Thursday, May 3, 2012
Book Review: Black Dawn By Rachel Caine
Title: Black Dawn
Author: Rachel Caine
Publisher: NAL Hardcover
Publication Date: May 1, 2012
Synopsis: With its eclectic mix of vampire and human citizens, Morganville, Texas, has always been a risky place to call home. But with the invasion of the vampire’s deadliest enemy, Morganville isn’t just in danger—it’s dying…
Ever since the draug—mysterious creatures that prey on vampires—took over Morganville, the lives of student Claire Danvers and her friends have been thrown into turmoil. Most of the town’s residents have evacuated, but Claire, Shane, Eve and Michael have chosen to stay and fight.Using the city’s water system to spread, the draug have rapidly multiplied. Things in Morganville look grim, especially since vampire Amelie—the town founder—has been infected by the master draug’s bite.
Now, if Claire and her friends don’t figure out how to cure Amelie and defeat the
draug, it looks like Morganville will become little more than a ghost town…
Rating: 5 out of 5
Review: Ok Let's start with this: Rachel Caine continues to be one of my favorite authors! Her books continue to surprise me and make me love them every time I read one. This book was amazing. I probably could have finished this in one sitting, but sleep got in the way. This was one of those books that you don't want to ever put down, but life gets in the way of it.
My favorite part in this book was probably the dream sequence that Shane has. It was perfect. I liked how it was a dream while also being a manifestation of his worst fear. Something about the over all book that was amazing was that we could see what everyone was feeling and thinking, I think that make's Caine's books even better, seeing things from one person's point of view like the earlier books wasn't as fulfilling as the books that have multiple point of views. Call me crazy, but one of my favorite viewpoints in this book was Oliver's. I liked that we got to see things from his point of view because he's shown as this old and cold vampire that has no feelings whatsoever in earlier books, then BAM! you get to see inside his head. It was very fascinating to here what was going on in his head.
Oliver/Amelie: I loved was the Oliver/Amelie relationship. Their relationship seems like a long time coming thing. I mean they were enemies first, that is a classic cliche that I still manage to love! I can't wait to see their relationship play out.
Shane/Claire: In this book, their relationship in my opinion hit an all time high. The intimacy between them was almost tangible. I think that Shane's dream really accelerated their relationship for the better.
Micheal/Eve: Even though they were in a fight through most of the book, they still managed to fix up most everything. I didn't like how Michael got hurt but, I loved when Eve stabbed him when he tried to scare her though, because you can't beat Girl Power. I was routing for her! I swear during the whole epilogue, I was smiling like, "They finally did it!".
The down side to this book was that the first couple chapters with the draug were kind of drawn out. It seemed like she could have shorten those and added more of other things. I also would have enjoyed more interactions between the Glass house residents, it seemed like there wasn't as much in this book as there was in the earlier ones. Even though it had it's downsides, it still was a great book and I will probably read it over and over.
In conclusion, this was a amazing read and I recommend this and the whole series to everyone! :)
I cannot wait for the next one! As soon as I finished this book, I stopped by Amazon and added it to my cart! :)