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Midnight Bites

(The Morganville Vampires #Shorts collection)

4.20  ·  Rating details ·  1,326 ratings  ·  174 reviews
Rachel Caine said this in her recent newsletters

MIDNIGHT BITES, the new Morganville Vampires short story anthology! It will bring together almost everything that I've written in short form about Morganville ... though I did leave out some of the original "diary" entries that appeared on an earlier version of the Morganville website, simply because they were just scenes and
Paperback, 540 pages
Published March 1st 2016 by Allison & Busby
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Wow, the memories guys! The Morganville series has a very special place in my heart. It's the kind of escape where you never want to stop reading, miss it when it's over and crave for the next book. Rachel Caine has written 15 books in this world and then I had to say goodbye, so you can imagine my crazed reaction when I found out that she's not quite done with this extraordinary universe!
Now before I begin, I'd like to say that there is a reason I don't read very many novellas or anthology's. I
Apr 05, 2019 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: ya-fantasy
A collection of 22 short stories from The Morganville Vampires series by Rachel Caine. Entertaining and fun reads. Stories are from various points of view, and give a little more insight into some of the characters. A must-read for fans of this series.

Read the series before reading these stories. Some can be read before the series, but familiarity with the characters is necessary to better understand these stories. Also, some of these contain spoilers if you haven't read the books yet.

The sto
Heather *coffee and flowers*
Yay! I'm finished!

I would have loved to have this collection when I was reading the series. Whenever I finished a book I wasn't quite ready to leave the characters behind, so I would search out the Morganville short stories online and in anthologies. Some of them I found, but some I didn't. It's exciting to have them all in one place!

Although I do love this series and the characters, I have to say that they can be a teensy bit sexist. Especially Shane. Apparently I didn't notice before, but I cr
It wasn't terrible, the problem was that all the stories were very samey, and none of the characters had a distinct voice, they all sounded so similar to each other. Also, Shane and Michael really pissed me off, I didn't realise before just how awful they actually were. Eve and Claire could have done a lot better than them, I still find it ridiculous how they were both happy to marry their rubbish boyfriends when they were all only teenagers. I mean they hadn't even dated other guys or gone out ...more
♡Julalicious Book Paradise♡
General rating: 3.5/5

Review to come for these short stories:

- New Blood
- Vexed
- Sign and Miracles
- Pitch Black Blues
- And One for the Devil
Sep 28, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: 2017-reads
The Morganville Vampires
Midnight Bites
Rachel Caine

Myrnin's Tale
In this quick five page long shot story we find out a bit more of Myrnin's past.
As a small child till age ten Myrnin was taken by his mother to a wooden shack, to see his father. Myrnin's father had a disability, but due lack of knowledge in Myrnin's time people just assumed he was insane so therefore locked away and forgotten till he passed.
After this his mother gave him away to be an apprentice, out of fear he would end up li
Rachel Patrick
Apr 09, 2015 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
This review (and others) can be seen in all its properly formatted glory on my blog Beauty and the Bookshelf.

You know when a series you love comes to an end and you're filled with despair because you'll never get new stories from that world ever again? Can you imagine feeling that and then learning that, almost three years after one of your most favorite series came to a bittersweet end, there was going to be a new installment? I'll tell you what that feeling is. JOY. Pure, unadulterated JOY. Bu
Oct 25, 2018 rated it really liked it
Nothing Like an Angel

Poor Myrnin, no wonder he goes crazy. Locked in a dark cold cell for so long, I would go crazy too. I mean he doesn’t even really remember his names for gosh sakes! Poor Guy Thank the heavens for Lady Grey.

His response when she asks him if he’s a madman cracks me up.

”It depends on the day of the week. And the direction of the wind.”

No wonder he couldn’t remember his own name, locked in the dark for ten months! I would go crazy too!

Where does the nickname spider come from
Oct 13, 2017 rated it really liked it
Shelves: 2017-read
This saved me from that horrible second book. I think I'll actually finish the series now. I really can't wait to see more of these secondary characters. And see Claire grow older. I think the characters will get better as the series continues. ...more
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Feb 28, 2016 rated it really liked it
Shelves: nichole
Originally posted on www.yareads.com, reviewed by Nichole.

Wow……just wow. It has been a LONG time since I’ve visited Morganville. It’s probably been eight or nine years since I first started reading this series. Not to make myself sound old or anything…

With it being SO long since I’ve read the Morganville books, I will admit that some of these stories confused me. I didn’t automatically remember who everyone was and what was going on. If that’s something that’s really going to bother you, I would
Nov 20, 2015 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Midnight Bites is a collection of short stories from the Morganville Vampires series. Some of these stories were added with permission form the Kickstarter backers for Red Hot Rain, some of them have been previously released in anthologies or other Morganville books. Midnight Bites is the first time these stories have all been collected into one book.

Midnight Bites was a book I wanted to take my time with, enjoying each story rather than racing through the pages, hence why my review is much late
Amber J
Considering how much I loved the Morganville Vampire series. I really thought I would enjoy this one more. Now I'm thinking that short stories, really aren't for me. I didn't think I was going to be able to finish this one. Those last 20 pages were probably some of the longest pages of my life lol.

