Ghost Town (Morganville Vampires Series #9)

Ghost Town (Morganville Vampires Series #9)

by Rachel Caine

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ISBN-13: 9780451232915
Publisher: Penguin Publishing Group
Publication date: 04/05/2011
Series: Morganville Vampires Series , #9
Pages: 368
Sales rank: 177,637
Product dimensions: 5.50(w) x 8.10(h) x 0.90(d)
Age Range: 12 - 17 Years

About the Author

Rachel Caine is the author of more than twenty novels, including the "Weather Warden" series. She was born at White Sands Missile Range, which people who know her say explains a lot. She has been an accountant, a professional musician, and an insurance investigator, and still carries on a secret identity in the corporate world. She and her husband, fantasy artist R. Cat Conrad, live in Texas with their iguanas, Popeye and Darwin; a mali uromastyx named (appropriately) O’Malley; and a leopard tortoise named Shelley (for the poet, of course).

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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. 546 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
RamonaWray on LibraryThing 21 days ago
Ghost Town was exactly what I expected - a sweet reunion with the gang, and then some. Fun, light, and captivating. The relationship between Claire and Shane stole the show, as always. Eve and Michael shone, too. Myrnin was so nice to read. And of course, Amelie and Oliver ... dark, powerful, and beautiful together -I wish they were a couple already! I loved it. Recommended to all vampire fans and not only.
Allizabeth on LibraryThing 21 days ago
Totally upheld every expectation! Keep this series going Rachel Caine!!!
MuranoBlue on LibraryThing 21 days ago
I love crazy vampires with style! I didn't say good style, just style. I think this the most Myrnin intensive book in the series so far.
ShadowKissed on LibraryThing 21 days ago
There have been some mixed reviews about this book in The Morganville Vampire series, but I really enjoyed this one. I love getting to watch Claire and Shane's romance grow and read the gangs quirky little remarks to each other. Some VERY shocking events happen and we see the power struggle between Amelie and Oliver finally come to a climax! With one cliff hanger of an ending you will be running out to buy the next book. The Morganville Vampires are like a goth teen soap-opera you can sink your teeth into :)
Suzanne520 on LibraryThing 21 days ago
I won this book in a goodreads firstreads contest.When I saw this book in the giveaways, I figured I would enter because I have been thinking about reading the Morganville series, but I wasn't sure if I would like it. I figured that if I won, I would read this one, and if the 9th book was good, than I would know the rest of the series would be worth my time. Don't worry, I have read plenty of books out of order before!Anyhow, that being said, this book was good. The story was original, the characters were interesting, and the author used just the right amount of pop culture references to make it seem plausible, without going overboard. I definitely would recommend this series, and I will definitely be reading the rest of it!PS I almost forgot one thing! My favorite pasrt of this book was the fact the one main character bedazzled her stakes! Love it!
Bookswithbite on LibraryThing 21 days 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!
pollywannabook on LibraryThing 21 days ago
Review courtesy of All Things Urban FantasyEvery time I think Rachel Caine has written herself into a corner and can¿t possibly think of new ways to torture Claire and her friends, she proves me wrong. GHOST TOWN doesn¿t try to top the previous books by bringing in bigger and badder outside threats (really, what could be worse than Bishop?), instead she does something much scarier: she makes Claire watch helplessly as humans and vampires alike forget¿everything.At this point in the series I have certain expectations from a Morganville book: smart and snarky dialogue, sweet romance, and helpless fury over the unjust treatment of humans. GHOST TOWN delivers all that and more. In a way, it¿s like a tabula rasa, a blank slate. We get to see Myrnin at the height of his insanity, Amelie as the formidable Founder she once was, and best/worst of all we see Shane forget and fall for Claire all over again.Most series fizzle out long before reaching nine books. And fewer still reach that number with any kind of momentum. The Morganville Vampire series has twelve books planned so far and shows no sign of slowing down. I¿ll go so far as to say this series gets better with every book. KISS OF DEATH and GHOST TOWN being the best yet. I really hope that everything works out for the TV adaptation. The Morganville Vampire series already reads like it was made for television. Until then, I¿ll have to bear the wait like everyone else for the next book, BITE CLUB, due out in April 2011.Sexual Content: Kissing. References to sex.
OodsAteMyDingo on LibraryThing 21 days ago
So, Morganville, do you ever just have a boring day?Just when you think Rachel Caine has got to be out of ideas and that you'll find Claire locked in the secret room secretly making voodoo dolls of all the people in Morganville (because really sometimes I think she would be the type to play with dolls), but no, gladly Caine delivers once again.No new big bad coming to town, not that you can really top Bishop, and after the excitement of the kids getting to leave Morganville in the last book, what more could there be?How about everyone in Morganville, human and vampires alike, start forgetting just about everything? And Claire has to race against time (okay so she is always racing against time) to save the day before everyone forgets who she is, including her?This book delivers what you would expect from Rachel Caine. Good dialogue, great action, Shane, and most happily a lot more Myrnin!I can't wait for the next book in the series, which I heard has Shane point of view chapters??
pacey1927 on LibraryThing 21 days ago
