It’s been a while since I picked up a Morganville Vampires book, but I had to find out if things ever get better for Claire and her friends…
The threat that was Bishop is now gone, so Morganville should be back to normal, right? Well, as “normal” as Morganville gets, anyway. You’d think so. So do Claire and gang, and it seems, Amelie and the town’s leadership too. So normal, in fact, that Michael and Eve start planning a wedding — which riles up humans and vampires alike. Because they just can’t seem to get along, even after surviving something as evil as Bishop. *sigh*
Then a note is delivered to Morganville, and you can almost smell the vampires’ fear. When they start disappearing, Claire starts worrying… Not that she knows why, because nobody is talking — not Amelie, not Oliver, and not even Myrnin.
Claire looks for new allies, but doesn’t find a lot of options. And then the big bad comes after Claire.
This one’s got a bit of hope and romance, followed by anger, then a lot of fear. There’s death and danger aplenty, and courage and bravery as well. The action is evenly paced with drama, and at the end of the day, we learn a bit more about where the vampires came from. Overall, though, Last Breath doesn’t tell us much more than we knew before picking it up, which is the only complaint I have. I’ll still pick up Black Dawn, because I’m always hopeful that we’ll get somewhere with Claire’s relationships — with Shane and with the town’s leaders.
drey’s rating: Pick it up!
Title: Last Breath (Morganville Vampires #11)
Author: Rachel Caine
Hardcover: 335 pages
Publisher: Penguin, 2011
Purchase at IndieBound, Amazon, The Book Depository
Source: Waukesha Public Library
Have you read Last Breath? What did you think?