Published: October 3rd 2006
Publisher: NAL Jam
Length: 239 pages
My Rating: 4 stars
From the author of the popular Weather Warden series comes the debut of an exciting new series set in Morganville, Texas, where you would be well-advised to avoid being out after dark.
College freshman Claire Danvers has had enough of her nightmarish dorm situation. 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. Will she be able to face the town’s terror, or will she drown like everyone else?
This book has been on my to-read shelf for a long time, I finally got my hands on the first in the series at my local charity shop.
Most paranormal/urban fantasies these days have the romanticised version of vampires not the dark, twisted ones from horror movies. This series the vampires are the ultimate evil, and humans fear them. It’s a refreshing change.
The main characters are a little foolish, do stupid things, but I remember when I was in the 16-18-year-old bracket, I thought I was world-wise and could do anything just like the characters in this book. I started college early too, and I can empathise with Claire, being so smart in some areas and naive in others, trying so hard to be an adult and not admit to being out of my depth.
The set up of the town of Morganville is intriguing, and I have already started reading the second in the series there is so much more to discover about this strange town. The book ends in a cliff hanger but the best thing about discovering a series that have been around for a while, you don’t have to wait for the next in series just jump right in.
*Blurb and cover image via Goodreads.