Published by Penguin Group
Purchased for my Nook (256 pages)
Genre: YA: Paranormal- Vampires
Goodreads Summary: When Claire Danvers learnt that her college town was run by vampires, she did what any intelligent, self-preserving student would do: she applied for a transfer and stocked up on garlic. The transfer is no longer an option, but that garlic may come in handy.
Now Claire has pledged herself to Amelie, the most powerful vampire in town. The protection her contract secures does little to reassure her friends. All of a sudden, people are turning up dead, a stalker resurfaces from Claire’s past, and an ancient bloodsucker extends a chilling invitation for private lessons in his secluded home.
So far, this is my favorite book in the Morganville Vampires series. It’s not saying much, because I’m only on book 3…and 10 more to go until I’m all caught up.
So, we learn that the vampires are dying, and Claire is determined to find a cure. Which is so Claire, by the way. But since she’s Protected by Amelie, she gets assigned to help Myrnin. It’s definitely a little sad, seeing the end of the sickness they have, and it was interesting to learn about why Morganville was founded. Hopefully, we’ll see more of Morganville’s history.
And of course, we learn that Claire’s parents have moved to town…and are living in a Founder’s house. This definitely complicates Claire’s life, and I really look foward to seeing how she deals with it. I liked how we met Myrnin in The Dead Girl’s Dance but don’t know that we’ve met him.
The characters are still the same, although we see what it’s like since Michael turned vampire. Eve just kind of goes with it, as does Claire, but Shane, of course, isn’t happy with what Michael did. And Claire, of course, has to deal with signing the contract with Amelie. I’m starting to get slightly irritated with Shane, but I kind of get why he acts the way he does.
This is the first time we really see things start to move along, which is fine because the first couple books were setting things up. Still, I’m glad we’re starting to see where the series is going, because Morganville is a pretty creepy yet interesting place.
We also learn of a resistance of sorts, and that’ll add something interesting to the series too. I don’t think it’s the last we’ve heard of them.
Midnight Alley gets a 5 out of 5. This is such a fun series to read, and I can’t wait to see what happens next.