Black Dawn (Morganville, #12) – Rachel Caine

9526658Author: Rachel Caine

Rating: 5/5

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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…


The Morganville Vampires series is a long-standing favorite of mine. Seriously, I’ve been reading these installments since 2007, when a friend of mine introduced me to it after the first couple of books were already out. This is same friend who introduced me to Vampire Academy, so I usually liked her recommendation (and that she let me borrow her books, when the library here is totally archaic with new releases).  I’ll pretty much read anything that Rachel Caine comes out with.

I usually have difficulty reviewing books that are sequels, in case someone hasn’t read the first and I don’t want to give away the entire series, so bear with me.

Morganville has been taken over by draug, vampires who habituate in water and seduce other vampires into coming to their death with their deadly song. A lot like sirens. Even the vampires in town are terrified of the draug. The whole point of Morganville being in the desert was that there was very little rainfall, making it hard for draug to survive in those conditions. One bite from a Draug will bring a very slow and painful death to any vampire. Amelie, the town’s founder and queen, has been bitten by a master draug and is slowly becoming one herself. Her second in command, Oliver, is trying to hold everything together.

Black Dawn also is told from varying points of view between the main cast of characters. Different from its usual one POV of Claire, it furthers the plot along in places where Claire was not present or involved. Rachel Caine did a fantastic job weaving everyone’s different POV’s together and it flowed nicely in order to advance the plot.

Overall, Black Dawn is a great add-on in this series, and I again recommend all the Morganville Vampire books for their creativity and character development. There’s always trouble brewing in Morganville, after all. This would make a fun and entertaining television series (coughcoughCWIMLOOKINGATYOUcoughcough).


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  1. Is this a good series to read? It seems to be going on forever…with no finishing line?

    • Yeah its good, the characters are developped over the series and you get attached to them. It’s 15 books long, relatively short/small books with like 200 pages each, or somewhere around that until the later ones get larger. The 14th book just released (this review is 12th book) and there’s one more to be released in november and that will conclude the series.


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