Feast of Fools (Morganville Vampires Series #4)

Feast of Fools (Morganville Vampires Series #4)

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Overview

In the college town of Morganville, vampires and humans have learned to live in relative peace. Still, students like Claire Danvers know that after dark, studying can take a backseat to staying alive. But the tenuous good-neighbor policy is really turned on its head with the arrival of Mr. Bishop.

Bad to the bone, the ancient old-school vampire cares nothing about harmony. Staying at the top of the food chain isn't enough. What he wants from the town's living and dead is unthinkably sinister. It's only at a formal ball attended by vampires and their human dates that Claire realizes Bishop's plan-and the elaborately evil trap he's set for the warm-blooded souls of Morganville.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781400111930
Publisher: Tantor Media, Inc.
Publication date: 01/29/2010
Series: Morganville Vampires Series , #4
Edition description: Unabridged CD
Product dimensions: 6.40(w) x 5.30(h) x 1.10(d)
Age Range: 12 - 17 Years

About the Author

Rachel Caine is the author of the popular Weather Warden series, the New York Times bestselling Morganville Vampires series, and the Outcast Season series, as well as many other books. As Julie Fortune, she published an officially licensed Stargate SG-1 novel, Sacrifice Moon.

Actress Cynthia Holloway, a native of Seattle, Washington, has performed on stage, film, and television. She has lent her voice to television programs, radio and television commercials, video games, and audiobooks. Cynthia's most recognizable work is as the voice of Anita Blake in Laurell K. Hamilton's bestselling Vampire Hunter series.

