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Monday, May 14, 2012

Review and Trailer of Urban Fantasy book Black Dawn (The Morganville Vampires) by Rachel Caine

Title: Black Dawn
Series: Morganville Vampires, book 12
Author: Rachel Caine
Genre: Urban Fantasy

Official Synopsis (Goodreads)
In Last Breath, the rain brought a new and dire threat to Morganville and its vampires... their ancient enemies, the draug. Now, the vampires are fighting a losing war, and it will fall to the residents of the Glass House: Michael, Eve, Shane and Claire, to take the fight to an enemy who threatens to destroy the town, forever.

Lovers of Morganville, rejoice: Black Dawn takes the intrigue, romance and nail-biting suspense of the series to its highest level yet!

My Review
Oh hail the Queen, Rachel Caine. Twelve books in and Rachel Caine still suprises me with each stellar installment of the Morganville Vampire Series.

This book is one sentence: Black Dawn is a hold-on-to-your-seat thrill ride of twists and turns that will have you laughing, crying, leave your heart-pounding, all the while keeping you guessing as you try to unravel the mysteries surrounding the draug and what it means for our favorite Morganville residents Shane, Claire, Michael, Eve...and Mernin (I just had to add him!).

Rachel Caine is a genius. She has done what some of my other favorites failed to do...deliver a series where each installment is exciting and new, where just when you think it cannot get any better - it does. She created a series where the novels don't begin to fall flat( ahem...Sookie Stackhoue Novels anyone?), instead they pick up steam and surprise you with even more possibilities of adventure, trials, tribulations and romance. This book is no different.

The Glass House team have come to....get used to is in ruins (really - they were ruled by vampires so I can't say they loved it). If the vampires are scared of the draug, then humans certainly are shaking in their boots (make that goth boots if you're Eve). The one thing they could always count on is each other, until now. But with chaos around them, they must face the ghosts that have caused them to hurt the people they hurt most. Michael and Eve are on the outs after his vampire side left her nearly dead, Shane must face his inner demons that are determined to bring him down while Claire is trying her best to be Shane's life jacket when dreams and reality are no longer distinguishable. Myrnin proves that he will do anything to save his town...and Claire. The vampires are fighting, characters we have come to know are dying and it is a war that will only mean death and destruction for the losing team. The question is: how many will die before the war ends?

Inner struggles and the town's survival collide as the members of the Glass House fight to stay alive and to stay together. When the dust is settled and the war is done..life in Morganville will never be the same!

This book is pure action, danger, surprises and anguish with bits of bittersweet moments and tons of quirky laughter. Rachel Caine proved once again that she is not scared to rock the boat and kills a few characters that we have come to know...yes, bodies will be dropping. Another reason to admire the Queen, Rachel Caine. Twelve books and I am still shaking my head in surprise. Just when you think you know where a story line is going, she switches it up and leaves you reeling in the aftermath. I love it.

This was an unputdownable read to an amazing series that gets better with each new installment. I am counting down the days until book 13, Bitter Blood, is released in November. I cannot wait!!

This books is rated 5 Fangs!

Have you read Black Dawn? Did you love it as much as I did? Who is your favorite character?
Let's hear your thoughts.

Now here's the trailer to Black Dawn...enjoy :-)


Deirdra A. Eden said...

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