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Wednesday, April 28, 2010

Feast of Fools by Rachel Caine

The Morganville Vampires Book 4: Feast of Fools by Rachel Caine
Publisher: Penguin Group
Genre: Action/Adventure, Contemporary, Paranormal, Sci-Fi/Fantasy, Suspense/Mystery
Age Recommendation: 12+
Length: Full Length (242 pgs)
Rating: 4 suns
Reviewed by Tiger Lily

The wait is over. dig into the feast...

In the town of Morganville, vampires and humans live in relative peace. Student Claire Danvers has never been convinced, though—especially with the arrival of Mr. Bishop, an ancient, old-school vampire who cares nothing about harmony. What he wants from the town’s living and its dead is unthinkably sinister. It’s only at a formal ball, attended by vampires and their human dates, that Claire realizes the elaborately evil trap he’s set for Morganville.

Just when you thought it was safe to go outside in Morganville, evil comes along to mess everything up.

In the fourth book in the Morganville Vampires series, Feast of Fools, the town is about to meet the head vampire—or the devil himself.

I’ve read all the stories in this series and I have to say this one is my favorite. The circle of characters is tight, yet loose. What do I mean? I knew who everyone was, but I finally got to see them grow a bit as humans or vampires whichever the case might have been.

Yes, Claire tends to save the day at every turn, but I got to see more of why Shane acted so cranky and how Claire planned to go about saving the blossoming relationship with him. But then again, she’s got her work cut out for her because there are further complications on the horizon. The different issues tests Claire’s mettle and made her more of a heroine to me.

I really enjoy that there are multiple antagonists that I still liked. Not many authors can make the characters likeable, but for Ms. Caine, she does this with ease. Bishop is a real bad guy, but his slick intentions made me not so adverse to him. But my favorite character in this story was Myrnin. He’s not playing with a full deck and he’s got his own ulterior motives, but he’s hysterical.

There is a lot going on in this story, but as the title suggests, a feast of fools is about to take place—the humans are being fed to the vampires (in the form of dates for a dance). But the question becomes, who is the greater fool—the humans or the vampires?

If you want a story that will make you think as well as keep you on the edge of your seat, then you need to read Feast of Fools. I give it 4 suns.

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