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Ghost Town

(The Morganville Vampires #9)

4.26  ·  Rating details ·  35,072 ratings  ·  1,174 reviews
Deep in the heart of Texas, Morganville is a small college town full of laid-back students and eccentric townies, not to mention the sort of creatures you wouldn't want to run into after dark. Despite their obvious differences, the human and vampire residents of Morganville have learned to coexist, but that doesn't stop genius student Claire Danvers from keeping up her gua ...more
Hardcover, 335 pages
Published November 2010 by New American Library (first published October 26th 2010)
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Karin Michael There is a love interest, yes, but not a crush. I'm not sure if you have already read the past books?.. If youre talking about claire or eve, then no…moreThere is a love interest, yes, but not a crush. I'm not sure if you have already read the past books?.. If youre talking about claire or eve, then no because they already have boyfriends.(less)

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Holy crap Batman!

Not only did this make up for a couple of duds in the series (I'm looking at you books 7 & 8) but I think it's my favourite one so far!!!
Lots of time with my BFF Myrnin.
Aug 16, 2010 rated it really liked it
Shelves: 0-faves, 15-vampires
Alright, let's see if I can come up with a spoiler-free review.

The Morganville Vampires series is one of those which I've put off reading for quite a while. Somehow I just expected myself not to like it. I had "Glass Houses" sitting on my shelf for months before I finally picked it up but as it turned out, I fell in love immediately. And who would have thought, 9 books later I am still loving it. I guess what makes this series one of my favorites are the characters and their close friends
Mlpmom (Book Reviewer)
Jan 02, 2019 rated it really liked it
Shelves: kindle-books
Trying to get caught up on this series. I honestly, completely forgot about it which is a shame because Caine is an amazing author in everything she writes in. So glad I was able to pick this right back up without feeling lost, confused or wondering what was going on. It also reminded me how much I loved this fun series. Even though I'm way past my vamp stage, it was still fun and I really do want to finish this series.
is mee... kissa
May 23, 2010 rated it liked it
yay! more of myrnin!!!
what can I say.. i like the guy

Kissa's Review

ah Myrnin... you insane twisted vampire, you have really screwed up this time...

Okay, i don't want to give any spoilers out, so i'll keep it as informationally non-informational as possible.. if that makes sense

So, basically, Morganville is still it's weird, scary, vampire-fied town, but this book in the series really gets into some scary stuff... i'm talking brain in a jar freaky... i mean rea/>Kissa's
Literary Ames {Against GR Censorship}
Oh, Myrnin. Myrnin, Myrnin, Myrnin. Excuse my language but you fucked up, dude. I worried for your sanity and for your life. There were times when I loved you and when I hated you. You've caused so much trouble, so much pain and suffering and yet I still care about you. Even on that last page when my jaw dropped after my little fit of worry over what you may have done to yourself.

Ghost Town really begins when Claire stakes and kills a vamp whilst trying to rescue Eve and is sentenced to no slee/>Ghost
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Rachel Caine has once again delivered a wild adventure in Morganville filled with crazy twists, snark-worthy dialog and a perfect set of characters that kept me glued to every page. I loved Ghost Town and after waiting six long months for this book and devouring it in a few short hours, I’m back to anticipating the release of the next installment. Bite Club can’t get here fast enough!!

There was plenty of action in this book and squee-worthy Claire and Shane moments that had me re-reading par
Helen Power
Sep 28, 2018 rated it liked it
Shelves: fantasy, young-adult
We’re back to Morganville for the ninth instalment of the Morganville Vampires book series!

Vampires and humans coexist (somewhat) peacefully in the sleepy town of Morganville, Texas.  During the day, Claire Danvers attends the local university, but at night she works for the mad, genius vampire Myrnin in his lab, where he mixes alchemy with science.  In this installment of the series, Claire and Myrnin "fix" the town’s security system, which insures that anyone who leaves Morganville immediately forgets about
Stacia (the 2010 club)
This man wearing clothes from the OMG No store.

Ha. Myrnin had a pimp hat. Just when I didn't think he could surpass the vampire bunny slippers. I heart me some Myrnin.

