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Wednesday, June 29, 2011

Midnight Alley (Morganville Vampires, #3)

Author: Rachel Caine

Series: Morganville Vampires, #3

Pages: 245

Published: October 2, 2007

My Rating: ****

Click here for Rachel Caine's website.

Click Feast of Fools for the review of Morganville, book #4.

When Claire Danvers learned that her college town was run by vampires, she did what any intelligent, self-preserving freshman would do: She applied for a transfer and stocked up on garlic.  The tranfer is no longer an option, but that garlic may come in handy.
Now Claire has pledged herself to Amelie, the most powerful vampire in town.  The protection her contract secures does little to reassure those closest to Claire.  All of a sudden, people are turning up dead, a stalker resurfaces from her past, and an ancient bloodsucker extends a chilling invitation for private lessons in his secluded home.  To what end, Claire will soon discover--and it will give a terrifying new meaning to night school.
Opinions & Thoughts
The pills that Claire took were mysterious and had pretty cool effects.  I wish they exsisted in real life, since they would definitely help out with school(but does it count as a drug?). Oh well.
I do have to say, I loved Myrning in this book.  Whenever Claire returned to his lair, I was eagerly anticipating Myrnin's next act of insanity(that and his humor).  In his own vampire way, Myrnin really cared about Claire, and I really had to respect him for all he did for her.
I was confused on how Claire became all buddy buddy with Monica and her cronies.  I mean, wasn't Claire thrown down the stairs by these very same girls.  After all they did to her, Claire even goes and gives one of them a tutoring session(who cares if she fails her class, doesn't she deserve it).  Anyways, make up your mind Claire. Do you hate the Monikettes or like them?
Well, Shane kind of rubbed my nerves the wrong way in this book.  One minute, he is this chivalarous guy who doesn't want to go the "whole" way with Claire(because of a promise he made to her parents), and the next he is beating up people.  But, even after all this, I stil love Shane!(and no one had better take him from me, or I will have to stab you with a stake in your sleep)
As for the vampires, for some reason, I really like Oliver(even though he is a bad guy). He is pretty entertaining and I love his jokes.  Amelie is tolerable(I like how she "pampers" Claire).
In some parts, I became so frustrated because the characters couldn't do anything and were so helpless.  Are humans really this weak?  No matter, Rachel Caine has me hooked on the plot, and I will certainly be reading the next book, just to find out what happens to the Glass House members(especially Shane).  The ending was very cryptic.(and a total cliffhanger)

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