Its aimed at teens but I pinched my daughters copy and was hooked.Glass Houses for me was all the teen books I have read, about the angst of growing up and fitting in and how in an instant you can be deemed geeky, slight the top girl and be thrown into nightmare time. Bullying at its worst is shown here, Monica being the utimate in vicious at times almost soap opera like in her nastiness.
The story began properly for me when Claire the victim at this point moves to the Glass House and discover that Morgansville is run by vampires. Not the seducing dark mysterious figures, but ruthless, controlling fiends who are cold almost like the "Mob" but also no worse than the girls who are cruel too.
I love the character of Claire, she is smart, funny and by the end of the story very brave, its a coming of age in the bizarrest setting.
Her friends are hilarious and make the story very entertaining Shane the male tottie of the piece, Eve with her optimism and Michael who is almost fatherly but still young an sexy too.
I was completely swept up in the story , caught out by a few neat surprises and despite it being a teen fiction serial enough adult nuances to keep me hooked., I particularly was left almost groaning as it ends on a real cliffhanger that makes Eastenders "Duf Dufs" look tame.
A great exciting beginning to what I believe will be a good series, full of twists and turns and answering the questions I was left with in the first part.