Saturday, April 28, 2012

Book #64: Ghost Town

Title: Ghost Town (Book #9 of The Morganville Vampires series)

Author: Rachel Caine

Date started reading: April 29, 2012
Date finished reading:  May 1, 2012

Publish date: October 2010
ISBN: 978-0451231611
Number of pages: 352

Official summary: "While developing a new system to maintain Morganville's defenses, student Claire Danvers discovers a way to amplify vampire mental powers. Through this, she's able to re-establish the field around this vampire-infested Texas college town that protects it from outsiders. But the new upgrades have an unexpected consequence: people inside the town begin to slowly forget who they are -- even the vampires. Soon, the town's little memory problem has turned into a full-on epidemic. Now Claire needs to figure out a way to pull the plug on her experiment -- before she forgets how to save Morganville ..." (

How I obtained the book: Checked out of library (currently trying to buy a copy via eBay, but the auction ends after the time I wanted to start reading it, so I got it from the library)

Memorable quotes:
  • "Vampires were nothing if not practical." ~ Claire
  • "You have an awfully large scale of weird." ~ Eve to Claire
  • "Killer computers. Like we didn't have enough trouble in Morganville already." ~ Eve
  • "I love arguing with you, Claire. You always surprise me. And occasionally, you even make sense." ~ Myrnin
  • "You're not a ninja, Shane." ~ Claire
    "I've watched all the movies. I just haven't gotten the certificate from the correspondence course yet." ~ Shane
  • "I am the queen of careful. Also, princess of punk fabulousness." ~ Eve
  • "You look like a Goth factory exploded all over you!" ~ Shane to Eve
  • "Nobody's cut out for this town. Nobody sane, anyway."  ~ Shane
  • "Who didn't like hamburgers? Vegetarians, Claire supposed. But she didn't think there were any vegetarian vampires. That would be like an atheist priest." (Is that a shot at the "Twilight" series? Haha...)
  • "If you love me, you'll give me a taco." ~ Claire
    "Seriously? That all you got? What about you'll do sexy, illegal things to me for a taco?" ~ Shane
    "Not for a taco. I'm not cheap." ~ Claire
    "They're brisket tacos." ~ Shane
    "Now you're talking." ~ Claire
  • "It's Morganville. Not like anybody here is ever far from the borders of Psychoville. I mean, I want to go nuts about twelve times a day." ~ Eve
  • "When you were going into a war zone, you didn't go unarmed." ~ Claire
  • "You can be Glammera the vampire hunter. I'll stick with being manly and heavily armed." ~ Shane to Eve
  • "Even in an apocalypse like this, surely running out of Coke qualified as a disaster." ~ Claire
  • "You look like a strong wind will snap you off at the knees, but you're a tough little thing, aren't you?" ~ Shane to Claire
  • "Morganville's always running on Standard Insane Time." ~ Eve
  • "Don't expect me to go all Romeo on you or anything." ~ Shane to Claire
  • "I think your friend has a hero complex." ~ Myrnin to Claire about Shane
  • "Promise me, Amelie, that you'll crucify me with silver before you allow me to fall in love." ~ Oliver

My commentary:
  • I solved the mystery of the pink hair on the book before this one. Claire is going through her closet in this book and mentions the pink wig she bought in Dallas, so yeah it was her with the wig on for the cover of the last book. I just don't get why the last book didn't say the wig was pink.
  • Eve and Claire start calling Shane "Mr. McStabby" in this book because of his stabbing of meat at the barbecue restaurant he works at. I love it!
  • I'm very glad that Rachel Caine has decided to stay away from the typical love triangles from most paranormal books. I love that Claire and Shane's relationship is untainted by a third party. Caine has said in interviews that she wanted to stay away from love triangles, but that hasn't stopped some fans from thinking Myrnin and Claire are meant to be. I so don't get that concept. Myrnin wants to take Claire's brain and put it in a computer. How is that love? 

Buy on Ghost Town (Morganville Vampires, Book 9)

1 comment:

  1. I think Myrnin and Claire have a crazy uncle and patient niece sort of relationship. I don't see any sexual attraction there whatsoever. People are crazy.