Review: Fade Out by Rachel Caine

imageTitle: Fade Out
Author: Rachel Caine
Format Read: 
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Series: Morganville Vampires #7
Publisher: Signet
Genre: Paranormal
Release date: November 3rd 2009
Formats Available:  paperback, ebook, kindle
Number of pages: 237
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Without the evil vampire Bishop ruling over the town of Morganville, the resident vampires have made major concessions to the human population. With their newfound freedoms, Claire Danvers and her friends are almost starting to feel comfortable again…

Now Claire can actually concentrate on her studies, and her friend Eve joins the local theatre company. But when one of Eve’s castmates goes missing after starting work on a short documentary, Eve suspects the worst. Claire and Eve soon realize that this film project, whose subject is the vampires themselves, is a whole lot bigger-and way more dangerous-than anyone suspected.

My Thoughts:

For the first time months has passed on Morganville, this book is set the hole six months after the big ending from Bishop rules. And after the storm now the city is still getting back together and vampires and humans are also in a new era.
 
I thought there was something strange with that Kim since the first moment, for once everyone is kinda nervous around Claire because they don’t know what to expect from the favorite human Amelie has in years and second Eve was blind sided by her.
 
We get some explanations for Eve behavior, but as previous book I was expecting more from her and Shane did step up on this one especially after we discovered he and Kim had a fling awhile back.
 
Michael is still struggling with being the only vampire living in the Glass House and now his relationship with Eve kinda start to show a bit stress.
 
Myrnin is back to “normal” whatever that means and now the problem is Ava, not that anyone can see that besides Claire of course.
 
So now is all about jealous! Claire is jealous from Kim old relationship with Shane and the new with Eve. Ava is jealous from Claire and Myrnin spending much time together. Drama! Drama. But the book is good, but I still prefer the two with Bishop, more action is my thing.

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Review: Carpe Corpus by Rachel Caine

imageTitle: Carpe Corpus
Author: Rachel Caine
Format Read: 
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Series: Morganville Vampires #6
Publisher: Signet
Genre: Paranormal
Release date: June 2nd 2009
Formats Available:  paperback, ebook, kindle
Number of pages: 241
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Book Blurb:

In the small college town of Morganville, vampires and humans lived in (relative) peace-until all the rules got rewritten when the evil vampire Bishop arrived, looking for the lost book of vampire secrets. He’s kept a death grip on the town ever since. Now an underground resistance is brewing, and in order to contain it, Bishop must go to even greater lengths. He vows to obliterate the town and all its inhabitants-the living and the undead. Claire Danvers and her friends are the only ones who stand in his way. But even if they defeat Bishop, will the vampires ever be content to go back to the old rules, after having such a taste of power?

My Thoughts:

One point I didn’t liked was Eve, because for someone who has lived her hole life in Morganville and knowing that vampires use dirty tricks in the humans, it was not a surprise for me when Bishop kinda tied Claire to his will, but my really problem was Eve not understanding and after everything that happened acted like it was Claire own fault.
 
Claire finally turned seventeen but her life is upside down, she went back to her parents house and now she’s all alone, trying to save the vampires with the cure and discover a way to save Shane. Still “working” for Bishop.
 
But I liked that now some new characters has a chance to shine (like Richard) and Claire has a more mature attitude, plus some spicy scenes that we’ve been waiting for a long time.
 
I liked the fast pace on this book and the action was built since Lord of Misrule, so now things were really well put. Myrnin as always was perfect and I couldn’t tell witch side he was until the end of book. Plus for me was a bit hilarious how Claire’s parents reacted in this book. One of the best of the year.

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Review: Lord of Misrule by Rachel Caine

imageTitle: Lord of Misrule
Author: Rachel Caine
Format Read: 
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Series: Morganville Vampires #5
Publisher: Signet
Genre: Paranormal Romance
Release date: January 6th 2009
Formats Available:  paperback, ebook, kindle
Number of pages: 244
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Book Blurb:

In the college town of Morganville, vampires and humans coexist in (relatively) bloodless harmony. Then comes Bishop, the master vampire who threatens to abolish all order, revive the forces of the evil dead, and let chaos rule. But Bishop isn’t the only threat.
Violent black cyclone clouds hover, promising a storm of devastating proportions as student Claire Danvers and her friends prepare to defend Morganville against elements both natural and unnatural

My Thoughts:

I loved the cyclone, it made things way more dramatic and sad for some parts. I also had a love/hate toward Amelie during the hole book. I could never tell in witch side she was and Claire looked to be on the same page as me.
I liked Bishop, because he’s true evil and his character showed exactly what I expected. Since I didn’t really knew about his past (during the book we get to figure) on very begging it was interesting to understand and try to anticipate what he would do and why the vampires acted that way, all fearing even Amelie and Oliver.

Claire tries to save the world once again and Bishop takes her as his pet, againts her will. Just to piss Amelie and takes the city. Claire is still sixteen and continues with her normal life, going to college and trying to discover a drug for the vampires.

Michael as always perfect, I never know what to expect from him. And now that he’s allied to Amelie is even more surprising. For the record, since the beginning I thought that was not the way he usually acted so something was definily different.
Shane was a bit absent in this book so I don’t really have much to say. But I loved another book from this series.

