- Age Range: 12 and up
- Grade Level: 9 - 12
- Lexile Measure: HL660L (What's this?)
- Hardcover: 352 pages
- Publisher: NAL; 1st edition (October 26, 2010)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 0451231619
- ISBN-13: 978-0451231611
- Product Dimensions: 5.8 x 1.2 x 8.5 inches
- Shipping Weight: 1 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
- Average Customer Review: 148 customer reviews
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #1,280,632 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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Ghost Town (Morganville Vampires, Book 9) Hardcover – October 26, 2010
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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
About the Author
Rachel Caine is the author of more than twenty novels, including the "Weather Warden" 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 still carries on a secret identity in the corporate world. She and her husband, fantasy artist R. Cat Conrad, live in Texas with their iguanas, Popeye and Darwin; a mali uromastyx named (appropriately) O’Malley; and a leopard tortoise named Shelley (for the poet, of course).
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Ghost Town is another spectacular entry in the series, with the fearsome foursome battling forces within their borders that threaten to not only destroy Morganville but their relationships as well. Caine does a terrific job of keeping the storyline moving, throwing us twists and building danger until I literally could not put the book down. I love the relationship between Claire and Shane; their honest, loving encounters bring new dimensions to both characters while giving us enough romance so that it's not all just about the sex. I admit to getting angry with both Oliver and Amelie; they have always been many shades of gray but this book takes their deviousness to new levels. And Myrnin...my favorite! Poignant and funny, I just want to spend more time with him. And from our cliffhanger ending, it looks like I'm going to get my wish. A lot of fun and highly recommended!
I like how Rachel Caine "gives us a little break" at the beginning of the book from all that "chaos" and craziness happening at every step. However after reading few pages ahead all of that comes back ten times worse (in a good way). If i didn't know that are more books out there while i was reading this one i thought this will be the last battle they will have. Everything will change in this book, is full of so many mixed emotions. At one point i wanted to cry but the next minuted wanted to laugh of something that Shane had said.
This book has so much action (not necessary fights), and also will have romance in it, more then the previous (with Shane proving how much he loves Claire). Also they will get help from the "people" you will least expect, that's what makes the book amazing.
This book will keep you with the heart racing every page you go, you just want to keep going to see what will happen with Michael will he remember and is Shane going to forget about everything also. What i truly love about this book is that everything was so connected, and even if i wanted to pick at the end of the book (which i tend to do with some of them) will make no sense so you have to read every page until the end, and trust me i loved every page i read.
WOW....one hell of a ride...the story with our much loved little kick ass Claire, her muscled hunky protector boyfriend Shane, best friend kick ass Goth Eve and her hunky hot vampire boyfriend Michael is sooo intense...heartbreaking...and you never see or expect anything that continually happens....as I turned each page my heart literally ACHED...
I felt every emotion possible as I read a while...had to put it down....grabbed it to read a while and then had to put it down...then grab and start reading again... Rachel Caine is
undeniably one of the best authors ever...Her unique fantasy world of Morganville and its characters are addictive....and I cannot forget my vampire bunny slipper Myrnin whom I love so much...he was a very bad and evil vampire in this book...still love him in the end...oh and by the way....'Myrnin does not like to see lab snogging.'....lol
Read this book....awesome.
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.