Thursday, August 13, 2009

Morganville Vampires Series Book 3

You all know my affinity for vampires. I just can't help myself. And although I *should* be saving this series for the upcoming RIP challenge....well, I needed a little pick-me-up this week! So I decided to "pick up"
Midnight Alley: Morganville Vampires Book 3 by Rachel Caine (256 pgs, NAL Jam, 2007). Besides, it's another book I'm using for the Young Adult Challenge 2009.

Here are my reviews for the first 2 books:

Glass Houses: Morganville Vampires Book 1
Dead Girls' Dance: Morganville Vampires Book 2

Warning: There may be spoilers for previous books in this post!!

The instant the phone rang at the Glass House, Claire knew with a psychic flash that it had to be her mother. Well, it wasn't so much a psychic flash as simple logic. She'd told Mom she would call days ago, which she hadn't, and now, of course, it could only be her mother calling at the most inopportune moment. Hence: had to be a call from Mom.

Life in Morganville isn't ever normal. With a town run by vampires, how could it be? But when Claire signed a pledge to the founder, Amelie, she thought that she was doing the right thing. It was the only way she could save Shane's life AND protect her friends. Now, she just wants to get on with her education and try to live as normally as all possible. Without, of course, letting her friends know she signed the pledge.

But things in the Glass House are getting a little weird, even for Morganville. Monica Morrell is all friendly now that Claire has the Founder's Protection. Shane can't even be in the same room with Michael since he has become the town's newest vampire. Dead girls start showing up near the Glass House. And Eve's crazy brother Jason seems to be stalking the group of friends.

And now Amelie has a little project for Claire: She wants her to study with Myrnin, an ancient Vampire. Myrnin is a genius. So incredibly smart, but he has become increasingly unstable. When Claire figures out who Myrnin really is, the last thing she wants to do is spend time with him. His moments of lucidity are becoming farther and farther apart. How can she learn from someone that wants to teach her one minute, and kill her the next?

End Spoilers.

Ok. I admit it. This series is total fluff. And you know what? I'm good with that! When I read the first book, I was a little put-off by how unrealistic I thought the storyline was. No, not the vampire parts. We ALL know that is unrealistic. But the way Claire was being treated. It just didn't ring true to me. BUT the farther along I read, that doesn't seem to matter. Rachel Caine has created a great plot, and is slowly revealing pieces to the puzzle....bit by bit. Each book adds another piece to the intricate plot and in turn, makes the reader want to read even faster!

This book and the entire series is completely addictive!! But damn Rachel Caine for the utterly heart-stopping cliffhangers at the end of each book!! Thankfully, I have the next 3 books in line, all ready to go for the RIP Challenge, if I can just wait!! My advice to you: if you want to read a fun, fluffy, and completely enthralling series, make sure you have all the books ready. Once you start, you will want to continue through till the end! 4.5/5


Michelle said...

So, are you trying to get me addicted to yet another vampire series? ;-)

Stephanie said...

Michelle - Why yes....that would be good!! This one is fun. Kind of addictive, and total cliff-hangers. Lots of fluff.

Now, I want to read the Vampire Diaries, too!!

Kailana said...

This is a fun series. I don't even know what book I am. I want to say the most recent, but every time I turn around a new one comes out! lol

Stephanie said...

Kailana - I know!! I have the last 3 books ready to go for RIP. Don't think I can wait any longer to read them. Wonder if this series has a conclusion or not???

Anonymous said...

this is a great serise cant get enough. im on book 4 should slow down but i probably wont. dose anyone know how many books there are in total?

Anonymous said...

Stephanie do you have anuther serise to suggest thats like this one besides,evernight,house of night,great and terrible beauty and twilight? i looked at vampire diaries but it did not hook me in the way that the morganville vampire serise has. But do you think i should try it out anyway?
P.s great blog :)

Anonymous said...

I just started these books and really enjoying them, I also love twilight, city of ashes series , evermore series, and vampire academy which I loved, but these books are on my high list also I suggest if u like vampire books you'll like these series!

alissa said...

Are you coping of of the other vampire sieres that Steaphenie Myer wrote Twighlight.?

Hope said...

i love Vampire books and i hav just started this series..........t