Tuesday, June 8, 2010

Review: Kiss of Death

Kiss of Death is the 8th book in the YA Morganville Vampires series by Rachel Caine and a Signet Novel.

Book Blurb:

Leaving Morganville, Texas, has never been easy. Living outside of it may be impossible.

Vampire Michael Glass just received the call he's been waiting for all his life. His music has attracted the attention of a heavily connected music producer who wants him to cut a demo and play some dates - which means Michael will have to enter the human world.

But he won't be alone. He's been assigned an undead escort, which includes immortal enforcer Oliver, as well as Michael's human friends: rebellious Eve, oft-misunderstood Claire, and courageous Shane. And with that mix of personalities, this is going to be a road trip from hell.

But what waits for them proves more perilous than they thought. Caught between humans who hate them and a savage party of traveling vampires out to create a blood-soaked feast for themselves, Michael and his friends may not make it to the show on time...or ever.

I absolutely love the Morganville Vampires series. :)

This series of novella's is the ongoing story of Claire Danvers and her friends. Though the books are short - often less than 300 pages, Ms. Caine packs them full of action.

Claire and her friends find themselves smack in the middle of any goings on in Morganville - often to their detriment.

Kiss of Death has the gang going on a road trip to Dallas, Texas - and spirits are high. They can't believe they are actually leaving Morganville. Even if they have to take Oliver - they have vowed to have fun.

But the fun turns serious when Oliver takes the wheel - and tells them that he is making a side trip.

What started out as a friendly outing quickly turns into a run for your life situation - and being out of Morganville is a disadvantage - they don't know the terrain - or the players.

I give Kiss of Death 5 out of 5 stars and can't wait for the next installment - Ghost Town, due out October 26, 2010.



Blodeuedd said...

Better just skim all of this, book 1 is still on my to buy list :)

jacabur1 said...

I have the first 4 or 5 books in the series and have been waiting to start it because waiting for the rest from Paperbackswap, may not wait too much longer that sounded good!!

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Danielle87 said...

I *HEART* this series.
I thought this book installment really well - especially considering the fact that Caine took the kids *out* of Morganville. It could have completely fallen apart, but the story remained high-stakes thrilling.

I love Shane, big time.
Can't wait for more Morganville later in the year!

Diva's Bookcase said...

I just picked this book up at Wal-Mart. Sounds like a winner.