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Saturday, January 15, 2011

Ghost Town by Rachel Caine

Title: Ghost Town (Morganville Vampires #9)
Author: Rachel Caine
ISBN: 9780451231611
Publisher: New American Library
Page #: 335
Source: From my public library

**Warning! This summary and possibly review will contain spoilers if you haven't read the rest of the books in this series. So proceed with caution.**

"While developing a new system to maintain the town's defenses, Claire discovers a way to use the vampires' powers to help keep outsiders from spreading news of Morganville's "unique" situation once they've crossed the city limits.

But the new system has an unexpected and possibly deadly consequence: People inside the town start forgetting who and what they are - even the vampires. And when Claire's boyfriend, Shane, and her best friend, Eve, start treating her like a perfect stranger, Claire realizes she has to figure out a way to pull the plug on her experiment - before she forgets how to save herself... and Morganville."
First Lines:

"Oh, this doesn't sound like a good idea," Claire said, looking down at the paper that had been shoved into her hand by a passing student. She paused in the shade of the Science Building porch to read it."
Page 3

I'm a Morganville Vampires fan. Clearly this series started before my blog did... See past reviews:
Glass Houses; The Dead Girls' Dance; Midnight Alley; Feast of Fools
Lord of Misrule
Carpe Corpus
Fade Out
Kiss of Death

I have to say that this book was probably my favorite so far of this series. I'm not sure why. There's something about it that just was perfect for me. I think it might be because the last book was so different and this one pulled you back in to the original plot.

I don't think I can do this without spoilers, so sorry about that...
This book goes back to Claire's story with the crazy vampire Myrnin. Because of things that happened in past books, the controls over the town were left vulnerable. Claire's charge is to fix them - and fast. But once she does, something goes terribly wrong in the town. People begin losing parts of their past. Namely, three years.

This whole concept was really interesting to me. I mean, what would you forget if you lost the last three years of your life? What if you woke up one morning and didn't remember the last few years and the people you met and where you worked and even where you lived? I just loved that idea - and it really got me thinking. So kudos there to the author.

This book did leave you with an ending that felt final enough to not be chomping at the bit for the next book. Though, I'll still be reading it. But the ending is a little harsh - I was expecting part of it, but the other part took me a second to digest. It definitely gives you the tone of the next couple of books. It will be very interesting.

If you haven't read the Morganville books yet, and you're a fan of the whole vampire thing, I really suggest them. I always tell teens that they are a whole different take on the typical vamp story. Not to mention that they've recently re-bound these books into a nice two-books-in-one book. And I've read all nine and I'm still a fan - that's gotta say something about how well these books are written.

Speaking of which, check out Rachel Caine's website to see what's on tap next. I do know there is a tenth book on the way later this year. I'm excited to get my hands on that one.
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1 comment:

Unknown said...

I love Myrnin! I loved getting to know him better. This is just a great series, although I wish the newest (tiny) book wasn't so darn expensive!

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