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 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.
This installment starts right where Glass Houses ended, which is great because now we have no time lapse to try and play catch up with.
Shane lost his younger sister a few years ago and his mother was killed by vampires also. Shane and Frank have been planning for revenge ever since. Shane returned back to Morganville with the sole purpose of getting inside information for his father, but living with Michael, Eve and now Claire caused him to reconsider, but the mistake he made was already set into motion.
The four teenagers realize the problems Frank's causing will jeopardize their newly acquired protection. If they are proven to be involved in the killing of vampires, their protection will vanish and will be free range from any vampire. Shane is being held for the murder of a vampire and if Claire, Eve, and Michael can't prove his innocence in time, Shane will be burned alive.
There was also a nice plot twist with Michael getting turned into vampire that actually surprised me. It's going to be nice to see him join the action and leave the Glass House.
I really do like where this is going. Claire is going to become a huge part in this town, too bad she still thinks she will get to leave one day.