Sunday, April 11, 2010

Midnight Alley - Rachel Caine


Genre :
Fantasy, Young Adults

Series : The Morganville Vampires : Glass Houses, The Dead Girls' Dance, Midnight Alley

American publisher : NAL Jam : 6,99$

English publisher : Allison & Busby : 6,99£

Morganville is such a nice place to live...

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 transfer is no longer an option, but that garlic may come in handy.

...And die, if you don't mind that sort of thing.

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 resufaces 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/

What I think

In Midnight Alley, the tension grows higher. And we learn more about this illness that spreads among vampires and if they don't find a remedy, their race should be gone in about 10 years or so. Considering Myrnin's state, it looks like some kind of Alzheimer, but in a vampire version it is a lot more others.
From the begining, I became attached to the human characters : Claire, Eve, Shane and Michael even if he's not really human after all. In this third book, I beame attached to some vampires too, I think of Sam, Michael's grand-father, and Myrnin who made me sad.

Unfortunately, I learned to hate humans too, especially Brandon, eve's psycho brother, and his buddies.

Will Claire be able to find a remedy on her own now that Myrnin can't help her anymore?

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