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Midnight Alley by Rachel Caine
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Oct 19, 2010

it was amazing
bookshelves: own-finished-copy, need-to-re-read, old-reviews, reviews-written, 2009-n-under, series, ya
Recommended for: All vampire fans.
Read in April, 2010 — I own a copy

Also reviewed on my blog, the Vintage Bookworm, as a part of my 'Old Reviews' feature. (

Okay, first of all, I did the same as I did with The Dead Girls' Dance, and immediately picked up Midnight Alley as soon as I finished. I just finished reading Lord of Misrule and so I can't really remember what happened in what book, mostly. Everything is starting to run together.

I love how she picks up nearly RIGHT after the last book ends. She's done this throughout the series and I love it. Nothing is left out. Nothing to make you wonder what happened in between the ending of one book and the beginning of the next.

And the characters are still growing and being utterly amazing. All the characters in Caine's vampire world, otherwise knows as Morganville, is all real to me. Sometimes to the point where I walk out of my house and wonder what crazy thing is going to happen in Morganville today, or where I nearly write Morganville down as my city, instead of my real city.

Can you imagine the looks I would get for that? ;)

In this installment Claire is paying for the choices she made in the last book and you get to know Amelie a bit more. Which is awesome, but doesn't mean that I don't have my evil stare ready for her at times. And Mrynin, I honestly do not know what to say about him. He's such a nut, but he is quite hilarious at times. He's such a whacko. But I do like him, though I do have my moments where I want to whack him with something and put him in a straitjacket.

We also continue to learn more about Morganville and it's history, along with the vampires history. Which is very fascinating and sends me to Google in search for more history on Morganville, but then I have to remember the fact that the lovely Rachel Caine created it.

Midnight Alley ends with yet another cliff hanger, and also a new visitor in town! Caine really knows how to end with a cliff hanger to keep you reading, which I both admire and find really annoying. But that's only because on one side it's genius, and on the other it becomes a pain in the butt when you can't get to the next installment fast enough.

Overall I really loved this installment. As I did the others and don't think I'll ever not like one of these amazing books. If you haven't read any books in this series yet, you REALLY need to put it on your wish list and 'TBR' list.

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