Nov 5, 2013


It's always really hard to let go a of a series that you love especially one that always seemed to get better with each book. The Morganville Vampire series has been and always will be one of my favorites. And to think that it's come to an end makes me sad. But Rachel Caine did the series justice with this final Morganville book.

 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

Claire Danvers left Morganville only to find that life outside of Morganville wasn't what she wanted. Despite how crazy Morganville is it's her home. But the home she left isn't the same when her and her friends come back. 

Claire Danvers is one of the strongest, selfless, stubborn, caring all around amazing character. Looking back at who she was when she first came to Morganville to who she is now at the end of this book is amazing. She has grown so much and the great thing about this series is you never missed that growth. You always got to watch it happen. I can not be happier with how Claire's life turned out. She went from this terrified young girl to a strong young woman.

Morganville isn't the town that Claire and her friends left behind. Amelia is no longer in charge the Daylight Foundation have taken over. A group determined to 'cure' the vampires. The feel of this book was very different from the rest. Which makes sense considering things are so different. With all of the vampires trapped in Fallon's 'enclave' and people no longer living in fear you'd expect the feel of the town to be different.

It's funny how the one thing that they all thought they wanted isn't actually what is best for Morganville. I loved that about this book. It brought back the roots of the characters original feelings. Claire, Shane, Eve, and Michael they all hated the vampires--with good reason. They even often wished that they didn't run the town or that they were gone completely. But without the vampires in Morganville it isn't the same. And it's those four housemates who save the vampires they originally hated so much. It was so great getting to see each of them feel differently about the vampires with each book and with this final one I loved how their greatest enemies ended up being their greatest allies.

I love the relationships in this book. Eve and Michael are such an odd yet perfect couple. I love how though Eve is fragile looking she can kick ass. And Michael! I never saw that coming. I mean, who would have thought? Shane and Claire of course are on my list of favorite book couples. They have grown so much since Glass Houses. Their love is true and genuine and lets just say I am very pleased with how Rachel Caine tied things up for Shane and Claire--and Eve and Michael of course!

There is no doubt that Myrnin cares about Claire and the same about Claire towards Myrnin. It's very hard not to feel some sort of affection towards Myrnin. Sure he's insane but he also can be the sweetest. I've never been Team Myrnin but that doesn't mean I never wondered what if they did get together? I adore how Rachel Caine clarified Claire and Myrnin's relationship. That scene when they are dancing? Perfection. Couldn't have been better.

Oliver who I often want to punch but secretly kind of like has got to be one of my favorites in this series. He's such a jerk most of the time but you know deep down despite how indifferent he is towards Claire and her friends you know he likes them. He'd never admit it but his actions speak louder than words. Basically by the end of this book I wanted to hug Oliver.

So many characters to talk about. So many I'm going to miss. I really am going to miss this series. Daylighters is getting 4.5 out of 5 birds from me. It has been one of my favorites and the fact Rachel Caine was able to keep it so amazing with fifteen books total says it all about her writing craft. She's talented and I can't wait to see what she comes up with next. It may be the end to Claire's story but the best part about it is Rachel Caine may not be writing more books in Morganville but she leaves us readers to think about all the possibilities, all the chaos and banter that will always go on in Morganville. And that is the best part. We can keep the story going wondering what the gang got themselves into because of course Claire, Shane, Eve and Michael can not stay out of trouble...

~~Thanks to Netgalley for an advance copy of this book!~~

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