Saturday, October 30, 2010

Ghost Town by Rachel Caine [Review]

3 out of 5 Robots!
Title: Ghost Town
Series: Morganville Vampires
Author: Rachel Caine
Genre: YA Paranormal
Release Date: Oct 26, 2010
Hardcover: 352 pages
Publisher: NAL Hardcover
ISBN-10: 0451231619
ISBN-13: 978-0451231611
My Copy: Publisher
Reviewer: Rex

My Review: 
Well, prepare yourself for another typical Morganville story. Morganville is still dangerous, scary and extremely insane. Let me prepare you by saying I wasn't incredibly impressed with this novel. I find myself losing more interest in Morganville with each story. (Sorry, Morganville fans!) This is still a great series- and those that loved the previous novels will love this one too. It just seems to have fizzled for me and I'm ready to move on.

And now we have Claire and Myrnin hard at work creating a new machine to control the boundaries and minds of Morganville. After days of nonstop work teetering on the brink of insanity due to lack of sleep, Claire finally gets a break and the machine begins to work. But no sooner then Claire sighs in relief does she start to notice things are not quite right in Morganville... Chunks of memory from both vampires and humans have gone MIA. Only one thing could have caused this new problem- their brand new, functional machine. Not only are vampires and humans alike forgetting current events, they're forgetting who and what they are. The town spirals into chaos and it is up to Claire to make things right.

The best thing about Ghost Town is Myrnin- I was so happy to see him back. He's the the most three dimensional character and adds lots of spunk to the story. Claire is with Myrnin a good bit, not something I can say for the previous installment. He will make you laugh yet shake your head at the same time- same old crazy Myrnin. The gang is all back- all fighting for their lives and teasing each other. Once again Caine will have you on your toes wondering if Oliver really is the jerk he portrays himself to be and Amelie is back to being mysterious. Caine sticks to her usual writing style and throws the reader a curve ball at the end so you'll finish anticipating the next book.

There have been rumors that this series will be made into a TV show- I hope so. This would be a great series to see on the small screen. The books are written like they were made for television. Though there are twelve planned books in this series right now, I probably won't be visiting Morganville again unless I get to see it on TV. I do highly recommend this book to those that have read the previous eight books and love them! Everyone that likes Young Adult vampire novels should definitely give this series a try- I enjoyed many of the first novels. Great, fast paced, quick reads.

Other books in this series in the order that they should be read:
1. Glass Houses
2. Dead Girl's Dance
3. Midnight Alley
4. Feast of Fools
5. Lord of Misrule
6. Carpe Corpus
7. Fade Out
8. Kiss of Death
9. Ghost Town
10. Bite Club (April 2011)


  1. This one looks great - I haven't read this author yet, so thanks for sharing! You might also enjoy Kelly A. Harmon's dark fantasy book called, "Blood Soup." It's a story of murder and betrayal with complex and rich characters. You become so absorbed into the story that you can't put it down. Kelly is an amazing writer!

  2. Aww,so you won't be reading any future Morganville books? :(
    Morganville Vampires is one of my favourite series but honestly, the last two books did not live up to my expectations.
    That being said,the writing is amazing and at last!we see some real character development in the books,as the time passes. It would definitely make an awesome TV show!

    ps.I am reading Ghost Town now,too :)

  3. Thanks for the honesty, RR. I loved the series at first, but then stopped reading them after book 5. I do love Myrnin though. I'm curious about your reviews for those books I missed so I'll probably go rummaging through your site to read them. As always...thanks.

  4. @Audrey - Thanks for stopping by. I'll look into Kelly Harmon:)

    @AtenRa I'm sad I won't be reading anymore too. I was getting tired of them with the previous 2-3 books, but I wanted to give *one more* a try. I did, but I gotta just be honest and be done with it :( I will miss Myrnin.

    @Mina I think about book 5 is when it began to fizzle for me too. I'm glad I'm not the only one! Thanks for stopping by :) Always look forward to hearing from you!

  5. Great! It's a fantastic book. Love your header image by the way. Very creative.

  6. Okay, so I got my hands on a few of the MV books so missed and so picked up the series again. Wish me luck, RR. :)



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