Author: Rachel Caine
Series: The Morganville Vampires #12
Publication Date: May 1, 2012
Length: 367 Pages
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With its eclectic mix of vampire and human citizens, Morganville, Texas, has always been a risky place to call home. But with the invasion of the vampire’s deadliest enemy, Morganville isn’t just in danger—it’s dying…
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…
Out of all the Morganville Vampire books, Black Dawn seemed like the darkest one yet. Which is saying a lot if you have read any of the Morganville Vampire books, because there are a lot of dire situations, we are talking about vampires. After the events of Last Breath, Morganville is looking like a ghost town, but Claire, Shane, Eve, and Michael are not going down without a fight. This town maybe owned by vampires, but it is their home too. The problem is the enemy they have to fight has the ability to hide everywhere there is water even so small as a few drops.
I love the Morganville Vampire series, and I have from the beginning. With a series that has multiple installments, there is a worry that the story will become repetitive or stale. The Morganville Vampire series never has me worried, because each installment seems to blow my mind and Black Dawn is no exception. With shocking losses as the draug continue to consume everything, Morganville may never be the same, even if they manage to take it back.
Black Dawn feels like a turning point in the series, leading up to the final three books in the series. I really think that before this series ends, it is going to get much darker for our human characters. I am curious to see how the vampire versus human battle will continue if they can get anyone to return to Morganville. Claire is the character you cannot help but love, and I am very nervous about her and the rest of the Glass House gang’s futures in Morganville.
With the final book in the Morganville series due out this November, I am dying to catch up. I cannot wait to read Bitter Blood and find out what Claire is going to have to face next. Rachel Caine has created a world filled with characters you cannot help but love. The Morganville Vampires series will always be a favorite for years to come.
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