Genre : Fantasy, Young Adults
Series : The Morganvilles Vampires : Glass Houses, The Dead Girls' Dance, Midnight Alley, Feast of Fools, Lord of Misrule
American publisher : NAL Jam : 6,99$
English publisher : Allison & Busby : 6,99£
Morganville, Texas. Just south of normal.
In the college town of Morganville, vampires and humans have coexisted in (relatively) bloodless harmony...until the arrival of Bishop, a master vampire who threatens to put the evil back in evil undead and smash the fragile peace. But Bishop isn't the only threat...
Violent black clouds promise a storm of devastating proportions. As student Claire Danvers and her friends prepare to defend Morganville against the elements - bith natural and unnatural - the unexpected happens : Morganville's vampires begin to vanish one by one. Discovering why leads Claire to one last choice : Swear allegiance to Bishop...or die.
What I think
We had left Morganville in chaos in Feast of Fools, after the arrival of Bishop, Amelie's father, founder of Morganville. He created a civil war between vampires and humans, but two clans of vampires struggle to keep or gain Morganville. Houses are burning, humans take off their bracelets, et some of them even gather to kill vampires or humans who follow vampires, like Monica.
Then, something weird happens : vampires are becoming like hypnotised and go out in broad daylight. And the youger don't survive. Claire tries to understand why. For that she finds Myrnin who seems to delight in this atmosphere but who does everything he can to protect her and her friends. Actually, Amelie called to gather her troops, that's why vampires go out. The war is coming, Amelie needs to face Bishop, but unfortunately, Bihsop finds Claire first, and by a kind of spell he forces her to pledge allegiance to him. As Claire is wearing a golden bracelet of Amelie's, it means that she belongs to Amelie, and so that she's part of her, that's what Bishop wants.
Of course, the book ends like that, with Claire who pledges allegiance and she even threatens to kill her friends, even Shane. We know of course that it's not really her, but all the same, it is sooooo frustrating.
On another subject, I told you about the romance between Claire and Shane. I'm waiting for something to happen, and I'm sure you are too if you've read the series so far. Well let me tell you that we can still wait. At the same time, it is very gentlemanlike from Shane, because he wants to wait for Claire to be 17, which will make her an adult in Texas. But he said he loves her, and that's sooooooo sweet. What? There are other things than vampires in life, you know...