Thursday, November 28, 2013

Fall of Night by Rachel Caine

Genre:  YA Paranormal Romance
Morganville Vampires Series, Book 14

Note:  This is the fourteenth book in a series.  While I avoid ruining plots in the current book I review, the description below could spoil earlier books' plots.

Description (taken from Goodreads):
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...

We see Claire leave her current surroundings behind for a new segment of her life.  Finally, the town of Morganville and the vampires in it are all behind her.  Or so we all thought.  Needless to say, a girl can leave Morganville, but you can never take the Morganville out of her.

I must admit while Claire is experiencing MIT and a world without vampires, her life becomes super boring.  There was more than one moment in the first half of the novel where I started to nod off.  We don't get the best introduction to new characters or a new setting.  It's more of a 'we're in a world without vampires and we don't have to fear them, but we're still going to be thinking about them even though they're not here' type of thing.  And Shane?  Why does Claire like him?  Is it bad for me to hope he dies in the crossfire soon?

Once the vampires came back to the scene, everything started to pick back up.  And we did get introduced to new faces which also helped.  I enjoyed the action, but I'm beginning to not really care for the human characters, especially Shane.  Whatever Claire sees in him, I want to gag every time I read about it.

Will I be reading the next one?  Of course because they're back in Morganville.  But Morganville's changed slightly.  I'm hoping the last book ends with a bang (and I won't shed any tears if Shane dies)!

Challenges:  Paranormal Reading Challenge

1 comment:

  1. Interesting review. I have the first seven books of this series, but have yet to start on them. I will be though, because I'm a HUGE vampire fan.

    It's too bad this book bored you a bit. But then, this is a VERY long series. Perhaps it's just playing itself out. I'll keep your review in mind. I might decide to just read the first two or three books, and then call it quits.

    Thanks for your thoughts!! : )


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