Ghost Town (Morganville Vampires Series #9)

Ghost Town (Morganville Vampires Series #9)

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by Rachel Caine

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Get ready for "non-stop vampire action" (Darque Reviews) in the latest Morganville Vampire novel from New York Times bestselling author Rachel Caine.

While developing a new system to maintain Morganville's defenses, student Claire Danvers discovers a way to amplify vampire mental powers. Through this, she's able to re-establish the field around

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Get ready for "non-stop vampire action" (Darque Reviews) in the latest Morganville Vampire novel from New York Times bestselling author Rachel Caine.

While developing a new system to maintain Morganville's defenses, student Claire Danvers discovers a way to amplify vampire mental powers. Through this, she's able to re-establish the field around this vampire-infested Texas college town that protects it from outsiders.

But the new upgrades have an unexpected consequence: people inside the town begin to slowly forget who they are-even the vampires. Soon, the town's little memory problem has turned into a full-on epidemic. Now Claire needs to figure out a way to pull the plug on her experiment- before she forgets how to save Morganville...

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"Claire's tough-girl attitude may remind adult readers of Rachel Morgan and her world of human-vampire interactions." —Booklist
VOYA - Lori Guenthner
Claire repairs the town's security measures after she is sentenced by the Founder to do so without rest. Morganville is a unique place where humans and vampires reside. Those leaving the town are supposed to have their memory erased. Instead, residents are having their memories erased by the computer. Some people, like Myrnin, are affected immediately—Myrnin still thinks he kills humans and other vampires. Claire and her roommates must break into Myrnin's lab to shut down the computer before the whole town suffers amnesia or, worse, death. The Founders are fighting over how to handle the humans, Claire's parents have to leave town, and Claire's boyfriend is told his father is a registered vampire. In the midst of all that drama, those with their memory must remind their unwitting friends of the truth. It can be heartbreaking, especially for those like Shane, who lost his sister in a fire, or Michael, who was turned into a vampire. But it can also make bonds stronger. The Morganville Vampires series is distinguished from other vampire novels by its steampunk feel. Caine mixes fantasy, science fiction, romance, and suspense—a combination that packs a punch. Enough background is given to understand the story without reading the other books in the series, although teens might be motivated to start at the beginning. Reviewer: Lori Guenthner
Melanie Hundley
In the ninth installment of The Morganville Vampires series, Claire and her friends are still struggling to protect Morganville from problems inside and outside of the town. Morganville is a unique place where vampires and people coexist (mostly), and protecting the town's secret is vitally important. Claire discovers a way to use the special powers that Vampires have to increase the town's protection against discovery. Unfortunately, her discovery has deadly consequences for the people inside Morganville. Both vampires and people alike are forgetting who they are and what they believe in; Claire has to fix the problem before she forgets who she is and what she did. Caine's series continues to be well developed and thoughtful. Claire and her friend go through typical adolescent struggles in addition to their more difficult challenges of living with vampires. Caine has several twists on vampire mythology that challenge the reader's expectations. Reviewer: Melanie Hundley

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Penguin Publishing Group
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Morganville Vampires Series, #9
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Product dimensions:
5.50(w) x 8.10(h) x 0.90(d)
Age Range:
12 - 17 Years

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"Claire's tough-girl attitude may remind adult readers of Rachel Morgan and her world of human-vampire interactions." —-Booklist

