The Morganville Vampires, book #3
Next Book in Series: Feast of Fools
Mass Market Paperback: 248 Pages
Age Group: Young Adult (13+)
Date Read: April 2010
Claire Danvers's college town may be run by vampires but a truce between the living and the dead made things relatively safe. For a while. Now people are turning up dead, a psycho is stalking her, and an ancient bloodsucker has proposed private mentoring. To what end, Claire will find out. And it's giving night school a whole new meaning.
First Lines: The instant the phone rang at the Glass House, Claire knew with a psychic flash that it had to be her mother.
Okay, first of all, I did the same as I did with The Dead Girls' Dance, and immediately picked up Midnight Alley as soon as I finished. I just finished reading Lord of Misrule and so I can't really remember what happened in what book, mostly. Everything is starting to run together.
I love how she picks up nearly RIGHT after the last book ends. She's done this throughout the series and I love it. Nothing is left out. Nothing to make you wonder what happened in between the ending of one book and the beginning of the next.
And the characters are still growing and being utterly amazing. All the characters in Caine's vampire world, otherwise knows as Morganville, is all real to me. Sometimes to the point where I walk out of my house and wonder what crazy thing is going to happen in Morganville today, or where I nearly write Morganville down as my city, instead of my real city.
Can you imagine the looks I would get for that? ;)
In this installment Claire is paying for the choices she made in the last book and you get to know Amelie a bit more. Which is awesome, but doesn't mean that I don't have my evil stare ready for her at times. And Mrynin, I honestly do not know what to say about him. He's such a nut, but he is quite hilarious at times. He's such a whacko. But I do like him, though I do have my moments where I want to whack him with something and put him in a straitjacket.
We also continue to learn more about Morganville and it's history, along with the vampires history. Which is very fascinating and sends me to Google in search for more history on Morganville, but then I have to remember the fact that the lovely Rachel Caine created it.
Midnight Alley ends with yet another cliff hanger, and also a new visitor in town! Caine really knows how to end with a cliff hanger to keep you reading, which I both admire and find really annoying. But that's only because on one side it's genius, and on the other it becomes a pain in the butt when you can't get to the next installment fast enough.
Overall I really loved this installment. As I did the others and don't think I'll ever not like one of these amazing books. If you haven't read any books in this series yet, you REALLY need to put it on your wish list and 'TBR' list.
The cover is very pretty, but not one of my favorites. I think the first book, so far, is my favorite.
I recommend this to: All vampire lovers.