Fall Of Night by Rachel Caine Book Review

Fall of Night Book: Fall Of Night (The Morganville Vampires Book #14) by Rachel Caine, NAL Hardcover received for review, 338 pages, on sale May 7, 2013

Rating: 4 / 5 Stars

More Info: Goodreads | Amazon | The Morganville Vampires official site

Official Summary:

When Claire Danvers gets accepted into the graduate program at MIT, she can’t pass up the opportunity. Enrolled in a special advanced study program with former Morganville native Professor Irene Anderson, Claire is able to work on her machine, 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 begins to wonder if leaving Morganville will be the last mistake she’ll ever make…

I don’t usually include the publisher’s summary, but since this is the 14th book in the Morganville Vampires series I’m scared to attempt to summarize on my own!

We’ve reached the penultimate installment of the MV series and I still feel giddy when I get a new book in my hands.  I don’t even read a lot of paranormal anymore, but I’m so attached to these characters I can’t stop reading. This is rare nowadays, and I commend Rachel Caine for keeping this series fresh.

This installment is a little different in that it takes place outside of Morganville as Claire ventures off to MIT. Claire wasn’t sure what to think of that, and neither was I. I was unsettled and felt like the new locale was a dangerous unknown entity. I missed the group dynamic but agree it had to happen. There are all these sketchy new characters around and Claire doesn’t have the backup she usually does. It’s a good chance for her to show what she’s made of though, and maybe even appreciate what she left behind in Morganville.

Claire and Shane have alternating POV in this installment. Their relationship was a little rocky in the last book so it’s interesting to see where their heads are. And of course, they each have lots of excitement going on around them and the alternating perspective provides some additional insight. Not to fret though, many of the series regulars appear in this book, along with some new blood. And, some of the old favorites appear in a whole new light, which is pretty exciting. It’s a little ominous that some of the characters from Morganville are not heard from in this book though, and they were missed.

I read this book during the 24-hour readathon. Series books are great for read-a-thons, especially action packed ones like Daylightersthese. It’s easy to settle in with favorite characters and let the pages fly. If you haven’t started this series yet, and you’re intimidated by the fact that there’s 14 books to catch up on, don’t be. These books are addictive and very fast reads. Each book usually ends on a big cliffhanger, so you’ll just want to binge on the whole series at once. And the last book of the series is out in the fall, so it’s a perfect time to give them a go.

Rachel Caine does a great job with character development and introducing new conflicts. As always, she surprises with another game changing ending to set up this falls series finale, Daylighters. I can’t imagine how Caine will resolve this newest wrinkle, but I have faith the series will go out with a bang.

Look for Fall of Night in stores on May 7, followed by Daylighters Nov. 5.


6 thoughts on “Fall Of Night by Rachel Caine Book Review

  1. I need to catch up on this series. It is one of the few YA that I really enjoy 🙂 I love the characters!

    1. Lucy says:

      Me too, especially Myrnin! Hope you do reconnect with this series sometime 🙂

  2. My daughter leans more toward the dystopian stories- like Divergent and The Hunger Games. Would you recommend this for 13 yr old girls?

    1. Lucy says:

      I think so, yes! My daughter is the same age range and also likes Divergent and The Hunger Games. She hasn’t read this series yet though. She has been reading more contemporary lately.
      Maybe check out the first book from the library to see if she clicks with it. The character’s are a little older than typical YA and live on their own, but I still think it’s age appropriate.

  3. Urgh!! I’m stuck on the 5th audiobook. I really think I should have read the books. But you make me want to continue & find the love for this series.

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