires: The Recent Undead & Immortal: Love Stories With Bite (2008)
  • 6.5. "Murdered Out" (2009) ~ orig. in UK edition of Carpe Corpus (Shane)
  • 6.6. "All Hallows" in Eternal Kisss: 13 Vampire Tales of Blood and Desire (2009)
  • 9.5. "Drama Queen's Last Dance" in Eternal: More Love Stories with Bite (2010)
  • 10.5. "Anger Management" (2011)
  • 10.6. "Automatic" (2011)

Freebies Edit

FREE Morganville Vampires Shorts on Rachel's site:

  • 6.5. Murdered Out - (UK-only short in Carpe Corpus) (Shane's POV)
  • 2.5. Grudge 
  • 0.5 The First Day of the Rest of Your Life - in Many Bloody Returns
  • 4.5. Dead Man Stalking - in Immortal: Love Stories With Bite (2008)
  • Sam's Story
  • Lunch Date
  • 1.5. Amelie's Story
  • 6.6. All Hallows in The Eternal Kiss (2009)
  • 10.5. Anger Management (2011)
  • Wrong Place, Wrong Time 
  • Myrnin's Tale
  • Dark Rides 

World Building Edit

Setting Edit

Morganville, TX — fictional place that is a college town and ruled by vampires.

Places:

  • Glass House: owned by Michael Glass; Claire move into the house; on Lot Street.
  • Common Grounds: coffee house—where Eve works, Run by Oliver;
  • City Hall:
  • Texas Prairie University (TPU):

Supernatural Elements Edit

✥ Vampires, ghosts, alchemy, mad scientist; clairvoyant-seer; house with power, portala, cult, ,

Glossary: Edit

  • Founders: the original vampires that created Morganville—
  • Secret book: the vampires have been searching for a secret book for centuaries which due to a spell placed on it's cover, they are unable to read. The book is important as it contains classified information on how to turn a human into a vampire—knowledge which has been lost for centuries. Claire inadvertently finds and tries to use it to bargain with. There are subsequently hot battle for the book.
  • Morganville Houses: Amelie has specifically designed the houses so she can transport between them.

Groups & Organizations:Edit

  • Moniketes: group of bullying bad girls
  • Vampire Factions: Amelie is currently in charge — Oliver stands in opposition to her leading a gourd of vampire thugs, including the viscous Brandon.

World Edit

✥ Morganville Texas, a small town where vampires rule the roost, and there's nothing 'nice' about these vamps. When Claire gets on the wrong side of Monica, queen bitch bee of college, and her life is threatened she desperately seeks off-campus housing at the Glass House. Most of the humans in Morganville have a vampire patron meaning they're protected, but the teens of Glass House are different, they're unprotected by choice and hence... fair game. Claire and her friends make a deal with the devil to give themselves any chance of survival in 'creepyville' and what follows is a page-turning ride. Just when you think you've got the plot all pegged, Michael's reveal is a tingly surprise. ~ Goodreads | Sheree

✥ In Morganville you have two choices—you either work for the vampires and have their protection (those of which are identified by a bracelet that they wear) or you are fair game. ~ Shelfari

Glass House: The three teenage residents of Glass House quickly welcome Claire into their small circle; friendly Goth Eve, sarcastic and bold Shane, and mysteriously intense guitar player Michael. But they are about to become far more than housemates; by stepping into Glass House, Claire has entered into the secret world that seethes beneath the town of Morganville...a world owned by vampires. Luckily, none of her new friends are vampires...but they're also much more than they seem. ~ Goodreads | Victoria

Glass House has a mind of its own and often does things for the young heroes. It is also a safe haven for those in need. It is kept safe by "founder's protection". The house is also what saved Michael Glass when Oliver attacked him a few years back. So Michael is now trapped to house for the rest of his life but can never die, because he is already dead. ~ Glass House - Morganville Vampires Wiki

✥ It’s only a matter of time before the vampires of Morganville notice Claire. Unfortunately being Monica’s enemy has already brought her under their scrutiny, one a particularly nasty piece of work named Brandon whom even Eve is fearful of.

