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The Dead Girls' Dance

(The Morganville Vampires #2)

4.03  ·  Rating details ·  56,741 ratings  ·  1,987 reviews
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 ...more
Mass Market Paperback, 248 pages
Published April 3rd 2007 by NAL Jam
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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 first book left off. This left me feeling a little los
Chelsea ❤Peril Please❤

Yeahhhhhh...Sorry dudes. I wear the cone of shame-

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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

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 some deus ex machina to do the rescuing.

You give your
Jo ★The Book Sloth★
3.5 I'm Just A Kid Stars

Some 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 continues to be extremely unique. It gets more gothi
May 28, 2013 rated it did not like it
Recommends it for: No one.
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 starts going to a college (early admission) in a s
Aug 06, 2012 rated it did not like it
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 of their time whining, and it gets to be a bit much
Amber J
“Hess laughed. "You know, I thought you were a mousy little thing when I first saw you, Claire, but you're not, are you? Not underneath."
Oh, I am mousy," she said."All this scares the hell out of me. But I don't know what else to do, sir, except try.
Even a mouse bites.”
― Rachel Caine, The Dead Girls' Dance

I try to express only my most honest opinion in a spoiler free way. If you feel anything in my review is a spoiler and is not already hidden in spoiler brackets please let me know. Thank yo
MissBecka Gee
This series is fantastic!
Don't take it seriously, it's just a fun series.
There is so much going on and the adventures just keep piling up.
I hope Caine can keep up the pace and interest throughout the whole series.
Claire is kind of an idiot (view spoiler) but she needs to be for the story.
I hope Amelie has more time in the rest of the books, she is pretty badass!
Rachel Reads Ravenously
3.5 stars

This series is campy and fun book crack :)
 Lissa Smith Reads'~A Bookaholics Bookshelf
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 again and again. I strongly recommend! It has outsta
Dec 06, 2015 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
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 laughable. I'm still kind of comparing this to som
Feb 16, 2009 rated it it was ok
Shelves: ebook-own, 2009
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Emily (Obsessed Reader)
Aug 14, 2015 rated it really liked it
I love how action-packed these books are...they make for such quick reads!
Apr 11, 2008 rated it really liked it
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 control have really pissed some of them off. It certainly d ...more
Cam Garza
Jul 10, 2013 rated it did not like it
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 just wanted to skip to the end and get it over with.
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 Rachel Caine’s cliffhangers so I was bracing myself for a big
Feb 17, 2009 rated it really liked it
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Jul 05, 2010 rated it it was amazing
I have read the first few books in this series a few time and every time I think I am going to fall out of love with them, but I never do! These books are the perfect combination of the vampire stories I need in my life. I read so many and they seem angsty and predictable, but this series is fun, unique, and like coming home.

Jun 17, 2018 rated it liked it
Shelves: paranormal
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. ...more
May 02, 2010 rated it it was amazing
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 and how they look after one another. And how can you
Elena Salvatore
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Jan 10, 2019 rated it really liked it
Shelves: vamp-romance
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. ...more
Tiera McMillian
Aug 27, 2019 rated it liked it
Shelves: august-2019
I feel like as this series is continuing we are getting sucked farther and farther into the supernatural world. They will never be able to get out of this place. This town is definitely messed up with what they allow to happen. Luckily we pick up here right where book 1 leaves off. This is a good thing especially with the cliffhanger of the last book!

Claire and crew step off into even more trouble as Shane's dad has shown back up. We get to really learn about Shane's past which is even more trag
julia ☆ [owls reads]
Oct 01, 2019 rated it really liked it
Shelves: ya-paranormal
I'm a bit surprised at how fast things are happening? I thought some of the really important plot points in The Dead Girls' Dance happened later in the series, but I guess not. Still a v entertaining and fast read, filled with action and danger and Claire getting hurt and then sleeping it off and waking up all healed \o/

The book begins right where the last one left off and also sets up quite a few important plot points for the next installments in the series. One of them does get kind of brushed
Rachel (The Rest Is Still Unwritten)
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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 events, and introducing characters that play a bigger

Jun 24, 2010 rated it really liked it
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 biker friends is accused. Amelie has revoked her pr
Dec 02, 2012 rated it really liked it
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 glad that in this book we finally have Eve and Micha ...more
Jun 14, 2018 rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: young-adult, fantasy
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. ...more
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 kill her in the last book Claire just kind of shrug
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