Release date: 2008 UK
Genre: Urban fantasy/ Vampire fiction
Target audience: 12+
Book 1: Glass Houses - Review here
Book 2: Dead Girls' Dance - Review here
Book 3: Midnight Alley - Review here
The Bookette's five reasons to read The Morganville Vampires Series:
- Great characterisation! Shane and Michael are the hottest guys in Morganville.
- Easy style of writing that helps you just fall into the story.
- Scary vampires that get your pulse racing and not in the Edward Cullen kind of way.
- Secrets - Morganville is full of them and Rachel Caine just keeps you guessing.
- Cliffhanger endings that always leave you wanting more.
Feast of Fools summary from Amazon:
In the town of Morganville, vampires and humans live in relative peace but Claire Danvers has never been convinced - 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.
WARNING: This review contains spoilers!
Just when you think the vampires of Morganville can't get any scarier, Bishop waltzes into town and drives fear into the hearts of humans, vampires and readers alike. A hellishly dark and mysterious figure whose presence unites vampires and their human minions. Feast of Fools sees Claire yet again working to unlock the mysteries that haunt the past of Morganville and its founder Amelie.
Bishop's presence creates divisons within the Glass House too. Ysandre (one of Bishop's satanic sidekicks) takes a fancy to Shane, well who wouldn't? She has a dark power which can violate the mind and make her victims act against their will. Poor Shane! Poor Claire! Michael makes an unpopular decision leaving Eve out in the cold and driving a rift bewteen friends.
This is definitely my favourite Morganville book so far. It is full of conflict: emotional, internal and physical. The ending left me yearning for the next book which just shows that I am hooked on this series. It isn't by any means great writing but it does have great plotting and characterisation. There is also depth to the mythology at the heart of the concept of the Morganville vampires. If like me, you love reading vampire novels on a Sunday afternoon, you should definitely give Morganville a try.
P.S. On the advice of Lauren @ I was a teenage book geek I am giving the whole short review thing a try. Only for series books that I've reviewed earlier books of, hence the five reasons to read the series thing too.