Protagonist Edit

✥ Claire Danvers is enrolled in college rearly due to her academic achievements. She's 16, nearly 17 which she likes to remind people. Her first day of school and she already has gotten herself on the bad side of a nasty, mean girl named Morgan. Claire decides she can't live in the dorms for fear Morgan and her posse will end up killing her so she seeks out a roommate add. Upon her arrival at the Glass House, she meets her said roommates Shane, Michael and Eve. ~ Goodreads | Amber

Shane's backstory: His little sister was killed in a fire that Monica Morrell started. Shane tells them how the vampire's had given his family compensation after Alyssa’s death and allowed them to leave Morganville, minus their memories to start a new life. Shane's mother, however, started to remember things and eventually helped Shane to remember. The vampire's fearing exposure saw the return of her memory as a threat and murdered her by making it look like suicide. Shane helps Frank to remember Alyssa’s death and Frank swears to avenge his wife and daughter. Upon returning to Morganville, however, Shane became distracted with his friends and didn't contact his father like he was supposed to. The trio are appalled by Shane's story and sympathize. Franks now leads a gang of not-so-nice biker thugs to help him in his revenge. ~ Shelfari

Sidekick Edit

  • Name: / What: / Sidekick-to: / About: / Book First Seen:

Characters Chart Edit

Characters What About
Claire Danvers college student, human  16/17-year-old advanced student; unable to stay at the college for fear of death, she moves into Glass House; Smart, brave, and talented in many dangerous situations; Sworn to Amelie; Shane's girlfriend; ;
Shane Collins roommate, Best friend and roommate of Michael Glass; sarcastic and bold; has a crush on Claire; little sister Alyssa was killed by Monica; Loves to cook chilli & play zombie killing video games; strained relationship with dad, Frank Collins; vampire hater; bit of a bad boy, good heart, loyal, committed to his friends, honorable;
Eve Rosser roommate, human friendly Goth; works in coffee shop; boss: Oliver; fiercely protects her friends; mother hen-like; 'goth princess', interesting outfits; bling on her stakes;
Michael Glass ghost turned vampire; owns Glass house; things went wrong when a vamp tried to turn him: soul trapped in House; only manifests at night, can never leave; Shane or Eve don't know; while he lives there, vamps can't enter sans invitation; plays guitar; house will always protect him because it owns his soul no matter what happens to his body; will do anything for his friends who are family;
Monica Morrell rich bully daughter of the Morganville Mayor; threw Claire down stairs, threatened her life is she stayed; was responsible for the death of Shane's younger sister, Allysa, when she set fire to his family home; ;
Amelie Head Vampire Of Morganville; oldest vampire in Morganville, one of the Founders; controls everything in Morganville; sister: Naomi;
Myrnin Crazy vampire, alchemy, genius, Claire's tutor/mentor; crazy from a vampire disease, trying to find a cure to it; bouts of forgetfulness that lead him to act crazier, can have moments of sane clarity; Claire's boss and teacher in science and alchemy; very old; maintains the town's security in his lab; wears fanged bunny slippers and Bob the spider; hinted that he has a romantic interest in Claire;
Oliver vampire, Common Grounds owner Eve's boss; attacks Glass House with vampire goons to get secret vampire book from Claire; Amelie's nemesis; wants to be the sole ruler of Morganville; ;
Monica Morrell bully, human, Mayor's daughter, Mayor's sister threw Claire down stairs, threatened her life; set Shane's house on fire, killed Allysa his sister;  evil, psycho; group called the Monicketts: her, Jennifer, and Gina; Claire's wost enemy; ;
Sam Glass youngest vampire Michael's grandfather; loved Amelie before Michael was born; Amelie's lover; has red hair; looks like Michael; loved and respected by everyone;
Brandon Vampire, deceased frequents Common Grounds; Shane makes a deal for Claire's sake; had been the Patron of Eve's family, abused her; Goth image meant to deter him, Jason changed by his influence; tortured to death #2; Frank did it, shane gets blamed;
Miranda psychic(?), Eve's friend Dresses in dark clothes; Charles' girlfriend; claims to be psychic; everyone thinks she's crazy; Michael & Shane especially dislike her; only 15; the "slave" of Charles; can also see the future at times; always in some sort of trouble;
Hannah Moses ex-marine mechanic; police chief; new mayor; Claire works with while trying to find Myrnin; friend of Claire's; possibly romantically involved with Richard Morrell; Loved Monica's brother, Richard who is dead;
