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Black Dawn

(The Morganville Vampires #12)

4.25  ·  Rating details ·  17,912 ratings  ·  1,022 reviews
Ever since the draug—mysterious creatures that prey on vampires—took over Morganville, the lives of student Claire Danvers and her friends have been thrown into turmoil. Most of the town’s residents have evacuated, but Claire, Shane, Eve and Michael have chosen to stay and fight.Using the city’s water system to spread, the draug have rapidly multiplied. Things in Morganvil ...more
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Published May 1st 2012 by Penguin New American Library
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May 28, 2011 rated it really liked it
just announced by Rachel:

In case you didn't hear the news yet: THERE WILL BE THREE MORE MORGANVILLE NOVELS after Book 12, bringing the total for the series to 15 books! I don't know titles yet, but will be able to share some by the end of the year. I just posted the cover for BLACK DAWN, book 12. - Rachel



Took me absolutely forever to finish this book. Mainly because it's summer and I didn't have the h
May 22, 2012 rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
Everything about the Morganville vampire’s series is getting so repetitive and tiresome. This book is so similar to previous books in the series – Claire and co are in danger. Michael broods. The gang try and come up with a solution to said danger which requires them moving from A to B for some reason or another. Eve makes smart-alecky remarks. Whist moving from A to B there’s a fight with the bad guys. Michael broods some more. Claire and co think they’re dead but somehow manage to survive the ...more
Dec 13, 2011 rated it liked it
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Black Dawn....ooooooh sounds all mysterious and dark.

I looooooove these books, don't get me wrong, but does anyone else want them all to be happy for five minutes or just get the fucking balls to run out of town for good? Or can't these kids just figure out that their town is going to hell and to just leave? I find myself feeling that sometimes, but I still love these books.

Also, I found the last book significantly creepier than the other eleven of them. Anyone? Anyone think that either? I'm ju
Edrillan (vampire junkie)
Feb 14, 2012 rated it it was amazing
Ooops hold your horses guys possible teasers and spoilers in here....

Okay don't say I didn't warn you?!!!

Now carry on.....

Hey so I just finished reading this book I mean just now actually and I'm still having the after -effects of it.....
So let's go to my review ..there's a lot I like about this book one of those are the times when MYRNIN is clearly showing his affection for CLAIRE (don't get me wrong guys I'm still team SHANE) I'm also happy for EVE and MICHAEL they finally had their plan come
Oct 31, 2010 rated it it was amazing
:Some Spoilers:

I tell myself every time I finish one of these books not to bother reviewing it since I sound like a freaken broken record. It's true, just read the 11 past reviews. But at last, I simply can't resist gushing about how un-freaken-believable this series is!

In the lastest episode, Black Dawn, Claire and the gang continue to fight off a common enemy between humans and vampires. Magnus and his hive of draugs.
Now lets just take a moment here so I can properly geek-out how badly I loved
Anzu The Great Destroyer
First of all I would like to give you the honor of meeting my Myrnin. Yes, I know he doesn’t exactly look like Rachel Caine intended him to, but I don’t care. Deal with it. Now bathe in his awesomeness!

Mmmmmmmmm. He is perfect.

Anyways, if you managed to read this series completely, or close to it, you might as well call yourself a Morganville fan. If you are a Morganville fan, you surely know about the vampire heaven that is I personally stalk the shit out of
Nov 07, 2010 rated it it was amazing
Haven’t you heard? Geeks run the world now…

Black Dawn was the perfect fix for my Morganville addiction. I wait for six to seven months for each release to finally hit the shelves and when they do, I’m one of the first in line to download my eBook and hide in my room for a couple of days. This is one of the few storylines where I don’t mind if they continue indefinitely. Typically, for most series I invest in, I’m usually eager to see the final conclusion approach, but with Morganville I actuall
Oct 24, 2011 rated it liked it
What Morganville Vampires book isn't amazing? I can't wait for this.

