Title: Ghost Town (Morganville Vampires #9)
Author: Rachel Caine
Length: ~300 pages
Genre: YA vampires
Where Bethany’s copy came from: personal collection
Plot Basics: SPOILER ALERT — really, it’s book 9. What do you expect?
The humans and vampires in Morganville have an uneasy truce after the defeat of the evil vampire Bishop. But, the town’s former defenses are nonexistent. College genius Claire is tasked with helping the mad vampire Myrnin fix everything. But the solution, which appears to work, slowly starts eating away at residents’ memories — humans and vampires alike. Claire has to race against time to help everyone remember what sides they are on.
Banter Points: The Morganville Vampires series is still good. The vampires are still (mostly) bad guys which is the prime reason I like this series. Caine doesn’t romanticize vampires, or the fact that they drink blood or burst into flame in the sun. It’s real and it’s a plot device she uses to further the action. I’m pretty sure Caine’s setting up bigger things with this book, so it’s fun to try to anticipate the man-behind-the-curtain moves.
Bummer Points: The books are lacking the intensity that the first six had.Also, I’m over Claire and Shane. I think she deserves better than him.
Word Nerd Recommendations: I’m going to keep reading and will finish the series, but the first 6 are the best.