Monday, February 23, 2009

Book Discussion: Morganville Vampires


The Morganville Vampires series by Rachel Caine is our topic for the next Bella's Book Club meeting on Thursday, March 5th. We encourage all of you to read along, and comment on the blog in the comments section below (just click on "comment"). The series has five books so far in this order:
1. Glass House
2. Dead Girl's Dance
3. Midnight Alley
4. Feast of Fools
5. Lord of Misrule

So, if you've read one or more, what did you think? Many of the books we have read so far have been books where one of the main characters is a vampire, and takes a more friendly, forgiving stance on vampires. This series is sort of opposite, where the main characters are just trying to stay alive and deal with living in a community of vampires. Did you like it or hate it?
Comment below!

29 comments:

hannah:] said...

i absolutely loved the first book!!!! i havent read any more of the series but i cant wait to!!!!!!!! it is awesome!!!!!

kt said...

these books are the best and i cant wait till the 6th one comes out in june ... these books are funny and always keep you on the edge of your seat wondering wat will happen next ... i think these books should be a movie... i wanna be clair lol ... i love shane.. but im crazy lol

kayla said...

OMG!!! i love these books!!!! im on book 4 FOF (feast of fools) and i cant put it down!!!! i cant wait til the rest of the books come out!!!! WWWWEEEE!!!!!

Debnog said...

Thanks ladies!

I felt the same way about this series---I just couldn't put the books down! I was emotionally invested in the lives of these really dimensional characters. I'm glad someone else thinks so, too. Noone here really likes them. :-(

Zoe said...

The books are great and I love following the relationship of Claire and Shane. He's a bad boy but can be very sweet and genuine...can't wait for Claires
17th birthday should be interesting. I wish they would make it into a show or something.

Vampiregirl111 said...

I must say that I am absolutely addicted! I read Twilight and thought I would never find something to compare but I love it! And I am starting to.....I can't believe I am about to say this but, I am starting to like Shane Collins more than Edward. Wow that was hard to say but it is true.

Anonymous said...

I LOVE this.Rachel Caine is an amazing author.Now i love the Twilight series but with the Morganville Vampires series i was actually able to re read the books.I really hope Morganville is made into a movie or tv series.

Melissa said...

Love the Morganville books, Rachel Caine is great, I have passed the books around to my sisters, can't wait to see what happens next! they are Awesome!

Lilly said...

I love these More than the Twilights and harry potters she should write a 7,8.9.10.11.12,13,14 and 15!

Angelique le Boursier said...

I love this books!!! I own the 1st book but can't seem to find the other books in Malaysia...:(
I love how the stories twisted books by books and i love the characters!!! :D

kiana said...

I LOVE this series. I am on the third book and craving more. I think I love it more the Twilight.

Debnog said...

Hi all!

Gosh, I'm sorry to hear that all of the Morganville books arent available in other parts of the world. I just read the most recent book, and it was fantastic! I love this series, too. Its better than most.

Here's the book titles in order:
1. Glass Houses
2. Dead Girls' Dance
3. Midnight Alley
4. Feast of Fools
5. Lord of Misrule
6. Carpe Corpus

VampireChick14 said...

Read the 1st book...was amazing!! Really want to buy the rest as soon as possible!!

Big discussion at the moment about making the books into movies!!!! omg that would be the best :) but they think twilight will steal the ratings..but I really want a movie!

Who do you all think would be cast as Shane and Michael? :) love shane he's mine :D lol

Samantha said...

The Morganvilles are the best series, have to admit but they are a lot better than Twilight. I read up to the 6th, getting 7th soon.

Anonymous said...

I know what you mean. i read the first three books in under 10 hours altogether. it is way way way better then twilight. nothing compares. there's action and romance. and not to meantion vampires. plus there are evil vampires. none of the, we're better then that, we're vegetarians crap.

Pyper said...

i love them!! im liturally addicted to them, there the only books i can read at the minuite cause there that good.
i was proper begging my mom to buy me number 3 and 4 today thank fully she said yer so allready on chapter 8 =D haha

Anonymous said...

omfg i LOVE the Morganville Vampires Series they are better than twilight series and i love shane hes my favorite character hes so awesome i want 2 marry him XD i cant wait for the 8th book 2 come out ive read all seven books and now im dieing 2 read the 8th book its killing me i cant wait!!
~Jess

Anonymous said...

Rachel Caine Is Awesome Im So Glad She Came Up With Series I Hope She Writes More Books At least More Than 10 Becuz They Are So Good!!

Anonymous said...

I think that the series is amazing i enjoy them so much.

Isabella said...

I enjoyed the series a ton. i am now addicted to the series

Debnog said...

I know! I can't believe they're only in paperback...they really are better written then a lot of hardcover fiction I've written. Rachel Caine also has a Weather Warden series which I have heard is really good.
Hmmm...maybe I'll try those next. I'm looking for something good to read!

paulina said...

i read all of the books. they are really awesome books!

Jade said...

I Have Moorganville Vampires series 7 times. 1.GLASS HOUSE 2.THE DEAD GIRLS' DANCE 3.MIDNIGHT ALLEY 4.FEAST OF FOOLS 5.LORD OF MISRULE 6.CARPE CORPUS 7.FADE OUT and soon coming out is kiss of death the ghost town and bite club after that there will be 2 more i love this series and it is the best ever!!

TrumpetK.3 :D said...

I LOVE THESE BOOKS!!!!! The funny thing is Kiss of Death comes out the day before my birthday! These books don't just deal with the normal vampire drama, it also deals with becoming a teenager and your common daily problems. Me and my friends can relate to this because we are growing up and we can imagine ourselves as claire, shane, eve, and Michael. When I read them I'm in a TOTALLY different place!

Anonymous said...

This series is awesome! Way better than twilight!

Anonymous said...

I love this series! Wayyyyyyyyyyy better than twilight!

CandS4EVS said...

I'm dying waiting for Ghost Town! Even though it's written in first person I always see everything through Claire's eyes. I know loads of people will say this themselves but if it was made into a film I think I would have a really good chance of getting the part of Claire.

I love the way you can relate to all the characters. I adore Shane and hate the pain he has to go through even though it's fiction. I always cry at the end of CC even though I know what's coming. You just get so drawn into the books you forget it isn't you living their lives.

I think it's good how books 1-5 are all real close together, then the gap between LoM and CC. I really hope Rachel writes more than just twelve it would be like JKRowling only writing 7 Harry Potter books.

If it was made a film most of the hardcore bookies would hate it because they all have a different version of the characters in their head. They might get a blonde Sam or an American Myrnin.

I also love the short stories on the website and Eve's diary at the end of 1 and 2. It lets you delve deeper into the hearts of the guys.

The thing that makes these books different to the Twilight Saga is that they aren't a fantasy that's never going to happen but they involve real situations like in Midnight Alley on the way home Monica's do, or the start of Glass Houses.

I think it's great how the roomies in the Glass House all have different personalities. Caine could have put Claire in a house of three other geeks but that would just make the story dull. Also if she had we wouldn't get to dream up our own Shane/Michael.

The best thing about these novels is the mixed subjects all thrown into one: video games, teenage feelings, death threats, (the whole Jason thing), real life and death situations.

A great read for anyone. XD

TheCrazyRandomWeirdo said...

I absolutley LOVE the series so far and Im on my third book and NEED to get the rest. I really want to know what hapens next!!

Anonymous said...

hi I've read all of the Morganville vampire books and the new one that came out called Last Breath,it made me cry because it was sad!!anyway i love it better than twilight and just to say i love the house of night series too!!!!!!!!