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Kiss of Death

by Rachel Caine

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Series: Morganville Vampires (8)

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A new chapter in the New York Times bestselling Morganville Vampires saga.

Vampire musician Michael Glass has attracted the attention of a big- time producer who wants to cut a demo and play some gigs-which means Michael will have to enter the human world. For this, he's been assigned escorts that include both a dangerous immortal as well as Michael's all-too-human friends. And with that mix of personalities, this is going to be a road trip from hell...

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One of the best things about the Morganville Vampires series is the continuity. Everything Claire and Co. say has a consequence and sometimes that consequence is more than they bargain for. I love it. You can tell, almost immediately, when one of them says or promises something that will come back to bite them in the butt (such as their promise, in Fade Out, to Morley and his motley gang). That is just their luck quite frankly.

The beginning is slower then I expected, but that makes sense given the high octane ride that was Bishop, and the post-high crash that was Ada. I wouldn't say things were exactly perfect for the Glass House Gang, but their only concern was Morley. Michael was getting a deal, they were all getting out of Morganville for a little while (even if Oliver had to tag along, for obvious reasons) and they were almost guaranteed a vampire free weekend...not including Michael or Oliver of course. What could go wrong?

Oh practically everything. Oliver has his own agenda, from Amelie, that lands them group in Boondocks, Texas. They all decide to hit up the local truck stop and wind up in a whole heap of trouble that just keeps escalating from there on out. Once the action begins it doesn't really slow down. However the trademark wit and devilry is still very much in attendance. I laughed everytime one of them would, almost as a positive mantra, chant "We've been in worst situations". The amount of times Claire has to think to herself that Bishop was a worst situation is sad. Coupled with the fact she begins missing crazy Myrnin after a while. Though I missed Myrnin. There wasn't enough of him in this book.

Some of the more mundane things are aired out (issues between Eve and Michael, Claire's parents and even some uncertainties that Michael is feeling about his and Eve's future) in and around the rest of the plot, but a solid chunk is given over to cleaning up one more mess Bishop left behind.

This was a transition book, setting up many of the storylines that the ninth book, Ghost Town (due out in November 2010) will expand upon, as well as bringing to a close some other looser threads that would only get in the way of a larger story arc. Once again I greatly enjoyed this installment of the Morganville Vampires series. This series has, without a doubt, become one of my favorite series to follow and wait for. ( )
  lexilewords | Dec 28, 2023 |
As always, Rachel Caine brings Morganville and the residents to life in a fun way. These books are quick reads with good storylines that are well connected, and colourful characters that you can't help but love. Kiss of Death tied up some loose ends from the Bishop storyline and gave some depth to the Morley character.
This is the longest series I've ever read regularly and I think it's because it isn't overly serious all the time. It's just what I love about a book. ( )
  Chanicole | Jul 6, 2023 |
Not what I was expecting, but that was a solid installment in the Morganville Vampires saga. I'm glad the last couple of books haven't ended on cliffhangers. I liked where this one went, and I'm hoping to hear more about Morley and the Blacke vampires in future books. This series is definitely a cut above the House of Night and Vampire Diaries series.



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  Harks | Dec 17, 2022 |
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.

Micheal has a gig in Dallas and the whole crew is going. Finally, leaving Morganville. It's only temporary of course and they have to take a vampire escort with them. But a road trip is about to begin. But then one thing after another happens, and they start to think they were better off in Morganville after all.

Another great addition. It was like taking a break from the drama-filled crap storm that is their lives in Morganville. Seems that everything should be back to business with the next book. ( )
  starslight86 | Jul 20, 2021 |
I have to say, I find it very impressive that Rachel Caine can continue writing this series like she has; there are very few series that can go on this long and still remain interesting and forward-moving in terms of character and world.

For the first time since her fateful arrival in Morganville, Claire, along with her three best friends and housemates, is granted the chance to leave the town. The prospect of freedom from the vampires and a roadtrip to accompany Michael to a recording studio in Dallas seems like a dream come true. But since it is Claire, Shane, Eve, and Michael, of course it is anything but.

From encounters with unpleasant Texas locals, to car troubles of the most extreme variety, to the discovery of an abandoned town straight out of a horror movie, the exterior of Morganville is shaping up to be just as terrifying as its interior, and maybe even less accomodating.

What I continue to adore about this series is its characters. From the smallest appearances, Caine manages to let every one of her characters shine through. Even Myrnin's (sadly) three page cameo here had me grinning. And I came to like Oliver even more in this book as well (and maybe even feel the tiniest twinge of liking for Jason, of all people). And of course, the Glass House four are not neglected in any way, continuing their pitch perfect banter amid vampire sieges and kidnappings alike. Claire especially steps up to become quite the badass (not that she wasn't before, but let's just say one climax scene of hers near the end left me as awed and delighted as the other characters). And yet, they're still real; Caine never lets you forget they aren't perfect, or without fear and weakness.

This is the eighth book, but I'm still ready to go full on ahead, which is praise for the series in itself. ( )
  booksong | Mar 18, 2020 |
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Fantasy. Romance. Young Adult Fiction. HTML:

A new chapter in the New York Times bestselling Morganville Vampires saga.

Vampire musician Michael Glass has attracted the attention of a big- time producer who wants to cut a demo and play some gigs-which means Michael will have to enter the human world. For this, he's been assigned escorts that include both a dangerous immortal as well as Michael's all-too-human friends. And with that mix of personalities, this is going to be a road trip from hell...

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Vampire musician Michael Glass has attracted the attention of a big- time producer who wants to cut a demo and play some gigs-which means Michael will have to enter the human world. For this, he's been assigned escorts that include both a dangerous immortal as well as Michael's all-too-human friends. And with that mix of personalities, this is going to be a road trip from hell...
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