Publication Date: 24th April 2013
Stand alone or series: #14 Morganville Vampires
Pages: 443 pages
Book Received from: Penguin (Publisher)
First Lines: The billboard at the edge of the border of Morganville hadn't changed since Claire had first driven past it on the way into town at the tender age of sixteen.
Synopsis:Claire never thought she'd leave Morganville, but when she gets accepted into the graduate program at MIT, she can't pass up the opportunity. Saying goodbye to her friends is bittersweet, especially since things are still raw and unsettled between Claire and her boyfriend, Shane.
Her new life at MIT is scary and exciting, but Morganville is never really far from Claire's mind. Enrolled in a special advanced study program with Professor Irene Anderson, a former Morganville native, Claire is able to work on her machine, which is designed to cancel the mental abilities of vampires.
But when she begins testing her machine on live subjects, things quickly spiral out of control, and Claire starts to wonder whether leaving Morganville was the last mistake she'll ever make.
Admittedly I worried about this book. I loved the characters in Morganville so much that when I had read the synopsis I thought that maybe this book wouldn't live up to my expectations that had been met from the previous books. I shouldn't have doubted Rachel Caine as an author because this was AWESOME!!
Claire moves away from her friends and into an apartment with her old best friend Elizabeth who she works out early on isn't the most ideal place to be. But leaving Morganville behind has its pros and cons. Claire gets to start fresh and finally go to MIT and do what she loves doing, the downside is leaving everyone she cares about back in Morganville. I'm a bit sad at that but she talks to Eve, Michael and Shane enough for them to be included in the novel until they actually appear, which I was super happy about.
The book takes quite an interesting turn when Claire is informed that Myrnin is coming to town and with that brings a whole lot more action and dramas including Eve, Michael and Shane. I am surprised with one thing about this book. In previous books we had various POV's but this time though it is just Claire and Shane. Shane has reigned it in a little too but the one thing I've noticed with him is that he may play well in one book but pulls all the stops and causes havoc in the next so I'm wondering what sort of trouble him and his friends will get into Daybreakers. Because the next book is going to go off with a bang I believe!
As per usual Rachel Caine does not disappoint when it comes to action and keeping me reeled in. I read this book in one day because I COULD NOT PUT IT DOWN! We are also introduced to new characters which I'm curious to see how it all goes in Daylighters, book 15 in the series.
I know I shouldn't bring this up but OMG the ending! It's a killer! And certainly not at all what I was expecting to happen at all. So you can imagine how long and painful the wait will be until I get my hands on the next instalment in the Morganville Vampire series but like always it is totally worth it.
Am still wondering how many books in the Morganville series there will be. Keep 'em coming, is all I have to say.