Book Review: Fade Out by Rachel Caine

fade out front coverFade Out is the seventh book in the Morganville Vampires series by Rachel Caine.

With dramatic changes occurring to a now free Morganville, things slowly begin to settle back into normal life – or as normal as they will ever be in a town where humans and vampires live side-by-side.  For Claire Danvers that means that her studies once more become her main priority.

But even when things are nice and quiet, Claire can’t help but make enemies.  Only this time, the person who has taken exception to her is neither human nor vampire.

To top things off, a possible reality TV project threatens to undo everything that Morganville has so far managed to achieve – including keeping the town’s secret, that vampires are real, hidden from the outside world.

Will Morganville ever know what it’s like to live in peace for more than a few days at once?

This was probably the strangest and most fantastical of the books in this series so far.  It might be for this reason that I was able to bring my Morganville Vampires binge to a halt after this instalment, so that I could let all that I read up to this point sink in.  After all, this is such a well crafted series, and there is so much information to absorb.

In this book, we focus quite a lot on someone from Myrnin’s past; a woman called Ada, and she is, to say the least…peculiar.  Yet, given the circumstances, her strange ways are understandable.  And this is Morganville.  No-one is quite what you could describe as normal.

The character of Ada coupled with the very modern notion of reality TV and this book, all of a sudden, becomes quite a unique read, and sets it apart from the previous six books.

I will be returning to the Morganville Vampires series later this year, when I look forward to reading book eight, Kiss of Death.  But first, July is Indie Only Month and August is Historical Fiction Month so we will be having a few months break from Morganville.


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