Published in: 2016
Edition read: E-book
Series: Novellas, short-stories, extras from the Morganville Vampire series
By day, Morganville, Texas, is just a typical college town. By night, the vampires emerge and take control….
In a town where it’s not safe to be out after dark, student Claire Danvers and her friends have had their fair share of thrills. But Morganville still has a few secrets left to tell.
Now, in this collection, you can venture down the town’s strange streets, revisit all the tales you’ve come to love, and experience six new stories featuring your favorite Morganville residents—both human and vampire…
Last year, when I was reading my way through this series, I always meant to finish off by reading this collection of stories. Aaand then I didn’t. I hate leaving things unfinished (I have in fact never not-finished a novel I’ve started) so this has been gnawing away at me for 18 months now. Finally, I decided it was time to finish the series off and read the damn thing… and it was good. I forgot how awesome this series is.
The stories are short and jump from scene to scene, some from Claire’s POV, some from her roommates, some from the vampires, some are during the Morganville timeline and some are from way, way before. It’s just great. My favourite stories were the ones involving Myrnin, because he is by far the best character of this series. He’s batshit insane, he has a pet spider named Bob, he dresses pretty snappily (read= creatively) for a very old vampire, and he’s just cool. That’s not to say that the other characters aren’t good, I mean I still love Claire and Shane, but Myrnin is the one that made me giggle, and the one I was most interested by.
Overall, it was a great flashback to this series, it gave some really good insights to some of the characters, background on some of the stories and scenarios, and it was really fun to read. I really hope/wish the author will one day revive this series.
Midnight Bites rating: 8/10
Would I re-read it? Yeah, it was a fun read
Who would I recommend it to? I think you need to have read some of the series in order to enjoy this book, given it’s basically extras for the fans rather than something you pick up and read as a starter/intro to the series.
Author’s site: http://www.rachelcaine.com/books/morganville/