Wednesday, October 6, 2010
Review: Ghost Town (Morganville Vampires #9) (ARC) by Rachel Caine
Ghost Town (The Morganville Vampires #9) (ARC) by Rachel Caine
Release Date: October 26, 2010
Publisher: NAL Hardcover
Genre: YA Paranormal Fiction
The Story: After returning from their road trip to Dallas, Claire finds herself right back into the thick of things in Morganville. Taking classes at Texas Prairie University, hanging out with her boyfriend Shane and roommates Eve and (newly turned vamp) Michael, working for her crazy mad scientist vampire boss, Myrnin. Just another typical day in Morganville.
And then Claire finds herself right in the middle of finding a way to recreate the machine that works the portals, creates the boundaries outside of Morganville, and makes people forget about Morganville once they leave town. Only problem is, people inside of Morganville seem to be forgetting things... important things... recent things. Will Claire be able to fix the machine before she starts forgetting too?
My review: Since this book will still not be out for another few weeks, I am going to be posting a non spoiler review. One thing I can say though, is that I absolutely loved this book! I am so glad this series was moved out to 12 contracted books. Although I don't even know if that would be enough for me.
As the series goes on, the main human characters, who are all in their late teens, are growing. Not just physically, but mentally and emotionally as well. The amount of things they have had to go through makes it seem like they have all been together longer than they actually are. The bond between them is unbreakable. The rest of the characters are all so well written as to be great supporting characters. I am all about Shane, but Myrnin has been growing on me, and continues to do so with every book that I read.
To me, there was a great feeling of loss in this book (and nope, I am not going to tell you why. You will have to read it yourself to find out, and even see if you feel the same way). There were a few times I felt my eyes welling up. Rachel Caine has a way of pulling the reader into the story so I don't feel as if I am just reading about the characters and what is happening, I am right there. Feeling what they are feeling, seeing what they are seeing.
For those of you who are fans of The Morganville Vampire series, you will not be disappointed in this book. For those of you who are not familiar with this series, I highly recommend it.
For more information about Rachel Caine, The Morganville Vampires, or her other series, you can find it here.
There is a lot of great things on this website, including online only short stories that go with her series and "journal entries" from the Morganville gang.