Honor Among Thieves by Rachel Caine & Ann Aguirre

Honor Among Thieves by Rachel Caine & Ann AguirreHonor Among Thieves by Ann Aguirre, Rachel Caine
Series: The Honors #1
Genre: Science Fiction
Release Date: 13th February 2018
Publisher: Katherine Tegen Books
Source: Publisher
Add it: Goodreads
Rating: three-stars

Petty criminal Zara Cole has a painful past that’s made her stronger than most, which is why she chose life in New Detroit instead moving with her family to Mars. In her eyes, living inside a dome isn’t much better than a prison cell.

Still, when Zara commits a crime that has her running scared, jail might be exactly where she’s headed. Instead Zara is recruited into the Honors, an elite team of humans selected by the Leviathan—a race of sentient alien ships—to explore the outer reaches of the universe as their passengers.

Zara seizes the chance to flee Earth’s dangers, but when she meets Nadim, the alien ship she’s assigned, Zara starts to feel at home for the first time. But nothing could have prepared her for the dark, ominous truths that lurk behind the alluring glitter of starlight.

Guys, this book was strange. I loved the concept, and I loved the space travel part, but bloody hell, there’s a romance developing between a human girl and a living alien spaceship. It’s the weirdest thing, and I can’t get on board with that.

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Glass Houses by Rachel Caine

Glass Houses by Rachel CaineGlass Houses by Rachel Caine
Series: The Morganville Vampires #1
Genre: Paranormal
Release Date: May 26, 2008
Publisher: Allison & Busby
Source: Bought
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Rating: four-stars

It’s a small college town filled with quirky characters. But when the sun goes down, the bad comes out. Because in Morganville, there is an evil that lurks in the darkest shadows—one that will spill out into the bright light of day.

Claire Danvers has had enough of her nightmarish dorm situation. The popular girls never let her forget just where she ranks on the school’s social scene: somewhere less than zero. And Claire really doesn’t have the right connections—to the undead who run the town.

When Claire heads off campus, the imposing old house where she finds a room may not be much better. Hew new roommates don’t show many signs of life. But they’ll have Claire’s back when the town’s deepest secrets come crawling out, hungry for fresh blood...

On the day Claire became a member of the Glass House, somebody stole her laundry.
I first read Glass Houses about three years ago, when I was coming down from the dreaded Twilight phase and wanting more vampires. Or maybe I wanted real vampires, not the sparkly fairy kind. I had been meaning to re-read the first three books in this series for a while, since I have another six of the books on my TBR shelf, but I never found the time. If you’re a book blogger, you know how it is. Then the Booktube-a-thon came around, and one of the challenges was to re-read a book, and this one seemed like the best choice!

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