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Friday, January 22, 2016

REVIEW: Daylighters by Rachel Caine

“But if these past years in Morganville have taught me anything, it's that sometimes you have to just . . . jump. It's not safe. It's never safe. But sometimes you have to live dangerously.” 

Daylighters is the final book in Caine's bestselling Morganville Vampires series.  Claire and crew have returned home to a vastly different Morganville.  With the Daylighter Foundation taking over, the humans are in charge for the first time and remarkable improvements have been made to local homes and businesses. Unfortunately, all the vampires (even the friendly ones) have been imprisoned and forced into deadly experiments by Daylighter leader, Fallon, who claims to have a cure for vampirism.  Great news for some, if they can survive the process. Plus, others have unwillingly been turned into vampire hunting hell-hounds and if that wasn't enough, the Daylighters are hellbent on tearing down Glass House.

This final book has everything readers could want. There's great characters and a compelling story plus plenty of action, romance and some surprising twists.  Fans of the series won't be disappointed. I'll admit to being worried a few times but Claire, Shane, Eve, and Michael plus the other beloved good guys and even our favorite villains have proven more than once that they can handle even the most impossible situations.

It is bittersweet to finish this series after all this time.  I don't own many YA series from start to finish but I do these since I love them so much.  I'm excited to have an advanced copy of the short story anthology, Midnight Bites, to read and review before I say goodbye to these characters.

If you've never had the chance to pick these up, I can't recommend them enough.  Caine is a fantastic series writer.  I've always been impressed with the character development and overall concept.  I fondly remember speeding through the first part of the series because the cliffhangers were so incredible. I'll leave you with my favorite Daylighters quote and possible my favorite of the series:

(Chief Hannah Moses to Mrs. Grant)
"You must be Mrs. Grant."
"Heard of me?"
"You left an impression. You may be the first combat librarian I've ever met.
That earned an almost-full smile from the other woman. "I think most librarians are combat qualified," she said. "It's not as peaceful a job as it looks." 

Final rating: 5 out of 5 stars

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