Review: Midnight Alley by Rachel Caine

, by Kt Clapsadl

Midnight Alley by Rachel Caine
Morganville Vampires #3




Claire Danvers's college town may be run by vampires but a truce between the living and the dead made things relatively safe. For a while. Now people are turning up dead, a psycho is stalking her, and an ancient bloodsucker has proposed private mentoring. To what end, Claire will find out. And it's giving night school a whole new meaning. 






It seems trouble and Claire and her friends go hand in hand. When Claire signed the contract she really wasn't sure what she was getting herself into. When she is assigned to study with an absolutely brilliant vampire named Myrnin, she thinks it could be a good opportunity until she realizes just how ill he is. She has no choice but to do what the founder asks even though it could mean her life. Meanwhile Micheal is being targeted for assassination since he is the newest vampire. As if that wasn't enough danger, Eve's brother is on a rampaging murder spree doing anything and everything he can to get back at Eve. Everything seems to be against them and the four of them will need to stick together now more than ever if they are to have any hope at surviving.

I was very curious as to the founder's high interest in Claire and I suspected it has something to do with her intelligence. It turns out my predictions were right. Even though her task seems impossible, I really think Claire will eventually succeed. She just doesn't have it in her to quit, and I love her absolute determination and devotion to whatever she sets her mind to. It looks like she will have to make a choice in a moral dilemma, and based on her character, I can only see it going one way even if a lot of people won't like it. She'll do what she believes is right even if everyone else disagrees. That will be a hard road for her to travel, but if anyone has the strength to do it, she definitely does.

Things in the Glass house have become really strained now that Micheal is a vampire. Shane has an absolute hatred towards all vampires, which is understandable considering his past. However, his absolute loathing of Micheal has clouded his judgment, and I'm afraid that if he doesn't shape up it could really cause some major problems, and it will probably wind up being one of the girls who have to pay the consequence. I'm all about a relationship between Claire and Shane, but its going to come a point where I'm going to despise him for all of his stupid choices that he learns nothing from. There is only so much more Claire can sacrifice for him and I wish he would show some gratitude and grow up a little. 

I'm really enjoying this series and each book seems to be even more jammed packed than the previous one. It's so easy to get lost in these books as you can devour any one of them in a single setting The major cliffhanger ending that is Caine's trademark came back in full force in this book. Which of course makes me very eager to dig into the next book. It looks like a whole new can of worms is about to be opened to add many more complications and difficulties for the gang which is sure to make the next book interesting to say the least.

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