Midnight Alley (Morganville Vampires Series #3)

Midnight Alley (Morganville Vampires Series #3)

by Rachel Caine

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ISBN-13: 9780451222381
Publisher: Penguin Publishing Group
Publication date: 10/02/2007
Series: Morganville Vampires Series , #3
Edition description: Reissue
Pages: 256
Sales rank: 470,253
Product dimensions: 4.20(w) x 6.70(h) x 0.65(d)
Lexile: HL640L (what's this?)
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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Midnight Alley (Morganville Vampires Series #3) 4.5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 636 reviews.
Bookie14 More than 1 year ago
I totally disagree with the snob that wrote the first review saying that it was horrid. It seems to me that he or she cannot tell between a good book and something a first grader had written. The Morganville Vampires series is the new Twilight with a severe twist. Its edgy and leaves you wanting to sink your teeth into more. The charecters are formed beautifully and actually wishing that they were real so you could watch them. If they do decide to make this into a movie this would be one to actually do justice to. Not like Twilight or Harry Potter. But to actually follow the story line and not skip around. Not to put Dakota fannon or the guy formally named as edward. But actually people and not the ones we ALREADY see on tv. My bestes friend told me that this was better than Twilight and that this writer was on the same pattern as J. R. Ward and she was right! Theres Action, emotion, love, a lot of hate lol and this is one series that i would degfinately recomend to others. READ THIS SERIES and dont be like the first boob and just read the first three chapters. Read the entire book before you flame the book and the writer. TOODLES
gerky_bookie_123 More than 1 year ago
This series of books has no other title than, "Best series i've read" i totally agree with the second review....this should be made into a movie that follows the entire book...not like the first twilight movie....have yet to see the second...but i love the characters, i feel like im IN the book...i read a lot, and i only go back to read the really good ones i enjoy, and there aren't that many...i've gone back and re-read the first three books...i haven't gotten ahold of the fourth and so on....if they're on my list, and believe me- everyone at school sees me with a new book every day, then they're a good series...read them!
Tiger_Holland More than 1 year ago
In the previous book, sixteen-year-old college freshman Claire Danvers swore allegiance to Amelie, the town Founder of Morganville, Texas. Claire's boyfriend Shane, her best friend Eve, and her friend/landlord Michael don't know about this deal, but she's certain they won't be happy about it, since none of them trust vampires-not even Michael, who is a vampire. But her new servanthood is just part of Claire's busy life. The Fang Report, an underground anti-vampire publication (which has astonishingly avoided being shut down by the town vampire leadership that monitors phone calls, email, etc) is now targeting Michael as the weakest new member of the undead. Monica the murderous rich girl is being ultra-nice to Claire. Police find a body in the garbage cans outside of the Glass House and Eve's mean brother Jason is on the loose. It's safe to say that Morganville book three is as chock-full of action and suspense as anything we've seen so far. One of the most interesting subplots is Claire's scholarly apprenticeship. Amelie wants her to study under the vampire Myrnin, a manic-depressive fellow who wants her to learn philosophy and alchemy so she can work with him on some bigger project involving the fate of all vampires. Myrnin has mood swings and seems mentally unstable, which isn't good news for Claire, a tiny human who has to work in close quarters with him. He has fits of turning savage, but Claire grows to have sympathy for him and see him as a brilliant man who's losing his mind along with his last shreds of humanity. Her studies with him and her new supplemental courses are actually fun and invigorating, and give her a chance to use her tremendous brainpower, but Myrnin is also incredibly demanding and gives her red crystals, a drug that helps her concentrate and improves her reaction time. It's an interesting way to get an actual drug addiction subplot going, because Claire's not at all the type to try recreational drugs, but if she's given a substance that apparently helps her study better, she'll take it without a second thought. Shane and Claire are a mostly-happy couple is this book, but I still get the feeling that Claire might end up with Michael. Shane is a great defender of the innocent, and he's got a solid moral center except when it comes to doling out violent payback, but he seems so willing to write people off forever that his helpful ability to make snap decisions could easily become a major flaw before long. Michael, on the other hand, is the responsible one, the one everybody turns to first in a crisis. In fact, the storyline has to keep going out of its way to eliminate him from the pool of people available to help out during the latest traumatic event, because if he's there, he tends to solve problems fairly quickly, especially now that he has some supernatural power. We'll see where all this leads. Whatever happens, all the characters are still three-dimensional and acting according to their established personality traits. One of the major questions raised in this volume is whether or not the vampire race should be saved. If they're dying out, should Claire just let them die, or maybe even try to speed up their inevitable end? The answer seems to be "no". Even though most of them are antagonistic at the very least, it's hard to want them wiped off the face of the earth because there seems to be hope for some of them, like Sam, not to mention Michael.