3.5 stars. If I hadn't been so bored with the first half of Ghost Town, this surely would have been a 4 star read for me because the last half had me glued to the virtual pages. So much awesome was crammed into those final chapters. I think the slow start/hectic finish might be a Morganville series thing because I've noticed that most of what
Dec 03, 2015 rated it really liked it
Ghost Town is the ninth book in the Morganville Vampire series by Rachel Caine. Picking up right after the last book, Claire and her friends need to save the town yet again after a fix for the computer system running Morganville doesn't go as planned and begins causing the residents to lose their memories.

A part of me enjoys this series then a part tends to think it's getting a bit repetitive at this point. Ghost Town was one of the better books of the series as some have seemed to drag quite a
Mar 15, 2010 rated it really liked it
Shelves: ya-novels
Can't freaking wait!!! I missed Myrnin!!
Mar 12, 2010 rated it it was amazing

I swear, Love, will never be a strong enough word to convey my feelings for this series. It's always a blast reading a Morganville book and I always miss them when there gone.

So, what's up this time in Morganville? Why, memory lost of course...;)

While Myrnin and Claire tweaked the machine to get the boundaries back up and running, I think either Claire's sleep deprived-ness or Myrnin's...well Myrnin might have missed a step.
Bringing the town of Morganvill
Terri ♥ (aka Mrs. Christian Grey)
Apr 23, 2013 rated it really liked it
Shelves: audio
Quick review:

Cover: Better
Rating: PG-13
Thumbs Up: 4.5
Overall: This book surprised me in a good way
Characters: Well Written
Plot: What will you do when everyone around you is forgetting who you are
Page Turner: Yes
Series Cont.? Sure
Recommend: Yeah
Book Boyfriend: Shane

SUMMARY (50 words or less)
Okay, yes, finally we are back on track. This book was even better than the last I must say. Claire is in hot water and her heart has been broken. All of this drama makes for one of the better books in the se/>/>Book/>/>/>Page/>/>/>/>/>/>
Mar 12, 2010 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
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Mar 26, 2010 rated it it was amazing
Oct 26, 2017 rated it liked it
Shelves: 2017-read
This was pretty good, but the memory tampering just made me so frustrated. I would hate for that to happen to me. Don't know how Claire managed to deal with it. And I think Shane is going to be a problem in the next book.
Oct 28, 2010 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: october-2010
I simply adore this series! Above everything I adore the friendship between Claire, Shane, Michael and Eve. How they watch out for each other and the light and fun way they interact. Always teasing each other but still you feel the love.

We are back in Morganville and in the beginning all seems easy going, which would be a new thing for Morganville. But then Claire and Shane run to rescue Eve from a Party and suddenly Claire finds herself looked in Myrnins Lab to finish the work on the "machine"
Oct 10, 2010 rated it really liked it
Shelves: first-reads
I won this book in a goodreads firstreads contest.

When I saw this book in the giveaways, I figured I would enter because I have been thinking about reading the Morganville series, but I wasn't sure if I would like it. I figured that if I won, I would read this one, and if the 9th book was good, than I would know the rest of the series would be worth my time. Don't worry, I have read plenty of books out of order before!

Anyhow, that being said, this book was good. The
This was an okay story, but it really dragged. I think this series should have ended already!
I thought most of the characters were a bit silly and clueless in this to be honest. I didn’t really like any of them, and some of them made some very suspect decisions.

The storyline in this dragged, and I got bored quite early on. I thought that Claire should have caught on to what was happening a lot faster than she did, and some of the things that happened while people didn’t have th
Sharon Mariampillai
This series is one of the best vampire series I've read. I loved every moment of this book. It was a perfect mixture of romance, and suspense. With a bit of humor too. The story is action packed and I am glad I finally got to read this book.

My favourite part of this series is that I am able to connect more with the characters. The journeys through each book is well-written. I feel like Rachel Caine delivered on her characters. Loved every minute of it. Can't wait to read the next boo
4.5/5 stars I continued with this series by listening instead of reading. As usual with any of the books in this series, I got pulled into the story and didn’t want to stop listening. It had just been long enough since I read the first eight books almost back to back, to completely engage me all over again. Morganville, the town that these books take place in, is a town run by vampires. A town where human’s can’t leave, and where the taxes they pay are at the blood bank. Great premise!
Brandi Kosiner (Brandi Breathes Books)
I wanted to read this one because it has been my personal pleasure in the last of 2014 (read this one end of December). I love the vampires, the relationship between our main character Claire, who is wicked smart and able to roll with the punches, and her hot boyfriend Shane. It has been heating up a lot and I love each book where they become closer through shared experiences. The mad scientist Myrnin is always fun and surprising to read about. The leader of the town Amelie and 2nd in command O ...more
Mello ❣ Illium ✮Harry✮ ☀Myrnin☀ Torin Ichimaru
I stayed up way too late reading this. I couldn't stop. I just had to know what caused this new problem, although I'd known it was Myrnin, somehow and I just had to know how Claire was going to fix it.