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Ghost Town 4.5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 530 reviews.
theReader278 More than 1 year ago
I loved reading this wonderful book! It is a story that keeps you entertained for hours.
honestlyleila More than 1 year ago
i really love this series. i thought it was so original and the characters are so Awesome! especially shane....i cannot wait until Ghost town comes out. i hope that Caine keeps the plot fresh and keeps the story moving. i also hope that this book is nothing like fade out because i really hated it. no offense to those who loved it. I like the series a lot better now that claire isnt a wimp. i really cant wait for this book.
Iheartbooks2091 More than 1 year ago
This series has me hooked! It is in my top three favorite series. Along with Twilight and The House of Night series. This book left me anxious. The last page is a cliff hanger and if "Bite Club" was out I'd be purchasing it now but I have to wait a month. If you are thinking of reading this series DO IT!!! It has love, adventure, and problems a girl faces everyday plus once you couldn't even concieve! Claire is such an amazing character and Rachel Caine write so amazingly that ou feel like your right there with her characters! Some of it was so intense I would jump if I recieved a text message while reading it!
ann-b2003 More than 1 year ago
This series is great and each book gets better and better; not to mention that it doesn't take years for the next one to come out.
BooksWithBite More than 1 year ago
OK, what is up with all these villains and taking no consideration over what their humans subjects do for them? I mean, you would think after all the crap that Claire went through in saving this town of vampires they be a little sympathetic towards her right? Wrong. After only trying to protect herself, Claire is in deep trouble. Amelie, faced with angry vampires is trying to make things right for everyone. Claire is punished by sentence to work, with no sleep, no breaks, until she gets the machine working again. After it is done, things start to go haywire. Claire's punishment, to my belief is cruel. I understand you want her to work, fine. But with no sleep? No breaks? How is she supposed to make a machine run if she is dead tired. Plus, they left her down there with a bat-craze vampire! During this section I was biting my nails. Poor Claire couldn't even move her legs. Its no wonder that stupid machine went haywire. The after effects was just weird and heartbreaking. People were forgetting who they were and slowly forgot who Claire was. She was running out of time and running out of people for help. I felt for Claire. Claire was running around trying to help people and people had no idea who she was. When Shane forgot, it broke my heart. I wanted nothing more but to make everyone remember to ease Claire's pain. Even at that, Claire stood strong, tugging along finding a way to fix the machine. In the end, lives were lost and memories where put back in place. But not with the effects already taking its toll on the town and all because of one person. I won't name them. But this is one person that I really enjoyed as a character and what they did, ugh. It just hurt me. Once again Ms. Caine has done it again with her fabulous writing. The Morganville Vampires series is one that I can read over and over again without getting bored. All of her books are filled with great entertainment and non-stop fun. Her characters always bring a smile to my face. And I can always get lost in Morganville. (As long as Claire finds me.) LOL!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I am addicted to this series and cannot wait for the next book. I already have preordered it.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Personally I thought the book was great. I really enjoyed the storyline. it really just grabbed me in. And by the end of the book i was just like OMG did he really just ask her to do that. I honestly can't wait for the next one. :)
harstan More than 1 year ago
A very old vampire Amalie founded Morganville, Texas as a refugee where vampires and humans can live together, but the Undead are at the top of the food chain. After a battle, the safeguards that protect the vampires are broken and humans can leave the town with their memories intact because the machine hooked to a brain was destroyed. Myrnin the semi-sane vampire who built the first bio machine has to reconstruct a new one from scratch. His assistant Claire refuses to use a brain to power the gizmo, but she helps her boss create one. The problem is that the machine is making humans and vampires forget the last three years of their lives. Myrnin's password protects the machine so Claire can't unplug it. Although she is human, Claire feels strongly she must find a way to pull the plug before Morganville is destroyed. Rachel Caine's latest Morganville vampire thriller is awesome as the Undead are held in check by Amelia's rules until the machine breaks down leading to a leadership challenge of the matriarch. However although that is powerful theme enabling fans to look closely at what happens to a culture when a key control fails, the action focuses more on the traditional vampire stalking humans for psychological reasons. Young adult fans will enjoy this entry and the entire series as this time local vampire civilization loses a primary restrictive barrier leading to over indulgence. Harriet Klausner
BlkosinerBookBlog More than 1 year ago
