“A new chapter in the New York Times bestselling Morganville Vampires saga. Vampire musician Michael Glass has attracted the attention of a big- time producer who wants to cut a demo and play some gigs-which means Michael will have to enter the human world. For this, he’s been assigned escorts that include both a dangerous immortal as well as Michael’s all-too-human friends. And with that mix of personalities, this is going to be a road trip from hell…” [Publisher's Summary]
This isn’t going to be a review; it’s going to be me, chatting about this eighth book in the Morganville Vampire series. It may contain spoilers for previous books and/or this one.
Ah, Morganville! It’s good to be back. Though that’s not exactly correct; the majority of this book is spent outside of the town’s limits. On the road, heading to Dallas. And, considering the MV crew’s luck, it’s one heck of a ride. Rachel Caine’s storytelling skills definitely did not get rusty in between books; her pacing is as unreal as ever and the plot tight. My love for this series didn’t dim, either. After eight books I’m just as involved, craving the next installment, and sighing over some unconsciously wonderful thing Shane did or said.
But that…sounds reviewish. On to the chatting! Okay, so, in this one Eve really started to get on my nerves. As much as I enjoy the friendship dynamic between the four Glass House residents, and as much as I love how bonded they’ve become, willing to do anything to see each other safe, if I were to pick Eve out independently I can’t say she’s ever been more than a peripheral character to me. Especially compared to the other three. I do enjoy her attitude, her reason for her lifestyle choices, but… I really wanted to shake her in this book. And I was thrilled when Claire stood up for Eve and then for herself when the backlash came.
And speaking of Claire standing up for herself – I absolutely loved the turn her character is taking in terms of kickassitude. It’s always been clear that she’ll do what she needs to to survive, to keep her friends out of the line of fire, but she hammers it home in this one is a few superb ways. And I love that Shane, as much as he wants to protect her, sees that she can handle herself and respects her for it.
A small sidenote: I missed Myrnin. He may be crazy, but he’s a pretty awesome sort of crazy, and there just wasn’t enough of him in Kiss of Death.
So, yeah. Another winner. Now bring on Ghost Town!
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