This review may well, and probably does, contain spoilers for books in the Morganville series up to 9.
Author: Rachel Caine
Series: The Morganville Vampires #9
Genre: Urban Fantasy
Age Group: Young Adult
Publisher: Allison & Busby
Source: Personal copy
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First sentence:‘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.
The fragile peace between humans and vampires in Morganville is in trouble, and when Claire takes drastic action, she’s put under serious pressure to re-establish the barriers that keep the town residents inside, and wipe the memories of those who leave. But working with her half-crazy vampire boss Myrnin means that things don’t always turn out as planned … and as the people of Morganville begin acting strangely, Claire and her friends must solve the mystery and try to put things right. But one by one, her allies are turning on her … even the ones she trusts most.
Ghost Town was one of the more enticing Morganville instalments for me. A favourite and most definitely proof that I’m becoming a bit of a fangirl over this series, particularly when it comes to Myrnin and his vampire-bunny slippers. I really like Myrnin, he’s showing some heart now. In fact, if you haven’t read this series yet and I haven’t tried to book bully you into picking it up, it’s only a matter of time.
I love the casual, fun builds ups and Claire and Shane’s sweet, goofy banter, although I do get a little tired of all of these groundshaking kisses. But they’re so good together so that kind of makes up for it, though I can’t help but think that they’re going to be shaken up soon.
There are rising tensions between Amelie and Oliver, though that’s a lot more complicated than it seems. And when Amelie loses her memory it is a stark reminder of how much she has changed since Sam’s death and since meeting Claire.
And oh my god I was not expecting an ending like that. It sent chills through me and I teared up a little bit. Everything was wrapped up nicely but it was so bittersweet. So sad but perfect.
I welcomed the short story at the end of the book, Worth Living For, just to cheer me up after that ending. It was from the perspective of Shane and the first Morganville short I’ve read. It exposes to us how much Shane cares and a lot of the things that he keeps inside. All in all it was a nice feel good little story. And though it’s set between Fade Out and Kiss of Death, it slotted in perfectly at the end of Ghost Town.
The Morganville Vampires series:
1. Glass Houses
2. The Dead Girls’ Dance
3. Midnight Alley
4. Feast of Fools
5. Lord of Misrule
6. Carpe Corpus
7. Fade Out
8. Kiss Of Death
9. Ghost Town
10. Bite Club
11. Last Breath
12. Black Dawn
13. Bitter Blood
14. Fall of Night