    I wanted to read this one because it has been my personal pleasure in the last of 2014 (read this one end of December). I love the vampires, the relationship between our main character Claire, who is wicked smart and able to roll with the punches, and her hot boyfriend Shane. It has been heating up a lot and I love each book where they become closer through shared experiences. The mad scientist Myrnin is always fun and surprising to read about. The leader of the town Amelie and 2nd in command Oliver always are mysterious and their motives and goals seemingly ever changing. I love the plots and has been so fun to read.     The plot and pacing in Ghost Town did not disappoint. I read half of it in one night and would have read more if my meds didn't knock me out like a blow to the head. Claire finds herself in horrible situations again with impossible choices. It really tipped the power, and made her doubt if the new gained freedoms were all for show. And then the unthinkable happened and I was like oh my gosh. We learned so much from this one encounter and I felt such at a loss because some of the things that I thought wouldn't change in the series did.      Claire shows her raw intelligence and will power to survive and protect her friends once again in this one. And I keep on admiring her ingenuity, and loyalty.  We get to see to the heart of some of the characters when their memories are stripped three years. We see their actions as they struggle to deal with the losses that they are feeling all anew, the people they are now surrounded by where the relationship dynamics have changed if they even remember them at all.      Most of all though, the theme of redemption ran through this one. There are some sacrifices I never saw coming as well as alliances formed that aren't really expected. The action and character development was non-stop and it kept me entertained and engaged.      The ending was shocking and even though I probably should have seen parts of it coming, I didn't and when I reached the last page, I immediately wanted the next book in my hands. Bottom Line: Beloved characters facing all new challenges and range of emotions
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I got this book for Easter and I seen it wasnt the first book in the serious so I started a little off track. I loved the way the book was written. Claire was in danger most of the time bc she lives in a city with vampires. Im not going to reveal everything but in the end of the book somebodies head is in a jar. All Im goin to say. READ THIS BOOK
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That was awsome!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I love this series!!!!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I lay in bed and look at the window i see tree branches and then suddenly a hand reaches up and tries opening the window i slowly crawl out of bed and hide in my closet at first i think "it"went away so i open the door slowly only a little so i can see i look at my window and its opean i close the door quikly but instead of closing somthing stoped it i move quuikly and quietly to the back of my closet.i try slowing my breathing and kerp quiet but my heart is pounding out of my chest.not a minite later a man walks in and calls my name. Now tht i see him clearly i relize ive seen thus man many times before in my dreams and at school he watches me now he wants me . I look at him with scared eyes snd he pulls me out of the closet i scream but he covers my mouth before i can he pulls my out of the window and throws me in a van im crying and screaming but noone hears me .the van stops and he climbs back and puts duck tape on my mouth and ties my hands and legs together he drives for ten mins then stops the van again he walks over and opens the doors and puts me over his shoulder i try to cry but it hurts so i dont he walks into an alley and goes down some stairs he lays me on a bed and tieis my arms and legs to the bed he tells me if i make a sound he will kill me. As soon as he takes the tape of my mouth i scream..he chukles and says noone can hear you scream louder he takes out a pocket knife and cuts my clothes off he smikes and then cuts my stomache right below my bre.asts i scream but he keeps cutting.when it doesnt hurt anymore(bc im knocked out cold.he drps his pants and (if u dont get it by now sorry)when he finishes he starts punching me and ripping my hair out. He looks at me and chukles u were my easiest he walks out and he doesnt reaturn for a week im starving and thirsty.when he comes in he has another girl he unties me and throws me to the floor i can hear her screams but cant help beacuas im in so much pain and so weak. I look at her and mouth kick him before he ties her legs she kicks him in the ba.lls he gets up a grabs me by my hair you little bit.ah he says he takes his knife and cuts my legs and arms and face he drops me to the floor and goes to her and starts cutting her.noone comes looking for us and something happend to him he never came back but a week later someone walks in with a flashlight they see us and take us to the hospital after five months in the hospital we r sent home i lay in bed and look out the windos and see him again.....this story was written by me ashley im 14 and i like reading and writing plz rate my story from one to five thank you.
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Mrs_Siler More than 1 year ago
Brilliant writer. The whole series is amazing! Love it! I need lots more of these books.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
It wasv great
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Whenever i read this series i get so into the boook i dont even see or pay attention the whatever us going ok around me. It so amazing i love these books!!!! Congrats to the author great job you have a big fan!! Keep writing more morganville vampire book!!!
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LOVE! LOVE! LOVE! LOVE! Rachel Caine never fails her readers. Love Claire, Shane, Michael, and Eve. By far the best vampire series ever written. I mean seriously Twilight what? Series created 4 all vamp fans. I highly recommend this book. Plus she comes out with 2 books a yr! ( May & November)