By the ninth book, a series is usually wrapping up. If its not, then it often shows signs of crumbling on itself. Shockingly, "Ghost Town", the 9th Morganville Vampires novel is going strong. Sales must be at the peak since suddenly the books are being published as hardback. This annoyed me because I can't possibly wait on a Morganville story long enough for the paperback version, so now my inner book geek cries out against a matching set. The book was well worth Amazon's price of under $10.00. Since Ada, the brain in a computer was destroyed, the town's borders have been down. There is pressure on Myrnin and Claire to get something up and going. Wouldn't do to have accidentally tourists finding themselves in the middle of vampire town...and once you get inside Morganville, you usually don't come back out. Unfortunately Myrnin just doesn't think this new computer system is something they can work out unless there is another brain at the helm. Unfortunately Claire thinks she knows whose brain he wants...hers! When people around town suddenly don't remember where they are or whats happened to them, Claire and company realize something has gone wrong and have to figure out how to fix it. I found this to be the best Morganville book of the past several. It seemed meatier, not just in page legnth, but in the entire set up and execution of the plot. Minor negatives: I've read that readers don't like that Myrnin is at least momentarily put in the spot of bad guy. I agree. I love Myrnin. I do think Caine's use of him here wasn't against the character of his nature. Still he's definitely a fan favorite and readers are going to sympathize and stick up for him. Someone else mentioned this, and I agree. Michael and Eve have been showing signs of trouble in their relationship and you'd never know it here. Everything seemed hunky dory. Have they kissed and made up? Great, but it should be mentioned. What I loved: The cliffhanger rocked. I can't wait to see how this new development will play out. The writing is again top notch and the book is a page turner. There is little or no downtime in the story and that works to keep a good pace. There is also a new development for Claire's parents and I think this was also necessary to keep the story flowing. I'm happy and can't wait to read #10 Bite Club.
jennclack on LibraryThing 21 days ago
This book was one big roller coaster ride! The action starts almost right away. You get to relax once the first crisis is over but it's not long before we're thrown right back. Rachel does a wonderful job at relaying the panic Claire is feeling throughout the story. This was one I couldn't stop reading until the end. I really like how much we learn about Oliver in this book too. She leaves us with a huge cliffhanger this time. I can't wait for the next book!!!!!
MyBookishWays on LibraryThing 21 days ago
I adore Rachel Caine, and I LOVE all of her books, including the Morganville series. That said, this was probably my least favorite of the lot. Not that it wasn't good, it was, just not quite as juicy as the others.In Ghost Town, Claire Danvers is horrified when people, and vamps, in Morganville begin losing their memories (at least of the last 3 years or so), and begins to suspect that it may have something to do with the device that controls the town's borders (among other things). The gang's all here, but it just doesn't have quite the vibrancy as the other books. It does, however, end on a rather abrupt and startling note, leaving what could be a great start to a new story thread. Looking forward to the next book, as usual!
kassyavon on LibraryThing 21 days ago
About- 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... THIS REVIEW WILL CONTAIN SOME SPOILERS!!! My Review- As always, I just adore the Morganville Vampire Series. Rachel Caine never writes anything boring or a been there, done that book. And she always keeps us waiting on our toes for the next book in the series. In Ghost Town, Claire has to fix the machine that runs the town since Ada got destroyed. Without it, the town defenses will be down, including the portals and the town barriers. After some sort of incident, Claire has to finish working on the machine without any rest, to the point were she feels like just passing out. Once she finished, she thought everything would turn out just fine, but of course, it doesn't. Within the next day, she encounters one to two people who had forgotten something completely or temporarily. As the novel progresses, we start to see some of Claire's friends get affected too. But in order to save Morganville, Claire has to get access to the Control Room under Myrnin's lab, but that is kinda hard to do when Myrnin also loses his memory and does not even remember who Claire is, or what happen to Ada. Now, I don't want to give everything away just in case some of you are reading this but has not read the book yet. But as you can see, this book is anything, but boring. The ending is such a cliffhanger too. The cover looks great, but I feel like they could have done a better job. I guess that the girl on the cover could pass for Claire. I really recommend this book, and I just cannot wait till I get my hands on the copy of the 10th book of the Morganville Vampire series Bite Club. Plot: ¿¿¿¿¿ Characters: ¿¿¿¿¿ Ending: ¿¿¿¿¿ Cover Art: ¿¿¿¿ Pages in Novel: 335 ISBN: 978-0-451-23161-1 Other books in the Series: Glass Houses, The Dead Girls¿ Dance, Midnight Alley, Feast of Fools, Lord of Misrule, Carpe Corpus, Fade Out, Kiss of Death
lizard_698959 on LibraryThing 21 days ago
I loved this book. Rachel Caine is an amazing writer who always gives her best. This book was just another great book from an excellent writer. Claire starts an experiment so that travelsers won't remember the secret of Morganville. However her experiment goes wonky and her Best Frind and Boyfriend dont remember who she is. What will poor Clair do! Just great is Clair going to fix the problem before she can forget how to fix it. If you have not ever read this series I suggest you pick it up if you have I suggest you read the current Installment.
AmyWeidenaar More than 1 year ago
Although the plot was enjoyable, I figured at the very end that I just knew what was going to happen. Boy, did I have that one wrong and I'm still whirling from it. With the town suffering a form of amnesia off and on, this book kept you guessing. I loved every minute of it.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I really like this book you guys sholud read it
MyndiL More than 1 year ago
This volume in the Morganville series might possibly have had the most emotional affect on me. Without giving too much away (I hate spoilers in reviews) imagine if the people around you were slowly forgetting they even knew you! Vampires may be scary, but I think that would just be so horrendous to live through. The story really pulled at my heart and invoked a very emotional response. I felt my heart breaking along with Claire and it was a very real feeling...as if it was me living through that. It's a talented writer who can get a reader to truly feel that connected to their characters. With each installment I seem to like this series, this world and it's characters even more.