Fade Out, Morganville Vampire Book 7 by Rachel Caine

The residents of Morganville are hoping for a quieter time now that Amelie’s evil vampire father is out of the picture.  Claire can settle down and study a little more, Eve is going to star in the town theatre’s latest production, Shane has a new job and Michael is doing well with his music.  And, they all lived happily ever after.  The end.

Nope, never quite as easy as that with RC.  This edition brings us a crazy super computer and a plot to bring about the destruction of Morganville!

I love spending time in Morganville (which is a bizarre thing to say given that it’s a town full of vampires).  In fact I don’t know why I left it so long to read No.7.  RC has created a wonderful series with her Morganville Vampires.  The town is well thought out with an intriguing history that is slowly being revealed.  The characters are well written and funny and the books are always an easy and enjoyable read.  I suppose No.7 is not as fast paced or full of action as some of the previous books but I thought this was a bit of a relief to be honest.  I loved spending more time with Myrnin – who is fast becoming my favourite character – and I think the change of pace this time around allowed us to spend more time with the Glass House inhabitants and also to see how Amelie is coping with her recent loss.

The other thing I like about this series is that they’re all like individual episodes, I’m not suggesting that everything is always tied up nicely and obviously there are cliffhangers, but each book is quite original.  In saying that, and even though I think you probably don’t need to read the whole series, I would suggest reading all the books (and in order) – I just think this is much better as otherwise you tend to have missing pieces – which I personally find irritating.  Anyway, they’re such enjoyable reads – with laugh out loud moments – so why not read them all??

If I have any criticisms – Monica didn’t star in this book very much but maybe she’ll make more of a comeback in No.8? And, I didn’t really get the point of the whole ‘bomb’ issue – it didn’t really seem to bring anything to the story other than to embarrass Claire?

That being said

Rating: B+

Fade Out (Morganville Vampires)

Fade Out (Morganville Vampires)