Thursday, February 12, 2015

Review: Ghost Town by Rachel Caine from Brandi Breathes Books

Ghost Town (The Morganville Vampires #9) by Rachel Caine
Get ready for "non-stop vampire action" (Darque Reviews) in the latest Morganville Vampire novel from New York Timesbestselling author Rachel Caine.
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...
Publishes in US: October 26th 2010 by NAL Hardcover
Genre: YA paranormal vampires
Source: bought
Series? The Morganville Vampires #9

my series reviews: 
#1 Glass Houses 
#2 Review: The Dead Girls' Dance
#3 Midnight Alley
#4 Feast of Fools by Rachel Caine 
#5 Lord of Misrule by Rachel Caine
#6 Carpe Corpus
#7 Fade Out 
#8 Kiss of Death

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    I wanted to read this one because it has been my personal pleasure in the last of 2014 (read this one end of December). I love the vampires, the relationship between our main character Claire, who is wicked smart and able to roll with the punches, and her hot boyfriend Shane. It has been heating up a lot and I love each book where they become closer through shared experiences. The mad scientist Myrnin is always fun and surprising to read about. The leader of the town Amelie and 2nd in command Oliver always are mysterious and their motives and goals seemingly ever changing. I love the plots and has been so fun to read. 

   The plot and pacing in Ghost Town did not disappoint. I read half of it in one night and would have read more if my meds didn't knock me out like a blow to the head. Claire finds herself in horrible situations again with impossible choices. It really tipped the power, and made her doubt if the new gained freedoms were all for show. And then the unthinkable happened and I was like oh my gosh. We learned so much from this one encounter and I felt such at a loss because some of the things that I thought wouldn't change in the series did. 

    Claire shows her raw intelligence and will power to survive and protect her friends once again in this one. And I keep on admiring her ingenuity, and loyalty.  We get to see to the heart of some of the characters when their memories are stripped three years. We see their actions as they struggle to deal with the losses that they are feeling all anew, the people they are now surrounded by where the relationship dynamics have changed if they even remember them at all. 

    Most of all though, the theme of redemption ran through this one. There are some sacrifices I never saw coming as well as alliances formed that aren't really expected. The action and character development was non-stop and it kept me entertained and engaged. 

    The ending was shocking and even though I probably should have seen parts of it coming, I didn't and when I reached the last page, I immediately wanted the next book in my hands.

Bottom Line: Beloved characters facing all new challenges and range of emotions.

My question to you, my lovely readers:
Ever experienced any sort of amnesia?


  1. Lovely review, sound like you are really enjoying this seires :)

  2. You keep making me want to finish the series already, haha. Haven't got the time right no though. :( BUT I REALLY WANT TO KNOW ABOUT THAT ENDING.
    Ha, since my medication has been upped, my short-term memory is affected, so I forget names to things and stuff like that, it's weird. So I guess it's a sort of amnesia.

  3. No wonder a lot of peope love this series, it's so strong after all the books!

    When are you moving to UF territory?

  4. OOoo and now you've passed me in the series. This is where I stopped off waiting for more of them. She is crazy good at twists I don't see coming and those shocking moments. Gah. Okay must try harder to get ahead so I can catch up with these :D

  5. No aneisa for me thank goodness. Glad you are still loving this series. Impressed you are whipping right through them.

  6. I haven't read any of these, but that's great you enjoyed it. And no, never experienced amnesia. That would be so scary.


  7. Wow - how many books are in this series? Glad you're enjoying them!

  8. So happy to hear that this series is still going strong for you Brandi :)

  9. it's so great that you're having a wonderful time with each book of the series!

  10. I haven't heard of this series, but it does sound good. Wonderful review!

  11. LOL What a coincidence. Glass was telling me that I must reading this series just yesterday. Anyhow I'm glad it's still strong even after 9 books. Great review, Brandi :)

  12. Glad to hear that you are enjoying the series so much. I haven't read a vampire book in a wile. :) I have not really experienced insomnia- but once or twice a year I have trouble sleeping. I know, that doesn't count. :)

  13. I am a big vampire fan, but haven't tried these yet-Maybe I should :) Thanks for sharing!

  14. you really making me want to pick this series up, happy to see you enjoy it :D

  15. I haven't read many of Rachel Caine's novels but I honestly think that they're just not for me. I'm glad that you enjoyed this one!

    Lovely review, Brandi <33

  16. I love when you're so into a series that you reach the end of one book and immediately need the next! :-) Great review!

  17. I'm so happy that you are still having such a great time reading this series! At book 9, I'm so impressed that it continues to surprise you and the characters continue to grow on you! :)


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