Last Breath (Morganville Vampires Series #11)

Last Breath (Morganville Vampires Series #11)

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by Rachel Caine
     
 

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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

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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?

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Absorbing suspense dominates this chick-lit vampire story. This 11th installment of the Morganville Vampires series doesn't require familiarity with the previous books for readers to figure out what's going on, and to find excellent suspense. Claire, the story's main protagonist, lives in the Glass House with her heartthrob Shane, her best friend, goth girl Eve, and vampire Michael (whom human Eve wants to marry). Humans and vampires share Morganville, with humans providing pints of blood for their more powerful neighbors. The town reacts against the proposed marriage, but all becomes moot when a far more powerful entity invades: the draug, sea-based enemies of the vampires. They decimate the vampire population, also attacking humans who get in their way. Claire finds herself caught in a limbo-like state as she tries to fight them, adding another layer of suspense to the already gripping tale. Caine puts her strong imagination to good use in devising semi-impossible scenarios for her characters to conquer, and she writes the major fight scene well. A few quirky characters and some humor flavor the story, such as Claire's highly eccentric scientist employer, vampire Myrnin, who apparently secretly loves her, as does the emotionally aware house the group lives in. Chick-lit staples come in the form of clothes, a bit of gossip and girl rivalry. A gripping, original take on vampires. (Paranormal adventure. 12 & up)
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"[Caine] can deal out amazing plot twists as through she was dealing out cards." —Charlaine Harris

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780451234872
Publisher:
Penguin Group (USA)
Publication date:
11/01/2011
Series:
Morganville Vampires Series, #11
Pages:
352
Product dimensions:
5.82(w) x 8.48(h) x 1.14(d)
Age Range:
12 - 17 Years

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"[Caine] can deal out amazing plot twists as through she was dealing out cards." —-Charlaine Harris

Meet the Author

Rachel Caine is the author of more than twenty novels, including The Morganville Vampires and Weather Warden series. She lives in Fort Worth, Texas.

