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...
This is the fourteenth book in the Morganville series, the penultimate instalment of this fantastic series and as ever, I devoured it! This one was different than the others because it wasn't in Morganville, which started out interesting as I laughed at the "inside joke" feel when Claire knew how to handle herself, but while it was just as good, it wasn't the same. Luckily, this did not distract from the awesome that is Caine's story-telling.
Even though it wasn't in Morganville, there was not a quiet moment. After the shocking events of the last book, Claire needs to get away and goes to MIT to study with an ex-Morganville resident about vampire control. It was very interesting to read about vampires outside the "safe" surroundings of Morganville, made it a little surreal! But of course, you can take the girl out of the town, but not the town out of the girl, and Morganville catches up with Claire. Which was amazing, because I was beginning to miss Myrnin's crazy and Eve and Michael's sweet relationship madness. An added bonus was the alternate chapters written by Shane's point of view, which allows an alternate view of life outside Morganville.
As this is the second-to-last book, you really realised how far all these characters had come. Especially Claire. She has turned into a smart and confident young woman, able to hold her own against anything. And then there's the vampires. Myrnin was adorably weird in this one, which I love about him. Plus Claire's device has some disastrous effects on all the vamps, which I found terrifying; having met and fallen in love with these characters and to have some "believers" mess with their person was just horrible.
Non-stop action, heart in your throat moments, as well as sweet romance and - I have to mention this - some historical references that I guessed right! And the ending? Oh wow, Daylighters is going to be EPIC!
Published 2nd May 2013 by Alison and Busby.