Series: Morganville Vampires #7
Publisher: NAL on November 3, 2009
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Without the evil vampire Bishop ruling over the town of Morganville, the resident vampires have made major concessions to the human population. With their newfound freedoms, Claire Danvers and her friends are almost starting to feel comfortable again…
Now Claire can actually concentrate on her studies, and her friend Eve joins the local theatre company. But when one of Eve’s castmates goes missing after starting work on a short documentary, Eve suspects the worst. Claire and Eve soon realize that this film project, whose subject is the vampires themselves, is a whole lot bigger—and way more dangerous—than anyone suspected.
“‘It’s only a hunting spider, it won’t hurt you.’ ‘So not the point!’ ‘Oh, pish. It’s just another living creature. Nothing to be frightened of, if handled properly. I think I’ll call him Bob. Bob the spider.’ ‘You’re insane.'”
“‘Silver nitrate and water in a super soaker,’ he told her. ‘My own invention. Ought to be good at twenty feet, kind of like wasp spray.’
Oh. ‘You get me the nicest things.’‘Anybody can get jewelry. Posers'”
Favorite Character: Myrnin. He’s hilarious.
“Eve Rosser’s high pitched scream rang out through the entire house, bouncing off every wall, and , like a Taser applied to the spine, it brought Claire out of a pleasant, drowsy cuddle with her boyfriend.”
My Musings: Fade Out was a rather refreshing novel in the sense of Morganville. The evil vampire Bishop has been removed from ruling Morganville and all is well; that is, until Eve’s friend from the town’s play disappears. At that point, the gang finds out that the only danger lurking in Morganville is not only vampires.
I rather enjoyed the plot of this novel. It was less vampire focused, which different from the previous novels. It was interesting to see what threat humans posed to the fate of Moganville. It further helped me understand the actual workings of the unique town of Morganville. The plot was not as face paced as the vampire-quick speed present in the previous novels. It had more of a lax pace, which was unusual yet refreshing.
The characters, as always, were as awesome as ever. Over the course of the novel, we watch as Claire and her friends become more and more mature, and we see their genuine care for all of those in Morganville, including the vampires. Amelie is still growing on me. In this novel she shows weakness over her sadness regarding her love. It was bitter sweet for me. We also see a more human side of Oliver–which I never thought possible. I am starting to think that he has more than outright hate that he feels for Amelie. I’m interested to see how that develops further in the series. Oh yes! And a shout out Myrnin! He’s absolutely adorably insane, and he cracks me up. He’s unique in his own way, maybe a little smart for his own good. I love reading him.
I found the title very punny. Seeing as videos fade out and such. Just a random thought. Very creative, so props go to Ms. Caine! I loved the cover, which I am almost certain is Eve. I loved seeing more of Eve in this novel, even though not everything turns out perfect for her. But she has Michael. And who could want more than an angelic looking, blond vampire angel? I also, of course, loved the whole Claire-Shane thing. They were cute as always, and I love reading about them and their interactions.
This novel left me with a tingly feeling and the strong urge to continue on in the series. Caine created great novel filled with lies, danger, and emotion.