Review: Daylighters (Morganville #15) by Rachel Caine

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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 realise that the changes definitely aren’t for the better. It seems that an organisation 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 …Includes a brand new and exclusive Morganville short story. 

Wow, it’s so weird, sad and exciting to be leaving Morganville behind. Although I don’t feel like I’m truly finished with this town as I’ve just picked up Midnight Bites, the short story collection, I know I’ll feel the loss of such a wonderful town and cast of characters.

As we saw in Last Breath and Black Dawn, this book carries on from the last. With the Daylighters being such a threat in Fall of Night, I was ready for this, and expectant. Overall, this book didn’t disappoint, and I found it was layered wonderfully.

‘But if these past years in Morganville have taught me anything, it’s that sometimes you have to just . . . jump.’

Of course, this book focuses on Claire and her friends, but I also enjoyed the little wrappings-up of other characters stories. It really felt like a bittersweet ending to such a long journey. There are so many aspects of this book that I didn’t expect, including the massive part the Hellhounds played. But I think we needed new, fresh ideas to keep the story alive even in it’s final moments.

I was so happy the last book took place almost entirely in Morganville! After a bit of a break in book 14, I was missing the atmosphere of the town I’ve grown to know and love. These books have taken me through many twists and turns, and the town was one of the most atmospheric settings I’ve ever read about.

‘It’s not safe. It’s never safe. But sometimes you have to live dangerously.’

It’s going to be very bittersweet leaving these books behind, and once I’ve got Midnight Bites out of the way, I’m going to be writing about my experience of reading my way through Morganville, the longest series I’ve ever read.

★★★★
4 out of 5 stars

-Beth

May your shelves forever overflow with books! ☽

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