The wait is over. dig into the feast...
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.
Claire never seems to get a break. The moment she finally can get back to a semi normal life with her housemates something--or should I say someone shows up and is ready to wreck havoc on the small town of Morganville. And if Claire thought that she had faced the worst she was in for a surprise. Because Bishop was in town and he was out for blood...
Claire has gone through so much crap that you'd think she'd be ready to just give up and say goodbye to Morganville all together but not once does she ever give up. She pushes through and puts her life on the line--for friends and foes. That's the thing about Claire she may hate your guts but she'd never let anything horrible happen to you if she couldn't prevent it. She's just that type of selfless person. And I love that about Claire. She never fails to be a strong, intelligent, selfless character. She's a role model honestly. Rachel Caine created a character who didn't have to rely on brute force of her beauty to get through life rather she relies on her intelligence. And that in it's self makes me love Rachel Caine and this series.
There hasn't been anything like Bishop in this series yet. Bishop is the all around bad guy that makes Oliver look like a tamed if not ruthless, puppy. And if you've read the previous books you know Oliver is no sweet puppy. More a vicious rabid dog. Who usually only saves your ass if it's convenient. Because god forbid he actually felt something. It was very interesting learning about Bishop and how he is involved with Amelia. I also loved that it brought up the book from Glass Houses. We never really found out what happened to it but now we know! I love that about these books. Plots are always twisting and turning and they always come together eventually.
Out of all of the character's that Rachel Caine could have axed she had to choose that one. Boy, was that rough. Because of course it had to be a character that I adored. I mean how could you not adore that character? I read this book a long time ago and to this day I am still grieving over this character's sacrifice. Ugh, why Rachel Caine WHY? I really felt for Amelia in this book. She's a cold woman but beneath that ice is some feeling. She's a queen of ice and she losses the one--of very few she cares about.
Ever since what happened to Michael happened Shane has been...well not very warm about it. He's been down right nasty about it at times and despite that and knowing just how hard it must have been for Michael as well if you put yourself in Shane's shoes you understand his anger. His father pretty much drilled it into his head to hate what Michael has become. So it's understandable he'd be upset. Sure he could have handled it better but this is Shane we're talking about. He's not one to think before he speaks. But I was happy with how Shane and Michael's friendship grew.
Feast Of Fools is getting 5 out of 5 birds. Have I mentioned how much I adore this series? Because I do. It's just so awesome. Rachel Caine's writing and story telling just gets better and better with each book. And this is a very big series. The fact she has kept me captivated through all fifteen books says something about this authors writing. Pick up this series if you haven't already! You will not regret it!