Author: Rachel Caine
Series: Morganville Vampires
Book #: 12
Reading Level: YA
Goodreads Rating: 4.49
Published: May. 01, 2012
In Last Breath, the rain brought a new and dire threat to Morganville and its vampires... their ancient enemies, the draug. Now, the vampires are fighting a losing war, and it will fall to the residents of the Glass House: Michael, Eve, Shane and Claire, to take the fight to an enemy who threatens to destroy the town, forever.
Lovers of Morganville, rejoice: Black Dawn takes the intrigue, romance and nail-biting suspense of the series to its highest level yet
Another solid four star addition to The Morganville Series. This installment served to bring to a close the major plot point from it's previous installment, Last Breath, and all I have to say about this is halleluya! I wasn't a big fan of the last big bad, seemed kind of ridiculous to me as a matter of fact (what they were seemed ridiculous, what they did was deadly... I can't believe they are the vampires mortal enemies). But now that this installment, and thus the big plot line, has come to an end the big question is what can Rachel Caine possibly throw at us next? Danger from the inside of the town? What is going to be the BIG story line that is going to bring this series to an end soon? That I am dying to read.
Now braze yourself because some characters die (characters I liked and I am sure a lot of other people like as well). It isn't pretty, it's pretty bloody, and it leaves a hole that needs filling stat. Then again this was bound to happen eventually, can't have all your characters surviving (something we have learned from J.K.Rowling and Suzanne Collins). Who dies? Up to you to find that out.
What I liked about this book was that it always had something that kept the plot moving along and that was exciting (biting your fingernails exciting). There were some very heartfelt scenes with our main couples (both couples had their respective time slot in the spotlight thanks to different POVs; I have to say I am liking the different POVs more and more with each passing installment). The guy I always seem to hate is less hate-able in this installment (bordering on sweet and cute *gasp* -yes, it is Shane-) and Myrnin is well Myrnin, though in this book we get less crazy vamp Myrnin and more focused Myrnin, but that's okay, his dialogue is still hilarious
I liked how things ended overall and how the book was written, I had have some complaints when it comes to the characters consistency however. For example, Amelie. She seems to be in favor of peace and bunnies on one page and then wants to kill everything the next. I understand that vampire reasoning is supposed to be unpredictable, but the decisions that sort of take place in Black Dawn by the end seem to be contradictory to the nature of some characters and that really pissed me off. Myrnin's decisions have a same base of reasoning, even if sometimes they are very fucked up, but other vamps? No such thing.
Again I don't exactly love this series, but I really enjoy it! It's an entertaining sort-of-quick read and the characters and dialogue are a blast. A totally must get for your collection. Let's see what happens next in this crazy town of Morganville.