corner corner The Dead Girls' Dance: The Morganville Vampires, Book II (The Morganville Vampires)


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10 journalers for this copy...

Journal Entry 1 by Amberkatze from Wien Bezirk 10 - Favoriten, Wien Austria on Wednesday, April 04, 2007

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I really really enjoyed the first book in this series 'Glass Houses' so this was a must pre-order book!!! I am soooo happy it is here and can't wait to read it...but I have to wait a little and read some of the other tbr books! 


Journal Entry 2 by Amberkatze from Wien Bezirk 10 - Favoriten, Wien Austria on Friday, April 06, 2007

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I was a little naughty and read this already ;) I know I should have read all the other books I have first but the temptation was too big!!

Anyway 'WOW' this was good! I am not sure if I liked this one better than the first book or not because it seems like forever since I read the first part. I did like this alot though and reading it pretty much all in one go!

I am sooo glad the next part is out in Oct! Not such a long wait for the next part! 


Journal Entry 3 by Amberkatze from Wien Bezirk 10 - Favoriten, Wien Austria on Monday, April 09, 2007

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Here are the participants so far -

CandyDarling in Finland <-- Completed!
ladiibbug in the USA (US/Can) <-- Completed!
yvensong in the USA (US/Can) <-- Completed!
MaplesFlowers in the USA <-- Completed!
Cheriepie in the USA <-- Completed!
Needsun in Canada <-- Completed!
Wyvernfriend in Ireland <-- Arrived 13/06/08
Morgaine77 in Germany
Rianonne in Austria
Back to me in Austria 


Journal Entry 4 by CandyDarling from Helsinki, Uusimaa / Nyland Finland on Friday, May 04, 2007

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Got this in the mail today. Thank you, I'm really looking forward to this, as I loved Glass Houses


Journal Entry 5 by CandyDarling from Helsinki, Uusimaa / Nyland Finland on Friday, July 20, 2007

8 out of 10

When I started reading The Dead Girls' Dance, I realized I didn't remember much of the details from the previous book, which was a bit distracting. The second part picks up right where the first part ended, and is almost non-stop action all the way to the end. I was a bit disappointed in this book, because I didn't like it as much as Glass Houses. I really enjoyed the mysterious atmosphere in the first book, but there was very little of that in this book. My favorite parts were when Claire met Lisa and her Gramma, and the interaction with Amelie. The rest of the book was too much running from one crisis to the next. I also found it a bit annoying when all the inhabitants of the Glass House were trying to sacrifice themselves in order to save their friends, while at the same time trying to stop their friends from doing the same. I'd prefer to see them cooperate...

I'm still curious to see where this series is going, but I hope the next part would contain less action and more mystery. I'll send the book to ladiibbug today. Thank you Amberkatze for starting this ring!

EDIT: Found an interesting review of the book:
The Dead Girls’ Dance - review at The Hathor Legacy 


Journal Entry 6 by ladiibbug from Paradise, California USA on Thursday, August 16, 2007

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8/16/07 Arrived today -- WHEE! I so enjoyed #1 Glass Houses & will begin reading ... NOW. *Dives onto Couch with Book* RSVD 


Journal Entry 7 by ladiibbug from Paradise, California USA on Sunday, August 26, 2007

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8/27/07 Enjoyable, fast paced #2 in the Morganville Vampires series. I made myself break this up into three reading sections to make it last!

So glad #3 is coming out in October '07! Thanks, AmberKatze for sharing. My two decorations are at the bottom right of the inside cover. That's a fun touch, AmberK!

8/27/07 Mailing in a couple days to Yvensong - TRAVELING 


Journal Entry 8 by yvensong from Reno, Nevada USA on Wednesday, September 12, 2007

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Got this yesterday! Thanks so much for sharing this with us. I enjoyed Book 1 and can't wait to jump into this one. Good timing, too. I had just finished a book and was looking for another. 


Journal Entry 9 by yvensong from Reno, Nevada USA on Monday, September 17, 2007

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I really enjoyed this little romp through Morganville and am looking forward to Book 3. Thanks so much for sharing.

This is on its way to Mapleflowers. 


Journal Entry 10 by MaplesFlowers from Nashville, Tennessee USA on Sunday, September 23, 2007

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I rec'd the book on Friday the 21st, started reading it immediately since I had ebjoyed the first book so much & finished it Sunday morning! Very good book & I can't wait until Book 3 comes out!!! It's off to CheriePie tomorrow!! Thanks for sharing. 


Journal Entry 11 by CheriePie from Campbell, California USA on Tuesday, October 02, 2007

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This arrived with me today. I've still got to read the first one, which I have here on Mt TBR, so I hope no one's too anxious for this as it might be with me up to 3 months. Let me know if that's a problem, Amber.

PS - Book 3 of this series is on its way to me through PBS so I'd be willing to push it up and share that with y'all if you can accommodate me. ;) 


Journal Entry 12 by Amberkatze from Wien Bezirk 10 - Favoriten, Wien Austria on Wednesday, October 03, 2007

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I have book 3 right in front of me now!!!! I am just about to register it ;)

But if Cherie wants to ring her copy that is ok. I am going to PC them and I am trying to stop myself from sending more rings out ;) 


Journal Entry 13 by CheriePie from Campbell, California USA on Thursday, January 24, 2008

7 out of 10

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 doesn't help when Shane's vampire-hunting father comes to town either, with a plan to take care of all the vampires of Morganville once and for all.

If I hadn't read the first book so recently I think I may have been lost for the first several pages as this book picks up mid-scene from the events of book one, with very little reminder cues. I really don't like when authors do this, particularly since these books are published several months apart and most people aren't going to read them right after another, but instead would read a number of other books in betweeen. Therefore, with this particular series, you might be better served picking up the first two or three books and then reading them all in one go.

