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Thursday, August 25, 2011

Review: Ghost Town by Rachel Caine

Released: October 26, 2010
Publisher: NAL Hardcover
Rated: YA
Series: Morganville Vampires, Book 9
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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. What happens when some of the most powerful vampires begin to lost their minds? When they begin to turn on eachother one by one? Lines are crossed, people are hurt, and of course, Claire is the only one who can save the day. But one by one, her allies are turning on her ... even the ones she trusts most.

What I thought

What I love about Rachel Caine is all the unique story lines she comes up with. I have yet to feel like one of her books has already been written and that she needs to end the series. Usually with this many books, the series starts to go down hill a bit. But bravo, Rachel Caine, bravo! We still have good stories and adventures leading into the tenth book.

It seems Rachel Caine has picked up the cliffhangers again. These tend to drive me nuts. But since the next one is out and I don't have to wait, it doesn't drive me as much nuts. But I can't complain about the ending without giving it all away! I'm not sure how it was possible, considering everything that lead up to it, but I can't say a word. Ugh. I might bring up this point in the next book's review, because it won't spoil the next one.

We see something in here we've been waiting for. The power play between Oliver and Amelie. I've always wondered about these two. It definitely adds tension to the story. And the whole everyone is forgetting who they are makes a bit of trouble for Claire as well. I love Claire's resolve to always try to do the right thing, even if she didn't really want to in the first place. I think it makes her a good character to read about.

It's been a while since I picked up a Morganville Vampire book. So I decided to get the audio. I'm not sure I recommend it. I liked the story, I just didn't care for the reader. All the guys sounded like they were on drugs and the only voice the reader did well (remember, just my opinion) was Claire's mom. The rest didn't fit. It was hard to listen and not cringe when she did any of the male characters at all. I'm not sure I recommend the audiobook for this one.

My Rating

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Lily Child said...

I've been meaning to read this one. Great review! :)

Jules said...

Shame about the reader. I've been meaning to start this series for a while now, I have the first two books sitting on my bookcase.

jackie b central texas said...

I stopped at book 8, have book 9 on my TBR shelf and waiting to get my copy of book 10 when it comes in the mail so can catch up. So glad the showdown takes place and now more than ever really wanting to see what is going on in Morganville. Thanks for the review Aimee, only had one audio book and after that swore would never listen to another one as cannot stand the voices used and do not enjoy being read to when I read so much faster myself.

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