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Thursday, November 1, 2012

[Review] Kiss of Death (The Morganville Vampires, #8) by Rachel Caine

Title: Kiss of Death
Series: The Morganville Vampires, #8
Author: Rachel Caine
Pages: 241 (Paperback)
Publisher: Signet
Release Date: April 27, 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...

Did I say that <i>Fade Out</i> was my favorite of the series? Actually <i>Kiss of Death</i> is! I loved this book from chapter 1 to the very last page. It has non-stop action and trouble for Claire and Company, and we get a complete change of setting. Claire, Michael, Shane, Eve, and Oliver are taking a roadtrip to Dallas and along the way they get stuck in two tiny towns with some similarities to Morganville. I never thought this group could get into so much trouble outside of their own little vampire town!

When I say non-stop action, I really mean it. Our favorite Morganvillers get into one situation after another during what is suppose to be a simple trip for Michael to record his demon. Of course, things are never simple for them, especially when Oliver has some errands to run for Amelie. Some of their run ins are with humans, other are with other vampires, but all of them cause big trouble. I definitely wasn't expecting what they found in tiny town number two!

I absolutely loved all of the interactions between the Glass housemates. Eve continues to be witty and over-emotional. Michael's vampire side is coming out more and more, but he manages to hang onto his humanity. While Shane...well, he's Shane. As for Claire, it's great watching her become more confident. I actually think I like Oliver now. He's still not a nice guy, but I definitely appreciate his presence. I just missed my Myrnin!

This was another amazing addition to the series, and there was no cliffhanger! But things are definitely going to be different for everybody when they cross back into the borders of Morganville.

Favorite Quotes

He was great until he was horrible. Kind of like the world in general. (pg 33)

"You're just Little Miss Optimist, aren't you? Do you come with accessories, like a glass half full and lemons to making into lemonade, too?" (pg 117)

She supposed there was one advantage to having a vampire draw you blood --he wasn't likely to miss a vein and have to try again. (pg 135)

1 comment:

  1. Nice review I loved this book as well. Can't wait to read the newest one.


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