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Ghost Town by Rachel Caine

Ghost Town (Morganville Vampires, Book 9)Nothing stays calm or safe in Morganville for long. Claire and her friends may have tried to get back into the swing of things, but before long, Claire finds herself forced to overwork herself developing a new defense system for Morganville at the command of Amelie. Despite nearly succumbing to exhaustion, she is successful, and Morganville is as safe from outside threats as the rest of the world is from Morganville’s vampires. But Claire’s improvements seem to have an unpleasant side effect: the people of Morganville are slowly losing their memories, both the vampires and the humans. Claire needs to figure out how to reverse the effects and save the residents of Morganville from this madness before she forgets how to save herself.

Ghost Town is the ninth installment in the Morganville Vampires series. Although I still believe that Caine’s vampire stories make for one of the better young adult vampire series, by now it seems that Morganville is past its prime. Caine is undoubtedly skilled at creating an exciting and fast paced plot and has done a wonderful job of developing the complexities of the setting and the characters, but by the ninth book, everything about Morganville has lost much of its novelty. Ever since the grand finale of Carpe Corpus, I feel that the quality of the Morganville story has decreased. Ghost Town is satisfying in that protagonist Claire encounters new and unusual dangers, but it’s not quite new enough to recapture my attention in the way that the fiasco with Bishop did.

Ghost Town will still be enjoyed by big fans of the Morganville Vampires series.

Rating: 3.75

Review copy from publisher Penguin

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