Jennifer Monickettes One of Monica's minions; unpleasant; Student at the college; sometimes nice to Claire;
Gina Monickettes one of Monica's minions; very psycho, worse than Monica; ;
Frank Collins Shane's dad; shot Michael thinking he was a vampire; causes lots of trouble; strained relationship with Shane; drinking and abusive to Shane; daughter was killed, wife committed suicide; later deceased; his brain powers the town by computer based in Myrnin's lab; Vampire hater turned vampire and then machine;
Richard Morrell police officer; Mayor Monica Morrell's brother; nice at times but not when it's concerning Monica; grateful to Claire; later died;
Dr. Mills local doctor Works for Amelie; he and Claire are trying to find the cure with Myrnin; ; 
Jason Rosser Eve's brother Eve's estranged younger brother; just out of jail for rape and murder; psychotic; murdered a girl, Eve had turned him in; once stabbed Shane; known to mess with girls; Seems to like that people fear him; tried to kill Eve when they were younger;
Detective Hess good policemen Lowe's partner; one of the good policemen; human who is neutral; very nice; friend of Eve and the gang; ;
Detective Lowe good policemen Hess' partner; one of the good policemen; human who is neutral; ;
Hans vampire detective detective;
Gretchen vampire detective;
Bishop Vampire Amelie's father; out-of-town vampire; Bad to the bone, the ancient old-school vampire; cares only to stay atop the food chain; sinister plan for humans; wants the secret of Morganville; His blood contains the cure to the vampire disease; later dead;
Ysandre Vampire Bishop's minion; Treats shane like dog;
Francois Vampire Bishop's minion;
Gerard Vampire Amelie's bodyguard;
Lisa human? Gramma Day's daughter;
Theo Goldman Jewish vampire, doctor Leader of a family of Jewish vampires; Values human life
Jacob Jewish vampire Theo Goldman's son;
Patience Jewish vampire Theo Goldman's daughter;
Ms. Nance assistant Dean Wallace's assistant;
Dean Wallace Dean of CPU Claire's college;
O'Malley Vampire cop cop;
Hans and Gretchen human cops work for the vampires;
Morley vampire wants to leave Morganville
Ada vampire computer used to be Myrnin's assistant;
Kim Magness crazy girl huge crush on Shane
Magnus #11 master draug new guy in town with bad intentions; bent on consuming every vampire and human in Morganville; Claire can see Magnus where others cannot;
Hiram Glass ghost Original resident of the Glass House, remains are part of the house's foundation; dislikes Claire;
Naomi Vampire friend of Michael; Amelie's blood sister; lesbian; Pretty & dangourous; trying to take over by controlling Oliver;
Captain Obvious anti-vampire leader Leader of the anti-vampire movement in Morganville;
Bob pet spider Myrnin's pet spider
Professor Howard science teacher Claire's science instructor at TPU;
Alyssa Collins Shane's sister Died in a house fire when he was in high school, set by Monica;
Father Joe priest Father of the local church;
Mr. Danvers Claire's father Had to leave town with her mother because of his heart issues;
Pennyfeather Evil henchman; Frequently tries to kill Claire and friends;
Annabelle Lange Secretary too "friendly" in Claires opinion to Shane;
Angel Salvador paranormal tv host Skeptic; becomes a ghost whom Miranda helps cross over
Bizzie vampire, assistant Amelie's ever present assistant
Flora Ramos Rebellious human supports Captin Obvious; becomes Mayor; son: Enrique Ramos
Enrique Ramos human vamp hater Son of Flora Ramos;
Sarah Brooke book store owner Owner of used book store near campus; attacked by Jason;
Charles Vampire dating Miranda; feeds off of Miranda;

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Rachel Caine

Rachel Caine

Author Edit

Rachel Caine

Bio: Caine grew up in west Texas and graduated from Socorro High School in El Paso, Texas, in 1980. She is a 1985 graduate of Texas Tech University with a bachelor's degree in accounting (with a minor in music). Caine has been writing and publishing novels and short stories since 1990. She is a former professional musician who has the distinction of having played with such musical legends as Henry Mancini, Peter Nero, and John Williams.[1] She is also an avid movie buff and TV watcher and says she "prefers a good stout Guinness to wimpy American beers."[citation needed]

In September 2008 Caine accepted a full-time job as a Director of Corporate Communications for a large multinational company, having taken an eight-month hiatus for most of 2008 to complete pressing deadlines.[2] She lives in north Texas with her husband, artist Cat Conrad.[3] Caine again left her job to return to writing full-time in April 2010. Caine does most of her writing in a coffee shop near her home.[4] Caine listens to music while she writes, the playlist changing from project to project. ~ 

