Title: Last Breath
Author: Rachel Caine
Published by: Allison & Busby
Date: October 2011
With her boss preoccupied researching the Founder Houses in Morganville, student Claire Danvers is left to her own devices when she learns that three vampires have vanished without a trace. She soon discovers that the last person seen with one of the missing vampires is someone new to town—a mysterious individual named Magnus. After an uneasy encounter with Morganville’s latest resident, Claire is certain Magnus isn’t merely human. But is he a vampire—or something else entirely?
Opening line: Shane's lips felt like velvet against the nape of her neck, and Claire shivered in delight as his breath warmed the skin there.
Closing line: And she kissed him, and kissed him, and kissed him, while the sun came up and bathed Morganville in one last, shining day.
Last Breath is where things start to really get back on track in Morganville! Bite Club was just a taste of better things to come and with Last Breath Caine seems to be back in the writing comfort zone.
Often we come across a book that is very hard to review because we are worried we will give to much away and spoil the story for others. Last Breath is one of those books! If like me you felt a few books in the middle of this series were there just for the sake of it and you're maybe not yet up-to-date I would say keep reading!!
Caine sure knows how to wake you up to this series again and Last Breath was full of just about everything to be honest! Shock deaths, ghosts, a new breed of villains, ideas of a marriage and thoughts of suicide.
I like again how we see the story through the eyes of others rather than just Claire, it obvious why we need these different view points as readers. It was interesting to see things through Amelie's eyes but I felt in this story she seemed weak! She was ready to run from the Draug, the bad guys, and kill those loyal to her because of what they knew. I much preferred the fighting spirit we have come to know from Amelie. She is not alone though, the vampires are scared, actually scared of the Draug and as they start to go missing one by one plans are set in motion for the vampires to leave Morganville and set up shop elsewhere.
Now we all know about Michael and Eve's relationship and we know they want to marry but one has to question this and wonder will Eve turn Vamp? Because why marry Michael when she will age and die and he will not!? or Will Claire come up with a miracle cure and Micheal becomes human again? Something more must happen with these two, it's just got too! And while we are on relationships it's rather obvious how deep and real the love Claire and Shane share is. I would think they'll get married and Claire will go off to MIT and they'll all go together, but hey, that's just my thoughts.
I really enjoyed Last Breath and picked up Black Dawn right after finishing as I needed to know what happened because Caine leaves Last Breath on a bit of a cliffhanger. As I said earlier, if you were getting a little fed up of this series carry on with it, you won't be disappointed in the end!