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Feast of Fools (Morganville Vampires Series #4) 4.5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 612 reviews.
LVB4H8T More than 1 year ago
The "Morganville Vampires" books, despite their short page count ("Feast of Fools" came in at under 300 pages) manage a balance between development, plot, action, and dialogue that is rarely accomplished well even in books twice the page count. I remember a time when I feared that Claire's point of view might become tedious, that her bookishness and logical internalization might interfere with the direction of the books. Boy was I wrong, and "Feast of Fools" shows just how far young Claire has come: from a shy, reserved teenager to a genuine heroine who is smart, loyal, stands by her convictions, and yet a part of her dreads the role she's been given and wishes she could be a normal teenager. Even Eve, Michael, and Shane have grown to understand that their experiences in the town of Morganville have to be pushed aside to defeat Mr. Bishop. The best thing about "Feast of Fools" is that the interactions between Claire, Eve, Michael and Shane have evolved into such a tangible, intricate understanding and their relationship and care for one another shows. Michael, still dealing with his vampirism, is fighting to stay true to himself and hiding the parts of him that crave blood and put his friends in danger. Eve is forced to deal with her family when tragedy strikes, and is still unsure how to handle her deadly brother. And Shane is visibly trying to accept what Michael has become, and his relationship with Claire becomes conflicted when one of Mr. Bishop's vampires tries to control him, body and soul. Like the prior Morganville series, this story was darn near impossible to put down. It's also not a stand-alone--so beware, you're going to want to have "Lord of Misrule" close at hand, because I promise you will not want to wait too long to find out what happens next. This would be a great TV series.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Since the arrival of Bishop, Morganville has gotten stranger than it already seems. Claire's parents have decided to move to Morganville, much to her utter surprise. Not only that but there's an upcoming event called the Feast of Fools. As the town of Morganville prepares for the feast, Claire has a feeling that something's not right about it. Awesome series that you should definitely read.
bre3307 More than 1 year ago
When I first picked up this series I was unsure of what I would find. I was looking for a new exciting series. Once I picked it up though I couldn't put it down! When Clarie was struggling to find her way in her new town I felt it all with her. The author is very desriptive and good with emotion. Book four has been one of my favorites so far. The action is intense and keeps you on the edge of your seat the whole book. Especially when she becomes friends with a crazy old vampire who is losing his mind! Trust me this is one series you will absolutely love!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
One of the best of the series so far. Really moves the plot forward and brings more Myrnin (who I can't help but love)! Several surprises in this book.
Maria Hersan More than 1 year ago
Completely love this series and the main characters shane, claire, eve, and micheal all have great relationships-
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
In the town of Morganville, vampires and humans live in relative peace. Student Claire Danvers has never been convinced, especially with the arrival of Mr. Bishop, an ancient, old-school vampire who cares nothing about harmony. What he wants from the town living and its dead is unthinkably sinister. It is only at a formal ball, attended by vampires and their human dates, that Claire realizes the evil trap Mr. Bishop has set for Morganville.
Tanay Forsberg More than 1 year ago
No words can explain how amazing the plot, characters, and overll outcome of this book is....
Michelle Gutierrez More than 1 year ago
i love the books: )
eodwife More than 1 year ago
At the start of this series I was not sure how i felt about it but, after this book I'm hooked!
BookFiend10 More than 1 year ago
Rachel Caine does it again with the 4th installment of The Morganville Vampires Series, Feast Of Fools! With the arrival of Bishop the semi-peaceful town of Morganville is turned upside down and things don't look good for the members of the Glass House. Can Claire and her friends come out of this alive...? Okay if you haven't started this series, which I don't see why you haven't, otherwise why would you be reading a review for the 4th book in a series... Anyway if you haven't started this series, you totally should!!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
So far this series has been amazing. I am about to start the fourth book and i cant wait to read it!!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Wow when i first started this series i wasn't sure about it. But after the first book all i could think was i luv this series!!!!!! <333 Claire is definitley someone i could look up too. Eve is unique in the series, theres just something about her that people would just always want to be around. Shane has that wild wreckless bad boy behavior yet he can be really the sensitve caring guy at the same time. Michael hmmm hes one special guy that is always looking out for claire, he takes his big brother role serioulsy ooo and you cant forget hes super sexi ;) I'd definitley reccomend thiss series!!!!!!!!!!!!
mysoulscreamsforbooks More than 1 year ago
I really like this story, kept me on the edge to the nexted book, that im diving into right now, great series.
CNJ More than 1 year ago
I really enjoyed this book, the series is amazing. I was not going to read this series till my sister in law told me that it was really good. I suggest this series to anybody who likes to read stories with vampires in them.
halo776 on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
We were introduced to Myrnin (my personal favorite character in the series) in "Midnight Alley," and I'm glad to say he makes a reappearance in "Feast of Fools." I had a hard time getting into this series, but I can finally say at this point I'm hooked! "Feast of Fools" features more of gutsy Claire, bad-boy Shane, Goth punk Eve, and brooding Michael. Amelie's father, Bishop, arrives in town with an entourage. The town of Morganville is in grave danger just as Claire's parents buy a founder house and move to be closer to Claire. Now, Claire not only has her friends to save, but her parents as well. Myrnin may hold the key to the town's survival, but can Claire trust the aging, diseased vampire? Read to find out; you'll be glad you did. Warning: This book ends with a major cliffhanger. You may want to have book 5 on standby!
Tynga on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
"In the college town of Morganville, vampires and humans have learned to live in relative peace. Still, students like Claire Danvers know that after dark, studying can take a backseat to staying alive. But the tenuous good-neighbor policy is really turned on its head with the arrival of Mr. Bishop.Bad to the bone, the ancient old-school vampire cares nothing about harmony. Staying at the top of the food chain is enough. What he wants from the town's living and dead is unthinkably sinister. It's only at a formal ball attended by vampires and their human dates that Claire realizes Bishop's plan -- and the elaborately evil trap he's set for the warm-blooded souls of Morganville...." -Book CoverThe fourth installment in the Morganville Vampires series was really strong on mind games. In this series you never know who are friends and foes and this novel is no exception.A new very powerful vampire is in town, and there are no question about his loyalties. He is so full of himself, it's plain scary. He wants to take over the town and is ready to put down any fool standing in his way. Will Morganville surrender? Will Amelie strike back?While Amelie is cold and calculative I really like her, she's smart and fearsome. While playing with the locals lives like they are chess pieces isn't very nice, to say the least, she's got a goal and we can't quite put our finger on it just yet, can't wait to see the bigger picture!I was a bit disappointed that Claire's parents didn't take a more important role in that book. With the big bomb at the end of book 3, I thought they would have a bigger impact in the story but they were only tools to Claire's misery.The end of this book sets an awesome plate for the next episode and I'll be diving in as soon as tomorrow =)
