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Kiss of Death

(The Morganville Vampires #8)

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4.21  ·  Rating details ·  36,915 ratings  ·  1,041 reviews
Claire Danvers has a few things on her mind. First of all there is the laundry, which is now an unfortunate shade of pink. Then there is her boyfriend, Shane, who is never too far from her thoughts. Finally there is her best friend Eve’s relationship problems. As if life as a student wasn’t complicated enough, Claire just happens to be studying in Morganville. A town run b ...more
ebook, 119 pages
Published April 1st 2010 by Signet Book (first published January 1st 2010)
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Stacia (the 2010 club)
Needs more cowbell vampire bunny slippers.


I wanted more of my favorite mad scientist Myrnin and his awesome slippers. Alas, my heart was fractured just a tiny little bit.

This installment of Morganville has us headed out of town for a crazy and dangerous road trip. The book was full of peril and bizarre happenings as usual, but I have to admit that I prefer our little disfunctional family when they're actually raising hell in their own town.

I was happy that it was easy enough for me to come b
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MissBecka
A road trip out of Morganville left some of my favourite characters behind.
My poor poor Myrnin was one of them.
The story was lacking "something."
Whether that was the absence of characters or missing the weird charm of Morganville, or what they did get up to just wasn't interesting enough?
No idea if it was one or all these things that drowned the book.

They did have some adventure times on the way to Dallas.
Hoping the next one gets back on track with the series I was loving.
Victoria ♡
Jan 10, 2018 rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: dnf
Taking computers were my limit. After that it felt like a waste of my time reading these books. I really liked the first 3/4 books in the series...kept going thinking that eh it's a long series there's bound to be a few bad ones but I just give up. It just kinda got confusing and pretty stupid. If I'm ever struggling to reach my goodreads goal catch me reading the rest but until that desperate day nope.
Literary Ames {Against GR Censorship}
Road trip, baby! This one takes us out of Morganville and into the "real" world, but perhaps the real world is scarier than Morganville. The road trip is innocent enough, until the group are given a chaperone who insists on stopping in a small town in the middle of nowhere. Cue bad luck and horror movie action.

I love the you-can-never-leave-Morganville thing so stepping out of it was new. For about 5 minutes. Then, I began to miss Myrnin's quirkiness, Amelie's smooth self-control, and damn, even
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The Flooze
**3.5**

Rachel Caine handles suspense quite well. Kiss of Death is no exception, as the residents of Glass House head off on a road trip that includes some unexpected and terrifying detours.

There are a few things beginning to bother me about Morganville, however. One is the need for a new story arc. Now that vamp-Alzheimer’s has been cured and the Bishop threat obliterated, Caine has yet to establish another major storyline. As a result, there seems to be a lot of focus on relationship drama, an
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Pri
Apr 21, 2010 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
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Arlene
Wow! What a GREAT sequel!! I did not want this book to end. It was full of action, crazy vamps, snarky dialog, and constant twists and turns. For a portion of the book, I felt like I took a turn into Night of the Living Dead, and I loved every moment of it. INSANE.ABSOLUTELY.INSANE!!

In this book, Michael gets a recording deal in Dallas and is granted a leave from Morganville. As part of the agreement he’s made with Amelie, he is able to have Eve, Shane and Claire join him on his road trip. Just
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Caty
May 09, 2010 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
It was OK.

I'm not saying that as a bad thing, this book was absolutely better than Fade Out (wich in case i hadn't say it enough was awful).

On the bright side we get a lot of Shane and Claire, that just made me realize how much i've missed them and their relationship, the witty dialogues are back and i even had a couple of fuzzy moments remembering how much i love the four main characters of this series.
Regardless of that, i still think the plot was weak. Sure, after the first 100 pages things
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Terri ♥ (aka Mrs. Christian Grey)
Quick review:

Cover: Not Liking It
Rating: PG-13
Thumbs Up: 4
Overall: Better than a few previous books
Characters: Well Done
Plot: Getting out of town and into trouble
Page Turner: Yes
Series Cont.? Sure
Recommend: Yeah
Book Boyfriend: Oliver

SUMMARY (50 words or less)
What can I say? This book was better than some others. Some of their actions were stupid but then again these are new adults with the exception of Claire. They got themselves into a bunch of trouble with the local folks and then had t
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Amber
Jun 24, 2010 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: favorites, vampires
Well, once again Rachel Caine did not disappoint! I love how she can throw you for loops and make unexpected turns and then conclude in such a strong way! Every book seems to end with you longing for more! (SHANE!!)

