I am going through and rereading some of my old favorite series to see if they have stood the test of time for me.
I decided for my first jump back in to reread one of my all-time favorite book series: The Morganville Vampires by Rachel Caine.
Onto my reread experience with this series:
Glass Houses (The Morganville Vampires #1)
Upon my second read (over 8 years later!!), I still love this series just as much and can’t believe how much I had forgotten!!
Thoughts while reading:
January 1, 2010 – Started Reading
January 4, 2010 – Finished Reading
June 13, 2018 – Started Reading
June 13, 2018 – page 28
11.72% “I honestly don’t give a shit about the hate this book has here on Goodreads because I LOVED this series when I first read it YEARS ago and I am going through and rereading it and loving it just as much now. So screw the haters. This series is great!”
June 15, 2018 – page 124
51.88% “Morgainville how I missed you!!!!!!”
June 15, 2018 – page 149
62.34% “”Oh shit!” Great last line to end a chapter! ^.^”
June 16, 2018 – page 187
78.24% “Oh, the start of Claire and Shane. #swoon
College freshman Claire Danvers has had enough of her nightmarish dorm situation. When Claire heads off-campus, the imposing old house where she finds a room may not be much better. Her new roommates don’t show many signs of life, but they’ll have Claire’s back when the town’s deepest secrets come crawling out, hungry for fresh blood. Will she be able to face the town’s terror or will she drown like everyone else?
The Dead Girls Dance (The Morganville Vampires #2)
It amazes me how much detail I had forgotten since first reading this 8 years ago(!)
Again, enjoyed my time here, and am glad I am rereading this series!!
Claire Danvers has her share of challenges—like being a genius in a school that favors beauty over brains, dealing with the homicidal girls in her dorm, and above all, finding out that her college town is overrun with vampires. On the up side, she has a great roommate (who tends to disappear at sunup) and a new boyfriend named Shane, whose vampire-hunting dad has called in backup: cycle punks who like the idea of killing just about anything.
Now a fraternity is throwing its annual Dead Girls’ Dance and—surprise!—Claire and her equally outcast best friend, Eve, have been invited. When they find out why, all hell is going to break loose. Because this time both the living and the dead are coming out—and everybody’s hungry for blood.
Midnight Alley (The Morganville Vampires #3)
Ahhh okay, some stuff I recall so clearly and others I totally forgot all about!!
I didn’t remember Myrnin being introduced as early as book three!! Happy delight at that. ^.^ I had thought all the studying and red flakes took place in later books than this.
(I do know that the next few books I didn’t like the parts with Mr. Bishop because I found his character very boring and annoying. Like blah blah blah I want all the other scenes.)
MORGANVILLE IS SUCH A NICE PLACE TO LIVE… AND DIE. IF YOU DON’T MIND THAT SORT OF THING. When Claire Danvers learnt that her college town was run by vampires, she did what any intelligent, self-preserving student would do: she applied for a transfer and stocked up on garlic. The transfer is no longer an option, but that garlic may come in handy. Now Claire has pledged herself to Amelie, the most powerful vampire in town. The protection her contract secures does little to reassure her friends. All of a sudden, people are turning up dead, a stalker resurfaces from Claire’s past, and an ancient bloodsucker extends a chilling invitation for private lessons in his secluded home.
Feast of Fools (The Morganville Vampires #4)
Yet again, loved this as much as the first time I read it, all those years ago! 😀
In the town of Morganville, vampires and humans live in relative peace. Student Claire Danvers has never been convinced, though, especially with the arrival of Mr. Bishop, an ancient, old-school vampire who cares nothing about harmony. What he wants from the town’s living and its dead is unthinkably sinister. It’s only at a formal ball, attended by vampires and their human dates, that Claire realizes the elaborately evil trap he’s set for Morganville.
Lord of Misrule (The Morganville Vampires #5)
Ahhh and here is where my older self realizes all of the issues that my younger self missed. Value of being older!
I adored this entire series and LOVED it when I first read it 8 years ago. Every single book, the characters, the plots everything. Super enchanted.
My reading tastes and preferences have since changed.
My standards have changed and I realized with this one that I don’t care to continue my reread any further now.
I adored the books leading up to this, and Morgainville will always hold a little special place in my heart, but I think too many glaring issues were unavoidable for me in this one and my reread has reached it’s end.
In the college town of Morganville, vampires and humans coexist in (relatively) bloodless harmony. Then comes Bishop, the master vampire who threatens to abolish all order, revive the forces of the evil dead, and let chaos rule. But Bishop isn’t the only threat.
Violent black cyclone clouds hover, promising a storm of devastating proportions as student Claire Danvers and her friends prepare to defend Morganville against elements both natural and unnatural.
WRAP UP & FINAL THOUGHTS
As you see, I was very much enjoying my reread until I hit book 5. Unfortunately I DNF’d book 5 in this reread.
That’s okay though.
I began to see a few issues in the plot and threads that I didn’t pick up on my first read all those years ago and that wound up effecting my reading experience this time around. That goes to show me how much I have grown as a reader and how my tastes have certainly changed.
I only added in notes while reading for book 1 and then only briefly touched on books 2, 3, and 4.
Most of my reactions were in book 1 and 5 because of the nostalgia factor. I recalled so much and had forgotten certain events and isn’t that what makes a reread the most interesting?
So there ya have it sweet friends! Have YOU read this any of The Morganville Vampires series? If not, does it sound like something you would like to check out? Or something you think you may have enjoyed at some point, but that time has passed? Chat with me in the comments below.