Wednesday 13 January 2010

Fade Out: The Morganville Vampires - Rachel Caine

Fade Out: The Morganville Vampires - Rachel Caine

Pages: 345
Publisher: Alison and Busby
Release Date: 11th January 2010

Other Titles in the Series: Glass Houses (my review), The Dead Girls‘ Dance (my review), Midnight Alley (my review), Feast of Fools (my review), Lord of Misrule (my review), Carpe Corpus (my review)

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 freedom, 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 cast mates goes missing after starting work on a short documentary, Eve suspects the worst. Claire and Eve soon realise that this film project, featuring the vampires themselves, is a whole lot bigger - and way more dangerous - than anyone suspected…

Oh, I do love The Morganville Vampires series! Fade Out was no exception.

After the ending of Carpe Corpus and all of the tied up plot lines it delivered, I was worried about how Rachel Caine would carry on Claire and the gang’s story in Fade Out. I really didn’t need to worry. There wasn’t very much action in the first half of the novel, but it didn’t feel slow and it was actually nice to see Claire, Shane, Michael and Eve in a semi-normal situation. Though in true Morganville style, the action and life threatening circumstances soon jumped back into the foreground.

The relationships between Claire and Shane and Michael and Ever are tried and tested in Fade Out. In fact, the dynamics betweens lots of the characters changed. some for the better, some for the worse. There was even a new character introduced; Kim. And I didn’t like her at all. Nor did many residents of Morganville.

I do have a problem with the Morganville series, though: it’s completely addictive. And because I love the books so much, I read them as soon as I get them and devour them far too quickly. Not even Rachel Caine’s ridiculously long chapters, sometimes up to fifty pages, can slow me down. I want this series to never end. I think I might have a problem…

After finishing Fade Out, I am, as ever, waiting impatiently for the next book in the series. Kiss of Death will be released in May



  1. I loved this one too, I'm turning into a serious morganville fan girl, cant wait for kiss of death!

  2. I am so with you! I agree with you on all points! And I'm the same, as soon as I have a MV book in my hands, everything else is forgotten! I LOVE this series! Awesome review!

    You have an award on my blog :)

  3. I just started this series and I'm really enjoying it as well!

  4. I'm definitely up for reading this series as soon as possible. They definitely sound addictive! Loving the recent covers too.

  5. I haven't read this one yet, but I'm glad it maintains the excellence of the previous books. :D

  6. This is on my tbr list!!! I love the MorganVille Vampire series :) Absolutely adore it!!! But I'm still on the 5th one.

  7. I love your reviews for this series! Thanks.

  8. Great review! I so enjoy this series. I've got FAde Out on my shelf and after your review, I need to get to it soon!

  9. I love the MV series too! Once I start reading, I can't stop so it's such a hazard to schoolwork and stuff.

    Great review!


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