Kiss of Death was another fantastic tribute to The Morganville Vampire series. If anything stands out that makes me just love this series even more is the bantering between the characters. I mean, the stuff they say and the come-backs are pure awesomeness! I think it really makes the
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BBBTerri
Mar 27, 2011 rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
How the heck did I get sucked into the Morganville Vampires?? This is teenage, brainless vampire smut at it's finest. Seriously! I'll tell you how it happened to me.

It was such a mindless easy read...I flew through the the first book in a day. I must give credit to the author, Ms. Caine. She lead me into a clever trap at the endings of the first few books. I couldn't walk away without knowing what happened to these stupid, annoying teenagers in the Glass House. I went straight to my ipad Amazon
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Alaina
“My dad used to say that life's a journey, but somebody screwed up and lost the map.”



So I have no idea if I woke up on the wrong side of the bed this morning, didn't have enough coffee, or I'm super annoyed at the people who decided that 6am was a fantastic time to cut down a tree outside my house but long story short these characters just annoyed me for most of the book. I feel like this series is just going to be meh now for me. I mean everything has been pretty consistent lately and I either
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Maria V. Snyder
Jun 27, 2010 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I enjoyed this book even though it was a bit thin on plot and Clare should know by now that she isn't going to die. I just love these characters so much, they could be hanging around the Glass house reading the paper and I would be happy - they get into so much trouble - it's nice to see them have a little fun for a change.
Ashley
Oct 17, 2009 rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: paranormal, series
YOU GUYS!!!!! IT'S APRIL 27TH THAT IT'S COMING OUT!!!!!
Nicole
Dec 02, 2012 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
The fact that Michael is actually able to get his music out there is amazing. I love the fact they get to leave the town. If only Oliver wasn't sent as their dang babysitter. I like the part with the abandoned town. I feel like we could've really been able to see some sort of apocalypse. I love the fact they leave the town and still find themselves surrounded by vamps and in danger. This one was a bit of a let down - now there were some cool things that happened like the town and such but it jus ...more
Cecilia
Dec 19, 2012 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: 2015-read
2.5 stars My least favorite in the series. :/

Read my full review at Book Obsession
Olivia
Jul 25, 2012 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
The Morganville Vampires has slowly become one of my favorite series. This past year I read them non-stop, so I read Kiss of Death sparingly until deciding to finish it yesterday.

First of all, it was great to see Michael, Eve, Shane, and Claire out of Morganville. After books 6 and 7, it was time to have some happy thoughts. Knowing Rachel Caine, however, I knew it would not last long (and I love her for that). One thing I have to say about the Morganville Vamps series is that it never, ever st
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~Tina~
Wow, did I ever miss these guys!!!!

Reading a Morganville book is like welcoming home friends you haven't seen in six months, the visits are always to fast and you wish they'd stay forever.
So what's going on with our favorite foursome?
ROAD TRIP...Morganville style;)
...Dallas wants Michael to go and record some of his music and despite the fact that they need to get passes to Morley and his flock, Michael, Eve, Claire and Shane are finally, FINALLY going to be able to leave hells-town and set off
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Kim
Dec 28, 2009 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
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Carrie
Dec 03, 2015 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Kiss of Death is the eighth book in the Morganville Vampire series. Claire, Shane, Eve and Michael are granted permission to leave Morganville and take a road trip to Dallas to a recording studio that wants Michael. Of course with anything thing this group takes on it doesn't turn out as planned.

Kind of another slower edition of the series. There are some good moments in it but with most of the cast of characters back in Morganville it felt a bit on the dull side. Couldn't help but miss crazy o
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Nessa
Nov 07, 2017 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition

Well I finished this book in two days & I absolutely loved it. It definitely had the wow factor. Amazing characters & brilliant storylines throughout
Kt
Oct 27, 2010 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
When Claire gets passes for the four of them to leave town for Michael's audition at a major studio, She is super excited to be able to leave Morganville, even if it is only for a few days. Considering their track record, they should have known things just couldn't go smoothly. To start off the crazy train trip their least favorite vampire is coming along as a chaperone. When he makes then stop in a one horse town with a order to stay put until he can get back, the gang gets extremely annoyed, a ...more
Brandi Kosiner (Brandi Breathes Books)
I wanted to read this one because I have been hardcore addicted to this series, and it is so nice that they are all released and I don't have to play the waiting game.