monsterofbooks on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
Wow I seem to be giving out Maura's Choice a lot. That's sort of funny, but really I haven't read any books so far that I haven't enjoy thoroughly. But if I have to give a 4 stars to any books in the Morganville Vampire Series, it would have to be Feast of Fools. Anyways for anyone who knows me, you'll know that my favorite book series of all time is Morganville Vampire Series. I just love all the action, sarcasm, and Rachel Caine's clever writing. What can I say the whole book series is fast paced and has wonderful description. My best friend, who hates reading and vampires, somehow adores this series as well. Also what I love about the main protagonist is she isn't your damsel in distress and when she's in trouble she figures it out by herself.The storyline is very appealing and different then most vampire books out there right now, and in this story the human doesn't fall in love with the vampires because most of the vampires in Morganville are evil. Very few are good. My favorite character besides Shane and Claire is Myrinn. He is so darn funny and unpredictable. Also the romance portion of the book between Shane and Claire is nicely developed throughout the series, as well as Eve's and Micheal's romance. The only bad thing about this series is it always leaves you off with a cliffhanger which if you don't have the next book in your hands you'll go crazy trying to figure out whats going to happen next. Also the only book that was slow paced out of all of them was the fourth book, Feast Of Fools but it does pick up by the ending. My favorite ending of all time of a book was in Midnight Alley and my favorite book so far in the series is Dead girls Dance. I highly reccomend this series as it's well done and I gaurentee you'll like it.
OodsAteMyDingo on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
There's a new vampire in town, and he's looking for his daughter! No, no it's not Claire, we all know that by now. It's Amelie.We first met Biship in the wee end pages of the last book in the series, and he came rolling into Glass House following Claires Parents. I like that you get a little more of Amelie in the one. I don't like that Claire's parent aren't really in the book all that much, but whatever because I like Shane and Claire, and Claire's parents aren't reallllllly into Shane.Good Read. Once again...Cliffhanger.
PattyLouise on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
Yikes...Feast Of Fools was wonderful...and I truly can't separate the books in this series right now...they are one continuing saga...Feast Of Fools brought to Morganville the most evil of all of the evil vampires...Bishop!!! He is so awful and frightening and controlling and viperish and chilling that all of the other vampires fear him. The Masquerade Ball is frightening...and I cannot even begin to tell you why...the entire book is so delicious that anything I say would be a spoiler!!! So...let me try to summarize...Claire is in the midst of all of the excitement yet again...Shane ( her roommate and love interest) is under the spell of an evil vampire seductress and even Michael...the youngest of all of the vampires...is not in control of himself when Bishop is around. In spite of all of Amelie's ( Queen of Morganville and Clair's sometime protector) strength...the Ball is out of control. Claire's parents have moved to Morganville and are now aware of the vampires and much to Claire's surprise her parents are even at the ball. Her mother is Bishop's personal guest. Myrnin plays a key role in this book and like Claire...I have a love/hate feeling about him. When he is normal and good Myrnin is delightful but when he is bad...wow...there is no mercy in him at all. This series for me at this time is unstoppable. It is a must read can't put down... until the last book is done.
TiffanyAK on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
Another great book in the series. If you like the earlier books, you'll like this one as well. It's really starting to get exciting.
mesmericrevelation on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
This book is incredible. This is another one that I couldn't put down and read in a few hours. I still love all the characters, even the new ones. Eve is still my favorite.The plot is amazing and, of course, it is well written. More than well written actually. I can't wait to read more. I need the next book!
bookluvrmindy on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
Wow what an creative writer Rachel Caine is. This book is my favorite so far.
thewalkinggirl on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
Fast, easy, enjoyable read, but I would have enjoyed it more if I hadn't spent half the book wanting to hit Shane and sometimes Claire and Eve upside the head for being such complete morons. Jealousy impedes higher brain functioning, apparently, at least in Claire and Eve's case. Shane's impulse control problems - I'm not sure where they come from, but if he gets killed at some point in the series, I won't be surprised.
Rae_Sedin on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
When I first started reading the Morganville Vampires series I fell in love with it immediately¿or it could possibly have been that I fell in love with the rebelliously sexy Shane Collins immediately¿but that¿s beside the point. I very much enjoyed Glass Houses and there rest of the series. I bought Feast of Fools the day it came out, but it somehow ended up being set aside and never picked up again until this week. Now that I have devoured the novel I regret that I did not get back to it sooner. In the series¿ fourth installment things really begin to get interesting in the vampire infested town of Morganville when Amelie¿s ¿father¿ shows up in town and begins making demands. Though I spent most of the read in frustration with was the sort of frustration that keeps you turning pages to find out what will happen next. Rachel Caine is, admittedly not the most talented writer but her story is engaging enough¿though because of a certain book we all know and¿well we all know vampires have become dangerously cliché. For fans of the series I definitely recommend Feast of Fools!
pacey1927 on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
This series is a feast. It is an absolute delight to devour each book in the Moganville Saga. If you haven't started at the beginning, waste no time in doing so. The title is "Glass Houses" and each volume gets progressively more intense and more frightening. In "Feast of Fools", the fourth installment, Claire is terrified to see that her parents have moved to her college town at the same time the World's head honcho vampire has returned there. Claire has pledged her loyalty to Amelie, the head vampire in the town. This ensures herself, and her friends protection to some extent. But even Amalie is frightened of this vampire...he is her father. Suddenly enemies are putting their differences aside, danger is around every corner. Sometimes its hard to tell who to trust. Adding to the drama, Claire's roomate Michael is struggling to come to terms with his own new vampirism. Eve's brother, a maybe murderer, is coming around way too often. And Claire is spending a lot of time with an unbalanced vampire, while trying to solve the mystery of the disease that is shortening the vamp's lifespans and robbing them of their ability to make other vampires. Life is never dull in Morganville. The absolute only reason for a four star rating is the cliffhangers that close out each volume. This series seriously outfangs that 'other' YA vampire series you may have heard about.