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Feast of Fools

(The Morganville Vampires #4)

4.16  ·  Rating details ·  48,856 ratings  ·  1,282 reviews
The wait is over. dig into the feast...

In the town of Morganville, vampires and humans live in relative peace. Student Claire Danvers has never been convinced, though, especially with the arrival of Mr. Bishop, an ancient, old-school vampire who cares nothing about harmony. What he wants from the town's living and its dead is unthinkably sinister. It's only at a formal bal
Paperback, 352 pages
Published February 23rd 2009 by Allison & Busby (first published June 3rd 2008)
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Sophie Yeah the invitation rule is garbage in this book. Michael is now a vamp and so it should be the humans who require invites, but yet it's still the…moreYeah the invitation rule is garbage in this book. Michael is now a vamp and so it should be the humans who require invites, but yet it's still the vampires who are left standing on the front step (Oliver and Ysandre ask for invites), and Jason (a human) was in their kitchen without an invite. It's just a huge continuity error.(less)
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Ok. Let me begin with the negative stuff because I really want to be done with it asap and then go on about how amazing this book was.

We get such an awesome plot and characters, would it be too much to ask for some consistency in the world building too? At first, vampires needed an invitation to enter the Glass House. I get that. Then, the humans needed an invitation instead. I get that too. Now everybody’s strolling in and out like nobody’s business and it’s driving me nuts!

Also, I know that wr
Jo ★The Book Sloth★
4 Not All Parties Are Fun Stars

After having to fight for their lives with crazy vampires and even crazier anti-vampire fanatics nothing should be able to scare our heroes anymore, until a strange vampire walks through their door. A vampire so bad that even the worst vampires in Morganville seem to be afraid of, one who claims to be Amelie's father. Who knew the Ice Queen actually had family that was even scarier than her?

The vampire isn't alone. He has with him 2 extra vampires way too dangerous

Book 4 and it's the best one yet?! Holy crap this series is amazing.
So much freaking happened in this and I cannot wait to dig into the next book.
I love you MYRNIN!!!
Apr 10, 2011 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: favorites
"Will you swear?" And Myrnin said, shockingly "I will." And he proceeded to, a string of swear words that made Claire blink. He ended with, '-frothy fool-born apple-john! Cheater of vandals and defiler of dead dogs!" and did another twirl and a bow.

Well Feast of Fools, definitely isn't a filler book. Although slow in the middle, it was probably the best one yet! Do these just keep getting better? Hmm...interesting.

I loved every minute of this one. I think it's safe to say I love Myrnin more now,
“Crap, are you thinking what I'm thinking?"

"I'm thinking we have about fifteen vampires and no blood," Claire said. "Is that it?"

"No, I was thinking we're out of chips. Of course that's what I was thinking.”

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Feast of Fools is the fourth installment of the Morganville Vampire Series, and it was a bit slower placed than the first three books. However, it did deliver an explosive ending with a signature series cliffhanger. I’ve become vested in the main characters of this series, which includes Claire, Shane, Eve and Michael. I like how their actions and loyalty toward each other remains consistent from book to book, and it was nice to see Shane begin to accept Michael as a vampire.

In this book, three
Mar 19, 2010 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
As these books continue, I find I am less and less concerned with what will happen to Morganville and its' inhabitants and more concerned with when Shane is going to break and finally "do" Claire. Not that I condone that sort of thing, but it's a book and seriously, there is only so much tension you can build in a book before it starts to get repetitive. So, my unauthorized and likely, unwanted, opinion is, let it happen or kill Shane off. Finally, the other beef I have is that the reader is lef ...more
Jun 23, 2018 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: paranormal
This was definitely the most exciting installment thus far. A new threat comes to Morganville. An outside threat. Enemies become allies as the town bands together to protect itself. We get more of Myrnin, which made me happy. I love Claire’s development, and Shane is growing on me. The relationships in the series really make the story, which is why I was so happy to see those on opposite sides banding together in the face of a common enemy. As with the preceding novel, this book ends on a cliff ...more
Oct 14, 2017 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: 2017-read
The stakes have been raised and I mean that pun intended! Claire is slowly becoming more of a badass rather than a scared little girl. She can't do much against the vamps but she manages for the most part. I have a feeling she will be very important for the rest of the series. Seems like overall the series is picking up. I still have minor annoyances usually revolving around Shane being a dumbass, but I'm really enjoying this series.
Rachel Caine has done it again. She starts FEAST OF FOOLS like she does the other books in the Morgenville Vampire series - right in the middle of the action which grabs you by the hair, yanks you in, and won’t let go until the story is over.

