The Dead Girls’ Dance (Morganville Vampires, Book 2), by Rachel Caine

This is, geriatrician obviously, the sequel to Glass Houses, the first book of the Morganville Vampires series, by Rachel Caine. (Book 3 was out recently, and book 4 is in the publishing queue. She also has written the Weather Wardens series, of which I reviewed books 1 and 2 here and here.) While I enjoyed this book more than the last one, I’m going to tell you one random aside before the plot. She stole a line from Laurell K. Hamilton in this book: “Still, she could call Amelie. But that was a little like arming a nuclear weapon to take care of an ant problem.” Anita, in The Laughing Corpse (book 2) took Jean-Claude as backup to the Tenderloin (icky hooker district). As she said, taking the Master of the City down to keep pimps away from her was a little like using a thermonuclear device to kill ants. However, that’s a bit superficial.

Book 2 picks up exactly where book 1 left off. Literally. I mentioned that book 1 ended with a cliffhanger; book 2 starts as if everyone froze at the end of book 1 and just sat around waiting for their cues. I’ll try to give away the least amount of plot possible, but it’s probably obvious to those of you who are reading this that the main characters are about to get in trouble with the vampires and Monica (the big bad Texas blonde) again. The conflict becomes a little more complicated this time, throwing in a biker gang of vampire hunters and two warring factions of vampires. Continue reading The Dead Girls’ Dance (Morganville Vampires, Book 2), by Rachel Caine