The Dead Girls' Dance by Rachel Caine
My rating: 5 of 5 stars
Well, Dead Girls' Dance picks up where Glass Houses ended. I wasn't sure it would by the sneak peek at the end of Glass Houses that was included in my paperback edition, but I'm glad it did. Caine continues to expand the world of Morganville. Our heroine Claire has to strike out on her own to save her friends. Everything continues to happen very quickly and action keeps coming. Caine does offer some nice respites from the action though that allow the reader a little bit of a breather, but one has to wonder how much longer someone can continue to live under the pressure and anxiety that Claire and her friends have to deal with. Luckily, Dead Girls' Dance doesn't end on such a dramatic cliffhanger like Glass Houses, but there is plenty of drama fodder for the next book, which I already own and plan to read.
One thing that I do question is the actual Dead Girls' Dance. I almost wish there hadn't been a party with that literal title. From the jacket blurb and the fact that the book takes it as its title, I expected it to figure much more greatly in the overall plot, but it is almost an afterthought at the end, while what happens there while horrific, it also seems superfluous to Claire and Eve's quest. They had much closer and dire problems to deal with without adding the Dead Girls' Dance to the mix. But still that is a minor quibble, and I can see mechanically why Caine included it. It does serve some purpose. I look forward to reading the next in the series.
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Originally posted on Goodreads.