Friday, May 17, 2013

Midnight Alley (Morganville Vampires #3) by Rachel Caine

Midnight Alley is the third book in the Morganville Vampires Series.  I really enjoyed this one.  It brought something new to the series.  Here's the cover and the Goodreads blurb:

Morganville is such a nice place to live... And die. If you don’t mind that sort of thing.

When Claire Danvers learnt that her college town was run by vampires, she did what any intelligent, self-preserving student 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.

Now Claire has pledged herself to Amelie, the most powerful vampire in town. The protection her contract secures does little to reassure her friends. All of a sudden, people are turning up dead, a stalker resurfaces from Claire’s past, and an ancient bloodsucker extends a chilling invitation for private lessons in his secluded home.
This has been my favorite book of the series so far.  I really enjoyed seeing Claire standing on her own two feet.  She was able to hold her own, mentally with all of the alchemy in this book.  She also had to work her way through all kinds of political intrigue.  Again, it is easy to forget how young Claire is.  She often feels more mature than Shane.  Eve's got moments of weakness and fear in this book because of her family issues.  It doesn't detract from her character though.  We also get to see a new side of Michael in Midnight Alley.

You can find out more about Rachel Caine and her work on her website.  There is a website for the series as well as a Tumblr and you can click here to find it on Goodreads.  Rachel Caine can also be found on Facebook and Twitter.  Midnight Alley earns 4 Fairies for an a fun and worthwhile read.

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