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Kiss of Death: The Morganville Vampires Mass Market Paperback – 27 Apr 2010

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Product details

  • Mass Market Paperback: 256 pages
  • Publisher: Signet Book (27 April 2010)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0451229738
  • ISBN-13: 978-0451229731
  • Product Dimensions: 11.1 x 1.9 x 17.5 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (93 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 2,112,907 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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'Dump Stephenie Meyer's Twilight books and replace them with the Morganvilles' SFX Magazine 'Addictive and hypnotic' The Eternal Night --This text refers to the Paperback edition.

About the Author

Rachel Caine is the author of more than twenty novels, including the "Weather Warden" series. She was born at White Sands Missile Range, which people who know her say explains a lot. She has been an accountant, a professional musician, and an insurance investigator, and still carries on a secret identity in the corporate world. She and her husband, fantasy artist R. Cat Conrad, live in Texas with their iguanas, Popeye and Darwin; a "mali uromastyx" named (appropriately) O Malley; and a leopard tortoise named Shelley (for the poet, of course)."


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This is the 8th book in the Morganville Vampires series. It's been a series that's been hit or miss for me, I've often read them and felt there was something missing. The previous book, Fade Out, I didn't much like at all, but I have a hard time dropping a series, even if I'm not much liking it any more. I'm glad I didn't, because this is one of my favourite Morganville books.

It starts out a little slow, with a couple things happening that seem unconnected to anything else in the book, and a little too much Eve/Michael and Shane/Claire. But by the 1/3 mark it picked up, and just got better. This book is really different because for the first time, the gang are outside of Morganville. They may not like it much, but they're used to Morganville rules, even Claire who only moved there a year or so ago. Living in Morganville changes you, and it's something these guys have to learn to deal with. But just because they're out of Morganville for a little while, doesn't mean the trouble stops following them. In no time at all, they're back in trouble, way over their heads. But whats new there?

Once it got going, I really did enjoy this book. It flowed well with a strong plot, and there were a couple things I really didn't see coming. I really liked Claire in this one, she really showed how strong she is and how much she's grown from the girl she was in Glass Houses when she was just arriving in Morganville. It was a tense ride towards the end, with some interesting character development and some surprising outcomes. Overall, definitely one of the best Morganville books to date. I'm now looking forward to the next one, Ghost Town, in November.
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Below is a list of all of the books in order that are in the series so far

Glass House
The Dead Girls' Dance
Midnight Alley
Feast of Fools
Lord of Misrule
Carpe Corpus
Fade Out
Kiss of Death
Ghost Town

Let me just begin by saying that I am a huge fan of this series and If you haven't started reading it, do so right now. I read the complete thing (books 1-9) in less than a week. It was that addicting. Anyways, like the other books, Ghost Town was beautifully written and included all of the elements that I love about this series. There is tons of mystery, excitement, romance and humor.I have to admit, I was a bit skeptical going into book 9, I mean usually by this point, a series starts to go off the deep end. Honestly, how far can you take the same set of characters? And how exactly do you follow up a villian like Bishop? But somehow Caine managed to keep things going strong, by pulling out all the stops. Tell me what is more frightening than having everyone you know and love forget you? Claire is as feisty and determined as ever. She, once again, gets herself in an undesirable predicament. As a punishment, she is forced to fix the machine that wipes the memories of those who leave Morganville. Well, of course, something goes wrong and people (and vampires) start loosing their memories. Those who are infected are taken back mentally to three years ago. Let's just say that chaos ensues. Soon, Claire has no choice but to try and fix the machine and she is forced to make some unlikely alliances along the way. There is plenty of excitement within the book, just like you would come to expect from this series.
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I'm a huge fan of Morganville Vampires and I think the books are just getting better and better,I'm so glad that more books keep getting published.
I don't want to give anything away but each book is full of action and keeps you hooked until the end
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I have so enjoyed Rachel Caine's whole series of 'Morganville'. I am 84 years of age - a recycled teenager in my second childhood so, yes, I'm reading young adult stuff. I think Stephanie Mayer's 'Twilightlight' is the very best, 'The Hunger Games' equally the very worst (children killing children!). Rachel Caine scores just short of 'Twilight'. (and I hated Joseph Veilion's parody: 'Edward's Twilight' - ugh!)
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Now that it seems like most things have gone back to normal for the people in Morganville, it looks like things might just be turning up a note... Michael is now starting to be recognised for his talent, and whilst he is amazing at the guitar and at singing, but this is starting to be a bit too much for his girlfriend Eve. Yes Eve and Michael got together but I wasn't going to spoil it for you when it had happened, I was going to let you find out for yourself as that way you're all shocked. I know that might have been a bit cruel of me but I know that sometimes people prefer it if they find out for themselves when things like that happen.

Anyways back to what I was saying, Michael has somehow managed to attract the attention of a big producer, however the fact that now Michael is starting to get the recognition he deserves things are about to get a bit sticky considering he will have to head out into the human world. Claire and her friends know that this trip is going to be a long one and that it's also the road trip to hell. The only way you're going to know if Claire and her friends survive out in the human world would be to pick up this book and read through. However I will warn you now that once you start you aren't going to want to stop until you get to the end. Hopefully you will love it as much as me, or if not more.
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