The Morganville Vampires #9 Spøgelsesbyen
Title: Ghost Town
Series: The Morganville Vampires #9
Author: Rachel Caine
Published in English: 2009
Dansk titel: Spøgelsesbyen
Dansk Udgivelsesår: 2015
Finished Reading: September 2018
Genre: Young Adult & Fantasy
This is my personal review without spoilers of the actual plot.
Deep in the heart of Texas, Morganville is a small college town full of laid-back students and eccentric townies, not to mention the sort of creatures you wouldn’t want to run into after dark. Despite their obvious differences, the human and vampire residents of Morganville have learned to coexist, but that doesn’t stop genius student Claire Danvers from keeping up her guard. Because in Morganville, nothing is as it seems…
While developing a new system to maintain the town’s defenses, Claire discovers a way to use the vampires’ powers to help keep outsiders from spreading news of Morganville’s “unique” situation once they’ve crossed the city limits.
But the new system has an unexpected and possibly deadly consequence: People inside the town start forgetting who and what they are – even the vampires. And when Claire’s boyfriend, Shane, and her best friend, Eve, start treating her like a perfect stranger, Claire realizes she has to figure out a way to pull the plug on her experiment – before she forgets how to save herself… and Morganville.
This is the last available book in Danish – and in a way, it felt like the end of the series. The book takes a drastic turn, when the Vampires return to their original state of mind as in the first book. It starts our slowly and you follow the progress very intensely and it’s very interesting how Caine kept us spellbound for nine books with her plots and schemes.
It was very interesting to read! I love how it differs from the rest with its plot. It felt so personal to see the change, since we’ve had a lot of time getting to know all the humans and vampires.
Ghost Town seemed to be more down to earth then the rest, which made it good. Nice for a change to focus more on the plot then the escaping dangers.
Maybe Claire shouldn’t use so much time with Shane, because it seems like his stupidity is rubbing off on her, of course she cares for her friends but even the readers could smell danger from a mile away! Speaking of Shane, I really can’t stand him! He is so selfish and controlling; Claire can do so much better! Eve is still the brainless Goth girl running around pretending to be the mother of Claire, when she in fact is the childish stubborn brat whom in a way destroys the story. It’s difficult to see beyond the constant description of all three roommates of Claire’s and not her. It’s getting too much! The plot receives five out of five because it was so interesting and the best storyline so far, but Claire’s friends ruined the experience for me.