The Dead Girls' Dance (The Morganville Vampires, #2) by Rachel Caine

The Dead Girls' Dance (The Morganville Vampires, #2)

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...

Details The Dead Girls' Dance (The Morganville Vampires, #2)

TitleThe Dead Girls' Dance (The Morganville Vampires, #2)
Release DateApr 3rd, 2007
PublisherNAL Jam
GenreParanormal, Vampires, Young Adult, Fantasy, Urban Fantasy

Reviews The Dead Girls' Dance (The Morganville Vampires, #2)

  • Shannon
    I don't know what it is about this series that keeps it from being more than average for me. I like the ideas that Caine comes up with but I don't think she's the greatest writer. I find myself distracted while reading her books and not as emotionally connected as I should be. That being said, I liked it enough to want to continue on with the series and find out what happens with the characters.This entry in the series starts right where the firs...
  • Chelsea ❤Peril Please❤
    Yeahhhhhh...Sorry dudes. I wear the cone of shame- I'm on book five of this series and I am NOT slowing down to write reviews...I WILL come back and add quotes for each book, though! :P Each book gets better and better!!! :D
  • Jo ★The Book Sloth★
    3.5 I'm Just A Kid StarsSome days you have to wonder how many enemies can 4 teenagers battle at the same time. As if deadly Vampires and a bunch of psychotic college girls isn't enough, now they have to survive Shane's bat-shit crazy father and his vampire-slaying crusade in a city where no one trusts them and no one is their friend.Apart from the fact that 4 teenagers manage to do more than a hundred centuries old vampires can do, this series co...
  • Alkyoni
    Dear Series,I don't know what it is about you, but you confuse me unlike any other series around. There are times that I like you and I want to get to know you better but then you go and do something stupid to turn me off, only to rekindle my interest in you a few pages later. It's not fair, dear series. See, you have this atmospheric-horror-thriller setting going on, keeping me at the edge of my seat, biting my fingernails, and then you send som...
  • Anushka
    I hate the concept.I hate the characters.I hate the story line on which this book got off.I practically hate almost everything about this book. So, why did I read this?I read it 'cause I'm in the mood for reading a series with around 10 books and if anyone can recommend me something better than this, I'll be very grateful.I read the first part Glass Houses a year back, and disliked it too. The concept is just way too stupid. A 16-year old girl ...
  • Ian
    At the end of book 1 Glass Houses, Shane's psychopathic, vampire hunting father and his band of thugs showed up. The Dead Girls' Dance has him running amok in Morganville. The vampires are hunting him and Claire, Shane, Eve and Michael are the meat in the sandwich. This book has some good things going on, but there are a few things that really annoyed me. The epilogue in the form of diary entries from Eve is tedious. The protagonists spend most o...
  • Rachel Reads Ravenously
    3.5 starsThis series is campy and fun book crack :)
  • Samantha
    Ok, I decided to read this 2nd installment after liking the first, even with a few reservations. TDGD has not added anything new to the mix for me. I'll list my arguments:1. Claire has known Shane, Eve, and Michael for less than a month and she's willing to sign her life away. I'm not saying love is measured by how long you know someone, but come on! She's 16!2. This girl has dreams of going to MIT (=eventually leaving town) when she just keeps o...
  • Carrie
    The Dead Girls' Dance is the second book in the Morganville Vampire series and it picks up right after the ending of the first book. Claire and her roommates now not only have the vampires to deal with in Morganville but Shane's father has shown up with his bikers buddies. So far I'm finding this series just rather average. Sometimes I enjoy what's going on but at other times I find Claire to be rather annoying and some of the choices made to be ...
  •  Lissa Smith Reads'~Bookaholics Bookshelf Reviews
    5 Stars: This story was even more intense than Glass Houses. It was full of emotions throughout the whole book. Claire's decision at the book's end is heartbreaking, but so in character for her. This book was so much better than the last one. Not to disappointed as of yet, and I am not going on a rambling tyrant reveling any details as I did with Glass House. Sorry you will have to read and enjoy for yourself.My absolute favorite and will read ag...
  • Nikoleta
    Πέρασε κ δεν ακούμπησε... δεν ηταν κακό... καπως αδιαφορο να το πω...
  • Cam Garza
    Complete waste of my time. I can't believe I wasted a second of my life in this series. Sure, I liked Glass House even though I was ready to tear my hair out if I had to read one more fucking page of that book.But here?I couldn't even finish it.Wanna know the reason why I read this? The fucking cliffhanger.Man, I hate those thing, they're pure evil.Anyways, I kinda have to thank this book because I realized this series annoyed me to no end. I jus...
  • Anzu The Great Destroyer
    I’m going to make this real short, so here are some thoughts.The Dead Girls' Dance didn’t impress me much. I felt like the events that the story focused on weren’t so interesting, and this didn’t get me in the right mood. I didn’t think it was better than Glass Houses, and it wasn’t worse. Claire was better though. Eve and Michael were as good as ever. Shane. Meh. He bothered me many times, but in the end he was alight.I got used to ...
  • Emily (Obsessed Reader)
    I love how action-packed these books are...they make for such quick reads!
  • Cherie
    This is the second book in the Morganville Vampire series and it picks up right where book one leaves off. By now, we've learned a bit more about all the inhabitants of the Glass House, where Claire is currently living off-campus while attending Texas Prarie University. Her roommates—Eve the Goth girl, sexy hunk Shane, and mysterious Michael—have been having to fight off the vampires that rule Morganville because situations beyond their contr...
  • Morning