~Edit 2012 September~

I've always liked Morganville as I've stated above. I expected a lot from this book--maybe too much. For starters, I got the book, read the first chapter, and let it sit in a corner for weeks. It didn't interest me, in fact, it bored me. When I finally decided to pick it up again I had to tell myself "it will get better. Just keep reading and finish it." It didn't. I found the constant shift in prospective a
Aug 09, 2011 rated it it was amazing
UPDATE: It was ahhh-mazing!!! Another wonderful installment in this riveting series! <3

I.... really need..... this..... BOOK!!! <3

Here's an excerpt to tide you over till the release date:
I love The Morganville Vampires series with all my heart. I've read all the books to date a few times and I only do that with absolute all-time favourites. I tend to complain when a series just goes on and on but seriously? I don't want this one to end, ever. I don't know how I can ever let go of these wonderfully developed characters and their scarily addictive story. Everything about these books just draw me in and refuses to let go. They're so incredibly gripping and entertaining. The only ba ...more
Sep 20, 2017 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: 2017-reads
The Morganville Vampires

Black Dawn

Rachel Caine

Book twelve…

So the Draug have taken over the town except for the Founders Square. Where everyone is holed up.

Eve is scared of Michael since he bit her.

Amelie is slowly turning into a Master Draug.

Myrnin has made a load of weapons that can slow down a Draug but not kill.

Claire, Shane and Naomi (a vampire they saved from the pool,) go out looking for the vamp Doctor and his friend.

Eve goes out with a load of other Vampires to drop weapons of in places.
"Morganville, Texas, isn't like other towns. Oh, it's small, dusty, and ordinary in most ways, but the thing is, there are these Vampires...They own the town. They run it. And until now they've been the unquestioned  ruling class. "

That is until the Draug showed up. 

There's a reason why after reading Twelve books in this series I'm still obsessed with it! Rachel Caine has one of the most vivid imaginations out there in the fantasy writing world. Her imagination never ceases to amaze me, how her
( I have been in a bit of a book slump when it comes to paranormal books lately and I really needed to get over it. The best thing I could think of to do was to go back to a tried and true series and that’s exactly what I did. I can’t believe it’s been almost two years since I last visited Morganville and I was more than ready to jump back in. Happily, it was an excellent decision.

Morganville Texas is the home to a large group of vampires and the human’s that substain them. Pretty
Nov 15, 2018 rated it liked it
So the Draug - interesting creatures. They are like Vampire's are to Human's. They feed off Vampire's like Vampire's feed on Humans. I feel so bad for Eve. Poor girl was almost drained by Michael now she is scared of him. Makes me feel bad for him too but at the same time I understand where her fear is coming from :( With Eve pulling away Michael is questioning them as well - which is very sad to me considering how cute of a couple those two are :(

I still haven't quite figured out why Shane has
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The Morganville Vampire series by Rachel Caine is one of the most exciting, most inventive, and most consistently surprising YA series ever. Though I did have some issues with this latest installment, I can honestly say that even after twelve books, I hope the series never ends.

As with the previous two books in The Morganville Vampires series, BLACK DAWN isn’t told exclusively from Claire’s point of view. Half the book is Claire’s, but the other half is
May 22, 2012 rated it it was ok
Really kind of indifferent to this one. I think the author should have ended with 12 books as was originally intended. If that was the case this would have been the final book and I think there would have been more finality to it. Instead there will be at least 3 more books. This one seemed more forced and repetitive; filler as the author figured out how she was going to further stretch this story. It is also the first in the series that I can remember to be a continuation (as in the very next d ...more
Maria V. Snyder
Sep 12, 2012 rated it really liked it
This book picks up right after Last Breath and the action never stops. This is book 12, but there were hints that Morganville is going to go through another restructuring and the humans aren't going to like it. I hope it doesn't regress back to the first book, because I'd hate to read 12 books only to find out the trust and freedoms Claire and her friends have earned are all taken away. If Amelie and Oliver don't see just how vital Claire and the others are to the survival of the town, I'll be v ...more
Oct 29, 2017 rated it liked it
Shelves: 2017-read
Still FREAKING out. I don't even know what to say, like this book was full of extra crazy shit and my heart is not coping well. I'm worried about what will go down in the next book, certainly it won't be good especially with (view spoiler)

Wow,wow,WOW! This series just keeps getting better and better. It's been about 24hrs. since I finished this and my head is still in Morganville. Black Dawn had my heart racing,on the edge of my seat,laughing out loud,and at times my heart broken, and there was alot of swooning, I'm even more in love with Shane if that's possible.

