Ghost Town

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Ghost Town

Morganville Vampires Series, #9

Welcome back to Morganville—home to Texas Prairie University, small town charm, and, oh, right—vampires. Don't worry though; if you stay out of trouble and don't go out looking for it at night, you'll be fine. Most of the time...

Rachel Caine's quirky vampire series continues with Ghost Town, and the group is back from their adventure on the road (told in Kiss of Death). But if they had expected their return to Morganville to be a return to normalcy, they were wrong.

Ghost Town starts out no longer after their return. Things seem to be going back to normal--or, at least Morganville normal. Shane and Eve are back to jokingly bickering, Eve and Michael are still going strong, and the relationship between Shane and Claire is only getting deeper. It's back to good old TPU for Claire, though she's finding it harder to focus on school with everything else that happens in this unusual Texas town. After running into a bit of trouble, her punishment from Amelie is to work in the lab without sleep until she repairs the computer that runs Morganville. And it's only after this horrible experience that things start to go very wrong---again.

Suddenly the residents of Morganville are changing, forgetting blocks of time—humans and vampires alike. And we all know it's never a good thing if a vampire suddenly forgets that he is not supposed to attack you while walking down the street. Claire thinks it may have something to do with the machine that Myrnin (the smart yet crazy vampire she must work for) has been working on again, “improving” it when she's not around to watch him. Only Claire knows how to fix it, but its not going to be easy, especially when Myrnin's memory begins to go as well, making him even more dangerous than usual. Will Claire be able to undo this before she too falls victim to the memory loss?

4.5 STARS! Another great novel by an author that never fails to surprise me! Full of a combination of mystery and action, sarcasm and wit, and best of all a sexy yet sweet romance between Claire and Shane, this series is a winner for anyone that wants something different in their vampire books. This isn't Twilight, that's for sure! Forget that it's aimed towards teens—age doesn't matter once you pick up one of Caine's books. I promise—pick up book one of the Morganville Vampires and you'll be running back to the store for the next 8! And if you're already a fan, then be sure to pick this one up. But be warned—with an ending like this one has, you'll be left on a bit of a cliff hanger. Let's just say, I can only imagine the troubles we'll run into next time we visit Morganville...

Book Blurb for Ghost Town

While developing a new system to maintain Morganville's defenses, student Claire Danvers discovers a way to amplify vampire mental powers. Through this, she's able to re-establish the field around this vampire-infested Texas college town that protects it from outsiders.

But the new upgrades have an unexpected consequence: people inside the town begin to slowly forget who they are-even the vampires. Soon, the town's little memory problem has turned into a full-on epidemic. Now Claire needs to figure out a way to pull the plug on her experiment- before she forgets how to save Morganville...

Night Owl Reviews Dec, 2010 4.50