The Dead Girls' Dance

The Dead Girls' Dance

Book - 2007
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When Claire Danvers and her equally outcast best friend Eve are invited to the annual Dead Girls' Dance at a fraternity, all hell breaks loose when the living group party with the dead group in a town rampant with bloodthirsty vampires.
Publisher: New York : NAL Jam Books, c2007
ISBN: 9780451220899
0451220897
Characteristics: 248 p. ; 18 cm

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barryandlinda
Jul 23, 2016

I wasn't sure if I was going to like this series, but to my surprise I do. Michael and Eve's relationship continues while Shane and Claire try to keep theirs at a safe distance. MIchael's dad and his gang are out to slaughter as many vampires as they can and Michael is the one who get the blame. There are so many who agree that he is guilty, but there are a few who don't believe it as well. Don't want to give too much away. I am definitely looking forward to the next book in this series.

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Ajmoody
Aug 25, 2013

This series is very addictive!

FaithDaniel Dec 17, 2012

I loved it! I've read all 13 so far! It's a must read! that's all I can say before I give out any spoilers.

gabrieladepp Dec 01, 2011

Loved this books along with all the other one's from it's series!

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Palomino
Nov 01, 2011

Again, I'm impressed and want the next book. There's moments where it's so well-written, not in a literary way but in a "oh, isn't that that the truth" way. The plot gallops along like a Dave Duncan book. And there's another cliffhanger ending!

theshyreader Oct 09, 2011

This was a page turner. One thing: At the end I thought,
"Is Claire stupid? Why would she do that? Amelie is such a..."

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Ruby9
Aug 08, 2011

great read.....way better than the first one. really engaging. cant wait for the next on. i mean things r becoming so unexpeceted. n what does Amelie really want???? Is she a friend or a foe? i dont understand. but for some reason i like her.

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Mahala
Nov 14, 2009

This series is awesome with a different take on the vampire story. I loved the characters and felt myself lost for hours in them,once finished rushing out to buy the next book. Highly recommend!

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lysar
Sep 18, 2009

Sequels are a tricky thing. As excited as you are for them you always worry that the author is going to miss that lovely feel that the first book held. That it'll lack the magic and you'll be horribly disappointed. That's my fear with sequels.

Caine missed all those potholes and manages to build off the first book and make this sequel ridiculously enjoyable. Kudos to her!

The Dead Girls' Dance takes up right after where the first one ends. I like that Caine didn't fast forward us to months in the future but instead continued right off. That we didn't lose the feel or have to be told (one of my pet peeves) what happened. Instead we were shown, we got to be in the moment and watch as it all unfolded. I love that. I love how raw and real the characters are. I love the relationship between Shane and Claire has unfolded and it's got so much Buffy/Angel moments between them. How protective and broken Shane is and yet how sweet he can be with Claire. I love the stolen smoochies and how neither of them lose themselves in this book. Cannot stand when the characters morph into polar opposites once they become an item.

They (all the characters) are still as we know them yet Caine allows them to grow. She brings in large and small obstacles to bring on these changes and growth.

The plot is heavy (in a teen way) and doesn't skim over any of the issues that Caine brings up. I like that she deals with family dynamics and issues without glazing 'em over. And there's still a cliff hanger at the end (something I both love and hate) but lots is resolved and lots if sorta resolved but not, which leaves room for the other books in the series. I'm ridiculously curious about what Eve's brother is going to bring to the table. *que music*

All in all this is rapidly becoming on of my favorite teen series, in fact it could be my favorite teen series.

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Bookluver15
Mar 15, 2016

Bookluver15 thinks this title is suitable for 17 years and over

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Ajmoody
Aug 25, 2013

Ajmoody thinks this title is suitable for 16 years and over

FaithDaniel Dec 17, 2012

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Myrna000
Feb 29, 2012

Claire has her share of challenges. Like being a genius in a school that favors beauty over brains; homicidal girls in her dorm, and finding out that her college town is overrun with the living dead. On the up side, she has a new boyfriend with a vampire-hunting dad. But when a local fraternity throws the Dead Girls' Dance, hell is really going to break loose.

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theshyreader Oct 09, 2011

"Friends get you killed in Morganville."
"No....
"Shane, honey, in Morganville, friends are the only thing that keep you alive."

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