Monday, 22 April 2013

Black Dawn * Rachel Caine

Black Dawn by Rachel Caine

When a tide of ferocious draug, the vampire's deadliest enemy, floods Morganville, it's eclectic mix of residents must fight to save their town from devastation.

Chaos has taken over the quiet college town of Morganville as the threat of the draug rapidly spreads with the help of city's water system. Whilst most of the locals have already fled, student Claire Danvers and her friends Shane, Eve and Michael chose to stay and fight. 

Things take a turn for the worse when vampire Amelie, the town's founder, is infected by the master draug's bite, Unless Claire and her friends can find an antidote to save Amelie and overcome the draug, Morganville's future looks bleak...

Claire, Shane, Eve and Michael are back to kick some ass, and for once it's not the vampire's there after. No, it's Magnus, a creepy, slimy, wet, rotting creature known as the master draug. And the vampire's worst enemy of all time. 

With the whole town at stake and their lives, the four of them must find a way to stop the draug, but it's not that simple. As the creatures can't be killed by silver or stakes, like vampire's, no. They need something stronger, fire can work but not for long. So they need a new plan on how to kill them, but where to start is the question. The undead are now more vulnerable and scared than the actual humans. 

The good news is that they might be able to kill the draug. The band news is that the draug travel in water. Meaning that the toilets are out of bound, it's difficult to go outside if it's raining, to stay clear of puddles and also not to go swimming anytime soon. And if it couldn't get any worse, don't use the taps, as they have to be turned off at the main water plants, where the draug will be waiting, for human flesh and vampire blood to feed. 
Though if you do come into contact with them, make sure you're wearing some protective gear as it may start to sting and you might bleed. 

With Amelie badly infected, Shane has been taken captive my the horrible, faceless creatures. Eve and Michael have had a row over a recent attack and the wedding is a no go. Claire is still stuck serving a purpose, as the assistant for the vampire mad professor Myrnin. Oliver is still uptight and mardy as usual and Miranda makes a random appearance. 

Oh, one more thing. Jason is back, all twisted, dangerous and ready for action. 

With the weight of Morganville in their hands, and their fate handing on by a thin thread, what will happen to them all? Will they survive once again? Or will the plan break under the pressure? Join Claire as she goes on another adventure with her friends, to save their lives and their town. 

Black Dawn by Rachel Caine is the twelfth book in the Morganville Vampire series. I think is one is different from all the other ones as it had more of a war theme to it, which I loved. It had the sense of "Will they?" "Won't they?" And I just loved it. I thought this one was past pacing, with old characters brought back into this book and disaster striking the town on every page you read. 

It made me sad at some parts to think if a certain character won't be able to remember someone, and shocked to find out who dies. How come characters could change and the way the story flowed perfect. Morganville is in ruins and at war with everything and I think Rachel Caine captured that very well within this story line. The imagery that was created whilst I was reading this was wonderful. I honestly can say that this book is the reason why this book series will always be one of my favorite series. 

I also love that each chapter is set in a characters point of view as I find that much better than just one person's POV and I'm so glad that she did this. And the track listings are great to as you can listen to the songs and imagine the story, it fits so well. As always I recommend the Morganville series for anyone of any age. 

I will give this book 9.5 out of 10

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