In comparison to the other young adult urban (paranormal) fantasy books I've been reading, specifically the House of Night Novels by P.C. Cast, these seem a bit slower paced and not nearly as exciting. I remember thinking something similar about the first book of Ms. Caine's Weather Warden series, Ill Wind, when I read that. Certainly an interesting enough story, but it didn't have that wow factor for me that makes it a favorite. *shrug*

That said, the story is still interesting enough to keep going, and does pick up the pace more as things progress. Though written in the third person, you really only see into Claire's head most of the time, not any of the other main characters, so the inclusion of a few excerpts from Eve's diary at the end of the book is a welcome addition which lets you learn a bit more about what makes her tick.

I certainly plan to keep up with future books in this series, and already have Midnight Alley, the third in the series, waiting on my bookshelf. I'll just have to remember to read it sooner rather than later for the reasons stated above since I'll be passing this second book along and won't have it to refer back to.


This is now reserved for NeedSun and will be headed out to her shortly. 


Journal Entry 14 by CheriePie from Campbell, California USA on Thursday, January 24, 2008

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Mailed to NeedSun, along with a couple extra surprises, on 25-Jan-2008 via First Class Mail International. 


Journal Entry 15 by NeedSun from Perth Road, Ontario Canada on Tuesday, February 05, 2008

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Received yesterday. I used to be included on this bookring and got removed but Cherie knew that I still wanted to read the book so she sent it to me. Amber, I am sorry if somehow I messed up with one of your rings and you removed me from all your others. Please let me know what happened.

I should be able to move this book on in about 4 to 5 weeks. 


Journal Entry 16 by NeedSun from Perth Road, Ontario Canada on Friday, June 06, 2008

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The is a really good series. Unfortunately, they keep ending in cliff hangers so I want to get my hands on the next one asap.

Thank you for sharing. I have sent 2 PMs to Wyvernfriend and next I will post on ClubVlad. 


Journal Entry 17 by wyvernfriend from Lucan, Co. Dublin Ireland on Sunday, June 15, 2008

7 out of 10

Thought I had journalled this and passed it on but found it in a pile of books needing review. GAH!

Claire Danvers is dealing with more of the issues created by living in a town controlled by vampires and working her way through being in the middle of several of the factions in the town. There's a lot of involved politics in the book and some interesting people.

It's been a while since I read it but I do remember that it was interesting enough that I want to read the next in the series but not so interesting that I feel an urge to hunt up the next book in a hurry.

PMing the next person right now. 


Journal Entry 18 by Morgaine77 from Münchenstein, Baselland Switzerland on Saturday, August 23, 2008

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Arrived safely at my house. Thanks so much for sending and for sharing! :-) 


Journal Entry 19 by Morgaine77 from Münchenstein, Baselland Switzerland on Thursday, September 25, 2008

8 out of 10

What can I say, I liked it! :-) So; where's the ring for Book No. 3? *giggles*

I thought there was more action going on than in book 1 and I'm very curious to learn more about the various characters. I especially liked Amelie - eventhough I'm not sure what her agenda is...

Thanks for sharing!

I'll drop this off at the post office today to send it to Rianonne. 


Journal Entry 20 by Morgaine77 at -- Per Post geschickt / Persönlich weitergegeben --, Nordrhein-Westfalen Germany on Thursday, September 25, 2008

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Released 9 yrs ago (9/25/2008 UTC) at -- Per Post geschickt / Persönlich weitergegeben --, Nordrhein-Westfalen Germany

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Travelling to Vienna by surface mail. Safe travels! :-) 


Journal Entry 21 by Rianonne from Wien Bezirk 22 - Donaustadt, Wien Austria on Tuesday, September 30, 2008

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Arrived today!
Too bad I've started a new book yesterday ... 


Journal Entry 22 by Rianonne from Wien Bezirk 22 - Donaustadt, Wien Austria on Saturday, October 04, 2008

8 out of 10

I like this series better than "Twilight" (book #1 read so far). It is such a breath of fresh air because in Caine's Morganville, the vamps are pretty scary guys and they have convienant ways of 'hiding' people who go missing. And a lot of people DO go missing in Morganville.

An extra curve is thrown to the story line when we realize that the crazy band of vampire hunters, led by Shane's father, are scary and bad too. They don't care who gets killed in their quest to rid Morganville of its vampires. Shane gets swept along in his father's plans and gets captured and its up to Claire and her ghostly friend Michael and his goth girlfriend Eve, to save Shane.

It has only gotten better since its amazing debut "Glass Houses". There is no lack of action or suspense, more plot and the characters are strong people. The relationships are cute and realistic and as an adult I can easily overlook that this is meant to be a Young Adult novel.

So where is the next book ?????? 


Journal Entry 23 by Rianonne at -- Per Post geschickt/ Persönlich weitergegeben --, Wien Austria on Monday, December 01, 2008

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Released 9 yrs ago (12/1/2008 UTC) at -- Per Post geschickt/ Persönlich weitergegeben --, Wien Austria

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Travelling home, at last! 


Journal Entry 24 by Amberkatze from Wien Bezirk 10 - Favoriten, Wien Austria on Monday, December 01, 2008

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Thank you everyone for making this ring a success! The book is back home and will be going back into my PC! 


Journal Entry 25 by Amberkatze at -- Per Post geschickt/ Persönlich weitergegeben --, Wien Austria on Tuesday, December 30, 2008

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Released 9 yrs ago (12/30/2008 UTC) at -- Per Post geschickt/ Persönlich weitergegeben --, Wien Austria

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Lent to Sandra

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