I love the pink laundry, the softer side of Eve even though its hard to see her insecure and not fully understanding where things stand, not only with Michael but with her newly reformed brother. I did enjoy seeing Michael in his element with the rock star deal, but he seemed more distant in this one and I was afraid that I would
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Peace Love and Reviews
This is too awesome. Our awesome foursome is back again with more adventure and more dangerous situations outside Morganville. Yes, can you believe it? I never thought the day would come. We were left wondering how the hell can Claire fulfill his promise to the new villain vampire Morley. It always seems to be a moot point when situations like these arise. Yet Claire and Amelie always surprise us.

In this book Claire, Shane, Michael and Eve is granted a pass to leave Morganville for a week, chape
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Brooke ♥booklife4life♥


Basic Info

Format:
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Pages/Length: n/a
Genre: Young Adult; Vampire

At A Glance

Love Triangle/Insta Love/Obsession?:
No
Cliff Hanger: eh
Triggers: n/a
Rating: 2.5 stars

Score Sheet
All out of ten


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

Total: 5

In Dept

Best Part:
There was some good action scenes
Worst Part: Filler book anyone....
Thoughts Had: no way; that is dumb; this is dumb!!

Conclusion

Continuing the Series:
yes
Recommending: not this book, skip it.
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DarkHeart "Vehngeance"
Hmm... I think I tend to start my reviews of this series with "another great entry in the series...", or something along those lines - and at the risk of sounding repetitive, this is just that. I've noticed that this one has gotten mixed reviews so far, mainly it seems because outside of Morganville, many of the cast and crew have been left behind. But you know what, I think it's just what the series needed. The gang was back together, and danger and hilarity ensued. Suddenly vampires weren't th ...more
Adriana
SPOILER!!!!!!

Well, this is not the best book of the series, BUT I read it in one day, I couldn't put it down...
Little Claire! not so little anymore... she's growing into a very respectable, brave, strong and desirable young woman and Shane totally knows it. Shane on the other hand, is a lot more restrained this time, not losing control over himself as usual, good thing.
What really made me sad is Michael :( poor guy, he loves Eve so much, but the fact that he is a vampire and she's not is kind o
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Xxcarolinexx
okkk seriousley i cant wait for this to come out i have read all 7 other morganville books and cant wait until may i love this series and thats pretty shocking since my fav series are the mortal instruments and vampire academy but this is above vampire academy love itttt and love shane hes sexy man my fav characters are shane and myrininnn love him as well

this series s way better then twilight to be honest i think twilight is pretty small copared to all the other series such as what i just ment
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Kristi
Oh how I have missed Claire, Shane, Eve and Michael. Perhaps even Oliver and Myrnin, although he wasn’t in the book as much as I would have liked!

If you haven’t read the Morganville Vampire series, you are missing out! They are fun, quick and entertaining reads. Claire is an imperfect, flawed but lovable main character. She never ceases to amaze me. I absolutely devoured this book. Picked it up and didn’t put it down. I don’t want to get into the plot of the book a whole lot since this is book 8
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Siobhan
Oct 22, 2014 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
This book comes with a massive hooray and a massive boo, unfortunately. We get a hooray as we finally head out of town! We get a book because there is a lack of Myrnin (anyone who has read my reviews of the other books knows Myrnin always makes an appearance in my reviews in some way, and I’m still not sorry for that).

I felt as though there was less action in this one, but that may be because it is all so confined. Rather than being spread out across the entire book at an equal rate it all appea
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“Another thing I don't want on my tombstone," Shane said.

You have others?" Claire asked.

He held up one finger. "I thought it wasn't loaded," Shane said. Second finger. "Hand me a match so I can check the gas tank." Third finger. "Killed over ice cream. Basically, any death that requires me to be stupid first.”
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“Shane looked down at the staked vamp at his feet. 'Claire?'
'Yes?'
'You staked a vampire with a number two pencil.'
'I didn’t actually check the number.'
'Have I told you lately how freaking awesome you are?'
She tried to smile, but her heart was fluttering in her chest now, and not in a good way. 'Compliments later. We really need to get out of here and get to the car. Any ideas?'
'Find another pencil and I’ll pin this one down, too,' Michael said.
'You know how weird that sounds, right?' Shane said. 'Right, never mind. Number two pencil, coming up. Why do I feel like we’re taking a test?”
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