Tuesday, 7 February 2012

A Review for Fade Out (Morganville Vampires #7) by Rachel Caine

Posted by: Jess
Published Date: November 3rd, 2009
Finished Date: February 5th, 2012
Source: Bought
Format: Paperback
Page: 348

The Blurb from Goodreads: Without the evil vampire Bishop ruling over the town of Morganville, the resident vampires have made major concessions to the human population. With their new found freedoms, Claire Danvers and her friends are almost starting to feel comfortable again... Now Claire can actually concentrate on her studies, and her friend Eve joins the local theatre company. But when one of Eve's castmates goes missing after starting work on a short documentary, Eve suspects the worst. Claire and Eve soon realize that this film project, whose subject is the vampires themselves, is a whole  lot bigger-and way more dangerous-than anyone suspected.
The Review: “As she turned to concentrate on the portal, Eve tugged on Claire's shirt. “What?" "Ask him where he got the boots." "You ask." Personally, Claire wanted the vampire bunny slippers.”
I slugged through this one a little. Not because it wasn't good. It was. I was just in a little lazy mood and didn't feel like reading overly quick. Fade Out isn't the best of them, but it's still good. Fade Out, starts out quite slow until we meet a new character named Kim. I didn't like Kim at all, I had a bad feeling about her from the start. And my feeling was right. Once Kim entered the picture the story took hold and I couldn't get enough. Although not brilliant, it was still good and I ended up giving it 4 stars. Having Ada as the villain as well was a nice little twist although it seemed weird making a hologram/computer-of sorts-the bad guy seemed a little unrealistic at first, you look past it because it's written so well and eventually Ada, in my head was being pictured as a human and not a computer.
Can I just mention that I love Claire and Shane. Both of them start out quite young in the first few books, but once they go through all the danger, and come together they really grow into themselves and I don't think there's a better couple in Morganville that deserve a good future with each other. 
There wasn't a lot of bad about this book, I'll admit that Eve annoyed me a little in this one, because of the way she was reacting to Kim, but then when all was revealed about Kim and her secret filming, I felt bad for Eve for being used in such an awful way. This was a great piece of writing from Caine, allowing us to get annoyed with Eve one moment and then the next feeling sorry for her and wishing you could give her a hug. More with the good stuff, Oliver seems to be becoming one of my favourite characters now, I think I prefer him to Amelie, I'm not sure why, but I believe Oliver is just awesome, taking no crap from nobody. Myrnin, well he's sane now...sort of; but still has hints of craziness and I wouldn't have him any other way. 
We receive even more humor in this one which helps you chug on through some of the duller parts of the book. Overall, Fade Out, seemed like more of a 'filler' than a continuance of the awesomeness that we've had so far, but, it's still worth the read and even though a few questions are raised, some previous ones are answered. There's enough in Fade Out to keep you wanting to read more.


Dalene @ A Date with a Book said...

This is a series I definitely need to start. Hopefully I can get to it soon. I liked to hear that there is humor and that the characters grow throughout the series. Great review! Thanks!!

Sam (Realm of Fiction) said...

Nicely reviewed, Jess. I love all the Morganville Vampire books, even if some of them do, at times, feel like fillers. I thought all the filming stuff was a bit of an unnecessary plot in this book, but I enjoyed it all the same! These books are hilarious. :)

Lisa said...

I must admit I skimmed over your review because I'm only on book 5 of this series but I wanted to know if it stays just as good as the first couple of books. I'm glad to see you're still enjoying the series.

Arianne said...

this series is a must-read foreal :)

Hazal said...

This is the latest one I've read and honestly, I really need to crack on and read Kiss of Death!!

Haley @ YA-Aholic said...

Ah I really need to start this series!!! You have said nothing but awesome thinks about it in all of your reviews!!! Deff moving it up my TBR (:

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