julesjonas More than 1 year ago
Wow. That's all I can say. I've read the first two books and I'm on the 3rd one now and it's so so so so good! I actually feel like I'm in the story. Completly fantastic:)
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Here we have Claire Protected, working for Amelie and is to secretly work with a vampire name Myrnin. All the while Shane has trouble getting used to Michael and what he has become. Not to mention that there been murders happening. The ending was definitely...awkward. Have to say that Myrnin is now one of my favorite characters, along with Sam and Eve. The series is pretty good and recommend it. I wonder what will happen next. Well onto book 4 then.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I enjoyed this book and feel its a good series.
x_thatonegirl_x More than 1 year ago
Awesome characters, well written, romantic, suspenseful and all together a fantastic series! Make sure you pick up all of the books at once because they always come to an end in the middle of some major catastrophe, leaving you desperate to start on the next book to find out the conclusion. These are all really quick and entertaining reads; one of my favorite series besides Twilight.
Evangeline_Pierce More than 1 year ago
Midnight Alley is a fast paced, thrilling read. In Morganville things have gone from bad to worse and the waters seem to be calming....or are they. This book is filled with more twists and turns that have now been expected by Rachel Caine readers. As a reader you are thrown into the emotion felt by the characters the fear of an unknown killer and terror of an unwanted release from jail. The new relationships forming make you dive from a human to someone with compassion for this species of vampires....at times. The relationship that Claire is forced to form with Myrnin is life and death for the vampire and human world. As Claire is trusted with the secrets of the Vampire world she is drawn into servitude to her Protector and slowly becomes grateful for all that entails. A great continuation in the collection.
Tonia Blanchard More than 1 year ago
BookFiend10 More than 1 year ago
When I saw this at the bookstore I couldn't stop myself from picking it up and in no time I was finished with Midnight Alley and wanting more... If you haven't started this series, then you totally should!!
PeachieWL More than 1 year ago
Great series. Characters are well developed, plot and pacing are excellent. Highly recommended for adults as well as teens. Much better than Stephanie Meyers Twilight series. If you are going to read just one, this is the best.
dwren77531 More than 1 year ago
All i have to say you will not be disappointed if you read this book. I could not put it down. I will re read this series and I love it. Rachel Caine is a gifted writer. i can not wait for the next book in this series.
Jenson_AKA_DL on LibraryThing 3 months ago
Now that Michael has changed even more radically from what he was before, the tensions between the Glass House residents are at an all time high. Shane wants to get out of town and take Claire with him, but she is bound by her promise to the vampire queen, Amelie. However, when Amelie tells Claire exactly what her contract is to entail Claire realizes that things are about to get even more dangerous for her in Morganville than they were before.This was another really good installment in the Morganville Vampire series, EXCEPT FOR THE ENDING AGAIN! Uggh! Cliffhangers drive me crazy. Part of me wants to wait to read the rest of this series until it is all written, but I know I'll be too curious to do that. I'm not sure if that is a good thing or not. I guess it's good for the writer to get pre-orders on her next book, bad for the reader who has to wait around. Anyway, I really did enjoy the book with Michael still being my favorite character.
