Monday, December 8, 2014

Review: Feast of Fools by Rachel Caine

Feast of Fools (The Morganville Vampires #4) by Rachel Caine
The wait is over. dig into the feast...
In the town of Morganville, vampires and humans live in relative peace. Student Claire Danvers has never been convinced, though, especially with the arrival of Mr. Bishop, an ancient, old-school vampire who cares nothing about harmony. What he wants from the town's living and its dead is unthinkably sinister. It's only at a formal ball, attended by vampires and their human dates, that Claire realizes the elaborately evil trap he's set for Morganville.
Publishes in US: June 3rd 2008 by Signet
Genre: ya paranormal -- vampires
Source: bought
Series? The Morganville Vampires #4

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    I wanted to read Feast of Fools because The Morganville Vampire series has become an addiction lately, and I had to know what was happening with Claire the main character, how she would be selfless and help her friends. I also wanted to see more of her romance with Shane, because I think they are a great compliment to one another. 

     In this one we have new players in town. Amelie's dad and his entourage come in and take a special interest in Claire and the Glass House. They were scary and imposing and even Oliver seemed to be toeing the line and concerned about their presence in town.

    Claire's parents are also in tow, and that makes life all that much more difficult for Claire as they move into one of the founder houses and are influenced and subdued by Bishop (A's dad). They want for Claire to move back with them and things just get tangled because they seem oblivious to the danger in some ways, but in others they are concerned and protective of Claire.

    Loved getting to see more of Eve as well as her romance with Michael. She is as goth as ever and he is adjusting to being a vampire (previously a ghost who only had form at night and couldn't leave the house).  The friendship and loyalty in their house is great to read about and makes me a little envious. 

   The whole plot line with Ysandre bothered me of course. I hated that she had that sort of power, and that humans had no defenses against the mind play. I really hope that something develops there, or they could just kill her. That too. 

    Myrnin is in this one too and he amuses me. I like how he is described, powerful yet also so vulnerable. He shows a side to Claire that not many others see and everything revealed from his past, his great mind, his disease, all make him a very captivating side character. 

    As usual, Rachel left me wanting to read the next book right away. Her endings tie up certain plot lines and then leave others open enough to crave the next one and get a taste of what the characters will be up against.

Bottom Line: Loving the series, can't get enough.

My question to you, my lovely readers:
Would you work for a crazy but brilliant vampire?


  1. This is where things get good, and gets darker, you're making me want to reread the series now! :)

  2. Ooh look, another The Morganville Vampires review. Didn't your last one just post on Thursday? I think calling this series an addiction is an understatement! You are inhaling it like you're starved for oxygen, Brandi! I might be willing to work for a crazy vamp if he was hot. :D

    Carmel @ Rabid Reads

  3. I really need to try this series, I am glad you are enjoying them. As to your questions. yes I would work for a brilliant and crazy vampire.

  4. Myrnin is the best! I think the last book in the series has come out, so I still have to read the final three (four?).

  5. Egh, the plotline with Ysandre doesn't sound too nice, really :3 But sometimes plot lines are just like that :/ I am glad you are continuing to enjoy these books, and sometimes having one series you can't get enough of is great to break you out of a reading slump!

  6. Glad you are loving this series. It is on my wishlist for sure!

  7. I am happy to hear that you are still enjoying this series. I have had long had it in my pile and you are encouraging me to try it

  8. You are really going through these :D

  9. I still need to start this series. Makes me want to dive in!

  10. Oooh I don't know if I could handle working for Myrnin. I love him but that guy is crazy o_O I too enjoy the dynamic of the household. Each character is so different but brings a lot to their little family. I didn't care for Ysandre either - she really freaked me out. Bishop is a big bad and I liked his introduction. He creeps me out.

  11. WOW Vampire book, the last one I read wasn't that great ,, maybe I will try this series sound better to me ,, glad you enjoyed it ,, I will add this book to my TBR list :)

  12. Hmm, Not a book that appealed to me on reading the synopsis but your review has made me change my mind.

  13. You've inspired me to want to go back to these books -- maybe this summer!
    Jen @ YA Romantics

  14. I've yet to start Morganville Vampires series, but I so want to someday! I'm glad you got to know the characters more and got a bit more of the romance :) I can totally see Michael and Eve being a difficult couple seeing as their situation is pretty unique, but I'd love to see them work for a relationship. LOL! I hope your wish comes true and this villain is defeated soon :D I'm glad you loved this on and I hope you love the next book even more!

  15. I know so many people who love this series - I need to read it!

  16. I'm so happy you're having a blast with Morganville, Brandi! I breezed through this books just as fast as you are, but I have kept the very last one on hold - I just don't want it to be over yet :)
    I hope you'll continue loving Claire and her friends.
    I'm not sure I'd be courageous like Claire and dare work for Myrnin... He is brilliant, but he's also pretty scary!

  17. Oh, I don't think that I could hold off

  18. Yes, the dynamics with human vamp is so intriguing

  19. I haven't read many vamps before this

  20. Yes, Myrnin is def his own person, and so unpredictable

  21. She wasn't quite as bad as I thought but then, I am not done with series

  22. I have been pretty addicted. Just read something non morganville and feeling shaky

  23. Oh, darker? Makes me nervous for them

  24. I'm so glad you seem to really enjoy this series! I'm now very interested in it! Though it is hard for me to get into vampire books now-a-days. But I think this series is a must try!

    Lovely review!

  25. Brandi, this series is sounding SO good to me now! I'm glad your enjoying it and hope it just continues to be a favorite : )

  26. Sounds fantastic! Love it when a series takes a turn and new characters are introduced. I need to get onto this one!!

    Naomi @ Nomi’s Paranormal Palace

  27. I loved this series! And like yourself I went through it like a train :D


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