Black Dawn (Morganville Vampires Series #12)

Black Dawn (Morganville Vampires Series #12)

by Rachel Caine

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Overview

In the hotly anticipated twelfth installment of the Morganville Vampires series, it is up to Michael, Eve, Shane, and Claire to keep their town safe from a powerful, relentless enemy.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781400167142
Publisher: Tantor Media, Inc.
Publication date: 05/21/2012
Series: Morganville Vampires Series , #12
Edition description: MP3 - Unabridged CD
Product dimensions: 5.30(w) x 7.40(h) x 0.60(d)
Age Range: 12 - 17 Years

About the Author

Rachel Caine is the New York Times and USA Today bestselling author of more than thirty novels, including the Weather Warden series, the Outcast Season series, the Revivalist series, and the Morganville Vampires series. She was born at White Sands Missile Range, which people who know her say explains a lot. She has been an accountant, a professional musician, an insurance investigator, and, until recently, carried on a secret identity in the corporate world as a communications executive. She and her husband, fantasy artist R. Cat Conrad, live in Texas with their iguana, Popeye.

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Praise for the Morganville Vampires Series:

“An intriguing world where vampires rule, only the strongest survive, and romance offers hope in the darkest of hours.”—Darque Reviews

“Another mesmerizing addition to a very inventive paranormal series...delightfully creepy and exciting.”—Night Owl Reviews

“These books are addictive.”—Richelle Mead, International Bestselling Author of the Vampire Academy Series

