Publisher: Allison and Busby
Release Date: 23rd February 2009
Other Titles in the Series: Glass Houses (my review), The Dead Girls‘ Dance (my review), Midnight Alley (my review), Feast of Fools, Lord of Misrule (10/07/09)
It was hard to imagine how Claire’s day could get any worse…
And then the vampires holding her hostage wanted breakfast.
In the town of Morganville, vampires and humans have learnt to live in relative peace. Still, Claire Danvers knows that after dark her homework can take a backseat to staying alive. But this tenuous kinship is turned on its head with the arrival of Mr Bishop.
Bad to the bone, the ancient old-school vampire cares nothing about keeping the peace; staying at the top of the food chain is enough. What he wants from the town’s living and dead is unthinkingly sinister. It’s only at a formal ball attended by vampires and their human dates that Claire realises Bishop’s plan - and the elaborately evil trap he’s set for the warm-blooded souls of Morganville…
I’ve read the books in The Morganville Vampires series so quickly. They didn’t let me put them down!
I know I’ve said it before, but the story sucks you in (no pun intended). The danger, the action and the romance held my attention from beginning to end. And talking of endings; Rachel Caine really knows how to end a book that leaves you hanging.
I’ve connected with the characters so well that even some of the bad guys grew on my while I was reading Midnight Alley. The barren, creepy town of Morganville is even starting to seem not so bad! I think it’s just because I love these books so much. Right, I’m going to stop gushing in a rather fan-girly way now!