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Fade Out

(The Morganville Vampires #7)

4.19  ·  Rating details ·  38,159 ratings  ·  968 reviews
Withoutthe evil vampire Bishop ruling over the town of Morganville, the resident vampires have made major concessions to the human population. With their newfound freedoms, Claire Danvers and her friends are almost starting to feel comfortable again[]
Now Claire can actually concentrate on her studies, and her friend Eve joins the localtheatrecompany. But when one of Eve'
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Published November 3rd 2009 by Signet Book (first published January 1st 2009)
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MissBecka Gee
Despite some interesting plot progressions this was not as engaging as the previous six books.
Not even Myrnin could save this one for me :(
Hopefully the next book gets back to awesome.
Niki Hawkes - The Obsessive Bookseller
Mini Review: It’s clear I’m getting a little too old to fully appreciate YA problems – they all just seem so unnecessarily dramatic compared to RL issues I’ve been dealing with. Even so, Morganville books continue to offer me that light escape I crave between all the heavy adult fantasy novels. Compared to the other books in the series, nothing truly earth-shattering happened in Fade Out, but I did like the expansion on vampiric history and politics (to a minor degree). These bite-sized stories ...more
Literary Ames {Against GR Censorship}
Good but not brilliant. This one is a little more sedate and less action packed but it took a worrying element (i.e. Ada) of the previous book and expanded upon it. That's what I like about this series, it flows almost effortlessly like it's one long story rather than episodes. Everything is explained and played out to its natural end.

I instantly took a disliking to Kim, her attitude was inexcusable. I couldn't understand why Eve worshipped her. Kim's media project to expose Morganville was bril
Amber J
I try to express only my most honest opinion in a spoiler-free way. Unfortunately, there is still always a risk of slight spoilers despite my best efforts. If you feel something in my review is a spoiler please let me know. Thank you.

So for the first time since I started this series, I tried the audio version. I wasn't too impressed with the narrator. She did for the voice of the girls, but guys voices were way to 'frat bro' for me, and not at all how I've seen them so far. But despite that, I s
Terri ♥ (aka Mrs. Christian Grey)
Quick review:

Cover: It’s okay
Rating: PG-13
Thumbs Up: 4
Overall: Another installment. I didn’t love it or hate it.
Characters: Well written
Plot: It started off promising but fizzled a little for me by the end.
Page Turner: Yes
Series Cont.? Yes
Recommend: Yes
Book Boyfriend: Myrnin

SUMMARY (50 words or less)

Another installment that started off with some good drama but quickly fell in line with previous installments. Bummer. It was still good. I didn’t really like the Ada storyline. It was so farf
Apr 20, 2009 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
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Jan 05, 2010 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: ya-urban-fantasy
I can’t believe the genius that is Rachel Caine. How it is possible to have so many unique storylines for the same series that will always hook you in, leave you guessing right to the very last page, and never get old, or disappoint in any way, is beyond me. Rachel Caine is simply amazing, and with Fade Out, she’s done it again!

So, with Carpe Corpus, the sixth book in the series, we had the end of the six book long story arc. Knowing how awesome Rachel Caine is, I knew Fade Out would be good, bu
Sep 28, 2010 rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
Fade Out, the seventh book in the Morganville Vampires series, is about what's been happening in the city after Carpe Corpus finshed. They've defeated Bishop, they've changed the rules so that humans are more comfortable living with their undead neighbors, and things seem to be back to normal. Claire is no longer a slave to Bishop, and is going to school and living with her parents while still going over to the Glass House whenever she can to see her friends and boyfriend, Shane. Eve has been ca ...more
Tink Magoo is bad at reviews

3.5 stars

This one was a bit too rushed plot-wise for me to rate it any higher.
Morganville is in a dangerous state of transition after the last big battle. Humans are getting more of a say, but some are taking advantage of the loosened rules. A new character, Kim, has been recording the stories of vampires for a while and decides to branch out into a new project, one that Claire and her friends are shocked and angry about. Meanwhile, Ada continues to target Claire and is bolder in her attempts to get rid of her.

