Title: Kiss of Death
Author: Rachel Caine
Series: The Morganville Series
Book #: 8
Reading Level: YA
Book Rating: .8
Goodreads Rating: 4.22
Published: April 27th, 2010
Vampire musician Michael Glass has attracted the attention of a big- time producer who wants to cut a demo and play some gigs-which means Michael will have to enter the human world. For this, he's been assigned escorts that include both a dangerous immortal as well as Michael's all-too-human friends. And with that mix of personalities, this is going to be a road trip from hell...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), 6 (Carpe Corpus) and 7 (Fade Out). This is book 8 in the series, if you have come here for a review you probably know whats been going on by now.
So in this book we get to get out of Morganville for a little. Michael gets the attention of some big time music people and is invited to Dallas to do some recording. Big chance right? The only way to get out of Morganville is in a body bag, and even then they might just bury you in their backyard to save the trouble. But believe it or not, Amelie grants Michael, Eve, Shane and Claire 4 passes to get out of town for a weekend in order to do Michael's thing and then come right back. Only catch is, they have to put up with Oliver too cause he is tagging along.
So the four friends hurry the hell out of Morganville because as always they have some other vamp who wants to eat them for lunch. This time is Morley. He wants Claire to pull some strings and get him and some other vamps out of Morganville, but Claire can't do such a thing. She tried, didn't work. But Morley is not giving up that easily, and the lengths he is willing to go to get what he wants are unbelievable.
To tell you the truth I devoured this novel. But the story even though interesting it wasn't a big story like the Bishop story, and by now I'm starting to wonder if Rachel Caine will be able to top that one off. The last two books have been fun, but mild in the plot section. Maybe this is the calm before the story... I sure as hell hope it is.
My biggest disappointed about this novel is this: No Myrnin. Say WHAT!?! He is my favorite character, and I had to read an entire book in which he wasn't in it. It's okay, I had Claire and she was actually more fun to read than I anticipated. She is growing into a fine deadly lady.
The thing that happens in this book is, very resident evily. I felt like I was in a video game for reals while reading Kiss of Death, vamp to the left, vamp to the right, oh no look out! It was fun, but again not a strong lasting plot line.
It was interesting to see the outside world through the eyes of Morganville people, at times our world seemed a lot more dangerous than Morganville, but I'm ready to go back to our little vamp town. And see Myrnin again.