The main characters are NOT vampires...and that's why I love it. The Dead Girls' Dance picks up right where Glass Houses left off. And it did not disappoint. I'm mad at myself for not reading this series sooner. The plot wasn't necessarily fantastic, but the characters will always make up for any lag within the book. Shane, Clare, Eve, and Michael feel so human, like I could hang out with them on Tuesday and Thursday, like they've been my friends my whole life. They're real. But yet they aren't. And I love them. Shane and Clare are my favorite YA couple, by far. Their relationship is not insta-love. It's organic and real, fostered by an ongoing friendship and growing chemistry. The second book is a nice addition. It's no sophomore slump, and Rachel Caine always throws me off. When I think the story is going one way, it goes the other. The Morganville Vampires is an original take on the overdone vampire saga, and I recommend it to anyone who enjoys a good paranormal tale and dynamic characters.