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
I was very excited to read this book. But I forced myself to wait until after Daylighters the last book in the Morganville Vampires series came out to start it. I knew Rachel Caine would leave the second the last book with a cliff hanger, so I didn't want to be left hanging until I found out what happen. I don't do well with cliff hangers, so if I can avoid them at all I do.
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As I started this book , I couldn't believe that my time with the Morganville Vampires were coming to an end. You would think that through out a 15 book series, there would be times where you would be like okay, I just want this series to end already. But I have to admit that I did not ever think that. There is just somehting about these characters, that are are so comforting. Rachel Caine did a wonderful job at creating an entire cast of characters that you just grow to love.
When this book starts off, the town of Morganville is now in the hands of someone who wants to take the power away from the Vampires. Now the Vampires are locked away in an abandoned mall awaiting for the "cure." The cure however has a very low success rate and actually ends up killing more vampires than it does saving. With vampires that they love being help captive, Claire, Shane and Eve must figure out a way to save Michael, Myrnin, Oliver and even Amelie from being tested upon.
However they are now on their own as it seems like every one they once trusted has turned against them, and as Vampire supporters they are being treated and hunted as terrorists. Will they be able to save the town that they love and live another day? I have to admit that a lot of aspects of this last book was pretty predictable, but I let a lot of things slide as it was the last book in a beloved series.
But looking back in retrospect it was amazing to see all the character growth. Specially in Claire, who was this push over at first and someone who was constantly getting bullied and picked on and had to be saved by her friends. Eve, Michael and Shane were always the strong force behind Claire and they created this kick-ass family that was always being put to the test.
I will definitely miss this series and these great cast of characters. I think they were what made this series so great. The plots were not that original and after a while were completely predictable, but it is the relationship between these characters that made you pick up the next one, each time a new book came out.