Paperback: 352 pages
Publisher: ALLISON & BUSBY; Reprint edition (23 Feb 2009)
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.
Cover: I really like all the new covers for the Morganville Vampires series. I love the metallic purple on matt black.
Plot: At the end of Midnight Alley Bishop showed up with some vampire friends claiming to be Amelie's father. One thing is clear though, he means trouble and he's not like the other various vamps in Morganville. Suddenly the town has to pander to him or face some serious consequences. Can claire and her friends survive his visit?
4/5 stars. I really enjoy this series. I love the premise of a town run by vampires and the characters in this book are truly great. The romance between Claire and Shane is my favourite aspect but I always find myself dissatisfied with the amount of interaction between them. As always her goth friend Eve is a real highlight to read about.
I felt that there was too much build up in this book and that all the action happened in the 70 or so pages with an evil cliffhangers (all of the Morganville Vampire books do but luckily the next book always picks up exactly where the last book left off).
I look forward to more action in the next book Lord of Misrule.
#1 Glass Houses
#2 Dead Girls Dance
#3 Midnight Alley