How I choose my rating:
1* Didn't like it at all. These are rare as I usually just don't finish any book I dislike this much.
2** Didn't like it. Again usually DNF if I dislike it this much, but occasio
Nancy The book junkie
Aug 26, 2012 rated it really liked it
Shelves: books-to-review
Rating: 3.75/5

Review coming soon
I read a handful of short stories from this collection and I enjoy them, yet I lost interest a short time later because you seriously need to be a fan of the Morganville Vampires series to be interested in some of those stories. 3 stars only.
Myrnin's Tale - 3 Stars - No new thoughts or revelations from last time I read it.

Nothing Like An Angel - 3 Stars - I always find Myrnin's thoughts so interesting. I do enjoy reading from his perspective. This story told a lot about his history.

New Blood - 3 Stars - This could be described as the story of Shane, Michael and Eve. It all happens before Claire comes to town.

The First Day of the Rest of Your Life - 3.5 Stars - Read in 2011. Original review here

Amelie's Story -
Jul 24, 2015 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: ebooks, netgalley
I couldn't tell you how excited I was to see that Rachel Caine put together a Morganville short story collection! I wasn't ready for that series to end, even though there were fifteen books. It is easily my favorite young adult series. I fell in love with the characters and the storylines were creative and unique.

My most favorite character is Myrnin. He's a crazy genius vampire who wears vampire bunny slippers and is unapologetic when it comes to his actions. In his own way though, he protects
Diane Lynch
Jan 06, 2016 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: ebook
4 1/2 of 5 Stars

I love the Morganville Vampires. So when I saw this book, I had to read it. This is a wonderful collection of short stories that take place at various times throughout the series. The narratives are placed in timeline order. Some I already read and some were new.

I love that before each story Rachel Caine writes a little about what inspired the story. It is nice to get that kind of insight. I also appreciate that the stories are told from various character’s viewpoints. If you lo
I picked up this audiobook at the library in an effort to wrap up one of the series I have with unread books. I find it strange I couldn't find a print copy as I'm sure that is how I originally read it. Also I still didn't finish the series as there is at least one story I can't manage to put my hands on it.

Automatic - 3 Stars - A tale of Shane getting his car.

Pitch-black Blues - 3 Stars - Shane and Myrnin go on a strange adventure.

A Whisper in the Dark - 3.5 Stars - Eve has creepy "family" an
Kylie Scott
Jun 18, 2021 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I loved this!
I am really going to miss getting lost in this series. I love the characters and really wished there was more adventures
Oct 17, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Sad to see it go
Joanna Bennett
Even though this technically isn’t a part of the actual series, I am still labeling it #16 because it does give us more depth to the characters that have introduced throughout the series.

I will say that I didn’t like every short story and honestly, it’s just hard to for me to get into a collection of short stories. Some characters, like Myrnin, I did enjoy hearing more about and we also got a glimpse into his past and who he was before coming to Morganville. He has always been one of my favorite
jessica ☾
Dec 17, 2017 rated it it was amazing
I really really love Myrnin, he’s probably my favorite character out of he entire series, but this just didn’t do it for me?

Merged review:

This was just okay, interesting to get more insight on their lives before they all lived together, but it wasn’t as engaging as some of the series other short stories.

Merged review:

This seems to get a lot of hate but I'm absolute trash for Eve and Micheal, so I loved this! Probably one of my favorite short stories front this series.

Merged review:

I actually rea
I had read a couple of these stories before, but for the most of them they were new to me. I liked that most of them had the secondary characters front and center, giving up a different view of many people in the series. But I think the best part of this book were the blurbs the author had before each story, how she came up with them and often who she thanked for the story coming to fruition.
May 11, 2016 rated it really liked it
Really enjoyed this book. It satisfied my craving for more Myrnin stories and covered some of the things I was wondering about throughout the series. A lot of interesting characters and plot lines explored. This was a nice finish to the series. Though it may not be the last we see of Morganville!
Jan 18, 2016 marked it as on-hold  ·  review of another edition
I'm so damn excited! Rachel's also having a UK tour for this! Hopefully, she comes to/near Brighton ...more
Apr 07, 2019 rated it really liked it
Shelves: short-story-ya
Read in Midnight Bites.

Backstory on Myrnin. His descent into madness and his meeting Lady Grey.

A good story on Myrnin and his history.

Merged review:

Read in Midnight Bites.

A story from Eve's point of view. A lot going on with Eve, Michael, and Shane - a blood drive at school, Monica causing trouble, Eve's crush on Michael, and the death of Alyssa, Shane's sister.

An entertaining and fun look back at Eve, Michael, and Shane in high school, before they were enmeshed in the town of Morganville an
Chloe Dewhurst
Aug 30, 2017 rated it really liked it
Why does it always have to end :(
Dec 31, 2021 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
This was a really great collection of stories in this world that I really enjoyed so much! Loved having it all collected together, and with the new ones just for this collection was really great!
Myrnin's Tale - 3/5
I love Myrnin, and loved seeing a bit of his past, but I didn't feel like there was enough.

Nothing Like an Angel - 5/5
This was the Myrnin tale I was hoping for! We know from the main Morganville stories that Myrnin had a troubled past. I hated seeing the pain he experienced (more than once), but loved seeing him find that one spark of goodness to keep him going.

Sam's Story - 3/5
Like with Myrnin's Tale, I felt like this was too short. I wanted so much more of Sam's back stor
Jul 08, 2012 rated it liked it
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