I'm still enjoying this series very much. Considering all the
What can I say about this series that I haven’t mentioned before? It’s awesome, it’s engaging, it’s perfectly casted with four splendid characters, and it’s a series that I want to continue on for quite some time.

Fade Out is the seventh installment of the Morganville Vampire series where in this town, humans are the minority and vampires call the shots. Claire, Eve, Shane and Michael are part of the Glass House and have banned together to keep each other safe from evil doers. However, when someo
Jun 28, 2009 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: fantasy, ya, 2009
After all the closure in the previous book in the series, Carpe Corpus, I was curious as to where Caine was going to go in this entry. I kept on wondering for over half the book since there didn't seem to be any REAL conflict besides a couple little squabbles here and there. At the time, I found myself hooked - because I love the series - but not devouring the book because there just wasn't that much going on.

Then things started taking shape and I gobbled up the second half in no time. There are
Books for Badger
Rachel Caine should have stopped at book 6. It had a good ending and the series would have been able to rest in peace. But I will give her credit where credit is due, because I care enough about Michael Glass to keep reading, so well played Ms. Caine.

The only good person left in this series is Michael Glass. He is always their for everyone, vampire and human, and even though his situation sucks he still does the right thing every time. Eve is a bitch, Claire is useless, and Shane is an ass. The
How much do I hate Kim?


Seriously, I don't condone murder, except in books when there are annoying characters. (And Kim is the most annoying!)

SPOILERS >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>

This book made me so nervous. I get why Claire was so worried about the Kim situation and I felt like Shane could have handled things a little better, but I am glad that the author never made a big deal out of it. Pretty quickly you learned Kim was bad news. I cannot believe she put cameras in their rooms!!!! What a weirdo!

Oct 17, 2019 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: audiobook, 2019
This book was an interesting change from the previous books in the series. After book six, it seemed like the main arc was finished, so I wondered what would happen. The story focused a bit more on humans doing bad things and I liked the flip. There are plenty of bad people out there and humans will turn on each other. We also saw Amalie be a bit vulnerable and sad, making her more relatable. The story played out well and had good pacing. I love seeing Claire and Shane's relationship grow, as we ...more
Dec 03, 2015 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Fade Out is the seventh book in the Morganville Vampire series. Continuing on where the sixth left off this is a rebuilding time for Morganville. Bishop is no longer around, Amelie is grieving, some new rogue vampires are introduced and an old flame of Shane's shows up in town.

Not one of my favorites of the series by any means. I'd say the theme to this book was jealousy, not very intriguing really. The action slowed down quite a bit and what there was seemed a little predictable. Hopefully the
Re-read (26.07.20):
Moved from a 4 star to a 3 star. This was great, loved the characters as I do every time.. but nothing seemed to happen? I read it in pretty much one sitting and it went by in sort of a blur?
julia ☆ [owls reads]
Okay so: Claire is unbearable through most of Fade Out due to her jealousy and insecurity and Eve suddenly has trouble with Michael being a vampire is super inconsiderate to him about it. So there's relationship drama that's dumb and serves no purpose \o/

The plot is really good, though? We get more of Ada and the resolution of her arc, which is really cool and action packed and also super sad. And we get Kim and her idea of making big in Hollywood and how she goes about it, which is probably one
Jun 08, 2010 rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: 2010, ya
I kind of wish this series had ended with the last book. At the end of that one, Claire and Shane were in love, the evil vamps had been defeated, things were going to change in Morganville and all seemed well. It really was a good ending.
But this one picks up a few months later and it's just odd. Claire is being pursued by a hundreds of years old steampunk vampire/computer machine that wants her dead and keeps attacking her. It's just almost too weird.
Then there is a video voyeur who has disapp
Love, love, love this book!!! It was exciting, dark, funny, capitaviting and sexy.

I love the world of Morganville that Rachel Caine has created, her books are so well written and this installment didn't let me down. A new plot that was action packed and full of suprises.

The are so many amazing characters in this book. Even the evil ones I enjoy reading about. I love Shane and Claire's realtionship, they are one of my favourite couples because it seems more realistic then some other novels and
“I just went to work for a vampire, was scared by a spider, and got knocked down by a tanning bomb. And that’s just my day, not my week.”

