With her boss preoccupied researching the Founder Houses in Morganville, student Claire Danvers is left to her own devices when she learns that three vampires have vanished without a trace. She soon discovers that the last person seen with one of the missing vampires is someone new to town - a mysterious individual named Magnus. After an uneasy encounter with Morganville's latest resident, Claire is certain Magnus isn't merely human. But is he a vampire - or something else entirely?
Bite into another Morganville Vampires novel.
©2011 Roxanne Longstreet Conrad (P)2011 Tantor
"[Caine] can deal out amazing plot twists as through she was dealing out cards." (Charlaine Harris)
I'm an audiobook addict and blog about books at The Reading Date. My favorite genres are YA, New Adult, Fiction & Memoirs.
I admit I was worried that this series had started to run out of steam after reading the tenth installment, Bite Club, but I’m happy to say that the latest Morganville book put my mind at ease. Last Breath offers lots of surprises, reveals, action and emotion that make it one of the most satisfying of the series so far. Literally no one is safe this time from Morganville’s latest threat where the twists just keep coming. I couldn’t have predicted any of the events that occurred this time around, and I love that Rachel Caine is taking so many exciting risks with her characters and providing such a juicy storyline this late in the series.
This time around in Morganville there’s a new threat that even has the vampires scared. Vampires are disappearing left and right and Amelie fears that the dreaded enemy that has hunted them for years has finally found them. It’s interesting to learn about this new threat and what makes it so powerful and lethal to everyone in Morganville. Claire, Shane, Eve and Michael are facing a huge challenge, and I was holding my breath to see how they would come out of it. Through multiple narrations of Claire, Michael, Eve, Shane and Amelie, we get more character reveals that give a new insight into our favorite Morganvillian’s. There is also plenty of Myrnin as well and he plays a key role in this book.
The characters go on quite a journey this time around. And the relationships they have built with each other and the other members of Morganville really make the events that occur that much more touching and meaningful. There is just the right amount of time spent with each character to move the story along and keep things interesting. The beginning of the book really threw me off track with how I expected the story to go, and the action just kept ramping up. There are plenty of emotional and romantic scenes though that balance out the drama and suspense. In fact, some of the biggest insights and vulnerabilities of the characters are revealed this time around.
This is the third installment I’ve read via audiobook, and I think this is now my favorite way to experience this series. The narrator, Cynthia Holloway, does an expert job with the characters. From Myrnin to Amelie, Claire to Shane, all of the character voices are distinct and believable. They match up very well to the character voices in my head, and the narration conveys the appropriate amount of emotion and intensity.
Paranormal-urban fantasy book lover!
All of them, each character has grown in their own unique way and its awesome to listen to Cynthia portray the characters, she does an amazing job!
Yes, she is the best choice for this series, she puts so much uniqueness into each character and their voice and emotions.
I actually cried during "one" chapter in the book. The way it was written and portrayed had the tears flowing. I have never reacted to a book in such a way before. This is by far my favorite book out of the series.
A mom, a wife, a friend, a happy ending addict, an audiobook junkie, a wine lover and geek wanna -be. I'm constantly looking to be blown away.
Fantastic new addition!!! this book just rocked from beginning to end, this series keeps getting better and better.
A total vindication for Shane(I really didn't like him much until now) my man Myrnin... still Myrnin, and continues to be my favorite.
The phrase" just when I thought I was out.. they pull back me in"" has never been more fitting with action that barely lets come out for breath -before it draggs back in.
I loved, loved it.
Another Terrific performance by Cynthia Holloway, excellent job with all the different points of view.
What wasn't there to love? there is always adventure, always something new to go head to head with. This one really threw me for a loop I never expected this one.
I tend to laugh with the adventures and funny little things they do. this one made me want to cry.
keep up the good work, being enjoyment to my drive to and from work and anywhere else I can steal some peace and quite for myself.
This book was the best one in the series in my opinion. I really enjoyed it listened to it in about a day could put my ipod down. The story was gripping and had you wondering what was going to happy next. The narrator is a great story teller. The writer did a good job on this book, yes it's young adult but still a good listen.
this is one of her best books. For much of it I wasn't sure if Claire would live or die or turn vampire. I won't give away what happens, but it had me on the edge of my seat.
If you continue to read about Clair, Eve, Shane and Michael the story keeps you on the edge. I could not put this audio down I had to keep listening. I was sad to find out that the next book is not narrated by Cynthia Holloway.
It is just another amazing book by this author. I love them all
She is amazing
Yes as always with this author
I know the Morganville books are not technically "good" books, but I always enjoy my time in Morganville. The clip along, the characters are enjoyable, the plots decent. Caine has a good niche here, and I'll follow her as long as she wants to take me there.
Most enjoyable to me is probably the quick and fun pace, these stories are an afternoon, a moment, a good meal - a fun night with your friends. They aren't War & Peace, they don't try to be, but they give you a fun ride while you're there.
Yes, though I much prefer her YA to she "adult" novels.
Any scene with Myrnin, particularly behind the wheel of a car is my favorite.
I always laugh out loud with Caine. Especially when Myrnin or Shane has a particularly wonderful piece of dialogue.
Is it just my inexperience when it comes to audio books or was this one not so great? I mean I will be the first to admit that I have very little knowledge when it comes to audio books however this one kept making me cringe. Where I understand the need/want to change the voices for dialogue I felt that this one was over done. I really enjoy all of Rachel Caine's books and this is the first one I have ever purchased as an audio book from her but I found myself pausing it just so that I could take a break from the voice reading it to me. It is taking away from the story for me. I am going to have to purchase the actual written version of the book to get the most enjoyment out of it. I am very disappointed.
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