Wednesday 22 April 2009

Midnight Alley: The Morganville Vampires - Rachel Caine

Midnight Alley: The Morganville Vampires - Rachel Caine

Pages: 365
Publisher: Allison and Busby
Release Date: 5th September 2008

Other Titles in the Series: Glass Houses (my review), The Dead Girls‘ Dance (my review), Feast of Fools, Lord of Misrule (10/07/09)

Morganville’s such a nice place to live…

And die. If you don’t mind that sort of thing.

When Claire Danvers learnt that her college town was run by vampires, she did what any intelligent, self-preserving student would do: she applied for a transfer and stocked up on the garlic. The transfer is no longer an option, but the garlic may come in handy.

Now Claire has pledged herself to Amelie, the most powerful vampire in town. The protection her contract secures does little to reassure her friends. All of a sudden, people are turning up dead, a stalker resurfaces from Claire’s past, and an ancient bloodsucker extends a chilling invitation for private lessons in his secluded home.

Wow. Could there be any more surprises in this book? Especially the last couple of pages. I was shocked!

Rachel Caine’s writing wraps you up in the story and doesn’t let you go until the very last word. There were two major things that I loved about Midnight Alley that stuck with me.
Firstly, the Glass House. I love the contrast between it’s sultry darkness and air of protection to the harsh, barren, brightness of Morganville. It’s such a powerful image that I can clearly call to mind long after finishing the book.

Second, Shane and Michael’s reactions to Claire and Eve’s outfits for Monica’s party. They had me sniggering aloud to myself. Brilliantly funny!

Now I’m off to Biology (I’m writing this in a free period) to twiddle my thumbs until I can go home and start Feast of Fools!



  1. The book sounds good but I particularly love the cover. I've never seen this book in a shop before. I'll look out for it :)

  2. I have got to start this series already!

    You won something:


  3. I loved this one! In fact, I just love them all. :)

  4. I really want to read this series. Good review!

  5. I don't like these covers, personally. I like the other ones better.


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