Thursday, July 12, 2012

Morganville Vampires vol. 4 by Rachel Caine

Title: The Morganville Vampires vol. 4: Fade Out & Kiss of Death
Author: Rachel Caine
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Release Date: June 7th, 2011
Publisher: NAL Trade
Pages: 453
Format: Paperback
Acquired: Bought
Interest: Series
Others in the Series: Morganville Vampires vol. 1, Morganville Vampires vol. 2, & Morganville Vampires vol. 3
Age Group: Young Adult

Without the evil vampire Bishop ruling over the town of Morganville, the resident vampires have made major concessions to the human population. With their newfound freedoms, Claire Danvers and her friends are almost starting to feel comfortable again...

Now Claire can actually concentrate on her studies, and her friend Eve joins the local theatre company. But when one of Eve's castmates goes missing after starting work on a short documentary, Eve suspects the worst. Claire and Eve soon realize that this film project, whose subject is the vampires themselves, is a whole lot bigger-and way more dangerous-than anyone suspected.


A new chapter in the New York Times bestselling Morganville Vampires saga.

Vampire musician Michael Glass has attracted the attention of a big- time producer who wants to cut a demo and play some gigs-which means Michael will have to enter the human world. For this, he's been assigned escorts that include both a dangerous immortal as well as Michael's all-too-human friends. And with that mix of personalities, this is going to be a road trip from hell.

How much I have missed the gang no one will ever know. Okay, so I missed them loads and loads, and with so many other obstacles in the way I am so glad to get back on it. And like so many other books I am so glad that once I started up again it was like I never left.

In "Fade Out" life in Morganville is getting back to normal. Or, at least as normal gets for that town. With the vampires, the crazy computer vamp, and of course Monica. But, there is something wrong with the town, especially with Amelie, who is not all herself.

Seems like vamps want to break free from Morganville but danger comes in a form that is almost least expected, in a human. When Eve's good friend Kim begins a film project to document the lives of the Morganville vamps. With her sudden disappearance truths begin to come out.

I actually had no idea what book number I was on since I'm reading these in volumes, two at a time. So, I was a little surprised to find myself already on book 7, and I was even more surprised with Rachel Caine. By this time I didn't think anything worse than Bishop could happen to the gang. Well, that's where people need to think again.

What I absolutely loved is that there is never a dull moment. Myrinn is still as crazy as ever, though, less so, but now his crazy computer girlfriend Ada adds to the mix. And when a danger that is unexpected appears, the gang just cannot take a break.

Like I said where one danger is gone, another appears. I am such a fan of the story continuing and the way things tie together the reader never forgets something. Somehow Caine is making this entire series tie together tightly, which makes me giddy with excitement.

And as I fall more in love with the series, I was not at all disappointed with "Kiss of Death." The gang is back and this time they are on the road. Yes, that's right, they get to leave Morganville! With Oliver and of course they have to come back, but details, details, details.

But with Michael going to meet a music agent in Dallas the gang hits the road for what they hope would be a restful but fun weekend. You'd think they know better by now. Danger has followed them out of Morganville, after the events that took place in "Fade Out" and this danger is not ready to leave the gang alone until Shane, Eve, and Claire are sucked dry and Michael goes puff.

I don't want to give too much away but like always, Caine is in it to impress. She takes her characters from their comfy homes into the outskirts of Texas where danger both human and vamp is waiting for them.

Sadly, I'll have to wait until the next volume is released, which will be who knows when, but the way things are going and what I've been hearing I know this book series is going to be a memorable one.

Am I the only one that's thinking why this hasn't become a TV series already? Just a thought. It can happily join the ranks with TVD, but that's my opinion.

Once again, Caine has written gold and I cannot wait to read more of what's to become of our gang.

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