Thursday, 1 December 2011

Review: Midnight Alley by Rachel Caine

Midnight Alley by Rachel Caine

UK Publication Date: 2008
Publisher: Allison & Busby Limited
Series: The Morganville Vampires #3
Pages: 365
Format: Paperback
Genre: Urban Fantasy, Paranormal Romance
Rating: 5 out of 5

When Claire Danvers learnt that her college town was run by vampires, she did what any intelligent, self-preserving student would do: she applied for a transfer and stocked up on garlic. The transfer is no longer an option, but the garlic may come in handy.

Now Claire has pledged herself to Amelie, the most powerful vampire in town. The protection her contract secures does little to reassure her friends. All of a sudden people are turning up dead, a stalker resurfaces from Claire's past, and an ancient bloodsucker extends a chilling invitation for private lessons in his secluded home.

Midnight Alley starts off, as usual, where The Dead Girls Dance ended.  Claire has now signed herself over to Amelie, in hopes of protecting her friends.  Again this book is as action pack as the previous books, and once it gets hold it doesn't let go.

Claire is still my favourite character. With every book she becomes bolder and in this one she's going to need all the help and protection she can get. We are introduced to another vampire called Myrnin, who is working on a cure (not going to say what for) and Amelie assigns Claire to help him.

One of the things I like about this series, apart from the action and character development, is that we learn more about the history of Morganville as the story progresses.  How Rachel Caine is able to introduce new characters and still make the other characters as likable is a testament to her as a talent writer.

This is another highly recommended book.

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