Parents' Guide to

Glass Houses

By Terreece Clarke, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 13+

Light, fluffy vampire series big on fun, small on plot.

Book Rachel Caine Fantasy 2006
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A Lot or a Little?

What you will—and won't—find in this book.

Community Reviews

age 15+

Based on 2 parent reviews

age 15+

Best book series ive read

This is a really good series to read if your bored because these will definitely liven the place up... A lot of swearing and a bit of sex references but other than that they are really good
age 14+

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Who ever reviewed this book for commonsense must be oblivious to foul language. There is a lot of casual swearing “bada—“ “sh—load” “d—k” “p—-y” etc. While the review was correct about the lack of sex, be warned there is sexual humor and references.

This title has:

Too much swearing

Is It Any Good?

Our review:
Parents say (2):
Kids say (14):

Author Rachel Caine does a great job of creating a sympathetic hero out of quiet and meek Claire, and we fall in love with her roommates almost as fast as she does. The backdrop of the novel -- vampires that run a town and the rules they have set forth -- would be worrisome enough, but add mean girls who like destruction and have a taste for blood on their own, and readers will spend half their time wondering why Claire doesn't get out of this town the first chance she gets.

As the rules of the town are laid out and more mysteries are revealed, kids will find themselves wanting Claire to stay at least long enough to figure out all the secrets. This is a great book for reluctant readers and teens who can't get enough of the fantasy vampire/witch/wizard genres. It's no Twilight, but it's not half bad.

Book Details

  • Author: Rachel Caine
  • Genre: Fantasy
  • Book type: Fiction
  • Publisher: Penguin Group
  • Publication date: October 3, 2006
  • Publisher's recommended age(s): 12 - 17
  • Number of pages: 256
  • Last updated: July 12, 2017

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