Monday, June 9, 2008

Review:Feast of Fools by Rachel Caine

Publisher's summary:
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.

In this fourth installment of The Morganville Vampires series, more of the story is unveiled and pieces are starting to fit together. Feast of Fools, in my opinion, is the best installment of the series yet, having a more character driven plot.

Ms. Caine's writing once again is wonderful. As I've said in past reviews of this series-some YA authors write "down" to teens, Ms. Caine avoids this completely. She is very detailed when needed and keeps the pace moving.

And...........my favorite character was given a lot more page time, which made me happy. For those who don't know- that's Myrnin, Claire's vampire teacher from the last novel, who just happens to be dying and 1/2*probably more like 4/5* crazy. Anyway, he was almost a main character this time around and I am glad we got to see his character develop. I really hope there is the cure for him-he despite taking a snap at Claire everyonce in awhile, really has a heart in him.

In Conclusion: Feast of Fools once again that Morganville is NOT your typical teen vampire novel. It doesn't follow the typical teen vampire love story scenario, which makes it stand out more. I eagery await the release of the next novel

1 comment:

Carol said...

I really want to read this book! but my library doesn't have a copy and I can't buy it cuz my parents don't let me read vamp books which mean i have to hide them ughhh!!!