Tuesday, April 13, 2010

Fade out - Rachel Caine


Genre :
Fantasy, Young Adults

Series : The Morganville Vampires : Glass Houses, The Dead Girls' Dance, Midnight Alley, Feast of Fools, Lord of Misrule, Carpe Corpus, Fade Out

American publisher : Signet : 6,99$

English publisher : Allison & Busby : 6,99£

In Morganville, Texas, someone is always watching.

Without the evil vampire Bishop ruling over the town of Morganville, life has changed - dramatically. The resident vampires have made major concessions to the human population. With their newfound freedoms, Claire Danvers and her friends are almost starting to feel comfortable again - almost.

Now Claire can actually concentrate on her studies, and her friend Eve joins the local theater company. Yet when one of Eve's cast mates goes missing after starting work on a short documentary, Eve suspects the worst. As she and Claire investigate, they soon realize that not only is the subject of the film the vampires themselves, but that this poject is a whole lot bigger - and way more dangerous - than anyone suspected.

What I think

I was a bit disappointed by this seventh book in the Morganville series. Or maybe it is because in the last one, the tension had reached its paroxysm and the fall is difficult. I am under the impression that Rachel Caine wanted to make her readers wait with this little plot. Nothing really exciting. Kim is producing a reality show on Morganville without anybody knowing. She hides cameras everywhere, with the help of some rebel vampires, and Ada, Myrnin's "creation" who controls all the portals in town.

The up side in this book is Myrnin. I loved him when he was crazy, and I still love him now that he's cured. But he's not less crazy, or weird. Everyone says that you can't trust Myrnin, that he's not sure, that he can go nuts any moment, which is true. But I suspect him to have a really good heart. He's not bad. I'm convinced that he would defend Claire no matter what. He cares for her, and not only because she's a genius.

I'm waiting for the next book with great expectations, because I'm sure that after this one, Rachel Caine has a great surprise for us, well at least I hope so.

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