FALL OF NIGHT BY RACHEL CAINE is a rush of a read. FALL OF
NIGHT is fast paced, exciting and suspenseful, one of the
best Morganville books so far. FALL OF NIGHT has a
of everything, kidnapping, murder, escaped vampires, an
evil weapon and Clair trying to live in the "Real" world.
Claire hates goodbyes, she figures she can sneak out of the
Glass house and to the border of Morganville to wait for
her parents to pick her up and she won't have to see
anyone, she is wrong. Not only do Shane, Michael and Eva
show up, but so does Myrnin. After the goodbyes, a car
ride to the Midland airport and a plane ride to Boston, she
is more than ready to meet up with her BFF from high school
Liz, and get started on the next phase of her life at MIT
studying under Dr Irene Anderson. Clair goes to
orientation and realizes that she is going to miss out on a
lot of normal college activities. Like attending normal
classes, having new friends and living in the dorm, not her
small and very expensive room in a townhouse with a very
OCD roommate, who also has a stalker. Clair realizes that
Liz is not the only one that has changed a lot from high
school. Morganville will make a person grow up very fast.
When Clair gets to meet her new mentor Dr Irene Anderson
she is surprised to find out that she was once one of
Myrnin's assistants, and that she reports directly to
Amelie. After getting Claire set up with a security badge
and the proper procedures of entering the lab, Dr Anderson
asks Claire if she is working on any projects. Claire
hesitates answering her, but after a few minutes decides
that it would be safe to tell her about VLAD (Vampire
Leveling Adjustment Device). This piques the professor's
interest and tells Claire she will take her home to get it.
Dr. Anderson is horrified that Claire had it shipped and
did not carry it with her. After explaining that she did
not want to have to explain to airport security about the
device, she relaxed. Claire told her that the rest of her
boxes should arrive that day and that VLAD would be there.
Dr. Anderson gives Claire busy work for the rest of the day
and when it was about 5 decides it is time to leave and
tells Claire to call her after unpacking and she will have
someone come by and pick up VLAD. After going home and
unpacking VLAD first thing she calls Dr. Anderson. Pete
and Jesse show up later that evening to take her and VLAD
back to the lab. Later that evening, home alone, Claire
hears someone in the house. At first she thought it was
Liz, but instead there are two men dressed all in black
searching her house. She overhears them saying that it isn't
there, she assumes they are
talking about VLAD.
The next day, while she and Dr.
Anderson are taking VLAD apart, she tell her about the
visitors and that she thinks they were looking for her and
VLAD. When Dr. Anderson all of sudden tells her to hide
VLAD in the security wall. She barley gets the panel closed
when four people dressed in suits with weird lapel pins
enter the lab. Dr. Anderson lets her leave for the day
telling to call Dr. Floery, that he would know what to do.
She goes to Floery's to see Jesse and tell her what
happened, in the process she swears she sees Shane, but
that is not possible he is back in Morganville. At the end
of FALL OF NIGHT Claire finds herself back at the border of
Morganville being escorted back in by police chief Hanna
Moses, and she has some very interesting new friends with
From here this is where all the excitement starts. Claire
is again running her life, but with new people helping her,
and she is wishing that she had the back up of her friends.
Be careful what you wish for. Personally I think this is
the best Morganville book since about book 3 or 4. I
through FALL OF NIGHT so fast I think I will have to go
back and reread it. Ms. Caine really hit her mark with this
one and I cannot wait to see what happens to the
residence, human and vampire in the next book. This is a
must read if you are a fan of Morganville, even if
FALL OF NIGHT is worth a read.
Thanks to its unique combination of human and vampire
residents, Morganville, Texas, is a small college town with
big–time problems. When student Claire Danvers gets
the chance to experience life on the outside, she takes it.
But Morganville isn't the only town with vampire trouble...
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...
I think I've read the first 2 or 3 books and enjoyed them, but never kept up with the rest of the series. I'm always hesitant about series that are so big. Not because it's a lot to read, just because it is hard for the author to keep the plot exciting and engaging while at the same time, keeping the story line logical and realistic enough that it can be that long. This makes me want to pick the series back up though! If I remember correctly, each book was a quick read, so it shouldn't be too hard to catch up. :) (Samantha Randolph 8:10pm July 20)