Claire has come to realise that the undead of Morganville just want to live their lives. But there’s a new extreme sport being broadcast over the Internet – bare-knuckle fights pitting captured vampires against one another – or, worse, against humans. What started as an online brawl will soon threaten everyone in Morganville.
I feel like these books almost alternate from being about a wider enemy, to being about something happening inside Morganville that brings the humans and vampires together. As you may have guessed from the synopsis, this is one of the latter and I really enjoyed it!
I actually think it’s a great way of writing about Morganville that manages to keep the tension for such a long time and for so many books, but I do enjoy seeing everyone working together.
‘”You think that because I want to do what’s right, because I want to make things better, I’m weak,” Claire said.’
The emotional scenes from Ghost Town continued in this book, and I really liked that. This book focuses on Shane, which was great. He’s a character with a really intriguing background that is discussed a lot throughout the series, and it was interesting to see more about his feelings in depth.
One way Caine showed this was through different viewpoints of the different characters. This is the first time in the whole of Morganville that we’ve seen multiple points of view, and it helps so much. Due to the books being in third person, it’s not so jarring when the viewpoints change, and in fact we just learn more as a reader without Claire having to physically be in every scene!
‘“Or that I’m stupid. But I’m not. It takes a lot more strength to know how bad the world is and not want to be part of that, give in to it.”‘
Unfortunately, Morganville still isn’t perfect, and I want to take this chance to warn you all again that it’s definitely a guilty pleasure series. Although I find them less trashy as the series carries on, there’s still a certain degree of cringe. Luckily, I love them for the entertainment value!
4 out of 5 stars
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