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Review: Feast of Fools by Rachel Caine

imageTitle: Feast of Fools
Author: Rachel Caine
Format Read: 
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Series: Morganville Vampires #4
Publisher: Signet
Genre: Paranormal romance
Release date: June 4th 2008
Formats Available:  paperback, ebook, kindle
Number of pages: 242
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Book Blurb:

The wait is over. dig into the feast…

In the town of Morganville, vampires and humans live in relative peace. Student Claire Danvers has never been convinced, though, especially with the arrival of Mr. Bishop, an ancient, old-school vampire who cares nothing about harmony. What he wants from the town’s living and its dead is unthinkably sinister. It’s only at a formal ball, attended by vampires and their human dates, that Claire realizes the elaborately evil trap he’s set for Morganville.

My Thoughts:

I liked the new people coming to start trouble. It gives the series a new information about the past from some very well know characters as Amelie and Oliver. Plus Mr.Bishop sounds like pure evil, and some changes made this series  a lot more action than the first books.
 
Claire as always end up right in the middle of the problem and also has to deal with doing what it’s told and not get in between. Of course that doesn’t happen because we all she will research and try to save as many people as possible.
 
I liked the why Amelie acted on this book, because confronting was definily not the answer and as she tried to understand and work toward a strategy to save her town, she had to let everyone think peace was her call.
 
Myrnin continues his research and try to save the vampires from the strange disease, plus getting little Claire in trouble. Also Claire’s parents decided to move in to Morganville and discovered all about the city secrets.
 
I loved this book, and from all the series so far this was the most fast and action happened from beginning to end. My favorite.

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Review: Midnight Alley by Rachel Caine

imageTitle: Midnight Alley
Author: Rachel Caine
Format Read: 
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Series: Morganville Vampires #3
Publisher: NAL Jam
Genre: Paranormal romance
Release date: October 2nd 2007
Formats Available:  paperback, ebook, kindle
Number of pages: 245
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Book Blurb:

Morganville is such a nice place to live… And die. If you don’t mind that sort of thing.


When Claire Danvers learnt that her college town was run by vampires, she did what any intelligent, self-preserving student would do: she applied for a transfer and stocked up on garlic. The transfer is no longer an option, but that garlic may come in handy.

Now Claire has pledged herself to Amelia, the most powerful vampire in town. The protection her contract secures does little to reassure her friends. All of a sudden, people are turning up dead, a stalker resurfaces from Claire’s past, and an ancient bloodsucker extends a chilling invitation for private lessons in his secluded home.

My Thoughts:

The second book was really great and since it kinda left on a cliff, but a good one. After Claire discovering some vampire things and once again saved everyone by signing herself over to Amelie. The number one vampire in Morganville has Claire, so aside jealousy from some people, and taking in consideration what really means that bracelet, she’s pretty much save.
 
I loved the fact that Amelie decided to knowledge Claire high IQ, by sending her to study with a really strange vampire in this book. At first I didn’t like Myrnin, but after some more reading discovered that actually he’s not that bad.
 
Shane’s lie was actually one thing that I didn’t liked because was it really necessary to make him a bad guy, even if so for only a few chapters, because we could all see that brainwalsh is a powerfull thing and he was just a kid when everything happened.
 
I loved this book and definily a great moment for the series.

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Review: Dead Girl’s Dance by Rachel Caine

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Title: Dead Girl’s Dance
Author: Rachel Caine
Format Read: 
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Series: Morganville Vampires #2
Publisher: Allison & Busby
Genre: Paranormal romance
Release date: April 3rd 2007
Formats Available:  paperback, ebook. kindle
Number of pages: 238
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Book Blurb:

Claire has her share of challenges. Like being a genius in a school that favours 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.

My Thoughts:

My first though after finishing this book is that title gave me a different idea for what would happen. I really though about zombies, don’t know why. Anyway, the book is more like a better glimpse for what this town really is. When Claire start learning more about vampires and how they live, and of course she also has to deal with Monica, the sicko.

The pace in this book is faster than the first at least for me, probably because we’ve been introduced to the characters and now the action is more than story. Monica is back and continues with her nonstop drama. Plus Claire and Shane are now a couple, more or less.

New vampires make this book, a lot of fun, and the end was so not what I expected, and totally made me insane for the next book. Shane was a bad boy and I really though he was a great guy.

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Review: Glass Houses by Rachel Caine

imageTitle: Glass Houses
Author: Rachel Caine
Format Read: 
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Series: Morganville Vampires #1
Publisher: Allison & Busby
Genre: Paranormal Romance
Release date: October 3rd 2006
Formats Available:  October 3rd 2006
Number of pages: 348
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Book Blurb:

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…

My Thoughts:

I liked Claire, she’s smart, a bit young but knows how to handle things as an adult, and since she’s only 16 her parents though it was better for her to start college in Texas, close to home. And that how she end up in Morganville, where things are very different at night.

After everything she’s been through with those mean popular girls one especially bad day makes her decides to change things. And no we are not talking about revenge, Claire is a sweet girl after all, she’s just trying to run and find a new place to stay because the dorm seams impossible.

That’s how she finds herself in a lot of trouble. Things are very different on the city and the house where she finds a place to stay people are specially complicated.

I found this book a good surprise, but them it must be good since the author is already writing the #12. After so much talking and writing about vampires I can’t stop reading about them. For years I’ve loved Buffy and in those times vampires didn’t had the same status as now. And after so many good books this one was special. The world is well written and the characters have guts and strong minds.

Can I just say that I loved Michael since the first page but Shane not so much. And Eve is perfect. In a town where everyone is afraid of the vampires or just following the rules, she made them look ridiculous and decided to be unique.

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