Tuesday, February 25, 2014

Feast of Fools by Rachel Caine

Published: Feb 2009
Publisher: Allison & Busby
Pages: 367
Copy Provided by: Library
Summary: Goodreads

The wait is over. dig into the feast... 
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 has set for Morganville.

I love the Morganville Vampires series yet since I know it has ended and there are 15 titles, I find myself savoring each book and only read them every few months.  In this episode, quite a few things are happening.  There are new residents to the town - Amelie's father has just moved in (Mr. Bishop), and Claire's parents have also decided to move into town.  Unfortunately, these are not happy family reunions as Mr. Bishop is planning something big and the citizens don't seem to be aware of how dangerous their town has become.  

Of course Claire becomes caught up in the mayhem right up until the end of the book .  Her relationship with Shane is tested as a new, stronger, older vampire comes to town and seeks his attention.  There is little the humans can do to fight her "powers of persuasion" as she toys with Shane and makes him her puppet.  Michael and Amelie also become more secretive than usual as the town's biggest formal ball begins to unfold and only a select few are invited.  Why all the secrets?  And why is Claire forbidden to attend?  Rachel Caine delivers another action packed encounter in Morganville and keeps us wanting more...well, maybe I'll just wait another week before I dive into book #5...who needs sleep, right? 

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