Author: Rachel Caine
Series: The Morganville Vampires
Book #: 14
Reading Level: YA
Goodreads Rating: 4.43
T.B.Published: May 7th, 2013
Thanks to its unique combination of human and vampire residents, Morganville, Texas, is a small college town with big-time problems. When student Claire Danvers gets the chance to experience life on the outside, she takes it. But Morganville isn’t the only town with vampire trouble...
Claire never thought she’d leave Morganville, but when she gets accepted into the graduate program at MIT, she can’t pass up the opportunity. Saying good-bye to her friends is bittersweet, especially since things are still raw and unsettled between Claire and her boyfriend, Shane.
Her new life at MIT is scary and exciting, but Morganville is never really far from Claire’s mind. Enrolled in a special advanced study program with Professor Irene Anderson, a former Morganville native, Claire is able to work on her machine, which is designed to cancel the mental abilities of vampires.
But when she begins testing her machine on live subjects, things quickly spiral out of control, and Claire starts to wonder whether leaving Morganville was the last mistake she’ll ever make...
Fall of Night was, as always, full of action and adventure, with enough risk to get your blood pumping. It was different than other titles, while on the heart of it it remained the same. Set entirely outside of the boundaries of Morganville you would think Claire would get a second of peace away from the vampires and the dark/twisty thing that is her life. But then again that wouldn't make for a great novel, and Fall of Night is certainly a great addition into the series. Claire needed to get outside of Morganville, if only to experience what it feels like and to know exactly what she wants for her future without external forces making the decisions for her. What she decides at the end may shock some, and dazzle many more.
It is weird reading a Morganville Vampire novel that is not set in Morganville. You don't get to know what is going on around town, you only get to see what Claire sees and knows from her stay in Boston. But do not worry guys, it's still as exciting as if she were back in Morganville because it's as if Morganville troubles follow her everywhere she goes. The next novel, Daylighters, is probably going to have a healthy recap of what was going on in Morganville while Claire was away (believe me, the town was turned upside down by the end of Fall of Night, and not in a good way). I cannot wait!!
There is not a lot of Eve and Michael for over half the book, there is absolutely no Amelie, and Oliver only appears briefly halfway to the end. There are only two POVs in this novel, Claire's and Shane's. You can only imagine how mortified I was to discover that I would have to spend half the book in Shane's head (Ms. Cane couldn't have come up with a better way to torture me), but...
Surprisingly I have no complains when it comes to Shane in this title.
He was actually kind of sweet, and supportive in Fall of Night. Then again, he always manages to correct himself in one book only to disappoint me all over again in the next one, and I bet next book is going to be his worst one yet. Just you wait and see.
On the other hand there is Myrnin, oh sweet and wonderful Myrnin who keeps a spider as his pet. I want Myrnin to be happy so badly, with Claire, which is in part why I am in the "we hate Shane" club. Gotta warn you though, there is a new lady friend. An old vampire flirting with my Myrnin. HE FLIRTS BACK! Claire better get her act together because Myrnin will not wait forever, and if she isn't careful she will loose him for good. Which is what she deserves, but they make such a perfect team...
The ending, as unexpected, and shocking. Just when you think nothing else could possibly happen, or go wrong, guess what? Rachel Caine comes up with a new idea of how to make things even more screwed up! But isn't that why we love the series? There is always a problem to solve, and the solutions are never what you think they should be. I can honestly say that even in it's FOURTEENTH book the Morganville Vampire series is as thrilling as ever, and I, yet again, cannot wait for the next book!