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Black Dawn: The Morganville Vampires 4.5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 127 reviews.
LITERALADDICTION_MLO More than 1 year ago
THEY GET BETTER AND BETTER! Our Review [by Michelle L. Olson – LITERAL ADDICTION’s Pack Alpha]: I love the Morganville Vampires series and have been an avid follower since book #1. While I didn’t think that anything could surpass the incredibleness that was Book #11, Last Breath, I stand corrected after the completion of Black Dawn. If I said that Last Breath was a home run, then Black Dawn was a grand slam! Like all Morganville books, there was tons of action, danger lurking around every corner, sweet romance, problems to be solved, friendships solidified, alliances forged, enemies made and mysteries galore, all packed into a fabulously eerie and quirky package. Like Last Breath, Black Dawn gives us insight into other characters by switching between points of view. It was seamlessly written and a wonderful gift for the reader to get inside these other characters’ heads. Last Breath was definitely darker than the other Morganville books. They’ve been getting increasingly darker installment after installment (to my utter delight), but there were times during Black Dawn that you could actually feel the hopelessness, and those times just lent more credibility to the glimpses of hope that were uncovered like rays of sunshine. While Morganville is known for its danger, and we fans have come to expect and love the town and its residents for it, the Morganville in Black Dawn is literally flooded with death, destruction and despair. All that deranged action is thrown at you in a non-stop thrill ride that grabs you from the very beginning and doesn’t’ really ever let go, because even after completion of the last page, you want to scream, “Well, what now??”. The character development in Black Dawn was intense, the storyline intriguing and demanding nothing short of utter investment, and the world, in true Rachel Caine fashion, beautifully fashioned. LITERAL ADDICTION gives Black Dawn a thoroughly deserved 5 Skulls, and would recommend it to EVERYONE! Morganville may be classified as YA, but we like to call it YA for the not-so-young-adult, and this installment proved that Rachel can capture both sides of the audience with ease. I am so happy that there will be more Morganville to come. I absolutely adore this series.
ConciseReviewsByMichelleL More than 1 year ago
In Last Breath, the rain brought a new and dire threat to Morganville and its vampires... their ancient enemies, the draug. Now, the vampires are fighting a losing war, and it will fall to the residents of the Glass House: Michael, Eve, Shane and Claire, to take the fight to an enemy who threatens to destroy the town, forever. Lovers of Morganville, rejoice: Black Dawn takes the intrigue, romance and nail-biting suspense of the series to its highest level yet! (Summary in Book) My Review: Black Dawn picks up almost right were the last book left off, with Claire and friends trying to figure out any way possible to fight off Magnus and his thrall. (Magnus is a Master draug, and ancient enemy of Vampires) Since the draug live as part of water, that means the storms hitting Morganville are much more deadly, and even the drinking/washing water isn’t safe. With Amelie bitten and transforming into a draug herself, Oliver is stepping up to take over with possibly disastrous results. Will Claire and Myrnin be able to come up with a successful weapon before Amelie is turned and even more h**l breaks loose? Well, it is an exciting read, packed with adventure, and twist and turns. I really enjoyed it, and I have read all the previous books, and it surprises me that with this being the 12th book, it’s one of the best. If you read the early ones, and wasn’t hooked, you should give this one a try, these books really have gotten better, especially the last few ones in the series. Here is a quote I found especially funny, I previously shared this on my blog as a teaser. Kindle location 481 Shane settled his flamethrower more comfortable on his shoulders. “Ladies? After you.” “Rude,” Claire said. “I was being polite!” “Not when you have a flamethrower.” I also thought it was so funny that Shane nicknamed Myrin Batty McCrackula, lol I really enjoyed how we got to dip into the minds of more characters. The last book did this some, but only a few people. In this one, we will have whole chapters from another’s POV, we get inside Michael, Eve, Amelie, Oliver, Shane, and Naomi, but the majority is still Claire. I really liked that. I was thinking it might have been cool to get a POV of Myrnin, but then thought, that might have been a little crazy in there, lol. Overall? Black Dawn is a great continuation of the Morganville Vampires series. You will be hanging on the edge of your seat, with all the action and suspense going on.
Leah-books More than 1 year ago
I am a teen and I really enjoy this series. This book has such an interesting story outline. can't wait to read more
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This has always been my favorite series. I only wish tht Claire and Myrnin end up together. Dont get me wrong i LOVE Shane but something about Myrnin and Claire being together gets me excited. Eve and Michael...its sad how they're relationship is goin on so far. I think they're great together but not so much anymore. They are slowly drifting apart the one thing Eve was afaid of is coming true. Either way i love all the twists an turns these books have nd I cant wait for the next book. THANK YOU, RACHEL CAINE FOR COMING UP WITH THIS AMAZING WORLD!!
Addicted_to_UrbanFantasy More than 1 year ago
Great story line, likable characters (even the "bad" ones), fast paced action, twists, turns, humor, conflict, and just enough romance without it being too mushy. All the components of a great novel. You won't want to put it down until you read the last page! Black Dawn, book 12 in the Morganville Vampires series picks up where Last Breath ended. The vampires of Morganville prepare to battle their most feared enemy, the Draug. They are a water based creature that can reproduce and spawn in a puddle. Every wonder why they built Morganville in the middle of BFE (or rather BFTexas). What better place to hide from a water based enemy than the middle of the hot Texas desert. Morganville vamps have been running from the Draug for centuries before settling in Morganville, their last safe haven. Now most of the vampires and humans have fled, but not the residents of the Glass House. They remain behind to help fight this new threat. As in Black Dawn, Ms. Caine gives us insight into other characters by switching between points of view. It was seamlessly written and the chapters flow beautifully from one person to another. Each character has such a very unique voice, making it easy to know who was narrating the chapter. It is a true gift for the reader to get inside the heads of these other characters. To find out more about what they are feeling and experience. The things that motivates and define how they act to what's going on around them. It makes for some interesting character growth. Shane's feelings about Claire, Eve's struggle to overcome her fear of Michael after he attacked her in Last Breath, Oliver's feelings toward Amelie, and even Hanna's feelings for Richard Morrell. I'm glad this was not the last book for the series. I can't wait for #13 - Bitter Blood. The title alone has my head spinning wondering what's going to happen! I can't wait to see how everything plays out!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
