This month's DARE is courtesy of my friend Carrie. Carrie is my literary soul-mate, my guru if you will, and her library is my Mecca (those shelves are stacked 3-deep yo!) Sometimes I can be found sitting in front of it, cross-legged, rocking back and forth, chanting. She has to kindly inform me that I'm scaring her child.
Our tastes of books may not always be exactly the same, but our tastes of red wine definetly are. She has been in this game long before me so when she talks about a book, series, author etc., I listen. Carrie I heart you.
Carrie has selected Glass Houses by Rachel Caine for me this month, saying:
I know you've been unimpressed by YA in the past, but the Morganville Vampires series is so much more than your typical story of teenage angst, a la vampire. And I think you're going to love the series' heroine. She's ubber smart, so strong-minded is somewhat of an understatement. And the author's from Texas... doesn't that mean that as a former Texan you HAVE to like her.
YA Urban Fantasy
Morganville Vampires #1
It's a small college town filled with quirky characters. But when the sun goes down, the bad comes out. Because in Morganville, there is an evil that lives in the darkest shadows-one that will spill out into the bright light of day.
Claire Danvers has had enough of her nightmarish dorm situation. The popular girls never let her forget just where she ranks on the school's social scene: somewhere less than zero. And Claire really doesn't have the right connections-to the undead who run the town.
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 Clarie's back when the town's deepest secrets come crawling out, hungry for fresh blood---