I'm not sure what to make of this book. On the one hand, the comedy/one-liners were fantistics, I finished it and I plan on reading the next one. On t...moreI'm not sure what to make of this book. On the one hand, the comedy/one-liners were fantistics, I finished it and I plan on reading the next one. On the other hand though, it wasn't very good, there were holes in the characters and I didn't buy in to the romance. It just left me very confused but I still enjoyed reading it. Dear Goodreads, please give us half stars!!!!
Another reviwer said that it felt very much like a first draft, and I agree whole-heartedly with that. There were connections the characters were making or conclusions they were jumping to that made me feel like I was missing something. I wasn't though.
Although I liked Aidan and Amber together, like most young adult books I didn't understand why they were attracted to each other. I got that they were "mated" but it just wasn't working for me. I had no reason to fall for Aidan and couldn't see why Amber did. In the paranormal romance world, this is a problem.
The one-liners in this book, like I said, were awesome. Great sense of humor and really helped save the book for me.
Although other people said this was unoriginal, I do think the story had some potential. The author just needed an editor... or two. Not sure why I'm gonna read the next one since I know I'm setting myself up for the same thing... maybe someone can lend it to me.(less)
Rachel seriously stepped up her game in this book. The characters grow and develop, the plot is unique and interesting, the writing is fast paced. Now...moreRachel seriously stepped up her game in this book. The characters grow and develop, the plot is unique and interesting, the writing is fast paced. Now where's my next one!?(less)
This book wasn't what I was expecting. That's not actually a bad thing.
Like someone else said, I wish I could write two reviews. Actually, I wish I c...moreThis book wasn't what I was expecting. That's not actually a bad thing.
Like someone else said, I wish I could write two reviews. Actually, I wish I could write three.
1. The beginning was slow and hard to get into, the only reason I kept reading was the fact that I paid 22 dollars for this book and was going to get every ounce of satisfaction I could out of it. I found the third person narrative hard to follow and unintriguing. It just didn't draw me in.
Once the romance of the story was introduced and a little more plot and drama (I loved the soap opera story line and the gabs at pop culture vampires!) I found myself enjoying it more. What I originally thought was a teen book certainly wasn't with what was a little more than PG-13 passages, I loved the dialogue between Meena and Lucien and I loved their adventure in the museum.
Then suddenly the plot goes a little more Angels and Demons than I prefer. For me personally, all the characters and backstories were hard to keep track of. I think the only way to avoid that would have been to leave us in the dark about something.
This is probably my only really valid problem with the book. Because of all the different points of view (I think we get three or four of them through out) nothing is really a surprise. Everyone knows enough of what the bad guys are gonna do in order for you to piece it together.
The ending is left open for a sequel.
I went back and forth between liking and disliking Meena. I could never figure out if she was smart, down right stupid or under the thrall of a vampire. By the end of the book it had changed slightly with her standing up for herself, but it was those moments in between that made me worry.
Still though, I enjoyed the book. It certainly wasn't what I was expecting but not every vampire book can be about love and romance because life isn't like that. I think, ultimately, that was refreshing. (less)
Ghost Town is probably one of the best Morganville books, it's a nice mix of plot, action, Shane/Claire scenes, Myrnin/Clai...moreI love this series so much.
Ghost Town is probably one of the best Morganville books, it's a nice mix of plot, action, Shane/Claire scenes, Myrnin/Claire scenes, character development and just plain loveliness. The writing does start off awkwardly, but after the first twenty or so pages Rachel Caine seemed to be back in the swing of things.
I really liked the idea of everyone losing their memories, especially back to three years because we were able to see what they were like then. There's so much change with the characters that it really is drastic. This book is a lot longer than the previous ones so there is also a lot more going on, which I loved. The action was nice, well-paced and the character "un-development" made it really interesting.
Shane and Claire are just lovely together. I liked seeing more sweetness between them and see how they've grown.
Definitely, one of my favorite books of the series so far. And now, of course, I have to wait for the next one. *sigh*