First, I have to say that I have throughly enjoyed this series and have given many of the books a five star rating. This one however falls a little below the bar for me. Don't get me wrong, there was plenty of action and drama, and all of our favorite characters were there. It's just that the ending was so.....blah.
At the end of installment 14, VLAD is a success, Oliver is forced to leave Morganville, Michael and Eve come to MIT to get Claire and Shane back, and Shane get bitten by some sort of "dog". Oh, and the group is introduced to yet another threat. The Daylight Foundation. Thankfully they are able to escape the Foundation and head back to Morganville where they can finally rest easy, or as easy as one can live in a town run by vampires.
Once they hit the town limits everyone is shocked when they are confronted with the local police and Michael, along with Oliver, Jesse & Myrnin are taken into custody. No longer is Morganville run by the vampires. The Daylight Foundation had arrived there to "bring them all into the light". Unfortunately, the light that the Daylight Foundation promises isn't all that bright.
Led by a former vampire; yes, I said former vampire, the fanged population of Morganville are rounded up, given shock collars, housed in the vacant mall, basically starved, and offered or forced to take the cure for vampirism. A cure that tends to kill most of the recipients.
Should Clair accept this new Morganville where humans can walk freely in the day as well as the night? Or does she protect her vampire friends? Who are the actual "bad guys"? More importantly, can Shane be cured from being an actual hellhound??
If you have enjoyed the rest of The Morganville books you will also enjoy this one. At least until you reach the last chapter. I just wish it ended with a bit more bang.
4 of 5 stars
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