Monday 8 November 2010

Ghost Town: The Morganville Vampires - Rachel Caine

Ghost Town: The Morganville Vampires - Rachel Caine

Pages: 379
Publisher: Allison and Busby
Release Date: 4th November 2010

Other Titles in this Series: Glass Houses, The Dead Girls’ Dance, Midnight Alley, Feast of Fools, Lord of Misrule, Carpe Corpus, Fade Out, Kiss of Death

From Goodreads: The fragile peace between humans and vampires in Morganville is in trouble, and when Claire takes drastic action, she's put under serious pressure to re-establish the barriers that keep the town residents inside, and wipe the memories of those who leave. But working with her half-crazy vampire boss Myrnin means that things don't always turn out as planned ... and as the people of Morganville begin acting strangely, Claire and her friends must solve the mystery and try to put things right. But one by one, her allies are turning on her ... even the ones she trusts most.

It’s no secret how much I love The Morganville Vampires series so telling you that I adored Ghost Town is not going to be remotely surprising.

As the lack of reviews posted on my blog for the last month and a half may have suggested, I’ve been in a bit if a reading slump. I just couldn’t make myself sit down and read a book on top of those I have to read for my course until I saw this on a shelf in Smith’s about a week early and nearly wet myself with excitement. Ghost Town has made me want to read again! It’s so good to be back in dusty Morganville with Claire, Shane, Michael and Eve with still more new twists, turns and unexpected occurrences.

There were loads of scary new changes in Morganville. The fluctuations in power threw the whole town out of balance and confused the world that I’ve fallen in love with over the last eight books, and yet I still adored Ghost Town. It was through these changes that Oliver’s character was further developed, embellishing on all we learnt in Kiss of Death and I was also reminded of how harsh and unforgiving Amelie can be when she’s backed into a corner. But for some reason, I still really like both of them. Even when they’re cruel.

But one of my favourite elements was getting to see how Myrnin was before Claire arrived in Morganville. It was odd and a little unnerving, yet so fitting of the glimpses of insanity Rachel Caine has given us of him. The heartbreaking depth of his feelings for Ada were revealed to such an extent that I just wanted to bring her back for him. Even though she’s crazy. Moments like those didn’t stop with Myrnin, however. There were horrible, heart-wrenching scenes with Shane and Claire and Shane and his dad. Rachel Caine really knows how to pull on the heart strings.

Like I’ve come to expect from this series, Ghost Town ended on a particularly evil cliffhanger. I’m actually dying for Bite Club now.

For my 2010 100+ Reading Challenge



  1. Brilliant review, and so glad this book got you out of a reading slump!

  2. gorgeous cover, ive read the first book in the series,Im looking forward to the others, great review.

  3. This sounds fab. I can't wait to get to it. Great review.

  4. Great review,Sophie!I love the Morganville series too!

    1. Is ghost town in the series more of a girl book or boy book?

  5. I was looking for a new book to read and I came across this post. I last read Mojo by Kris Sedersten and I was hoping to find another book that combines mystery, emotional resonance and macabre. Thanks!

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  7. Is "Ghost Town" more of a book for girls or guys?


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