Honestly, though, why does Rachel Caine insist on torturing Shane? That guy cannot win.

Morganville was once again in chaos. Everyone was losing three years worth of memories and while this happened, everyone closest to Claire turned on her because they just couldn't remember
kitty cué
Sep 01, 2010 rated it it was amazing
Morganville Vampire is one of the, if not the BEST, series I have ever read.

I have been hook since the first book The Glass House. I love all the character especially Claire and Shane fallow by Eve and Michael, which are room-mates.

If you LOVE book with romance and paranormal stuff, this is definitely your book.
It's about a town full and ruled by vampires where this girl who goes to high-school early because she is really smart. Well, lets just says she steps out of
One of the things that I've consistently enjoyed about this series is that I don't ever feel like I'm overwhelmed by how heavy the reading is. Is it because the writing is extremely accessible? Is it because the plot is very fast-paced? Maybe it's both. I just know that I sit down to read these and I come out of it with a smile.

Part of it comes from the characters. Claire is strong, smart and brave. She is willing to put herself on the line consistently for those around her. Not just
Mar 10, 2010 rated it it was amazing

I must start out by saying that I devoured this book in mere hours. Rachel has pumped up the creepy factor in Morganville to 1000 in Ghost Town! If you thought the vampires in Morganville were devious, evil, kill-all-humans before, just wait until you see them now! This book has twice the random attacks, twice the RUN FOR YOUR LIFE moments, and best of all TWICE THE MYRNIN!!!!
For those of you out there with an undying love of Claire's super crazy boss, Myrnin, you will be excited to know t
Kira Simion

Time to go look up fanfic for Amelie x Oliver now.
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The librarian at my high school was honestly so sweet. Now I might be saying that because I spent a lot of time there or because she gave me books. Or both.

Thank you. Thank you all for everything that makes these books stand out. The loud ones, the proud ones. The silent eyes, the quiet signs. I appreciate all you have done and given.

Probably the only reason I will always don/>
Kirsty (Amethyst Bookwyrm)
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Claire is ordered to repair the boundary that stops people from leaving Morganville after she breaks one of Morganville’s serious rules. However, this causes more serious problems as both humans and vampires are acting strangely, and it is down Claire alone to fix the problem before it is too late. I cannot say too much without giving the storyline away but I love the relationships in Ghost Town, and how Claire has to be the strongest one in the
Dec 02, 2012 rated it it was amazing
So I feel like when Claire solves one problem there is always another lurking right around the corner - in the dark of course. So Claire is able to fix the barriers in the town that will keep outsiders out, good right? Well somehow in fixing that people in Morganville are forgetting things - like important things like you know WHO and WHAT they are....uh oh is right! She is racing against time to fix this "issue" before she literally forgets - quite literally It was almost sad in a way to see Michael, Shane and ...more
Oct 22, 2014 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Ah, our favourite crazy scientist has messed up thus making this book so much fun.

As with other books in the series, this is a really interesting idea. Mirroring some of the other books, however, the idea wasn’t played out as well as I had hoped for. In all honesty, the way certain details were focused upon too much (cue my annoyance with certain characters) left me somewhat annoyed. Despite this it really was one of the better ideas for the series, I just wish things had played out
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“I'm worried he's going something crazy."
"He lives in a hole in the ground, dresses funny and occasionally eats his assistants," Eve said. "Define crazy."
Claire closed her eyes. "Okay. I think he wants to put my brain in a jar and wire it into the machine."
Dead silence.”
“Don't diss me, Danvers. I'm warning you.'

'I'm not dissing you,' Claire sighed. 'I'm ignoring you. There's a difference. Dissing you implies I think you're actually important.”
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