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Last Breath 4.6 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 215 reviews.
harstan More than 1 year ago
Morganville is not a typical Texas town, but a social experiment to see whether humans and vampires can peacefully co-exist. The vampires stand at the top of the food chain; they make the rules that humans must obey. Four friends (humans Claire, Eve and Shane and the vampire Michael) room in Glass House. Eve and Michael are in love and want to marry, but their respective species violently oppose interspecies marriage. Taking a rest from the nuptial craziness, Claire and Shane meet a vampire from a nearby town with a letter addressed to Amelie the Founder and ruler of Morganville. Myron the mad vampire scientist takes it and tells them it says "run". At about the same time, Claire sees a strong male who is not vampire or human. An evil long standing enemy of Amelia and her species has arrived. This thing disguised as human can easily kill a vampire. The town's residents regardless of specie are in extreme danger as recently three vampires vanished without a trace after a visit from Magnus. The eleventh Morganville Vampires small town fantasy (see Ghost Town) is a pulse pounding supernatural thriller that keeps readers on the edge until the Last Breath expires. Courageous Claire has risked her life before against impossible odds, but this time the adversary seems too powerful, but though human she still tries to rescue vampires from the wrath of Magnus. Shane's perspective is narrower as he thrives to do what it takes to keep his risk-taking beloved Claire safe. Rachel Caine writes a wonderful young adult tale in which the heroes must choose fight or flight with either option most likely leading to death. Harriet Klausner
kerafaith More than 1 year ago
Follow Claire, Shane, Michael, and Eve on the adventure of their lives. Bishop has nothing on the advasory in this book. I literally didn't want to put it down. If you're a fan of the Morganville series you have got to read this, the latest book in the series.
Jess Gough More than 1 year ago
NOVEMBER 21st 2011! Anybody else soooo excited that they preordered it already?!?! I am so excited I cant wait for this book to come out!!!! Her books are sooo fricken amazing! I love her she is so amazing! MORGANVILLE VAMPIRES IS THE BEST SERIES EVER!!! :D
IowaGirl23 More than 1 year ago
I am in LOVE with the Morganville Vampires Series!I laughed, my heart broke, I got scared, & I was on the edge of my seat! I have bought every single book. I started the first one not even knowing it was a series and after finishing the first book in a day in a half I didn't want to stop! I bought all the books the next day and finished the whole series in 2 weeks! I am obsessed and recommend it to everyone! I already pre-ordered Last Breath and can not WAIT to get it in the mail! I hope this series continues forever! I would buy every single book! Way to go Rachel Caine!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Ok well in this book we see the character's different point of views. Here it is just like bite club... you just want to read and finish this. Caine made a wonderful series and i love her for this. Ive been reading this series since 6th grade and i reread this series more than other books i have in my nook library. In this book, claire sees "something" that is not a vampire or human. Only shes sees this and had been seeing this thing for a while and thought "oh its just someone new in town" now its not bishop... its worse than bishop. You HAVE to read this and im going to buy the last and final one right after i write this! If u havent read this or the series, something is wrong with you. Im a HUGEE fan of thisnseries and of ms.caine. thanks for writing this!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Like all the other books this story gets you hook right of the bat. Took me only a day to read.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I loved it! I need Black Dawn now! Amazing series.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I love love love love love love love love love love love love love love love love love LOVED this series! The best evr... i recomend it big time!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I started that book at night thought i could read a page or two to go to sleep and that was my mistake i could not put it down till the next morning. You are a genius author rachel. Thank you for the best books for vampires i have ever read
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This is a must read series!! Highly recommended!!
Steph_G83 More than 1 year ago
The Morganville Vampires is one of my favorite series that I hope will still have several more books to come. Rachel Caine has done one of the most important (and difficult) things...she has not made any of the books repetitive. I have found that some longer series start to get boring because the same things happen in every book. I think Last Breath is the best book (so far) in the series. So much happens in this book and I went through so many emotions. I loved the ending but I wasn't happy with it being a cliffhanger! I definitely can't wait for the next book to be released! Keep up the excellent work Ms. Caine!!!
Jamielovesreading More than 1 year ago
I read this book in 2 days...I love any books by Rachel Caine! The Morganville Series is one of my favorites! I would recommend this series to anyone who likes a good vampire book! If you haven't read any Rachel Caine books today is the day to start!!!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This book was amazing. I hope there is another book where shane ane claire get married. Oh yeah and eve and micheal.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Cant wait for book #12. I have enjoyed The Morganville series. A must read!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I love this series! I have to admit I was freaked a bit with the whole Claire thing. And my heart broke for Shane and Myrnin. I hope the next one is just a good and the Eve and Michael get their happy ending.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Ok so i have to admit that the last few Morganville books have dragged on and been a little pointless, but i loved the first six so much i continued to read them hoping they would get back to how they were. I AM VERY HAPPY TO SAY IT HAS HAPPENED! It reminded me of why I feel in love with the series in the first place. I This book was absolutely phenomenal ! The plot was incredibly intriguing and suspenseful and the characters were relatable and charming. The only thing i was upset about was that Eve was not as witty as she normally is, but i think it has to do with all the drama that was constantly around her. In all, i honestly believe that the Morganville Vampire Series has gotten its Mojo back.. and i cant be any happier! CANT WAIT UNTIL THE NEXT BOOK!!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I love this series!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I am new to this author and i read all the books in this series and loved them. It is just a nice change to the whole vampire craze. Can't wait till the next one.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Thinhs rake a "ghostly" turn
SleepDreamWrite More than 1 year ago
OMG this got intense and action packed, pretty quickly in the book. And the ending, I was like you can't end it like that! Good entry in the series though. And yay for more Myrnin. Obviously can't wait for the next book. This series is great and the four main Claire, Shane, Michael and Eve are awesome.
Vampire1DH More than 1 year ago
If you liked the other Morganville books this one does not disapoint. It's action packed and keeps you wondering what will happen in the end for Mirganville residents. If your new to the series it makes you wonder what you missed previously. Great book read on.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Best book in the series so far
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I do not want the series to ever en! Ill be so sad when it ends but im so anxious to read more! Greatt book....just a bit sad for any myrin fans
dawname More than 1 year ago
I loved this book!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Love love love this series