Saturday, August 16, 2008

"Feast of Fools"


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.

The fourth book in Caine's captivating new teen fantasy series, Feast of Fools shows a new twist on vampires...along with a good dose of mystery and love.

From the very start of the series, I've been hooked. True, there were times, especially in the first book, when I felt like the story was moving a little bit slow. But it quickly picked up, twisted and turned many times, all the while still holding my interest, making me want to read the next book in order to find out what's going to happen to Claire and her friends.. especially Shane. I'm a sucker for romance, and the one brewing between Claire and Shane is both heart-warmingly tender and very passionate, a great combination, which Caine is able to weave togethre without making the love subplot innocent and boring or slutty and cheap. Sometimes a very hard thing to do, especially in a book written about teens and aimed towards a teenage audience *Though I would recommend these books to any vampire fiction lover..or book lover in general, no matter the age or gender.*

Though the story line and writting is different from the countless other vampire books I've read, especially one of my all-time favorites, the infamous Twilight, I still have it listed as one of my favorite because it's different, but in a good way.

It's interesting in it's own way, grabbing my attention and not letting go until the end of the book--and even then, I'm waiting, craving the next installment, the next chapter in Claire's difficult life. It's not easy living in a college town that happens to be run by vampires...dozens of them, in fact, and not all of them are good and innocent...

I love how Caine is able to twist the story so many times, always keeping you on the edge of you seat, making you believe that you know what is going to happen next-- but wait! Everything's changing...., without slowing down the over-all flow of the story line or, more importantly, confusing the reader. Everytime you flip the page, you'll find yourself being pulled in deeper and deeper into the world of Morganville, Texas, realizing that nothing is as it seems, and maybe, just maybe, the only people you can trust are the people you live with...Then again, maybe not.... I love when an author is able to do that to the reader, pull them in until everything seems real, and you find yourself sighing with pleasure as the hero and heroine share a passionate kiss, or running, breathless and exhausted, away from a dangerous killer. Morganville Vampires provides all of that and so much more!

5/5 Stars! Feast of Fools is a perfect combination of fantasy and real life, love and mystery, danger and adventure. A great book, a definite 'must-read' for any vampire fan, especially true Twilight fans.


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