MyndiL More than 1 year ago
I am really enjoying this series. All the aspects of living in a world with vampires is so different in this series than most of the others of its genre. We learn in this book that perhaps the vampires aren't so all powerful after all. Claire makes some mistakes again and her decision from the previous book comes into play quite a bit. I struggled a lot with Shane's attitude toward Michael...it's not that I don't get why he might act like that, I think it's more than I've come to expect better from him. We still have to deal with Monica and we still have to deal with Oliver, although those dealings are different now, again because of the choice Claire made in the last book. And once again, in what's become the style of this series, we end with a cliffhanger that will either leave your mouth gaping, or having you screaming at an inanimate object! Be warned!
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BlkosinerBookBlog More than 1 year ago
Caution: No spoilers for this book but prb some from the first 2.     I wanted to read this one because I have enjoyed the Morganville Vampire series until now, and I had a bit of break in review schedule.      Shane is very moody in this one. I understand he's hurt by Micheal's choices but he took it out on everyone.     There are lots of surprises for Claire to especially with Monica and her change in behavior. .. it was suspicious in some ways and not in others.     The romance is heating up this one a bit. I adored how Eve and Michael were together it was cute. Then there are just enough steamy moments without Shane crossing the line and had me kinda cursing his restraint, although I understand because of the minor thing.   It was a pleasure to meet Myrnin he was so smart it kind of blew my mind and Clare's. He was sick and he's old and he's trying to find a way to cure the vampires and himself from the madness. He is like an old man with dementia though, except he is one with fangs, and Claire can one minute be a friend and another be a tempting and tasty snack that he can barely restrain himself from. But he is so eccentric and passionate, and yes, okay, pity worthy how he changes without control.     This one as usual left us at a place where I didn't really want to stop reading, but since these aren't review books, I knew that I had to put them to the side for now. But I can't wait for the next one to see what will unfold as a result of this books' events and ending. Bottom Line: Great addition to an addictive series.
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Books4Tomorrow More than 1 year ago
After finishing Midnight Alley, it’s hard to imagine that I loved the first book in the Morganville Vampires series with my entire being. As someone who no longer read books featuring vampires, werewolves, and such, I was actually surprised that I enjoyed the first novel in this series so much. I was positive at the time that this was one series I was going to finish in no time. Alas, the second book was disappointing, but the third book turned out to be a complete fail. The two things that made me despise Midnight Alley so much are: Shane, Claire’s love-interest, and the narrator of this audiobook. Shane annoyed me in the first book, even more so in the second, and was simply infuriating in this one. I honestly don’t know what Claire sees in him other than him apparently being “hot”. From my point of view I don’t care how “hot” a guy is. If he’s moody, aggressive, insulting, egotistic, judgmental, and short-tempered, his “hotness” isn’t going to matter anything to me. I can’t stand men who have all those traits. Shane is all that, and it grated on my nerves. To top it off, I then have to sit through pages of Claire lusting after this loser.  The audiobook narrator (Cynthia Holloway) was just as annoying. She made Shane sound even more irritating than he already is. Michael is one of my favorite characters in this series, but the narrator made him sound…dense. She really isn’t good with different voices and intonations.  The plot itself had a few new elements, and I specifically enjoyed the Merlin addition, but overall it didn’t differ much from the previous book. It definitely didn’t have the suspense, the sinister feel, the mystery, or the excitement which made me fall head over heels in love with the first book. Everything felt watered down. You’d think Claire would have more of a backbone by now, but she’s hasn’t matured as a character in any way. I’m sorry to say, but Morganville and I are parting ways. If there exists a possibility that Shane will be leaving the series in the next book, I might consider continuing this series. Heck, I even like cruel Monica more than I like him. Yes, I’ll be reading Rachel Caine’s other books, but for me it’s adios to Morganville. Good riddance and good luck. 
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I'm in love with this series have been reading them since i was in the 6th grade. Which now in in the 9th grade. I have finished all of the 15 books in the series and they are amazing. If you want a good vampire book I think that this is the one to choose. I hve the first 9 book and i really want the rest even though i have all 15 on my nook.
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