Cover ArtistEdit

Glass Houses

Glass Houses—Original art by Gene Mollica

~ Page devoted to the Covers: TPU Library – MorganvilleVampire.com

(3) Rachel Caine cover art

Publishing InformationEdit

  • Publisher: NAL Jam, Signet, New American Library (NAL), Allison & Busby
  • Author/Book Page:
  1. Glass Houses: Paperback, 239 pages, Pub: Oct 3rd 2006 by NAL Jam by Signet—ISBN 0451219945
  2. Dead Girl's Dance: Paperback, 248 pages, Pub: April 3rd 2007 by NAL Jam—ISBN 0451220897
  3. Midnight Alley: Paperback, 245 pages, Pub: Oct 2nd 2007—ISBN 0451222385
  4. Feast of Fools: Paperback, 242 pages, Pub: June 3rd 2008 by Signet—ISBN 0451224639
  5. Lord of Misrule: Paperback, 244 pages, Pub: Jan 6th 2009 by Signet—ISBN 0451225724
  6. Carpe Corpus: Paperback, 241 pages, Pub: June 2nd 2009 by Signet—ISBN 0451227190
  7. Fade Out: Paperback, 237 pages, Pub: Nov 3rd 2009 by Signet—ISBN 0451228669
  8. Kiss of Death: Paperback, 241 pages, Pub: April 27th 2010 by Signet—ISBN 0451229738
  9. Ghost Town: Paperback, 335 pages, Pub: Nov 2010 by NAL—ISBN 0451231619
  10. Bite Club: Hardcover, 340 pages, Pub: May 3rd 2011 by NAL Hardcover—ISBN 0451233182
  11. Last Breath: Hardcover, 335 pages, Pub: Nov 1st 2011 by NAL Hardcover—ISBN 0451234871
  12. Black Dawn: Hardcover, 367 pages, Pub: May 1st 2012 by Penguin New American Library—ISBN 0451236718
  13. Bitter Blood: Hardcover, 404 pages, Pub: Nov 6th 2012 by NAL—ISBN 0451238117
  14. Fall of Night: Paperback, 352 pages, Pub: May 7th 2013 by New American Library—ISBN 045141425X
  15. Daylighters: Hardcover, 354 pages, Pub: November 5th 2013 by NAL—ISBN ISBN 0451414276

Book Cover Blurbs Edit

BOOK ONE—Glass Houses (2006): 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. ~ Glass Houses ~ FF ~ and ~ Goodreads | Glass Houses #1

BOOK TWO—Dead Girl's Dance (2007): 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. ~  Goodreads | The Dead Girls' Dance #2

BOOK THREE—Midnight Alley (2007): When Claire Danvers learned that her college town was run by vampires, she did what any intelligent, self-preserving freshman would do: She applied for a transfer and stocked up on garlic. The transfer is no longer an option, but that garlic may come in handy. ~ Goodreads | Midnight Alley #3 — Claire Danvers's college town may be run by vampires but a truce between the living and the dead made things relatively safe. For a while. Now people are turning up dead, a psycho is stalking her, and an ancient bloodsucker has proposed private mentoring. To what end, Claire will find out. And it's giving night school a whole new meaning. ~ Goodreads | Midnight Alley #3)

BOOK FOUR—Feast of Fools (2008): The wait is over. dig into the feast... In the town of Morganville, vampires and humans live in relative peace. Student Claire Danvers has never been convinced, though, especially with the arrival of Mr. Bishop, an ancient, old-school vampire who cares nothing about harmony. What he wants from the town's living and its dead is unthinkably sinister. It's only at a formal ball, attended by vampires and their human dates, that Claire realizes the elaborately evil trap he's set for Morganville. ~ Goodreads | Feast of Fools (The Morganville Vampires, #4)

BOOK FIVE—Lord of Misrule (2008): In the college town of Morganville, vampires and humans coexist in (relatively) bloodless harmony. Then comes Bishop, the master vampire who threatens to abolish all order, revive the forces of the evil dead, and let chaos rule. But Bishop isn't the only threat. Violent black cyclone clouds hover, promising a storm of devastating proportions as student Claire Danvers and her friends prepare to defend Morganville against elements both natural and unnatural. ~ Goodreads | Lord of Misrule (The Morganville Vampires, #5)

