Book: Ghost Town by Rachel Caine
Published October 2010|Published by Penguin Group|236 pages|Purchased for my Nook
Part of a series? Yes, Morganville Vampires #9
Genre: YA/Paranormal- Vampires
While developing a new system to maintain the town’s defenses, genius student Claire Danvers discovers a way to use the vampires’ powers to keep outsiders from spreading news of Morganville’s “unique” situation.
But when people in town start forgetting who they are-including the vampires-Claire has to figure out how to pull the plug on her experiment before she forgets how to save herself…and Morganville.
This is definitely an interesting book in the Morganville Vampire series. Claire fixes the machine that keeps Morganville going…but everyone loses their memories in the process. Well, most everyone- Claire and Oliver seem to be the only ones immune to the strange memory loss, which isn’t really surprising. I’m not at all surprised that Claire came up with something that had serious (but temporary) consequences- but I was surprised that people didn’t remember the last three years.
And Shane knowing that he was still into Claire, even when he didn’t remember her? It was such a sweet moment in the book! Myrnin was his usual crazy self, and Shane’s dad totally did something unexpected. Amelie and Oliver really do have an interesting relationship, and you really see that during the brief time Oliver took control over the town. I really can’t wait to see how that relationship continues to develop.
Ghost Town certainly adds to the series, especially with that cliffhanger ending! I feel like it’s been a while since we’ve had one, and I was wondering when Caine would bust one out. Again, the characters are pretty consistent, except for when they’re not…and there is usually a reason for them acting weird.
I really liked it, and while it’s a fun and interesting read, it’s not one of my favorites. Still, it’s pretty consistent, and each book keeps building on the last one, so it gets 4 stars.