Tuesday 21 January 2014

Book Review - Black Dawn

Title: Black Dawn
Author: Rachel Caine
Series: The Morganville Vampires (book 12)
Publisher: Allison & Busby
Release Date: 1 May 2012
ISBN-13: 978-0749040550

Ever since the draug—mysterious creatures that prey on vampires—took over Morganville, the lives of student Claire Danvers and her friends have been thrown into turmoil. Most of the town’s residents have evacuated, but Claire, Shane, Eve and Michael have chosen to stay and fight.Using the city’s water system to spread, the draug have rapidly multiplied. Things in Morganville look grim, especially since vampire Amelie—the town founder—has been infected by the master draug’s bite.

Now, if Claire and her friends don’t figure out how to cure Amelie and defeat the draug, it looks like Morganville will become little more than a ghost town…

My Review
This is the last one that I have read before, this is where I stopped to wait for the rest of the series to come out. Again that was a while ago so I didn't really remember anything about this book so I just carried on. The rest of the series has pretty much been individual storylines, obviously they have all followed on and made more sense if you have read them in order as certain characters reappear throughout and reference back, but books 11 and 12 are linked, book 11 ends on a cliffhanger and book 12 wraps up those particular events. 
The Draug seem to be winning and Claire and her friends are getting more and more desperate to find a way to win, Amelie is indisposed and Oliver is being his usual arrogant self, there is definitely not going to be much help from either of them, or vamps in general apart from Michael of course and I am pleased to say - the extra nutty Myrnin. Yay!
This book is the longest in the series so far at just over 500 pages, it took me slightly longer to read due to other commitments, the story was as gripping as all the others, the storyline just as exciting, if not in fact more so. I just didn't have the time to sit down. But when I did - boy did I charge through those pages.
The books actually feel faster paced now, I think because the town and most of the characters are well established with us there isn't a need to describe them or their surroundings as much as we know them, which leaves us more with what they are doing/facing. Meaning that the book is more exciting and will literally have you flicking the pages, reading so fast - desperate to know more.
I can't believe how much I still adore this series after 12 books and I can't wait now to venture into the unknown of books 13-15.

My Rating

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