Fade Out was kind of a boring. Like really boring. But it was also a super quick read for me. Pretty much blazed through this boringness while listening to an audio for a different book.

I didn't really care about the story line or who the villain was. Or should I say...villains? Either way I didn't care about any of them. I just knew I either hated a character
Oct 25, 2010 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
It's Morganville, so the gang knew not to trust things to stay calm, but they sure hoped it would. Everyone but Claire seems to think the "new" girl Kim is great, but Claire isn't so sure. When Kim goes missing, the gang sets out to find her, but quickly find out she really wasn't who she seemed. She's violated the trust of the entire town by creating a video project exposing the deepest secrets of Morganville. It's up to Claire and the others to find her before the vamps do as its not just her ...more
10/17/15: Rereading!!!

In this seventh installment, things are looking up for our friends in Morganville. Bishop's gone. Michael's got a major gig and the possibility of a record deal. Eve's been cast in the town play and picked up a new friend, Kim. Shane's finally got himself a job and no one has put him in the hospital recently. And Claire...well, she's got an awful sunburn and is being used as a pawn in another game of power.

After the nicely wrapped up ending of Carpe Corpus I was curious whe
Arcadia Barrile
Dec 23, 2009 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Disclaimer: I just re-read this book, and when I marked it as finished the review I wrote was marked as newly published. If you're interested in hearing my thoughts from about a decade ago, feel free to read on.

This has probably been one of my favorite Morganville vampires books, with the exception of Oliver. He's always been one of my favorite characters (Okay, maybe not in the first book.) and I don't like the direction he, or Amelie, for that matter, seems to be going in. But besides that...

Helen Power
This book took a little more time for me to get into than the previous instalments. Carpe Corpus resolved all the major plotlines, and this book began without an obvious direction or purpose. As the novel progressed, it became clear that Caine was picking at a thread introduced in the previous book (Ava the AI), and had decided to weave a new story based on that. I enjoyed the plot, even though it read a little like a B movie, (view spoiler) ...more
Sophie *Ninja Rapunzel*
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Sep 15, 2011 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
What could go wrong after the resolution at the end of Carpe Diem?
The age old fallabilities of humans; jealousy and fear of "the other". The jealousy theme is presented between Claire and Kim, and Myrnin and Ada. Claire showed a more healthy way of dealing with jealousy- Ada not so much.
I couldn't help reminisce about sci-fi and fantasy shows that have dealt with this theme of the created mechanical being who "loved" its creator: the feminine robot in the 6th season of Buffy, the Vampire Slayer
Oct 22, 2014 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
This book had such a great idea behind it… but I feel as though it was much too slow going for what was happening.

This book works well to continue bringing issues from previous books along, which is a great way to connect the series together rather than making them a bunch of individual stories with the same characters. I merely would have liked a better pace with this book as I would have enjoyed it much more that way.

As you would expect from my reviews (it is becoming a reoccurring pattern I’m
Sep 08, 2017 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: 2017-reads
The Morganville Vampires
Fade Out
Rachel Caine

Book seven…
Everyone is recovering from the attack of Bishop.
Claire get sunburnt from UV Light which some one sent Myrnin.
New girl ish Kim is about doesn't like Claire, is stealing Eve from her.
There is a play which Eve + Vampires are in. weird!
Kim kisses Shane! Hate her.
Wheres Jason? In prison. Been sentenced to death?
Where is creepy Dean?
Amelie is super sad about Sam’s death.
Kim is videoing everything.
Ada (Creepy Vampire Computer) is trying to kill Cl
Sep 08, 2014 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I have borrowed an audiobook of this from a library so I can finally finish the series before the TV series comes on. One thing I like about this series is that every book has different story but still evolves on the residents of Morganville. In this book, I have lost my sanity (in a funny way) because of Mynin. His bunny slippers with fangs has made me chuckle several times and naming his spider pet, Bob. I think this is the only book I have read a vampire who is bipolar. I also like how the au ...more
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