Monday, May 10, 2010

Book Review: Kiss of Death

Title: Kiss of Death
Author: Rachel Caine
Series: The Morganville Vampires Book 8
Genre: YA Fantasy
Synopsis: Vampire musician Michael Glass has attracted the attention of a big- time producer who wants to cut a demo and play some gigs-which means Michael will have to enter the human world. For this, he's been assigned escorts that include both a dangerous immortal as well as Michael's all-too-human friends. And with that mix of personalities, this is going to be a road trip from hell...

Overall Review: GOOD BAD UGLY

Rachel Caine's series about Claire Danvers, Michael Glass, Eve Rosser and Shane Collins surviving everyday life in the town of Morganville where the Vampires rule over the town. This is one series in my opinion that keeps getting better and better with each book, this is saying a lot since Kiss of Death is the eighth book of the series. In this book Claire, Michael, Eve and Shane leave Morganville and experience the most freedom they have felt in a long time. However, nothing goes as plan when you have a grumpy, ancient vampire for a chaperone and you get stuck in a town that doesn't like outsiders. In this book we see the four friends in a different setting with more than ever on the line. The ending of the previous book gave us the impression that Eve and Michael were history. In Kiss of Death, they are struggling to work things out. Of course Shane and Claire are as strong as ever and once again I am drawn to their unlikely pairing. The thing I love about Caine's Morganville characters is that they original. I love goth-girl Eve and the strong but often underestimated Claire, and the reckless but fiercely protective Shane and of course every one's favorite good vampire Michael. Each character has come into their own throughout the series and it seems there will be more room for growth for all if the end of Kiss of Death is any indication. I think I could read a hundred books about these characters and as long as Caine continues to write action packed, plot twisting, stories about them, I will read every book about four of my favorite characters.
Even though I highly recommend reading the entire series, Kiss of Death could be read and still enjoyed on its own...BUT it will be so much better if read in sequence.

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