Fade Out: The Morganville Vampires Book Seven – Rachel Caine

Fade Out is the seventh book in Rachel Caine’s The Morganville Vampires series and she shows no signs of stopping. Which is a good thing, because I’m still thoroughly enjoying the books!

Just when you think things are starting to settle down for Claire Danvers and her friends, think again. **spoiler alert** Now that Bishop has been run out of town and Amelie is more or less in charge again, things are getting back to normal. Sort of. Amelie has agreed to do things differently this time around, which includes giving the humans their freedom – so they’re equal to vampires. The scheme is very much in its infancy, but Claire and her friends are happy and getting on with life.

Claire is back to studying with her crazy vampire boss, Myrnin, and Eve has a new love. She hasn’t dumped Michael, of course, they’re just as loved up as always. But Eve appears to have rediscovered acting, and in the process has found herself a new best friend, Kim. Claire is not impressed. Not only does she take an instant dislike to Kim, she feels as though Kim is stealing her best friend and making eyes at her boyfriend Shane. Just to make things worse, it appears Kim and Shane have a past. Great.

But then Kim disappears and the residents of the Glass House discover that Kim has betrayed them all in the worst way. Not only has she been waving cameras in their faces to make her precious documentary, she’s also planted secret cameras all over town. Including several in the Glass House, with two in Michael and Shane’s rooms. Despite their anger, Claire and her buddies have to find Kim, before the vampires find out she’s also planted cameras in their part of town…

Overall, I thought this was a great book. It took the storyline in a whole new direction. Although the main characters are still there, with some taking a back seat Fade Out did a great job of introducing some new characters with new dilemmas, meaning everything wasn’t constantly focused on the same people (or vampires). Recommended.

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