Fade Out by Rachel Caine
My rating: 4 of 5 stars
Morganville is your typical small town in West Texas except for a small town secret. The town is run by Vampires and once you are a Morganville citizen you don’t leave, ever. Morganville is also home to Texas Prairie University, but the students are clueless like the rest of the world about the vampires. Each person has a vampire “protector” to make sure you don’t die and to make sure you pay your taxes at the blood mobile. Those who are without a protector or in trouble seek out Eve, Michael, Shane, and Claire because chances are they are also in trouble or can help you find your way out of it.
Fade Out is all about the arts. Michael‘s music is doing well and he receives an offer to leave Morganville in order to pursue his music. Eve is cast as the star of the town production of A Streetcar Named Desire and becomes fast friends with Kim also in the play and a girl from Shane’s past who seems to still be hung up on him. Claire, Shane's girlfriend is smart enough to know that if given the chance Kim will try to sink her claws into her boyfriend. Kim is also one of the Morganville historians and has been making video archives of all the vampires. Only Kim has a bigger project in mind that is more “big brother” and plans to expose the vampires. Michael is forced to choose if his first priority is to the vampires or his friends. Claire is finding that working for Myrnin is even stranger now that he has been cured and Ada, former assistant turned super computer, is even more jealous of Claire and even tries to kill her. Fade Out is funny, suspenseful and as all of Rachel Caine’s previous books hands down amazing! This is by far one of my favorite series!