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Saturday, July 16, 2011

Feast of Fools (Morganville Vampires, #4)

Author: Rachel Caine

Series: Morganville Vampires, #4

Pages: 242

Published: June 4, 2008

My Rating: * * * * *

In the college town of Morganville, vampires and humans have learned to live in relative peace. Still, students like Claire Danvers know that after dark, studying can take a back-seat to staying alive. But the tenuous good-neighbor policy is really turned on its head with the arrival of Mr. Bishop.

Bad to the bone, the ancient old-school vampire cares nothing about harmony. Staying at the top of the food chain is enough. What he wants from the town's living and dead is unthinkably sinister. It's only at a formal ball attended by vampires and their human dates that Claire realizes Bishop's plan--and the elaborately evil trap he's set for the warm-blooded souls of Morganville....

Opinions & Thoughts
Wow... Rachel Caine really blew me away this time. After beginning this book, everything was so fast-paced that I just couldn't put it down.  Luckily, it's not that big a book, or I would have been up all night.

First of all, Bishop's(what kind of a name is that?) arrival in Morganville upset the town. He was just like a hurricane. Surprisingly, even Amelie was tense. Every single moment, I was on the edge of my seat(actually, it was a bed), just waiting to see how things could become worse.

I still really like Shane, but he is beginning to feel like a shell. He is always worried about Claire, but he doesn't do anything(when he does do something, it's usually really stupid). Especially with the issue about Ysandre. But, since you can't do much in Morganville, with the vampires and all, I forgive him. At least he was really sweet when Claire was crying and having her jealous fit.

After all that has happened, Claire has really toughened up. I was clearly impressed, but ecstatic, when I saw her stand up to the bad vampires, and defend the good ones(semi-good actually, because vampires are never completely good). When I began the series, I was not expecting Claire to turn out like this. A nice surprise.

That's all I have to say for Feast of Fools. It was a change of pace, and so far, it's the best book of the series. Lucky for me, this is only the fourth book(I still have six to go, and I think Rachel Caine is still writing more), because I am not ready to leave this delightful, haunting story and the intriguing characters behind.

About the Author
In addition to the Morganville Vampire series, Rachel Caine is the author of the popular Weather Warden series which includes Ill Wind, Heat Stroke, Chill Factor, Windfall, Firestorm, and Thin Air.... Rachel 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).
Click here to visit Rachel Caine's website.
Click here to view her on myspace.


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