December 16, 2013

Review: Daylighters

Daylighters (Morganville Vampires, # 15)

Title: Daylighters (The Morganville Vampires #15)
Author: Rachel Caine
My Rating: 5 conch
Source: Purchased
By At: Amazon, Barnes and Noble

Summary from Goodreads:
While Morganville, Texas, is often a troubled town, Claire Danvers and her friends are looking forward to coming home. But the Morganville they return to isn’t the one they know; it’s become a different place—a deadly one…

Something drastic has happened in Morganville while Claire and her friends were away. The town looks cleaner and happier than they’ve ever seen it before, but when their incoming group is arrested and separated—vampires from humans—they realize that the changes definitely aren’t for the better.

It seems that an organization called the Daylight Foundation has offered the population of Morganville something they’ve never had: hope of a vampire-free future. And while it sounds like salvation—even for the vampires themselves—the truth is far more sinister and deadly.

Now, Claire, Shane and Eve need to find a way to break their friends out of Daylighter custody, before the vampires of Morganville meet their untimely end.


The Review:
Okay, so I’m going to be a total fan girl right now. I just love Rachel Caine’s ability to write a long lasting series without losing her touch. There have just been so many of them that I loved in the beginning but the passion (and quality of writing) simply died halfway through (e.g. House of Night, Sookie Stackhouse Books, Anita Blake to name a few). So as an author I’m impressed. And as a reader I’m grateful. Kudos to Ms. Caine for creating characters that stayed true to their nature, matured throughout the series, and played their parts brilliantly. Back to the book – this is the last of the Morganville saga and I’d been wondering how all of the loose ends left after the end of Fall of Night were going to be wrapped up in this final book. Morganville has been taken over – again – and we see the residents still struggling to come to terms with what that means. Where they think they’ve been saved, they quickly learn that they've just exchanged one dictator for another. Only the Founder’s house residents realize what’s happening and actually decide to do something about it. This book was filled with action from one chapter to the next and kept me reading long into the night. I really hate to see the series end, but think it did on a good note.

The Good: Fast paced, intense storyline, and excellent adventure.

The Issue: I wanted more Myrnin and I’m not sure I agree with Claire’s BIG decision at the end – thought it might be a little too illogical for her brain (there’s no reason she couldn’t have waited a few years). 

The Rating: 5 conch. Brilliant end to a fantastic series!

 

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