They keep geting better and better, cant wait too read the next one.. If u liked all the other books in this series, you'll love this one too.. :)
Ashnicole33 More than 1 year ago
I love this series!!!!!!!!<3 Can't wait till Shane and Claire finally get married !!!! The next book Bitter Blood is to far away!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I think they should turn this book series into a tv show.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Awesome book cant wait to read the next one!!!!!
Mrs_Siler More than 1 year ago
Read this book series. I'm never disappointed.
pollywannabook on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
Review courtesy of All Things Urban FantasyThe Morganville Vampire series by Rachel Caine is one of the most exciting, most inventive, and most consistently surprising YA series ever. Though I did have some issues with this latest installment, I can honestly say that even after twelve books, I hope the series never ends.As with the previous two books in The Morganville Vampires series, BLACK DAWN isn¿t told exclusively from Claire¿s point of view. Half the book is Claire¿s, but the other half is told from the POVs of Shane, Michael, Eve, Oliver, Hannah, and possibly a few others that I¿m forgetting. However, unlike the previous two books, I don¿t think the additional POVs strengthened the story. Most of them felt unnecessary (like Eve¿s chapters), and the others just contributed to the somewhat chaotic feel that BLACK DAWN had.In addition to too many POVs, the overall pace of BLACK DAWN is relentless, and unfortunately, that is not a compliment. The whole book is one long climax, like the downward rush of a rollercoaster but without the gradually building anticipation of the rise up or the break before the next climb. I really missed the casual interaction and playful moments between Claire and her friends. It was one attack/rescue/suicide mission after the next. Really I think this whole book should have been condensed to a handful of chapters and included in LAST BREATH since BLACK DAWN is really a continuation of the plot established in the previous book.The real saving grace with BLACK DAWN was the ending. It was excellent in the way I¿ve come to expect from this series. Caine isn¿t afraid to do terrible things to her characters and kill them off when necessary. The last several chapters were gripping and tragic and pivotal for the future of Morganville. I can¿t say I¿m going to miss the storyline involving the draug, but I¿m am crazy excited by the direction they have forced the series into. So many delicious and scary possibilities have opened up and I can¿t wait to see what happens next in BITTER BLOOD on November 6, 2012.Sexual Content: Kissing
Bookswithbite on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
If anyone knows me they will know how much I am about to talk about this book! I mean AHHHHHHHHH! Holy crapola amazing! Riveting and never-ending explosions of plot that keep me at the edge of my seat. (And seriously, if you have not read this series, what are you waiting for GO!!!)Every time I open a book from Morganville, I fall right back into the city. I see the coffee shop, the university as well as the Glass house. What I loved about this book is that the author, Ms. Caine presents the reader with some amazing point of views. Most of the time, we are given the point of view from Claire. Not that I don't like her, she is my home-girl, but it is very interesting to see and feel what the other characters are thinking.First off Eve. WOW! To be in here shoes was like stepping on a never-ending roller coaster ride and never ever wanting to get off. I loved hearing her thoughts, feelings her emotions of the trials that her and Michael are going through. I especially loved feeling the power she has in herself. The moment when she step up to Michael and told him.....ooooh boy! I was like,"You go Girl!"Next Shane. Another one of my favorite characters who's attitude never ceases to make me snort. I loved being in his mind and seeing his thought and feelings for Claire. let me tell you ladies that his love for Claire is so pure and sweet, it makes you heart beat faster. They he saw them together in their future, in a future that is just hope made me want to cry. I admired that he saw something beautiful despite all the crap and wars going on in Morganville. Next, deaths. Yes there are some and no I won't say who. But I will say that I am sad to see this character go. The character is a minor one, but one that still made a big impact on the the glass gang. My final verdict, MIND BLOWN! Black Dawn features everything you want a a book. Growth in the characters, love when you least expect it and death hanging at every corner. Black Dawn surpasses the other books and sets the sights for an amazing change that is yet to happen. Never predictable and always enjoyable, Black Dawn sweeps the reader away!
pacey1927 on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
"Black Dawn" concludes the story of the draugs started in "Last Breath". We have had a lot of good plotlines in the Morganville Vampires series by Rachel Caine but these draugs are seriously scary. Added bonuses because they are also such a unique concept. "Black Dawn" sees Morganville pretty much destroyed and abandoned. Only a few vampires and humans remain in town, hiding and trying to figure out a way to reclaim their home. Amalie has been bitten and may be dying or even transforming into one of the creatures.I loved visiting with these characters that seem like friends after the hours I've spent reading about them. But they aren't very happy go lucky this time around. Things are really, really bad in Morganville. Eve and Michael have gone from engaged to avoiding each other due to the events at the end of "Last Breath". This book was nonstop action. The gang jumps from one crazy and dangerous situation to another. The book is told in alternating character viewpoints which I didn't mind at all except I think that it contributed to the fact that we had very little downtime in "Black Dawn". I missed the banter between the four best friends. I missed seeing into their romantic relationships. Heck, I even like reading about them fighting with Monica or sitting around talking about their newest troubles. This book doesn't have much of that.We get to see Oliver, Hannah and weird vamp Naomi narrating chapters in "Black Dawn". My favorite (besides Shane, Claire, and Eve) had to be Oliver. I really liked reading his chapters. It brought up so many questions about who Oliver really is. I like the mystery of him. I can't ever really feel like I know him or his motivations. Hannah was there to relate one sequence in particular. I wasn't as fond of her. Reading her narrations