Wednesday, April 1, 2009

Enchanting Review: Midnight Alley (Morganville Vampires Book 3)

MIDNIGHT ALLEY (Morganville Vampires Book 3)
Paranormal YA
ISBN# 978-0451222381
256 Pages
Paperback--Available Now

Rating: 3.5 Enchantments

Claire Danvers has made a deal with Amelie for protection for her and her friends and in exchange, she has to do whatever the powerful female vampire demands. But she’d never imagined it would involve an apprenticeship of sorts, learning from the unusual Myrnin, a scientist vampire whose moods can switch on a whim and put Claire in danger in the blink of an eye. That’s not the only problem for Claire and co. when it seems Shane is being framed for the murders happening around town, the trail leading literally to their back door. Can they find out who the real killer is before things get out of hand?

As the third book in one of my favorite young adult series, I did have high hopes for MIDNIGHT ALLEY, but I honestly found it hard to get through at times, especially during the first half. I’m not sure if it was the action or the pace, but looking back this one felt more like a set up book for the next in the series. There were several enjoyable moments however--the addition of Myrnin, who I really came to like as the story went on--when he was in his good mood--as well as the scenes between Claire and her friends. The relationship between Claire and Shane deepens as well, which was nice to see as I love the way Ms. Caine has created the couples in this series, Claire and Shane, and Eve and Michael, the four of which make some of my favorite YA characters.

Rachel Caine is the author of the popular Weather Warden series, the Morganville Vampires series as well as many other books. You can visit her online at

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