Book Title: Ghost Town (The Morganville Vampires #9)
Author: Rachel Caine
Publisher: NAL / Penguin
Original publication date: October 26 2010
Genre: Young Adult
Format/pages: Hardcover, 335 Pages
Format read: Library book
Date read: November 27 2010
Rating: 5 / 5 Stars
Summary from the publisher:
While developing a new system to maintain Morganville’s defenses, student Claire Danvers discovers a way to amplify vampire mental powers. Through this, she’s able to re-establish the field around this vampire-infested Texas college town that protects it from outsiders.
But the new upgrades have an unexpected consequence: people inside the town begin to slowly forget who they are-even the vampires. Soon, the town’s little memory problem has turned into a full-on epidemic. Now Claire needs to figure out a way to pull the plug on her experiment- before she forgets how to save Morganville…
I always look forward to getting my fix of the next installment of The Morganville Vampire series. It is such a fun and action packed series. And although my interest in vampires has tapered off, this series continues to entertain. The series is still fresh and exciting – quite an accomplishment for the ninth book in a series.
In Ghost Town, Claire and the gang are back in Morganville from taking their road trip in Kiss of Death. It is great to get back to the action in Morganville and see what Myrnin, Amelie and the other vampires are up to. This time Claire gets into a little trouble with the vampires and needs to make amends by working around the clock with Myrnin to fix the Morganville defense system once and for all. They think they have it fixed, but somewhere along the way a mistake happens, and that’s when people begin behaving more strange than usual in Morganville.
Claire is pretty much on her own on this one, trying to solve the towns’ memory problems before the same thing happens to her. The memory loss takes some of her friends back a few years and it is interesting to see a glimpse of their past. It is fascinating to see their reactions to each other. Some of the past is heartbreaking, and it’s sad to see our beloved characters relive their past. Claire has the difficult task of trying to solve the problem with a few new unlikely recruits.
This is my favorite book of the series yet- and the only one I have rated five stars. Ghost Town is a great books for fans of Myrnin, for fans of the romance of Claire and Shane, and for those wanting to learn more about Shane and his family. As usual there is a cliffhanger ending, and I’m excited to see where the series is headed next.
The tenth installment Bite Club is due out May 2nd 2011.
For more information:
Rachel Caine’s Morganville Vampires page has lots of fun stuff like short stories, videos, community boards and more.