Published in: 2007
Edition read: Paperback
Book #: Book 2 in the Morganville Vampires series
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.
I started reading this book while watching the Golden Globes live broadcast and eating breakfast, and then kept reading right on through the afternoon until I finished the whole book. I regret nothing. It was amazing.
Claire has gone from small scared little 16 year old nerd to this feisty fantastic warrior who is hell bent on doing the right thing and saving her friends and even her enemies. A lot happens in this book, Shane’s dad comes into town with a group of bikies hell-bent on killing vampires; we learn more about what happened to Shane’s family and how his mother died; Michael does an unspeakable act that nobody is too happy about; Claire gets kidnapped; Monica gets kidnapped; Claire saves people from a burning building; Claire gets gothed up for a party; Shane gets accused of murder and put into a cage for 2 days before he is due to die by fire… seriously, so much happens. It is non-stop action and it is awesome.
The Dead Girls’ Dance rating: 9/10.
Would I re-read it? Yes
Who would I recommend it to? For fans of paranormal romances centering on vampires and based around late-teens starting university/college.