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Saturday, February 12, 2011

Feast of Fools Bite

from Goodreads:
In the town of Morganville, vampires and humans live in relative peace. Student Claire Danvers has never been convinced, though especially with the arrival of Mr. Bishop, an ancient, old-school vampire who cares nothing about harmony. What he wants from the town's living and its dead is unthinkably sinister. It's only at a formal ball, attended by vampires and their human dates, that Claire realizes the elaborately evil trap he's set for Morganville.

This is the 4th book of the Morganville Vampires series.  Though I do still enjoy them, and they are still quick, fun reads, I think they're starting to lose a little bit of the magic at this point.  I guess, for me, if you're going to continually be one-upping the danger level with Big Bads, something's got to give.  Someone's got to get seriously hurt or die (good guy or bad guy) or something's got to come out into the light of day; it just makes sense, and makes it more real.
↓!!! teensy bit spoilerish below !!!
To that end, something happened in this book that I didn't expect to like, but did: Clare's parents moved to Morganville.  I thought, oh great, this is going to be another "Clare's gotta keep the secret and hide all these antics from her parents blahblah" scenario, and it was going to be silly and unrealistic.  Instead, Clare's parents get pulled into the thick of the vampire mess that is Morganville, so there is no hiding it.  I liked this.  I didn't want to see any pussyfooting around. I'm sure they're still going to be used as pawns to build suspense, and that could get old, but for now, it was a twist I liked.
Another - the new players in town throw a great big wrench in the system, and 1 of them seems to particularly like toying with Shane.  I liked this, and the new dynamic it brought.
Overall, still completely enjoyable, but I didn't feel the need to stay up super late reading it like I did with Glass Houses.

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1 comment:

  1. Interesting review! I read the first two in the series and wasn't sure I wanted to go on with it - but the twist you reveal is actually interesting, and fixes some of my issues with the beginning of the series. I guess I'll give the series another chance, at least for the next two books!


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