BOOK SIX—Carpe Corpus (2009): In the small college town of Morganville, vampires and humans lived in (relative) peace-until all the rules got rewritten when the evil vampire Bishop arrived, looking for the lost book of vampire secrets. He's kept a death grip on the town ever since. Now an underground resistance is brewing, and in order to contain it, Bishop must go to even greater lengths. He vows to obliterate the town and all its inhabitants-the living and the undead. Claire Danvers and her friends are the only ones who stand in his way. But even if they defeat Bishop, will the vampires ever be content to go back to the old rules, after having such a taste of power? ~ Goodreads | Carpe Corpus (The Morganville Vampires, #6)

BOOK SEVEN—Fade Out (2009): Withoutthe evil vampire Bishop ruling over the town of Morganville,the resident vampires have made major concessions to the human population. With their newfound freedoms, Claire Danvers and her friends are almost starting to feel comfortable again… Now Claire can actually concentrate on her studies, and her friend Eve joins the localtheatrecompany. But when one of Eve’s castmates goes missingafter starting work on a shortdocumentary, Eve suspects the worst. Claire and Eve soon realize that this film project, whose subjectis the vampires themselves, is a wholelot bigger—andway more dangerous—than anyone suspected. ~ Goodreads | Fade Out (The Morganville Vampires, #7)

BOOK EIGHT—Kiss of Death (2010): Vampire musician Michael Glass has attracted the attention of a big- time producer who wants to cut a demo and play some gigs-which means Michael will have to enter the human world. For this, he's been assigned escorts that include both a dangerous immortal as well as Michael's all-too-human friends. And with that mix of personalities, this is going to be a road trip from hell... ~ Goodreads | Kiss of Death (The Morganville Vampires, #8)

BOOK NINE—Ghost Town (2010): Deep in the heart of Texas, Morganville is a small college town full of laid-back students and eccentric townies, not to mention the sort of creatures you wouldn't want to run into after dark. Despite their obvious differences, the human and vampire residents of Morganville have learned to coexist, but that doesn't stop genius student Claire Danvers from keeping up her guard. Because in Morganville, nothing is as it seems... While developing a new system to maintain the town's defences, Claire discovers a way to use the vampires' powers to help keep outsiders from spreading news of Morganville's "unique" situation once they've crossed the city limits. But the new system has an unexpected and possibly deadly consequence: People inside the town start forgetting who and what they are - even the vampires. And when Claire's boyfriend, Shane, and her best friend, Eve, start treating her like a perfect stranger, Claire realizes she has to figure out a way to pull the plug on her experiment - before she forgets how to save herself... and Morganville. ~ Goodreads | Ghost Town (The Morganville Vampires, #9)

BOOK TEN—Bite Club (2011): After discovering that vampires populate her town, college student Claire Danvers knows that the undead just want to live their lives. But someone else wants them to get ready to rumble. There's a new extreme sport getting picked up on the Internet: bare—knuckle fights pitting captured vampires against each other—or humans. Tracking the remote signal leads Claire—accompanied by her friends and frenemies—to discover that what started as an online brawl will soon threaten everyone in Morganville... ~ Goodreads | Bite Club (The Morganville Vampires, #10)

BOOK ELEVEN—Last Breath (2011): With her boss preoccupied researching the Founder Houses in Morganville, student Claire Danvers is left to her own devices when she learns that three vampires have vanished without a trace. She soon discovers that the last person seen with one of the missing vampires is someone new to town-a mysterious individual named Magnus. After an uneasy encounter with Morganville's latest resident, Claire is certain Magnus isn't merely human. But is he a vampire-or something else entirely? ~ Goodreads | Last Breath (The Morganville Vampires, #11)

BOOK TWELVE—Black Dawn (2012): With its eclectic mix of vampire and human citizens, Morganville, Texas, has always been a risky place to call home. But with the invasion of the vampire’s deadliest enemy, Morganville isn’t just in danger—it’s dying… Ever since the draug—mysterious creatures that prey on vampires—took over Morganville, the lives of student Claire Danvers and her friends have been thrown into turmoil. Most of the town’s residents have evacuated, but Claire, Shane, Eve and Michael have chosen to stay and fight.Using the city’s water system to spread, the draug have rapidly multiplied. Things in Morganville look grim, especially since vampire Amelie—the town founder—has been infected by the master draug’s bite. Now, if Claire and her friends don’t figure out how to cure Amelie and defeat the draug, it looks like Morganville will become little more than a ghost town… ~ Goodreads | Black Dawn (The Morganville Vampires, #12)

