5 stars to Daylighters (#15 The Morganville Vampires) by Rachel Caine

Published December 9, 2013 by katheryn13

While Morganville, Texas, is often a troubled town, Claire Danvers and her friends are looking forward to coming home. But the Morganville they return to isn’t the one they know; it’s become a different place—a deadly one…

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


Wow. I don’t give 5 stars easily. But The Morganville Vampires series just hits the spot every time. For me, at least. It’s really sad to see it come to an end, but after 15 books I suppose it was bound to happen.

There were many shock moments, a few oohs and ahhs, and plenty of  awww’s. But overall there was thrill after thrill that kept me on my toes. Sure, some bits were ahem…cheesy, but that’s Shane for ya. :P Kidding. But you know, we knew it wasn’t going to end pretty. Ultimately some folk had to go. And there were times I thought Rachel Caine was trying to rip out my heart. For real.

Myrnin, for all his faults and crazy madman moments, is my favourite and I found myself rooting for him, and praying to whoever to keep him safe. Yes, despite him being a fiesty old vampire, he wasn’t safe. None of them were, and that was terrifying in itself. With a new man in charge of the town, Rhys Fallon, the leader of the Daylight Foundation, comes to Morganville to change the fear to peace. It works, for a time, but damn if Claire and Co  don’t try their best to get back their home, because Fallon’s way isn’t necessarily the RIGHT way. He’s on the war path and there are a few times I was scared for everyone. How could you not be? Most of them, even the vamps, have become our friends, we’ve become invested in them so much. Well, I have, and damn if I didn’t gasp in horror when…

Yeah I won’t spoil. I hate to cut reviews short but I already miss the books and just want to hug myself until the pain of never having a new book goes away.

The ending is beautiful, and that’s rare for me to say so. Most endings are either good or meh, but this was just…right. Michael, Eve, Shane, Claire and even Miranda all get their happy endings, and that’s a wonderful thing, don’t you think?

I didn’t feel there was anything missing, and that’s what counts. And the epilogue was short and sweet, but wrapped it up really nicely. I’m seriously GUTTED to have this series leave my life, but hey, I can see myself rereading them in the near future. I already miss the torture.

Bye bye Morganville. I never wanted to leave, but you kicked me out. I’ll find my way back, don’t you worry. xx


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