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Saturday, November 23, 2013

154) Daylighters by Rachel Caine

The Blurb :

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.

My Thoughts :

I finished this one a few days ago but I have been having a lazy week as far as the blog is concerned. However I think it was also good for me to have a few days to think about this book, the fifteenth and last book in the Morganville Vampire series. Daylighters is what we have all been dreading and maybe even hoping for. An end to a series that has not only been an amazing ride but also a long friendship. It has left its mark and it is certainly a must read in the genre whether you are younger or older paranormal lover. An end of an era and hopefully the start of something new.

There are most likely a lot of fans out there who have already read this book and like myself pre-ordered a copy. However I know there will be people out there who haven't yet had the chance to get a copy or sit down and finish this last installment. So I will try not to give away too much in this review.

As endings go it wasn't a bad one. Throughout the book the constant thought that this was the end dominated how I read about my last encounter with Claire, Shane, Michael and Eve. My last visit to Morganville. The final chance to find out more about the vampires who I have come to hate and love. So it was obvious that I began wondering how the author must have felt writing this book. Rachel Caine has been living with these characters much longer and more intimately that any of us fans. I had to also wonder if this is how she always saw things coming to an end and how it would end. Vampires or humans having the final say in Morganville.

Despite fitting in a new angle and some pretty interesting new aspects to the story this final book didn't feel rushed or packed too full. It was fast and furious most of the time and there are casualties and some very nice twists here and there but for an ending it didn't try too hard. There may even be a few loose ends if I think about the series very carefully and the final pages left things very open ended. There could be more, the people left over are not shown in the future all happy with kids and there wasn't a conclusion that made things, imho, final.

If you haven't read this series then you can now devour them all in go. This is a brilliant, original and compelling series that I can only highly recommend. If you are a fan then you most likely read this already or are hoping you find this under the Xmas tree. Just don't wait too long to read this final installment because it is nice to get some closure.

Not convinced that this is the last we will see of the Morganville Vampires. Yes there is a TV series coming soon (I am a backer...) but I am not sure that we won't meet up with these characters again on paper. Maybe their children? The next generation of Morganville? Who knows but I can hope. As for now I am eager to see what the author will be presenting us with next. She writes a great story and I will be there for the next ride!

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1 comment:

Aurian said...

I've only read the first three books so far as I just started on it, and am really curious what will happen in the next 12. I am looking forward to reading them all.