At the end of MIDNIGHT ALLEY, the foursome living in the Glass House gets some unexpected visitors in the form of Claire’s parents and (in Buffy the Vampire Slayer Speak) the Big Bad - Mr. Bishop A.K.A. Amelie’s “father.” With him in town there has to be tro
Dec 03, 2015 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Feast of Fools is the fourth book in the Morganville Vampire series. Again it picks up right where the previous book had left off. Claire's parents have moved to town adding more people for Claire to worry about. A few new vampires have shown up that don't seem to have the best of intentions.

With all books in a series I try to keep my reviews a bit vague as I don't want to add much in that would spoil things but with this particular book there wasn't much to even talk about. Easily the slowest
Dec 02, 2012 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
This was probably my least favorite so far. I really am enjoying Myrnin and all his craziness. Claire is really starting to grow up. This one has lots of drama. Damn Bishop and his crazy ideas. Like really he expects all the vampires to bring humans as a symblic sacrifice, i'm sorry what? Lunatic, I daresay he's craazier than our beloved Myrnin. But that is ok we have Clair and Myrnin to save the day and put Bishop in his place. Amelia is becoming a quite annoying character. Why would you use ou ...more
May 29, 2015 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: favourites
one of the best in the series loved the whole bishop scene a truly brilliant villian
Anzu The Great Destroyer
No review for this one because I am le lazy. Great book, this series keeps getting better and better. I am pleased. Now off to read the fifth one.
Nida Kazi
Feb 23, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I am so in love with this series.
May 06, 2009 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Feast of Fools starts off where Midnight Alley left off. The Glass house has been taken over by a vampire, Mr. Bishop, who claims to be Amelie's father. He has big plans for the humans and vampires of Morganville, and he, along with his evil cronies, will do whatever it takes to put them into motion. It all comes down to the masked ball where the vampires bring human dates. Who will pledge loyalty to Mr. Bishop, and who will stick with Amelie?

I really enjoy anything that Rachel Caine writes. All
Apr 26, 2010 rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: ya-books, 2010-books
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Jun 01, 2008 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: Fans of YA, vampire books, and the Twilight series.
This is the 4th book in a YA series written by Rachel Caine (she does the Weather Warden series as well).

This book has the same romantic tension between Claire and Shane- along with some sinister events happening in the town of Morganville.

Morganville is a town where vampires live freely among humans- with humans being kept (for lack of a better word) by various vampires. Some are good, most are bad, and all the humans are doing is trying to survive!

A fun installment that has quite a cliff-ha
Rachel Caine hasn't let me down yet. Again another amazing installment in the Morganville Vampires Series.

In the fourth book we find out more of the secrets of Morganville and find out what Bishop wants. There is never a moment of peace but that makes for one fantastic read. The characters are brilliant as always and it was good to see Myrnin was in this book. I love Claire and Shane's relationship, their moments together always bring a smile to my face.

Awesome series. A must read!
Laura LlamaDragon
I’ve been having trouble working up enthusiasm for the Morganville Vampires books, they seem to be a little hit or miss to me. After a break after the third book I did find the fourth book, Feast of Fools to be an enjoyable read. Much like the third book, this one adds a new character who brings a new element to the story, which also indicated that there is now a bigger picture forming that the series will focus on which wasn’t all that apparent in the first two books. With the combination of ne ...more
Sep 05, 2017 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: 2017-reads
The Morganville Vampires

Feast For Fools

Rachel Caine

I read book four in this day too!

Claire is working for the crazy vampire Myrnin

That cliffhanger is Amelie's (boss lady) father in the form of the The Bishop

Everyone is on edge

Shane is recovering from getting stabbed (yer he got stabbed)

Michael plays pretty music and is being a weird vampire

Eve is struggling to deal with her crazy brother Jason (weirdo)

There's a ball?

