Feast Of Fools

Book: Feast Of Fools by Rachel Caine

Published January 2008 by Signet Book|256 pages|Purchased for my Nook

Genre: YA/Paranormal- Vampires

Check it out at: Goodreads|Barnes And Noble|Amazon|Rachel Caine’s Website

Goodreads.com Summary: 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’s set for Morganville.

Have I mentioned how much I love the Morganville Vampires?  Because I do, and I love it the more I read it.  Feast of Fools is a great book, and I just loved it!

I loved meeting Amelie’s dad, who turns out to be the cure for the disease that the Morganville vampires have.  It was hard to put down, and Caine really knows how to keep her readers interested in what’s going on.

I love that the characters are pretty consistent from book to book.  They’re not all over the place, and I love how loyal they are to each other.  It was also nice to see Shane slowly start to accept Michael.  But then the cliffhanger…now I need to know what happens next!

The book is really well-paced and I love how everything is unfolding pretty naturally.  It really feels like Caine knows where her series is going, and I like that everything that happens doesn’t feel forced.

I liked the characters…I really liked Oliver in this book, but I didn’t really like Amelie.  Considering what was going on, and what we learn towards the end of the book, I’m not surprised, but still.  But learning more about vampires, and seeing ones that aren’t from Morganville was pretty interesting.  There’s definitely something interesting about the world Caine is creating and I love her take on vampires.  I really like Richard Morrell, and he seems like a pretty decent guy.  If things don’t work out between her and Shane, I think I might want her to end up with Morrell.

I just love Myrnin, and he’s so fun to read.  Also fun?  Seeing Claire and Shane and their sexual tension.  I want them to just get together already, but at the same time, I like that the tension is continuing to build.  And speaking of both Claire and Myrnin, I like their relationship.  It’s too bad Myrnin doesn’t have more lucid moments, because they really could learn a lot from each other.

I think Feast Of Fools might be my favorite one (so far, because I’m only on book 4 and there are a total of 13 books out), and I have the feeling that it might be the turning point in the novel.  I mean, Bishop’s blood was tested, and he’s the cure, so everyone will get cured eventually.  The way things keep happening, it might be a while, because they just cannot get a break.  I like that something is always happening.  On the one hand, it’s nice that something always happens because it keeps things moving…but on the other hand, they really deserve a break from the craziness that is their life.

Final thoughts: It’s definitely my favorite book in the series, and it’s just so fun to read.  I love what Caine is doing with her characters and with Morganville as a whole.  It gets a 5 out of 5.

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