almost made me like her less than I used to. Naomi is one crazy vamp. I found her chapters entertaining and they brought up more questions than answers. I really feel like her portions of "Black Dawn" may be our clues as to the what happens next in the series.My favorite character is Myrnin. Not a big surprise as Myrnin is the favorite of many of the series devoted fans. I am happy to say that he does have quite a part to play in "Black Dawn" and even gets off a few of his trademark quirky one liners. Still not as many of them as usual, another ode to how bleak things are.Warning: Proceed forward at your own risk! There seemed to be an unavoidable event destined to happen in "Black Dawn" then surprisingly it didn't happen. I felt like it would have been a daring move on Caine's part to have this certain thing happen and when it turned around at the end I felt like it was a cop out. It almost felt like Caine changed the story at the last minute. Rumor was this was supposed to be the final book, so maybe she did in fact change it when she realized she would be writing more of these novels. This would have drastically mixed things up in Morganville and I am sorry she didn't go this route. That said, Caine still made a couple of bold choices with her characters here in "Black Dawn". While one thing happened that made me quite sad, the final event in the book thrilled me to pieces. Again, I think its quite brave for the author. She doesn't make this series repetitive and does take some risks. It really pays off when you look at other long running series that fail after awhile.Overall: Another strong addition to the series. Lot and lots of action...almost too much action and some big changes to Morganville fans don't want to miss.
LITERALADDICTION on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
Our Review [by Michelle L. Olson ¿ LITERAL ADDICTION¿s Pack Alpha]:I love the Morganville Vampires series and have been an avid follower since book #1. While I didn¿t think that anything could surpass the incredibleness that was Book #11, Last Breath, I stand corrected after the completion of Black Dawn. If I said that Last Breath was a home run, then Black Dawn was a grand slam! Like all Morganville books, there was tons of action, danger lurking around every corner, sweet romance, problems to be solved, friendships solidified, alliances forged, enemies made and mysteries galore, all packed into a fabulously eerie and quirky package. Like Last Breath, Black Dawn gives us insight into other characters by switching between points of view. It was seamlessly written and a wonderful gift for the reader to get inside these other characters¿ heads. Last Breath was definitely darker than the other Morganville books. They¿ve been getting increasingly darker installment after installment (to my utter delight), but there were times during Black Dawn that you could actually feel the hopelessness, and those times just lent more credibility to the glimpses of hope that were uncovered like rays of sunshine.While Morganville is known for its danger, and we fans have come to expect and love the town and its residents for it, the Morganville in Black Dawn is literally flooded with death, destruction and despair. All that deranged action is thrown at you in a non-stop thrill ride that grabs you from the very beginning and doesn¿t¿ really ever let go, because even after completion of the last page, you want to scream, ¿Well, what now??¿. The character development in Black Dawn was intense, the storyline intriguing and demanding nothing short of utter investment, and the world, in true Rachel Caine fashion, beautifully fashioned. LITERAL ADDICTION gives Black Dawn a thoroughly deserved 5 Skulls, and would recommend it to EVERYONE! Morganville may be classified as YA, but we like to call it YA for the not-so-young-adult, and this installment proved that Rachel can capture both sides of the audience with ease. I am so happy that there will be more Morganville to come. I absolutely adore this series.
MyndiL More than 1 year ago
Even though I knew coming into this book that there were more after...I had moments where I was so into the story that I was like "Omg this is it, this is the end of Morganville!" And after finishing, perhaps it is...perhaps it is the end of Morganville as we formerly knew it! That's what's so great about this series though, with a series this long it's refreshing to have new storylines and different twists and turns that keep everything exciting and still make you want to come back for more. I had been told by someone that these books got boring after awhile and were too predictable. I've not found that to be the case for me...each book takes the characters in a direction I've never seen a teen vampire book go before. In #12 you will get scared...you will get scared for lives, you will get scared for relationships, you will even get scared for some of the vampires you might not care about too much. There's a lot going on and a lot to process and in the end, while we still get a cliffhanger, it's a little more bearable than others within the series. If you enjoy paranormal romance, or vampire books in general...get out and get started on your Morganville adventure!
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BlkosinerBookBlog More than 1 year ago
   I wanted to read Black Dawn because I had to know what was going to happen with Amelie, and I am loving this series in general. I have raced through them and can't stop making moments to read it.     It was hard seeing Eve and Michael having a hard time after the events in the last book, but I am so rooting for them to somehow make it work. But some of the comments and being in M's head makes me think that maybe it won't. I hope so hard that I am misreading it though, because even though Eve has such a vulnerability she is also very strong and knows how to handle herself.     Claire is coming even more into her own, and less afraid to speak up. She had a confrontation with Oliver, and I was so proud of her. I sincerely hope that some cure can be found for Amelie, but it was looking pretty grim, and I wondered just how Morganville would continue to exist and how the humans would fare if Oliver did take over.      It was neat though, to see humans and vamps working side by side and growing a bit more appreciation for the other in fighting the powerful draugh. They are water dwellers, and can move and multiply. Though they prefer vamps, they will go after humans too, and it was very action filled as they were fighting them. I was worried by the tone that the epilogue took, but I imagine it will just be another obstacle for them to overcome.     It didn't disappoint with keeping me guessing, bringing new challenges and developing the charac ters that I have come to love or at least love to hate. There is still the hint of unpredictability, and characters acting in a way that I haven't come to line up with their personalities and actions thus far.      Definitely still enjoying the series, and will continue until its over, at which point I might cry. Bottom Line: Good installment, new enemies to fight and insights on the characters. 
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