Crazy vampire Myrnin takes Claire

Shit goes down


Yer that sums it up I believ
Nov 16, 2018 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: young-adult, romance
This series continues to be perfect mix of entertaining typical ya and nonsense. I find myself cringing a lot but I'm still enjoying it so much and will definitely continue with the series.
Caitlin Smith
Dec 12, 2018 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I was a little reluctant to give 5 stars... but if I'm going to give a perfect review to any MV book thus far, it must be Feast of Fools.
I mean, this book was nonstop action. I literally found every idle moment I could to crack open FoF and devour as many words as I could.
Amelie's father is a mean, relentless, cold-blooded man, and will apparently stop at nothing to claim that which he wants.

Watching Claire mature is something so rare in teen novels... and really, in any novel. It seems so man
Oct 24, 2009 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition

Wow I seem to be giving out Maura's Choice a lot. That's sort of funny, but really I haven't read any books so far that I haven't enjoy thoroughly. But if I have to give a 4 stars to any books in the Morganville Vampire Series, it would have to be Feast of Fools. Anyways for anyone who knows me, you'll know that my favorite book series of all time is Morganville Vampire Series. I just love all the action, sarcasm, and Rachel Caine's clever writing. What can I say the whole book series is fast pa
Brooke ♥booklife4life♥
At A Glance

Young Adult; Vampire
Love Triangle/Insta Love/Obsesion?: no
Cliff Hanger: Eh
Rating: 2 Stars

Score Sheet
All out of ten

Cover: 7
Plot: 5
Characters: 4
World Building: 5
Flow: 3
Series Congruity: 8
Writing: 6
Ending: 8

Total: 6

In Dept

Best Part:
Stupid cliffhanger keeps me going.
Worst Part: Everything before the cliffhanger
Thoughts Had: Dumb; Dumber; Ugh


Continuing the Series:
Recommending: not really

Short Review: This book is 25% sexual tension. 25% all of them being b*thces towa
Mello ❣ Illium ✮Harry✮ ☀Myrnin☀ Torin Ichimaru
Talk about tension! It started off tense and of course, ends on yet another cliffhanger. So much happens. I don't even know what to say. Plenty of angst all around and now, even more danger with Claire's parents in town.

Truly, Morganville goes to hell in a handbasket in this volume when Amelie's Father comes to town. He's a douche. So are the vamps he brings with him. Totally hate that bitch Ysandre and her constant come-ons to Shane. Francois is no better.

Jason---will someone kill this guy alre
(Source: I own a copy of this book.)

This was an okay story, but I have to admit that I was bored for the majority of it.

The main characters in this were all okay, although once again Claire was fairly happy to walk head-first into danger without a care. It was also a little frustrating when the gang automatically thought that Michael would be able to protect them – he’s the youngest vampire for pity’s sake!

The storyline in this just didn’t really interest me. Again it took place over a relativel
It's been a while since I last read this series, but I remembered thinking it was pretty good.
Thankfully, Ms. Caine gives a nice little re-cap at the beginning of her books. I think I love her a little bit for that, because it really helped me out.
The plot didn't really blow me away, but there was plenty of action, and a huge cliffhanger ending. Which prompted me to immediately download Lord of Misrule from my library.
If I remember correctly, cliffhangers are the bread and butter of this series
Oct 22, 2014 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Ah Bishop, you make things so interesting.

My interest had started to wan somewhat over the last couple of books, but with the appearance of a big bad guy in town things start to spice up. This was exactly what the series needed and had it taken longer to come about I would have been extremely disappointed.

For me, I view this as a real turning point for the series. Not just with characters but with there being a bigger plot at play, making it the point where the series grew to be truly interestin
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“I'm gonna kill him," Eve said, or at least that was what it sounded like filtered through the pillow.
Stake him right in the heart, shove garlic up his ass, and-and-"

And what?" (Michael)

When did you get home?" Claire demanded.

Apparently just in time to hear my funeral plans. I especially like the garlic up the ass. It's...different.”
“Crap, are you thinking what I'm thinking?"

"I'm thinking we have about fifteen vampires and no blood," Claire said. "Is that it?"

"No, I was thinking we're out of chips. Of course that's what I was thinking.”
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