Released: October 2, 2007
Publisher: NAL Jam
Age Group: Young Adult
Pages: 256 pages
Author Site: Rachel Caine
Claire Danvers's college town may be run by vampires but a truce between the living and the dead made things relatively safe. For a while. Now people are turning up dead, a psycho is stalking her, and an ancient bloodsucker has proposed private mentoring. To what end, Claire will find out. And it's giving night school a whole new meaning.This is book three of The Morganville Vampire Series and things are really beginning to heat up now! Claire is beginning to come into her own and I sometimes forget myself that she is only 16 years old! She has taken on so much responsibility in a world that she only thought was a figment of movies and horror books but has now became the very existance of the way she must live. After signing a "protection" contract with Amelie she must begin an apprenticeship with Myrnin but she is sort of left out of the loop on a few things and more than once it almost lands her in some serious trouble.
This book has so much going on in it that you don't even have time to go potty...or well you wont want to because it is just one thing after another. I honestly don't see how these kids ever get any sleep or social life at all because their lives are filled with running from vampires, dealing with crazy family members, and fending off pyscho bitches from hell who one minute want to kill you and the next want you to be their best friend!
I truly wish Shane would get over the fact that his best friend is a vampire now. He had a good reason for doing what he did and who knows what Shane would have done in the same situation. I could sort of understand more if it was Claire freaking out but Shane grew up in Morganville and has been around issues like this so often it should not be so big of a deal as he is making it. Besides what is done is done...ya know?
I was totally shocked with the cliffhanger on this one. I had not expected that at all!