Early Review: Fall of Night (The Morganville Vampires, #14) by Rachel Caine

May 6, 2013 Review 2 ★★★★

Fall of Night Cover Artist: Katie Anderson, Marie Killen

Fall of Night

(The Morganville Vampires #14) by
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  • Format: Hardcover
  • Publisher: on May 7, 2013
  • Pages: 352

Rating

4 Stars

Sexual Content

Kissing. References to sex

Description

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...

Review

Why isn't this series a TV show yet?  The CW?  ABC Family?  The Morganville Vampires is perfect for primetime.  The cast of characters has expanded over the series without loosing focus on the core relationships, the setting of a vampire run college town is the perfect blend of chills and intrigue, and the storylines that Rachel Caine continues to spin are even hotter at book fourteen then they were at book one!

In FALL OF NIGHT, the series takes it's biggest shift ever by moving outside the borders of Morganville.    Claire is such a smart girl that I loved seeing her navigate the tricky waters of college life on her own at MIT  including flirty guys, creepy professors, OCD roomates, and her mixed up feelings about Shane and Morganville.  Not that it's possible to ever truly leave Morganville behind.

Claire and Shane trade off telling the story and I really appreciated the paired down POV switches compared to previous books.  Plus Shane makes great strides towards manning up.  This is the most I've liked him in along time.  Myrnin also reveals some new sides to his personality, one that is beyond terrifying and one that is pitifully vulnerable.  I'm all the more drawn to him for the balance between the two.

FALL OF NIGHT is so different from anything the previous books have shown us, but it's no less exciting for the new locale and new faces.  Plus, Caine sets in motion a HUGE twist involving Shane that is going to have massive fallout for the next book (potentially the final book in The Morganville Vampires series).  Not to mention a cliffhanger bombshell that may finally bump the vampires from the top of the food chain.   We'll find out when DAYLIGHTERS is published on November 5th 2013 by NAL Hardcover

Series

  1. Glass Houses
  2. Dead Girls Dance
  3. Midnight Alley
  4. Feast of Fools
  5. Lord of Misrule
  6. Carpe Corpus
  7. Fade Out
  8. Kiss of Death
  9. Ghost Town – 4/5
  10. Bite Club – 4/5
  11. Last Breath – 4/5
  12. Black Dawn – 3/5
  13. Bitter Blood - 4/5

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2 Responses to “Early Review: Fall of Night (The Morganville Vampires, #14) by Rachel Caine”

  1. Meg

    I just picked FON up over the weekend, I had forgotten it was even coming out so when I spied it I had myself a happy dance(much to the embarrassment of my 17 yr old daughter heh,heh) I am so happy you liked this installment as for some reason I have been a little hesitant about starting it. I’ve always thought the Morganville Vamps would make a great tv show, I can vaguely remember something about it a few years ago *shrug* could be a case of wishful thinking. Anyways long story short,thanks for a great review!

  2. Yodamom

    Great review I can’t wait to read this one. You are right this would be a perfect Tv show