88.Fade Out by Rachel Caine
Previous Book Review:Every you, Every me by David Levithan
Genre:YA Fiction/Urban fantasy/Vampires
Series:The Morganville Vampires(Book 7)
(Rachel Caine with her witty dialogue, satire, and incredible characters in her series The Morganville Vampires, she has become one of my favorites authors. And I’m definitely going to be checking out her other works.) With that said, Now that the whole Bishop arc is over, Fade Out brings a new change of pace and tone, and also establish a new arc for the next book. With Amelie having full control of Morganville after she defeated Bishop, the small town is finally at rest (hello rest)—The vampires are cured from the disease that was killing them slowly, and humans are beginning to be treated equally. Now that the whole battle over the town is over, Claire can finally relax with her hubbie Shane, Michael is focusing on his music, and Eve will be playing the lead role in Morganville’s annual play, A Streetcar Named Desire(I read this last year ^_^ great play.) But this calm doesn’t last (good bye calm) (hello chaos) when Eve’s new
BFF, Kim, goes missing after starting a short documantary on the residents of Morganville. And then meanwhile, Ada (Bitchy, homicidal computer.) is trying to get Claire out of the way(basically trying to kill her), so she can have Myrnin all to herself.
Every time I read any of the books from The Morganville Vampires series, there is never any dull moment. I’ve been reading this series for a while now, and I’m just simply in love with it. It’s book seven, characters are well developed, especially Claire—I’ve grown to like her as a character; she’s not the same girl who needed to be protected in the beginning of the series. She’s grown an incredible amount throughout this series, becoming a strong independent character. What also has changed is the relationship between characters. Oliver who we all know was the main antagonist in beginning of the series, is very much soften up, I guess you could say. We get a small glimpse of what he actually feels for Amelie in this book, and also we learn a bit about his past. Then there’s Monica, her relationship with Claire has soften, we really don’t see much of her character in this book, but yeah a major change.
(Yeah a lot has changed.)
Anyways, the pace was really quick—didn’t drag on. It still had that witty writing, that just makes you laugh out loud(seriously), the dialogue these characters have, I just can’t help but laugh, not that the book wasn’t serious, but yeah just made the whole reading more entertaining. Any scene with Myrnin just made me laugh, I’ve said this before, and I’m going to say it again, “Myrnin is my favorite character.” His character is by far the most complex character in this series. I love his insanity, innocent, intelligence, and his bunny slippers.
Overall this was an awesome book, it managed to make me laugh and keep me intrigue. If you haven’t checked out this series please do, you won’t regret it.