Review: The Dead Girls’ Dance by Rachel Caine

The Dead Girls Dance

Source: Borrowed 
 The Morganville Vampires #2
Paperback, 248 pages
Young Adult Paranormal
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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 upside, 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.

Alright so, this took me a long time to get through even though it’s only 248 pages long. I am very disappointed in this one actually, it didn’t hold up to the standards I had from the first book. Instead it kind of took those standards and tried soo hard to live up to them but ended up just falling face first into the mud. Okay maybe not mud that would have been too entertaining. Point is, this kind of sucked.

Allow me to clarify a point about the title and description. The Dead Girls’ Dance is not a big part of this book, in fact it doesn’t even occur until about 75% in and then it only lasts about a chapter. I really can’t stand when authors take a small part of a story and then center their title and description around it. You go in expecting something and instead you get a bunch of stuff that has nothing to do with it. .

In this book I’ve discovered a few things. 1) I hate Eve, she’s a bitch to everyone and is extremely annoying. 2) The arguments in this book are suppose to have a point but they are over fought and come off as stupid. 3) This has an extreme amount of scenes that felt like ‘filler’.  4) It all seems like it’s trying t0o hard. It’s like someone who is overacting in order to seem more acceptable. So basically I didn’t like it. I’ll try the third on out but if it is the same drivel as this one I think I’ll just wait to read the others.

I can’t say I recommend it really.

2 stars

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