{Review+G!veaway} Midnight Alley by Rachel Caine

April 24, 2012 Giveaways, Reviews 23

In honor of the 12 days of Morganville Vampires Madness, I’m posting my long overdue review of book 3! And I have a cool giveaway for you too!

Midnight Alley by Rachel Caine
Pages: 245
Publication Date: October 2nd 2007 by Signet
Age Group: YA
Series: Morganville Vampires #3
Source: Bought
Buy this Book: Amazon
Summary(from Goodreads):

Morganville is such a nice place to live… And die. If you don’t mind that sort of thing.
When Claire Danvers learnt that her college town was run by vampires, she did what any intelligent, self-preserving student would do: she applied for a transfer and stocked up on garlic. The transfer is no longer an option, but that garlic may come in handy.
Now Claire has pledged herself to Amelie, the most powerful vampire in town. The protection her contract secures does little to reassure her friends. All of a sudden, people are turning up dead, a stalker resurfaces from Claire’s past, and an ancient bloodsucker extends a chilling invitation for private lessons in his secluded home.

This series is really shaping up. I’m starting to really get into the books. When I finished book one, I was just reading book two partly to see where it went, but mostly just because I already had the second book in the series. Now I am actually into the series and I want to know what is going to happen next. I am really, really liking it!

I am so happy that the series is grabbing my attention. I enjoyed the last book and I liked this one just as much! I love that Claire is uncovering some more secrets about the vampires, and along the way she gets to meet this really cool/scary/crazy vampire. I can’t wait to see what is going to happen next with some of the “secrets” she found out about, and her continuing research. Claire belongs in a school/research lab and I think with the new developments she will be able to stay in one for a while. I loved that this happened! It should be interesting.

Ok, so now is when the mid-series review slump hits me. I have a hard time reviewing the in-between books in a longer series. Because I have already described the characters and talked about the ones I liked or disliked, so I don’t have as many things to gush or rant about. So all I will say is…Bring on the next book!

4/5 Gavels

As a side note, I have noticed that when I read and review longer series, my reviews for the middle books are always much shorter. There just isn’t as much for me to say, I guess haha

Other books in the series (links go to my review) 

  1. Glass Houses (October 2006, Signet Books)
  2. The Dead Girls’ Dance (April 2007, Signet Books)
  3. Midnight Alley (October 2007, Signet Books)
  4. Feast of Fools (June 2008, Signet Books)
  5. Lord of Misrule (January 2009, Signet Books)
  6. Carpe Corpus (June 2009, Signet Books)
  7. Fade Out (November 2009, Signet Books)
  8. Kiss of Death (April 27, 2010, Signet Books)
  9. Ghost Town (October 26, 2010, NAL Hardcover)
  10. Bite Club (May 3, 2011, NAL Hardcover)
  11. Last Breath (November 1, 2011, NAL Hardcover)
  12. Black Dawn (scheduled May 1, 2012, NAL Hardcover)
And now I have a really cool giveaway for you, thanks to the awesome people at Penguin and NAL!
I have one copy of Book 1, Glass Houses and A Black Dawn bookmark to send to someone. Just read the rules and fill out the rafflecopter. Good Luck! 🙂 
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-must be 13+
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23 Responses to “{Review+G!veaway} Midnight Alley by Rachel Caine”

  1. Christina Kit.

    Christina K. in the rafflecopter

    I haven’t read any of the books but I love the idea of all the different vamps and all the lore.

  2. PuttPutt1198Eve

    I have a ways to go to catch up to where this part of the series comes in because I haven’t started it yet. However, after reading this review I will know that things get more interesting with each volume. Thanks for the heads up!

  3. Kelly

    To be honest, I couldn’t look at your review yet because I haven’t read the beginning ones. I will before I get there.

  4. Dynie

    I love this series. I have to agree with you that I’m so happy that there is a new one out but what can you say when you are already addicted to the series. Thanks for the giveaway.

  5. Amy S.

    I think it is normal that book reviews for middle of a long series reviews are shorter. You have already been introduced to most of the characters and so forth. The last book of a series will have a longer review as you discuss the overarching plot and its resolution. Anyway, I’m glad you are featuring these books. I still haven’t read them yet but plan to do so soon. Thanks for the chance to win!

  6. Jaime

    Thank you for the review. I have not started this series yet, but it is on my list to start. It is definitely more difficult to write ‘middle of the series’ reviews, because you don’t want to give too much away if someone has not read the books before it, and a lot of the details are covered in the beginning review. Thanks!

  7. Missie, The Unread Reader

    Michelle, I really can’t believe I haven’t read this series yet. I mean it’s about vampires in TX! What more convincing do I need? And the same thing happens to me when I review the middle books in a series. What more can you say than it’s a series that is still going strong. LOL

  8. Bex

    Thank you for reminding me of this series. My sister convince me (not that it took a lot!) to read book one and I really enjoyed it. But that was back in Novemebr=er, and to honest I really forgot about them – whoops! So thanks for reminding of their existence and what ‘fun’ reads they are. 🙂

  9. twilightdew

    I have read the first four books in the series and I love it! This series is a real nail biter and once I start a book, I don’t want to put them down.

  10. SweetMarie83

    I’ve had this series on my list for ages, but I haven’t read any of them yet. I even joined a Morganville Vampire reading challenge for 2012, so I guess I’d better get in gear! haha. They sound great, thanks for the review, and a chance to win, Michelle! <3

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