    Wow, I'm glad I bought most of the series because these cliff hangers would otherwise make me frantic and would probably keep me up all night thinking when I got the next book. The story plot just flows from book to book and I'm thankful for that. Everything actually connects without a huge unknown year taking place in between. I love Claire and all, but she's got to get some fire in her stomach. Yeah sure she feels revenge for Monica, but it jus...
  • Celeste
    This wasn't as funny as the first book, but it still kept me involved. There was a lot of plot progression, but not a massive amount of character development. We get to know more about Morganville, and about Shane's past, but it was hard to feel very empathetic as he was absent through a large chunk of the book. This series is very episodic, which makes it hard to put down. It's fluff. But it's fun fluff.
  • Rachel (The Rest Is Still Unwritten)
    This book was equally as good as the first. The story picked up right where the first book left of and continued to be fast paced and entertaining the entire way through. The characters continue to be the same great personalities they were from the first book, and I really liked Sam. I feel like he may be the first vampire we’ve met who could be as close to good as vampires in this series can get. I really like the character of Amelie, although...
  • Nic
    Wow! I am now a Morganville Vampire Fan. I had read the first book in the series and really enjoyed it but this book was brilliant.The writing is engaging and very witty. The plot was fast paced ensuring never a dull moment. It made me wonder how does Rachel Caine fit so much it to one little book. The characters I love. Claire is such a strong heroine despite the town's craziness. I like the realtionship between Claire, Shane, Eve and Michael an...
  • Jules
    I read a third of this book last night. Although it's okay, I don't think it's really for me, as it's certainly not thrilling me. Possibly too much action and not enough character development for me. So I've decided to move on to another book, and donate the rest of the books I have in this series to charity.
  • Shera (Book Whispers)
    Well it was better than the first book. I think the characters and plot development hit the right spots. We get to know more about everyone, and with the books being so small that is an issue. There's a limited time to developed characters and the world, while trying to squeeze in the plots! Dead Girls' Dance does a better job of it. Though my real issues where how Claire handled the situations. Despite Monica, the mean (psycho) girl, trying to k...
  • Abi | Scribbles and Stories
    This book picks up right where Glass Houses left off, with the aftermath of that cliffhanger. We've got ourselves a new villain in the form of Frank Collins - Shane's father - but that doesn't mean the old ones are going away. The Glass House gang still find themselves in the middle of trouble, which, honestly, could be a summary of the entire series.Since this is a reread, I'm aware of the fact that this book is setting up a lot of important eve...
  • Sarah
    (Source: I own a copy of this book.)This book pretty much picks up where the last left off - with Michael dead on the floor at the hands of Shane's father. I think this book was actually worse than the first in the series. It may have been that it took me longer to read this one and I couldn't read it straight through, but I have to say that I got really bored towards the end.I thought Claire did some darn stupid things, I think Eve did some stup...
  • Amber
    The Dead Girls Dance picks up where Glass Houses left off. Shane's dad is on a mission to kill off the vampires due to the hatred he has toward them for killing his wife and daughter. He has mastermined a plan to kill each and everyone. Monica is up to her old shenanegans causing problems for Claire and Eve. Amelie has placed protection on the Glass House four (Eve, Claire, Michael and Shane) but a death occurs and Shane and one of his father's b...
  • Nicole
    I really love Claire and the more I read the more I love her. She is so fierce, even being so young. One thing that shows is the justice system in this town is straight up wrong....I love Shane and the more I read about him the more I realize he is such a strong person who has been through so much. Monica is no different in this book of course. Stil the town bitch. Shane's dad is a MAJOR asshole. Like why even deal with that in your life. I am gl...
  • Jaime
    I like that this book picked up precisely where Glass Houses left off and kept to the fast pace. And even though she's often annoying because of it, I do like that 16 yr old small-town nerd Claire is written to be naive and sophomoric rather than implausibly sophisticated. The romantic aspect was also nicely done, as was the introduction of Sam. However, the villains were rather flat--perhaps to underscore that Claire is discovering that humans c...
  • Ray
    I enjoyed the second book in the morganville series. I have found that i am liking how the plot is moving and the characters are more dynamic than i was expecting them to be. in some ways it passed my expectations. in others, it still has a little younger reader feel to it. i have heard the rest is pretty good. I wasn't aware how many more books were in the series. I will surely keep going.
  • Nida Kazi
    It's been a busy week since starting my new job with hardly any time to read but I still managed to read this gorgeous shiny book!This book is fun, spooky and just had everything to keep you going.
  • Gemma
    Moderate spoilers.Pretty much the same thoughts as with the first novel in this series. This time, instead of being tossed down a flight of stairs, her drink gets spiked by a date-rape drug and she almost gets gang raped. And does she contact the police? Yet again, the answer is no, as she concludes the guys weren't really monsters. It was at this point that I truly felt like doing what I have NEVER done with a book, and that is throw the whole s...
  • Arlene
    The Dead Girls’ Dance is the second book of the Morganville Vampire series. When the story kicks off, it doesn’t waste any time picking right up where it left off and taking you on a turbo ride of adventure. The events keep happening one right after the other, and the story does not slow down to take a breath, which I loved. In this book, the cliffhanger from the previous novel is resolved rather quickly, and we learn about new challenges fac...