Book Review: Fall Of Night

Fall Of Night CoverBook: Fall Of Night by Rachel Caine

Published May 2013 by Penguin|Pages: 352

Source: E-book|Nook Store

Series: Morganville Vampires #14

Genre: YA Paranormal- Vampires

Goodreads|Rachel Caine’s Website

Summary: Thanks to its unique combination of human and vampire residents, Morganville, Texas, is a small college town with big-time problems. When student Claire Danvers gets the chance to experience life on the outside, she takes it. But Morganville isn’t the only town with vampire trouble…

Claire never thought she’d leave Morganville, but when she gets accepted into the graduate program at MIT, she can’t pass up the opportunity. Saying good-bye to her friends is bittersweet, especially since things are still raw and unsettled between Claire and her boyfriend, Shane.

Her new life at MIT is scary and exciting, but Morganville is never really far from Claire’s mind. Enrolled in a special advanced study program with Professor Irene Anderson, a former Morganville native, Claire is able to work on her machine, which is designed to cancel the mental abilities of vampires.

But when she begins testing her machine on live subjects, things quickly spiral out of control, and Claire starts to wonder whether leaving Morganville was the last mistake she’ll ever make…

Is it November yet?  Because I totally want it to be November.  It’s going to be quite a wait.  Just when you think things are getting in THE BALLPARK OF NORMAL…you realize you are nowhere near normal.

Claire finally goes off to MIT.  It’s her chance to figure out if Morganville and Shane are really what she wants.  Morganville is never far for Claire, and trouble (naturally) follows her to MIT.  Professor Anderson isn’t what she seems, and we learn that others know of vampires- and that they want vampires either contained or gone.  I have to say, the title of the next book totally makes more sense, and I have never wanted to know what happens next more than I do right now.

Why?  Because Claire and crew arrive back to Morganville to find that the human population of Morganville have taken control of the town with the help of The Daylight Foundation.  I have the feeling we’re going to learn more about them in the next one, and I was totally taken off guard by a super-secret group that hates vampires.  I WAS TOTALLY NOT EXPECTING THAT.

Like…are the vampires going to be destroyed or used as lab rats or something equally horrible?  Because Michael’s not that bad.  And Amelie and Myrnin have their moments.  Even Oliver doesn’t seem that bad sometimes.

(Super glad Oliver made an appearance because I thought we’d never see or hear from him again.  It was totally silly to think he’d completely disappear).

I sort of get why the Daylight Foundation wants to be rid of vampires, but…I’m very fond of the vampires in Morganville.  I don’t want bad things to happen to them!  I want things to work out and for everyone to have their happily ever after!

I’m going back to Claire at MIT.  I liked her at MIT and seeing her be all paranoid because she’s so used to things being weird and needing to constantly look over her shoulder.  I liked that Shane followed her to MIT because he was worried about her.  I especially loved Claire not taking long to realize that Morganville is where she wants to be, because Morganville is home.

Claire’s project at MIT: I really shouldn’t be surprised that it gets used for…something it wasn’t intended to do.  And yet I found myself surprised.  Mostly because I wasn’t expecting things to go the way they did.  Things (sort of) work out, and I get Claire’s guilt over what happened.

What amazes me is that I’m still surprised after 14 books.  Caine always manages to keep things fresh and interesting- all while being really consistent.  I like that I don’t completely know what to expect.

Final Thoughts:

Fall Of Night might just possibly be my favorite book.  If not my absolute favorite, then it’s definitely up near the top.  I wasn’t expecting The Daylight Foundation and I certainly wasn’t expecting them to help the human segment of the Morganville population to take back the town.  It’s definitely action-packed, and hard to put down.  Fall Of Night gets 5 stars.

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