Released: October 3, 2006
Publisher: NAL Jam
Age Group: Young Adult
Pages: 256 pages
Author Site: Rachel Caine
Just don't stay out after dark.This is the first book I have ever read of Rachel Caine's and I absolutely LOVED it. There was not one slow part in it. It was just non-stop action thru and thru and I hated to even take a bathroom break for fear of missing anything! (lol)
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.
There were quite a few parts that made my jaw drop and exclaim No Way! especially when I discovered that (ha did ya really think I was gonna spill the beans?) Seriously though just know that your in for a few surprises for sure and I usually can spot them a mile off and even I was stupefied in this book until they were revealed!
I adored the characters even the deranged lunatic Monica who tortured Claire. Rachel really fleshed her out as one of those characters you LOVE to HATE. I am still undecided on which of the leading males (Michael or Shane) I like best but maybe by end of the next book I can share my preference as well as my thoughts on Amelie. I'm just not completely disliking her even though I know she is a vampire and probably can't really be trusted. Claire is just a regular girl next door type that happens to be a brain except when it comes to common sense sometimes and as much as I loved her innocence..I wanted to smack her a few times or at the very least shake her and ask her if she was pure nuts! I mean sheesh if I knew there were vampires I be dogged if you'd see me bouncing around after dark! No way no sir!