BOOK 13—Bitter Blood (2012): For years, the human and vampire residents of Morganville, Texas, have managed to co-exist in peace. But now that the threat to the vampires has been defeated, the human residents are learning that the gravest danger they face is the enemy within… Thanks to the eradication of the parasitic creatures known as the draug, the vampires of Morganville have been freed of their usual constraints. With the vampires indulging their every whim, the town’s human population is determined to hold on to their lives by taking up arms. But college student Claire Danvers isn’t about to take sides, considering she has ties to both the humans and the vampires. To make matters worse, a television show comes to Morganville looking for ghosts, just as vampire and human politics collide. Now, Claire and her friends have to figure out how to keep the peace without ending up on the nightly news… or worse. ~ Goodreads | Bitter Blood (The Morganville Vampires, #13)

BOOK 14—Fall of Night (May 2013): Thanks to its unique combination of human and vampire residents, Morganville, Texas, is a small college town with big-time problems. When student Claire Danvers gets the chance to experience life on the outside, she takes it. But Morganville isn’t the only town with vampire trouble... Claire thought she'd never get to leave Morganville, but she can't pass up the chance to finally attend her dream school, MIT. After all, getting to invent anti-vamp devices with Professor Anderson - a Morganville exile herself - sounds like a dream come true... until Claire realizes there are sinister forces at play, and she's not the only one with a vampire-related agenda. Without her friends Shane, Eve, and Michael, Claire finds that suriving a killer schedule may be hard... but with them, it might turn out to be impossible. ~ Goodreads | Fall of Night (The Morganville Vampires, #14)

BOOK 15—Daylighters (Nov 5, 2013): While Morganville, Texas, is often a troubled town, Claire Danvers and her friends are looking forward to coming home. But the Morganville they return to isn’t the one they know; it’s become a different place—a deadly one… Something drastic has happened in Morganville while Claire and her friends were away. The town looks cleaner and happier than they’ve ever seen it before, but when their incoming group is arrested and separated—vampires from humans—they realize that the changes definitely aren’t for the better. It seems that an organization called the Daylight Foundation has offered the population of Morganville something they’ve never had: hope of a vampire-free future. And while it sounds like salvation—even for the vampires themselves—the truth is far more sinister and deadly. Now, Claire, Shane and Eve need to find a way to break their friends out of Daylighter custody, before the vampires of Morganville meet their untimely end… ~ Goodreads | Daylighters (The Morganville Vampires, #15)

First Sentences Edit

  1. Glass Houses (2006) — On the day Claire became a member of the Glass House, somebody stole her laundry.
  2. Dead Girl's Dance (2007) — It didn't happen, Claire told herself.
  3. Midnight Alley (2007) — The instant the phone rang in the Glass House, Claire knew with a psychic flash that it had to be her mother.
  4. Feast of Fools (2008) — Claire Danvers was going to Caltech.
  5. Lord of Misrule (2008) — It was all going wrong, and Morganville was burning - parts of it, anyway.
  6. Carpe Corpus (2009) — 'Happy birthday, honey!'
  7. Fade Out (2009) — Eve Rosser's high-pitched scream rang out through the entire house, bouncing off every wall, and, like a taser applied to the spine, it brought Claire out of a pleasant, drowsy cuddle with her boyfriend.
  8. Kiss of Death (2010) — Welcome to Morganville.
  9. Ghost Town (2010) — "oh this doesn't sound like a good idea." Claire said, looking down at the paper that had been shoved into her hand
  10. Bite Club (2011) — Looking back on it later, Claire thought she should have known trouble was coming.
  11. Last Breath (2011) — Shane's lips felt like velvet against the nape of her neck, and Claire shivered in delight as his breath warmed the skin there.
  12. Black Dawn (2012) — It would have been better if he'd screamed.
  13. Bitter Blood (2012) — "I have a surprise for you," Oliver said.
  14. Fall of Night (May 2013) — The billboard at the edge of the border of Morganville hadn't changed since Claire had first driven past it on the way into town at the tender age of sixteen.
  15. Daylighters (Nov 5, 2013) — Claire stared at the creaking billboard that marked the town limits of Morganville, Texas, and thought, I ought to be crying.

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Read Alikes (similar elements) Edit

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See Also Edit

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