Midnight Alley (Morganville Vampires, Book 3) Book Review
I just finish Book 3 of the Morganville Vampires series titled Midnight Alley by Rachel Caine. Here is the link to the author’s website http://rachelcaine.com/
At the end of the last book, The Dead Girls’ Dance, Claire had signed a protection contract with the Founder vampire, Amelie, to save her friends. In this installment, Claire is still only 16 years old and is trying to go to college and not get killed in vampire-controlled Morganville. She is still living in the Glass House with Michael (who is now a vampire), Eve (who is officially involved with Michael), and Shane (still a hothead who likes Claire but knows she is underage).
Amelie has a project for Claire that is an opportunity for the teen to learn from a brilliant but crazy old vampire, Myrnin. Little does Claire know how dangerous this project is and how important it is that she succeed. Claire comes to understand a horrible/wonderful secret – the vampires are slowing dying. She must decide whether she participates in the research and possibly finds the cure or will she mess up the research so that no cure is found. Problem is – if there is no cure, Michael, who is now a vampire, will die a slow painful death. The problem is compounded when Claire starts to care about Myrnin and his suffering.
This third book was good. The characters are growing and evolving. The storyline is interesting with multiple sub-plots. I feel the on-going theme is about power. That old saying that ultimate power ultimately corrupts, applies to the story. Those in power want to hold on to what they have and gain more and those not in power want what they don’t have. Claire is learning that the vampire issue is not black and white. Is there such a thing as a good vampire for a human? Considering she is living with one, she better hope so.
I will definitely read the next installment in this series. Have you read anything by this author? Let me know what you thought.
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