This was a great story to start this anthology out with as it gives you the flavor of carnival life with its descriptions of sleazy carnies and weird, almost creepy relationships they have with eachother. PAINTED LOVE’s narrator, Doddle, was a weirdly passive and silent character and throughout most of the story I was constantly trying to figure out what his deal was.
Author: Rachel Caine
Why isn’t this series a TV show yet? The CW? ABC Family? The Morganville Vampires is perfect for primetime. The cast of characters has expanded over the series without loosing focus on the core relationships, the setting of a vampire run college town is the perfect blend of chills and intrigue, and the storylines that Rachel Caine continues to spin are even hotter at book fourteen then they were at book one!
The blood hits the proverbial fan in BITTER BLOOD and the fallout makes it one of the most daring Morganville books to date. I’ve long had a number of ‘what if’ questions floating around in my head involving certain Morganville residents that I honestly never expected to actually happen, but Rachel Caine completely shocked me in BITTER BLOOD by letting not one, or two, but three HUGE game changing events play out (one of which still has me reeling).
It’s rare that a sequel can top its predecessor, and given the enthusiastic 5 bats I gave WORKING STIFF, I never expected TWO WEEKS’ NOTICE to become my new favorite in the series. The bleak circumstances of the first few chapters set me up for a mind blowing ending that has my excitement about this series turned up to an all time high.
Title: Black DawnAuthor: Rachel CaineSeries: The Morganville Vampires #12Cover Art: N/A Genre: Paranormal YAExcerpt: YesSource: PublisherReviewed by: Abigail Reading level: Ages 18 and up Hardcover: 384 pages Publisher: NAL Hardcover (May 1, 2012) ISBN-10: 0451236718 ISBN-13: 978-0451236715 Sexual Content: Kissing Rating: Good – A fun read with minor flaws. Maybe read an excerpt before buying. Description The hotly-anticipated twelfth installment in the Morganville Vampires series In Last Breath, the rain brought a new and dire threat to Morganville and its vampires… their ancient enemies, the draug. Now, the vampires are fighting a losing war, and it will fall to… Read more »
*This title will be released on August 2, 2011* Title: Working Stiff Author: Rachel Caine Series: Revivalist #1 Cover Art: N/A Genre: Urban Fantasy Excerpt: Yes Source: Publisher Reviewed by: Julia Paperback: 320 pages Publisher: Roc; August 2, 2011 ISBN-10: 0451464133 ISBN-13: 978-0451464132 Sexual Content: Kissing; references to sex, necrophilia, and sexual assault. Rating: Near Perfect – Buy two copies: one for you and one for a friend. Description A brand new adventure from the award-winning, New York Times and USA Today bestselling Rachel Caine, author of the Morganville Vampires and Weather Warden series … Bryn Davis is new on… Read more »
*This title will be released on May 3, 2011* Title: Bite Club Author: Rachel Caine Series: Morganville Vampires #10 Cover Art: N/A Genre: Paranormal YA Excerpt: Yes Source: Publisher Reviewed by: Abigail Reading level: Young Adult Hardcover: 352 pages Publisher: NAL Hardcover; 1 edition (May 3, 2011) ISBN-10: 0451233182 ISBN-13: 978-0451233189 Sexual Content: Kissing. References to sex. Rating: Excellent – Loved it! Buy it now & put this author on your watch list. Description New York Times bestselling author Rachel Caine is "a first- class storyteller" (#1 New York Times bestselling author Charlaine Harris). After discovering that vampires populate her… Read more »
Sometimes an author can do their work all too well when creating a villain for protagonists to overcome. As in the Jane True series (where I felt I would never be truly satisfied until Jarl was dead), my dislike for the rogue djinn Pearl has now reached fever pitch. Her cult-like followers, cultivated through a combination of magical manipulation and murder, are heartbreaking enough on their own. Add an army of children being trained as holy warriors and cannon fodder, and I’m out for blood.
*This title will be released on October 26, 2010* Title: Ghost Town Author: Rachel Caine Series: Morganville Vampires #9 Cover Art: N/A Genre: Paranormal YA Reading level: Young Adult Hardcover: 352 pages Publisher: NAL Date Published: October 26, 2010 ISBN-10: 0451231619 ISBN-13: 978-0451231611 Review Copy Source: Publisher Reviewed by: Abigail Book Description Get ready for "non-stop vampire action" (Darque Reviews) in the latest Morganville Vampire novel from New York Times bestselling author Rachel Caine. While developing a new system to maintain Morganville’s defenses, student Claire Danvers discovers a way to amplify vampire mental powers. Through this, she’s able… Read more »