Review: Black Dawn by Rachel Caine

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Review: Black Dawn by Rachel CaineBlack Dawn by Rachel Caine
Series: The Morganville Vampires #12
Published by NAL
Pub Date: May 1st 2012
Pages: 367
Format: Hardcover | Source: Publisher
Genres: Paranormal, Romance, Young Adult
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4 Stars

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…

If you’ve not read this series, there will be spoilers for you in this review...you’ve been warned.

Black Dawn was for sure one of the more intense installments in this series. I mean, they’re all intense, and their lives are always hanging in the balance, but in Black Dawn you start to feel the beginning of the end. This time is not so much the humans in danger as the vampires. The vampires actually need the humans’ help this go ‘round. Still…hands down my favorite part of this series is the relationships…

Michael and Eve have such a delicate thread they’re hanging on by in this book. They’re trying to get over the fact that Michael completely lost it in the last book and attacked Eve. It wasn’t really his fault, but Eve can’t help how she reacts to him now. All I wanted was for them to work it out. They have such a difficult relationship as it is already, with him being a vampire and her being human, but they love each other with SO MUCH. With everything, really.

Then there’s Shane and Claire, who can’t catch a break. Will they ever be happy together?! One or the other is always in danger and having to save the other. But they have such a pure love, that I believe they will survive through anything. Though once again, Shane is put through another ringer. But while in it, we discover his most deepest dreams…and it breaks my heart!! I want all that for him too!! For them! SIGH!!

Myrnin is my second favorite thing in this series, and he kind of pissed me off in this book. I understood his reasoning, I guess, but I didn’t love it. You learn early on in this series that some of the characters you love will not live through each book. Someone dies in this book and it made me really sad. But I think the most shocking moment was the ending. I was NOT expecting that scenario, and I am SO scared of what’s to come. Especially with the two most powerful vampires in Morganville on your bad side. Bitter Blood, bring it! I have faith in my favorite fab four. :)

What Some Friends Had to Say About It…

Savy @ Books with Bite – “My final verdict, MIND BLOWN! Black Dawn features everything you want a a book.

Amber I. @ AwesomeSauce Bookclub – “This book was so addicting that I had Amber R reading it to me while we drove to Chicago for the RT book signing.lol

Miss Vain @ Miss Vain’s Paranormal Fantasy – “There’s a reason why after reading  Twelve books in this series I’m still obsessed with it! Rachel Caine has one of the most vivid imaginations out there in the fantasy writing world.

 

About Rachel Caine

Rachel Caine is a fictional character herself…a pen name of writer Roxanne Conrad. Since 2003, Rachel has written in the adult Urban Fantasy genre (the Weather Warden, Outcast Season, Revivalist and Red Letter Days series) as well as in Young Adult fiction (the Morganville Vampires series and the upcoming novel Prince of Shadows). She is the author of more than forty novels and many short stories, and is regular featured in anthology collections.

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2 Responses to “Review: Black Dawn by Rachel Caine”

  1. Rachel Patrick

    Ah, this review brings back all the feels! I love Myrnin, too, and all the relationships in these books! If you’re talking about the death I think you’re talking about–there was more than one–I feel the same way. So sad! Just wait until you read Bitter Blood. (:

    • Jess @ Gone with the Words

      Jess @ Gone with the Words

      I think we’re talking about the same death, and YES! I couldn’t believe it. Myrnin is a freaking badass. :)

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