Hey everyone! Today I’ll be talking about one of my favorite series near and dear to my heart. Being a frequent reader and fan of paranormal series, Morganville Vampires is one of the best series I have ever read. And as I catch up with the most recent books ( I am way behind most people probably reading these books, as I only am on book 10) I find myself slowing down drastically as sadly, this amazing series by the author, Rachel Caine, comes to an end this November. There will be no more books! Originally it was only going to be twelve books, but because it was so popular, Caine decided to add three more novels! Here are some reasons why you should definitely check out this series, if you haven’t already!
Let’s start with the main story. The novels features Claire Danvers, a student at Texas Prairie University, and her housemates in the vampire-controlled city of Morganville, Texas. Claire is 16 years old and is so smart she’s admitted to college early. After running into some bad experiences at her college dorm she ends up living in the Glass House with Michael Glass, Shane Collins, and Eve Rosser who after a short time bond as great friends. But a twist, the town is run by some powerful vampires under a tight system.
Sounds like a typical vampire story, right? But you are wrong. There are a lot of details in the story that gives Morganville its own uniqueness and makes it stand out among other vampire novels. I could tell you why, but that would spoil the series. The vampires run the town through many strict laws, and are even disguised as police officers and restaurants owners. Basically the good,bad, and the ugly. In Morganville you can’t be sure to trust anyone.
Like stated before we have Claire. Who is super smart and caring, but will also stand up to protect her friends. Then the sexy Michael Glass. Owner of the Glass House, aspiring musician, with a mysterious secret. Next, Eve the punky goth girl. Despite her edgy/scary appearance she’s super sweet, but also not afraid to kick ass. And last but not least out of our four main characters, the also very sexy Shane Collins. He’s hot-headed, kind, and very sarcastic (in a good way). These four main characters are the main focus of our story and become the best of friends.
As for the vampires, the main characters we are introduced to in the first novel are Amelie, founder of Morganville. She stands regal and is head honcho for everything that goes down. Even though the town has a human mayor, Amelie still is still the one making all decisions and most importantly keeping it a secret that Morganville is full of vampires. We also meet Oliver, owner of Common Grounds and Eve’s boss. Let’s think of Oliver as the mafia boss of Morganville. He has a cold demeanor and is not afraid to punish those who don’t behave.
And lastly, let’s talk about the writing:
Caine is a fantastic writer! She adds good depth to her characters making you want to love and hate them all at the same time. The settings are detailed and when reading the novels you actually feel as if you’re a citizen of Morganville. The pace of the storyline is great and instead of feeling dragged out like some long series do, it leaves you wanting more. And lastly the twists and turns….
Feelings range from this…
to this… in one novel…
So by the time I’m done with a novel I end up like….
Need I say more? Go check out the Morganville Vampire series by Rachel Caine!!