Title: Fade Out
Author: Rachel Caine
Series: The Morganville Series
Book #: 7
Reading Level: YA
Goodreads Rating: 4.21
Published: Nov. 3, 2009
Without the evil vampire Bishop ruling over the town of Morganville, the resident vampires have made major concessions to the human population. With their newfound freedoms, Claire Danvers and her friends are almost starting to feel comfortable again...
Now Claire can actually concentrate on her studies, and her friend Eve joins the local theatre company. But when one of Eve's castmates goes missing after starting work on a short documentary, Eve suspects the worst. Claire and Eve soon realize that this film project, whose subject is the vampires themselves, is a whole lot bigger-and way more dangerous-than anyone suspected.Taschima's POV:
Possible spoilers for books 1 (Glass Houses), 2 (The Dead Girl's Dance), 3 (Midnight Alley), 4 (Feast of Fools), 5 (Lord of Misrule) and 6 (Carpe Corpus). This is book 7 in the series, if you have come here for a review you probably know whats been going on by now.
This book gave you a break from all the tension and actions of it's previous installments without making you want to run away to the hills out of boredom. It's kind of slow at first, but only because the new plot lines are establishing themselves and they a little time to kick in.
Nevertheless I really enjoyed Fade Out because we get to see our favorite characters again, we get some closure on the whole "ADA is going crazy!" thing, and more than that there is a new threat in Morganville, and it's not the usual kind of threat you would expect (though this threat is ingenious and I can honestly say that I did not see it coming).
Everything is almost back to normal. Claire is back to studying, working for Myrnin, and her relationship with Shane. Everything seems great, all except Ada. Ada has been very weird lately, like, more than normal. She is going insane. Jealousy is driven her mad. On the other end of the spectrum Eve has a new friend! She seems cool to some, but Claire doesn't like her much, if at all. Things are quiet in Morganville, but really, how long can this new peace last?
I like this series now, screw it. Ever since the last books I have more faith in the author, I know in the next few books she will come up with something BIG to keep me hooked. This book wasn't like the last ones, true, but it was still enjoyable. I liked it.
Plus, I can't stay away from Myrnin for too long... He is such a great character. Though I have to say, I miss the crazy a little. Claire is growing on me so much, she is feisty and is growing so much with each passing installment. Her relationship with Shane is now way better, since they aren't all " OH I wanna do it" and Shane all "but but we can't! It's WRONG!" anymore. Boo hoo, Shane, cry me a river. The big event didn't ruin their relationship, it only took the annoying part away. Yes, I am not a fan of Shane, I am more a Michael kind of girl ;)
The Morganville Series is some great mindless vampire fun. It's quick and easy, I mean it's only 237 pages, you could read it in a day of you put your mind to it. With it's characters and story line I bet you will finish Fade Out in just a few hours. I mean, after you get hooked on the series it's pretty easy to suck those words up.
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