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Sunday, 24 February 2013

*** Review*** Ghost Town (Morganville Vampires #9) by Rachel Caine

On the Back of the Book

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.

Pre Read Thoughts
I’m choosing this because:

I’m still working my way through these and my excitement and anticipation grows with book I read. I originally only picked these up because I was going through a vampire phase but I got bored of them before I reached Morganville. So at the start of the year when I decided to launch an attack on Spencer (my TBR pile, remember I named him!) I decided to start with this whole series and I’m really not regretting it.

Judging a book by its cover:

The thing that draws me to this cover every single time I look at it are the girl’s eyes. They call to me and I fall into them (too dramatic? Maybe a bit? Oh well I love a bit of drama!). The title and other shiny bits are in silver this time and while they look so stunning I find they blend in more than stand out. Normally the shiny stands out and I miss that about this cover. Although if we’re being honest it’s still better than the US covers, they really don’t do anything for me.

Pricing the (possible) awesomeness:

I keep pointing out that I got these as part of a 3 for £5 offer because I’m awesome and it’s true. However if you don’t have that option you can buy this on Amazon for £5.19 in paperback or £4.31 on Kindle. They’re reasonable prices and the series so far has definitely been worth reading so it’s time for an investment if you haven’t got them.

Post Read Thoughts

‘Fade Out’ just got topped. Morganville just keeps getting better. This book felt longer than the others but that really didn’t affect the story, if anything it enhanced it. There were so many times when I thought I was getting to the climax of the story then something would happen and I’d be sent back reeling, wondering how on Earth Claire was going to pull off her task. The writing is still keeping me interested in the story, even though we’re 9 books in and I get bored more easily than Claire gets herself into a spot of bother. (Oooh! I said a spot of bother! How British of me!)

This book gave me the chance to see what Eve, Michael and Shane were like before Claire came into their lives and I really liked having that opportunity. We got to see different sides to them all and we get to see how Claire can cope on her own, well I say on her own, that girl got skillz to make people believe in her! (I’m never spelling skills like that ever again.) Seeing the guys (and gal) as teenagers (well their minds anyway) really makes me appreciate and love them more, I think I actually prefer fifteen-year-old Shane. I don’t mean that in a dodgy way!

We also got to see a lot of other Morganville regulars revert to three years previously and I really did enjoy that! This means we get crazy Myrnin from previous books!! Oh he’s so hot when he’s murderous! *swoons* (I have pointed out that Myrnin’s my boy right?) It’s awesome to see backward character development and the whole idea of it is a stroke of genius!!

Special shout out goes to Frankie boy aka Frank Collins His role in this book is so intriguing and I have to say it was refreshing to see a side to him that wasn’t Captain Douche Bag. Can’t say that it made me warm to him though, there’s too much water (and bad parenting) under the bridge. Also I only put Frankie boy because I can imagine the controlling jerk guy in him really hating that and I’m a meanie.

Overall this book has seen the bar, walked up to it, raised it a couple of notches then still sailed over it. It’s that awesome! This whole series has so much to offer teens and adults alike. While there is romance it doesn’t overwhelm the action and there is plenty of action going on for those that really don’t like the whole series about two people in love type thing. Finally I feel it delivered on my prediction of new giant story arcs. If you’ve read the last paragraph of the book you’ll know what I mean.

My Rating

 4.5 stars Amazing, faultless, just incredible. I love this book, this series and I want everyone to read them I think I’d like Morganville to go on forever! *bows down to the genius that is Rachel Caine*

A Final Note
It is with a heavy heart that I report that I’m leaving Morganville, but only to get on with my review requests and ARCs! So my next few books won’t be what the page says what they are! We’re taking a detour! TO INFINITY AND BEYOND! (well that’s Toy Story but I can’t think of a book related let’s do this type thing.)

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