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Sunday, 15 January 2012
Review: The Dead Girl's Dance by Rachel Caine
Reviewed by Katie
Rating: 5 stars
Date Read: 15th January, 2012
Date Published: Sometime in 2008
Blurb:Claire has her share of challenges. Like being a genius in a school that favours beauty over brains; homicidal girls in her dorm, and finding out that her college town is overrun with the living dead. On the up side, she has a new boyfriend with a vampire-hunting dad. But when a local fraternity throws the Dead Girls' Dance, hell is really going to break loose.
Review:Glass Houses had a major cliffhanger that makes you want to pick up the next book, and so, that's what I did! I had my guesses on what could happen next because for me it can be quite predictable, yet sometimes the oppoiste happens and I really like that. It throws you off and takes you down another road. I couldn't believe what had happened to Shane but I knew that somehow it was going to be okay, I mean c'mon there are 12 books in the series, he can't just - just not be in it. But, I was still naughty and reassured myself by taking a very quick sneak near the end of the book to ensure he was okay. Sam is such a sweet character and I really liked him although (I can't remember if it was in Glass Houses or The Dead Girls' Dance, 'cause they fade together as I read them back to back) I did feel really sorry for him because nobody would talk to him, humans and vampires. He needs a hug, and I'm glad things are starting to go his way at the moment. I think that The Dead Girls' Dance was much better than Glass Houses because there was more action and more things happening like, Michael *GASPS* MICHAEL. I couldn't believe what he had done, but yet he deserves a lot of respect because I know that I'd hate to be permanently locked/stuck up in a house for God knows how long! There are a few flaws already in this series that are shining out to me and it's that I think that Rachel Caine's style of writing isn't developed enough to make me really tense at tense times. I am tense, but as much as I usually am when reading other novels. Another thing is that, throughout the whole of Glass Houses and The Dead Girls' Dance I wasn't feeling that connection between Claire and Shane until the end of The Dead Girls' Dance. It felt like they were just messing around or something, not serious. I feel that Shane is more concerned about Eve most of time and has more of a connection with her. I mean, it's the simplest things like the hip-bumping thing and the comments they make to each other. He asks straight away where Eve is and I'm not sure if it's protection due to his past life or because he sees her as a sister, I don't know...Although, amazing series and I won't stop reading it! Right, Midnight Alley next and I have my guesses on what it could be about...that alley?
Oohh, I also loved Eve Rosser's diary entry at the back, it was nice seeing things through her perspective and the things she says are down right funny! :D
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