Tuesday, October 18, 2011

Last Breath by Rachel Caine [Review]

4.5 out of 5 Robots!
Last Breath by Rachel Caine
Series: Morganville Vamps, #11
Release: November 1, 2011
Genre: YA Urban Fantasy
Publisher: NAL
My Copy: Publisher
Reviewer: Rex
Buy the Book: Amazon

Book Summary: 
With her boss preoccupied researching the Founder Houses in Morganville, student Claire Danvers is left to her own devices when she learns that three vampires have vanished without a trace. She soon discovers that the last person seen with one of the missing vampires is someone new to town—a mysterious individual named Magnus. After an uneasy encounter with Morganville's latest resident, Claire is certain Magnus isn't merely human. But is he a vampire—or something else entirely?

My Thoughts:
Last Breath by Rachel Caine is wonderfully dangerous- riveting, a knock out. It is the eleventh book in the Morganville Vampire series and my absolute favorite. Caine once again took my breath away with refreshing ideas. I'm so impressed that she can keep this series fresh, there for awhile I was thinking about putting it down... So glad I didn't. 

In Last Breath we get to read from just about everyone's point of view- Shane, Michael, Eve, Claire, Amalie. This is my favorite aspect of this novel. I wish Caine had done this long ago. It really put a new spin on Morganville. Eve was maybe my least favorite character, but after reading scenes from her point of view I actually like her. Maybe even relate to her. And it is fascinating reading from Amalie's point of view- especially after she has been such a mystery from the start of the series.

The plot is thrilling and introduces a new sinister villain. Something worse than the vampires, if you can believe that. Kudos to Caine for throwing something new into her series, it worked perfectly and helped to explain Morganville a little better. There are so many twists and turns in this book, I honestly didn't see so many things coming. I love being surprised- and I was so shocked. Shocked! Did she really just go there?

If you're already a fan of the Morganville Vampire series, you aren't going to be disappointed. Caine packed Last Breath full of everything we love- action, suspense, romance... Vampires! I really loved this book. It is the best in the series so far. I can't wait to see how Rachel Caine tops herself again in BLACK DAWN. And if you haven't given this series a try- what are you waiting for? Each book is a quick read with unique, fun adventures.

Books in this series in the order that they should be read:
1. Glass Houses
2. The Dead Girls Dance
3. Midnight Alley
4. Feasts of Fools
5. Lord of Misrule
6. Carpe Corpus
7. Fade Out - My Review
8. Kiss of Death - My Review
9. Ghost Town - My Review
10. Bite Club - My Review
11. Last Breath - Sample Chapters
12. Black Dawn (2012)


To celebrate the release of LAST BREATH Rachel Caine is throwing a
“Welcome to Morganville Bash” 
in a city near you!


Readers who purchase books at the store will be eligible to win free raffle bags filled with notebooks, pencils, vampire swag, books and other cool Penguin gear goodies! There will also be free goodies for everyone who attends.

Come to the bookstore, meet RACHEL CAINE, have your books signed, and participate in a raffle drawing to receive cool prizes!
 
Wednesday, November 2nd
MURDER BY THE BOOK
2342 Bissonett Street
Houston, TX  77005
6:30 PM

Thursday, November 3rd
BARNES & NOBLE #2662
Oakview Mall
3333 Oakview Drive
Omaha, NE  68144
7 PM
*w/ Chloe Neill

Saturday, November 5th
VEGAS VALLEY BOOK FESTIVAL
Historic Fifth Street School
401 S. 4th St
Las Vegas, NV  89101
ALL DAY

Sunday, November 6th
BARNES & NOBLE #2614
Roseville
2100 North Snelling Ave
Roseville, MN  55113
2 PM
*w/ Chloe Neill and Andrea Cremer

Monday, November 7th
BARNES & NOBLE #2808
5275 Harvery Street
Muskegon, MI  49444
7 PM

Tuesday, November 8th
BARNES & NOBLE #2086
301 Main Street
Exton, PA  19341
6 PM

Wednesday, November 9th
BARNES & NOBLE #2908
3454 Erie Boulevard East
Dewitt, NY  13214
 7 PM

Saturday, November 12th
BARNES & NOBLE #2344
861 NE Mall Blvd
Hurst, TX  76053
3 PM

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