Thursday, November 11, 2010
Ghost Town by Rachel Caine
As always Morganville is a perilous place to live if you are human. But once you live in Morganville there is no leaving. With the death of Ada, the machine that keeps the boundaries of Morganville, the town is left vulnerable to outsiders. As a punishment for killing a vampire(in self-defense) Claire is sent to Myrnin's lab with instructions to build a new machine that will control the boundaries and also open the portals for travel between places in Morganville. She is not allowed sleep as it is imperative that the boundaries go up immediately.
Claire and Myrnin get the job done and everything seems to be working perfectly. Not long after the machine is put online Claire realizes that strange things are happening in Morganville. When she goes to check the machine, she sees that Myrnin has made some changes. He is unwilling to allow Claire to see what changes have been made. He has put a security field around the machine so that nobody can turn it off.
Things go from bad to worse when people start having gaps of memories. It seems like years have been erased. Of course it is up to Claire, Eve, Michael and Shane to get to the bottom of the memory loss. Claire knows exactly what is causing the problem. She is unable to get to the machine though because Myrnin has reverted back to his "crazy" days. He doesn't remember Claire as his student in the lab. He will not allow her near the machine so she is unable to turn it off.
When everyone who is close to her seems to forget who she is, Claire must rely on Frank(Shane's father turned vampire) to help her make things right before she too forgets.
Ghost Town is one roller coaster ride after another! There were several times I had to put the book down because I was just so stressed out about what was happening or going to happen next! I can't wait for the next installment of the Morganville Vampire series, they keep the reader on the edge of their seat.