Saturday, May 26, 2012

Black Dawn Review

Black Dawn
Rachel Caine (@rachelcaine)
Bk #12 in Morganville Vampires series
May 1st 2012 by NAL Hardcover
The hotly-anticipated twelfth instalment in the Morganville Vampires series

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!
Black Dawn is the twelfth book in the Morganville Vampire series, and the momentum has not slowed down. Wow. What an accomplishment for Rachel Caine.  In Black Dawn, the residents are still being plagued by the horrible draug who have infested Morganville.  Many including Michael and Amelie were hurt by the draug in the last book, Last Breath. The draug live in water, even the smallest puddle, and have a way of calling to vampire similar to the sirens of mythology. The vampires can't help but go when they hear the draug calling. When the draug capture the vampires, it usually means the end.  They drain the vampires of all their blood, sometimes slowly, sometimes not so slowly. When the draug have you in their thrall, it's intense.  During a raid to kill the druag, Shane is captured by the druag, and as he is being drained, the draug show him possibilities. Possibilities for Michael, Eve, and Claire. What-could-happen. For Shane, it is all real.

Black Dawn is an intense, rollercoaster ride full of emotional scenes, battle scenes, love scenes, and death scenes. As a reader, you are taken from high to low and high again. You really don't know who is going to survive or die in this book. When the enemy can move through water, even the rain is your enemy. Black Dawn brilliantly holds you in its grip waiting as you read the page as fast as you can.  I am eagerly awaiting Bitter Blood in November.

Check out the amazing book trailer for Black Dawn:

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