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Product Details

  • Age Range: 12 and up
  • Paperback: 368 pages
  • Publisher: NAL Trade; Reprint edition (April 5, 2011)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0451232917
  • ASIN: B0054U5GE6
  • Product Dimensions: 8.2 x 5.4 x 0.9 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 11.2 ounces
  • Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (115 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #197,550 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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College student Claire enjoys living in Morganville, even if it is controlled by vampires. When a rave goes wrong and both humans and vamps end up dead, including one executed by Claire (it was self-defense), her punishment is to find a way to repair the failed machine that guards the borders. Her marathon work session seems to fix the problem—until people start losing their memories, beginning with her boss, Myrnin, a notoriously unstable vampire who now wants to eat her and won’t give her access to the workshop to save the town. This fast-paced adventure in the Morganville Vampires series features Claire and her housemates—goth princess Eve; Eve’s vampire boyfriend, Michael; and Claire’s boyfriend, Shane—battling to keep themselves and their community safe. The memory losses allow for character backstories to develop and for some older series plotlines to resolve. Claire’s tough-girl attitude may remind adult readers of Rachel Morgan and her world of human-vampire interactions. A tremendously popular series. --Jessica Moyer --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.

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'Dump Meyer's Twilight books and replace them with the Morganvilles' SFX Magazine --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.

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Rachel Caine is the #1 internationally bestselling author of more than thirty novels, including the bestselling Morganville Vampires series, the Weather Warden series, the Outcast Season series, and the new upcoming Revivalist series. She was born at White Sands Missile Range, which people who know her say explains a lot. She has been an accountant, a professional musician, and an insurance investigator, and until very recently continued to carry on a secret identity in the corporate world. She and her husband, fantasy artist R. Cat Conrad, live in Texas.

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Customer Reviews

Now that I am reading the 10th book I can't wait for the 11th book to come out in November.
N. Duncan
After the cliffhanger ending of this book, the next book, Bite Club promises to be yet another great installment in the series, and I cannot wait for it's release.
A Book Obsession..
Morganville books are always entertaining, with intricate and twisting plot lines and great action, but what keeps me coming back for more are the characters.
Karen Keyte

Most Helpful Customer Reviews

Format: Hardcover
Every time I think Rachel Caine has written herself into a corner and can't possibly think of new ways to torture Claire and her friends, she proves me wrong. GHOST TOWN doesn't try to top the previous books by bringing in bigger and badder outside threats (really, what could be worse than Bishop?), instead she does something much scarier: she makes Claire watch helplessly as humans and vampires alike forget...everything.

At this point in the series I have certain expectations from a Morganville book: smart and snarky dialog, sweet romance, and helpless fury over the unjust treatment of humans. GHOST TOWN delivers all that and more. In a way, it's like a tabula rasa, a blank slate. We get to see Myrnin at the height of his insanity, Amelie as the formidable Founder she once was, and best/worst of all we see Shane forget and fall for Claire all over again.

Most series fizzle out long before reaching nine books. And fewer still reach that number with any kind of momentum. The Morganville Vampire series has twelve books planned so far and shows no sign of slowing down. I'll go so far as to say this series gets better with every book. KISS OF DEATH and GHOST TOWN being the best yet. I really hope that everything works out for the TV adaptation. The Morganville Vampire series already reads like it was made for television. Until then, I'll have to bear the wait like everyone else for the next book, BITE CLUB, due out in April 2011.

Sexual Content: Kissing. References to sex.
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8 of 9 people found the following review helpful By sarah on November 30, 2010
Format: Hardcover
Let me just begin by saying that I am a huge fan of this series and If you haven't started reading it, do so right now. I read the complete thing (books 1-9) in less than a week. It was that addicting. Anyways, like the other books, Ghost Town was beautifully written and included all of the elements that I love about this series. There is tons of mystery, excitement, romance and humor.I have to admit, I was a bit skeptical going into book 9, I mean usually by this point, a series starts to go off the deep end. Honestly, how far can you take the same set of characters? And how exactly do you follow up a villian like Bishop? But somehow Caine managed to keep things going strong, by pulling out all the stops. Tell me what is more frightening than having everyone you know and love forget you?

Claire is as feisty and determined as ever. She, once again, gets herself in an undesirable predicament. As a punishment, she is forced to fix the machine that wipes the memories of those who leave Morganville. Well, of course, something goes wrong and people (and vampires) start loosing their memories. Those who are infected are taken back mentally to three years ago. Let's just say that chaos ensues. Soon, Claire has no choice but to try and fix the machine and she is forced to make some unlikely alliances along the way.

There is plenty of excitement within the book, just like you would come to expect from this series. There are also a number of twists throughout the plot, I don't want to give too much away, but they certainly keep you on your toes. All of your favorite characters are back and ready for action, Eve, Michael, Shane, Mrynin, Amelie and Oliver are all featured throughout the book.

I think what makes this series so great is the relationships between the characters.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By Jennifer Hysaj on November 27, 2010
Format: Hardcover Verified Purchase
This ninth book in the Morganville Vampire series by Rachel Caine was all that I've wanted for the last several months. I mean, come on, what could be better than sexy, vicious, homicidal creatures. Yeah, yeah, I'm sure you could think of many things better, but not me.

So you can imagine my enjoyment of this book at the prospect of more vampires. That, and more Michael and Shane. *prrrr*

Plus, the totally bipolar/homicidal Myrnin is one of my all time favorite characters. His attire never ceases to amaze me.

Technically, this series could have closed off after book 7, but what would the fun be in that. And this book proved that there was more story to tell. We get a more gracious glimpse of the shmexy Shane in all his lickable glory as we do of Michael in his high school days of yore (cool word, yore!)

Our dearest Clare is at the top of her game trying to solve the most recent dilemma of memory loss. I've always loved Clare as a character. I think it's the fact that not only is she brilliant; she is strong and not prone to whining. I cannot stand whining. Girls who fail in the face of true hardship are a discredit to the race of female.

Wow, I'm harsh lately, especially on my own race (I blame Hubby *smiles*)

Clare though is not our only lovely female, we also have the beautiful, rice powdered goth, Eve. Her jabs at Shane are classic and her brutally honest nature is covetable in an ally. Plus, her fashion sense is quite awesome!

All in all, the characters were exactly what I needed and much more. In addition the plot was entertaining and electrifying. Because there is nothing like conniving, murdering vampires, hot sexy men, scientifical machines that control space and plenty of bedazzled stakes to make anyone happy.
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