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Monday, December 20, 2010

Review: Ghost Town

Title: Ghost Town
Series: The Morganville Vampires # 9
Genre: Young Adult-Paranormal-Fantasy
Author: Rachel Caine
Publisher: NAL
Release Date: October 26, 2010
Book: Bought

"While developing a new system to maintain Morganville's defenses, student Claire Danvers discovers a way to amplify vampire mental powers. Through this, she's able to re-establish the field around this vampire-infested Texas college town that protects it from outsiders.

But the new upgrades have an unexpected consequence: people inside the town begin to slowly forget who they are-even the vampires. Soon, the town's little memory problem has turned into a full-on epidemic. Now Claire needs to figure out a way to pull the plug on her experiment- before she forgets how to save Morganville..."

OK, what is up with all these villains and taking no consideration over what their humans subjects do for them? I mean, you would think after all the crap that Claire went through in saving this town of vampires they be a little sympathetic towards her right? Wrong.

After only trying to protect herself, Claire is in deep trouble. Amelie, faced with angry vampires is trying to make things right for everyone. Claire is punished by sentence to work, with no sleep, no breaks, until she gets the machine working again. After it is done, things start to go haywire.

Claire's punishment, to my belief is cruel. I understand you want her to work, fine. But with no sleep? No breaks? How is she supposed to make a machine run if she is dead tired. Plus, they left her down there with a bat-craze vampire! During this section I was biting my nails. Poor Claire couldn't even move her legs. Its no wonder that stupid machine went haywire. 

The after effects was just weird and heartbreaking. People were forgetting who they were and slowly forgot who Claire was. She was running out of time and running out of people for help. I felt for Claire. Claire was running around trying to help people and people had no idea who she was. When Shane forgot, it broke my heart. I wanted nothing more but to make everyone remember to ease Claire's pain. Even at that, Claire stood strong, tugging along finding a way to fix the machine.

In the end, lives were lost and memories where put back in place. But not with the effects already taking its toll on the town and all because of one person. I won't name them. But this is one person that I really enjoyed as a character and what they did, ugh. It just hurt me.

Once again Ms. Caine has done it again with her fabulous writing. The Morganville Vampires series is one that I can read over and over again without getting bored. All of her books are filled with great entertainment and non-stop fun. Her characters always bring a smile to my face. And I can always get lost in Morganville.
 (As long as Claire finds me.) LOL!

I give it 5 BITES!

Happy Reading!


  1. Great review! This sounds like a fab series and these covers are too. ;)

  2. I didn't read because I just finished book 3 and I am really enjoying this series!

  3. I just skimmed your review because I just started this series this weekend and finished the first 2 books - LOVED! I can't wait to read all the others and it seems from your rating they keep up the standard set early on:) I have to say I absolutely adore Shane, I'm looking forward to more of hime!

  4. Or him, but I can't type today:)

  5. I LOVE this series and still havent read this one UGH! your review makes me want to drop everything and read it LOL Great one! =D

  6. I've seen this series in the library and have yet to pick it up. I'll remember your review next time I see it.

  7. Ms. Crane said she was inspired by small towns in TX when she wrote this series. LOL

    Can't believe I haven't read it yet. *sighs*

    Great review.

  8. 'Morganville Vampires series is one that I can read over and over again without getting bored.'

    I absolutely agree with you! This is one of my favorite series ... that ending? I can't wait to read Bite Club!


  9. Okay, this means I need to put the Morganville Vamp series on my wishlist, right? Great review. I do want to read this series. Your review has made me more curious about it. *sigh* I need more reading time! :)

  10. I love this series and I absolutley cannot wait until Bite Club is released! My heart also broke when Shane stopped remembering - made me cry a little bit! Great review :)

  11. Yet another series I just added to my long list. Wonderful review. Happy Holidays

  12. I've yet to start this series...I take it that I should? I really love how you review things so honestly. Knowing your take on them gives me a better gauge of what to expect. Great review! :)

  13. Thanks or all your wonderful comments and @Bookandthings I so need more reading time.

  14. I've never read any book from the series, but now I've to. Thanks for the review.
    Happy eadings


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