Seriously guys if you like the Morganville series(Black Dawn is the 12th) this one does not disappoint. Not only do we get Claires POV, we also get, Shane,Eve,Oliver,Mi
♥ Ashleigh ♥  contrary to popular belief i'm not actually mad!
for the 65% of this book i couldnt get enough, but i ended up putting it down cause it was 5 in the morning and i need some sleep. it was a couple of days before i continued, im not sure why but i didnt enjoy the end of the book as much as i did the rest... i think i might of given this book 5 stars if i didnt have that break.
but because i did enjoy this book so much throughout most of it i thought 4 stars was a pretty decent rating.

Black Dawn came from multiple POV's - i loved most of these ex
Amber I. (AwesomeSauce Book Club)
Jan 17, 2012 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: 2012-reads

I have never read a series with this many books and had each one of them be 4 and 5 stars! Any paranormal fan is going to want to read these books!

Black Dawn takes place right after the last book. And not only do the humans who are left in Morganville have to worry about the vampires they also have the vampires enemies to worry about too, the Draug. The vamps and humans seem to come together to try and defeat them but its a temporary truce. This book is just non stop action and you really have n
Gemma Kirkby
Mar 28, 2012 rated it it was amazing
Recommends it for: All Vampire fans, Twilight fans and fanasy reads
Recommended to Gemma by: Katie Jones
Could this series get any more exciting? This by far is the best in the series. Full of action though out the book, lots of twists and turns that will keep you wanting more and wondering what is going to happen next. You even get to the point where you are questioning a lot of the characters and their in-tensions towards Morganville itself. There are a few deaths along the way, and the four main characters are never far from danger, as always the main ones for that is Claire and Shane but what c ...more
Dec 23, 2011 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Morganville Vampires is so much fun. Forget whatever the plot throws in, I'd devour 100 books of them
Bella Roden
Oct 13, 2018 rated it it was amazing
As usual with the reviews of this series, I barely have anything bad to say about them. This is one of the biggest fights they've ever had and with fights and war come casualties and death. After this one, Morganville will never be the same. If you thought Bishop was intense, this is even more than that. The storyline is insane and full of surprises, the characters stay true to their personalities, and Shane and Claire's relationship is put to the test. The book got better with every page and I ...more
Nov 07, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Another addictive book, which kept me glued to the pages from start to finish. I literally can't get enough of this series. Love the characters and seeing what they get up to.
Mello ❣ Illium ✮Harry✮ ☀Myrnin☀ Torin Ichimaru
Those draug are freaky scary. So scary even the vamps are terrified. I was surprised to see Myrnin at the forefront of a lot of this. He made plans while everyone else was freaking the fuck out. I was so proud of him. Even though he did things that further strained Claire's trust in him. I really hate it when she's nasty to him. He'd do just about anything for her, but if it involves sacrificing Shane, she'll never forgive him for it. Mrynin doesn't like Shane. Everyone knows that. But honestly, ...more
Apr 13, 2012 rated it it was ok
So this is, what?? The 12th book in the series?? And theres another coming out soon?? And we don't know how many books are in the series? So this is basically another never ending series like House of Night?? Lovely. (If you didnt realise, the "lovely" is sarcasm, because I really really REALLY don't like never ending book series'. I have mentioned my amazing invention of 'saracasm font' before, where when you write sarcasm it goes in a special sarcasm font so everyone knows you're being sarcast ...more
Tiffany Sill
May 02, 2012 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Review originally posted at Reviews A La Tiffany

Ok Let's start with this: Rachel Caine continues to be one of my favorite authors! Her books continue to surprise me and make me love them every time I read one. This book was amazing. I probably could have finished this in one sitting, but sleep got in the way. This was one of those books that you don't want to ever put down, but life gets in the way of it.

My favorite part in this book was probably the dream sequence that Shane has. It was perfec
4.5 stars

So I was looking forward to reading this book for two reasons: one, it was the first book I'd get to read in AT LEAST a month. I kid you not. Two, it's Rachel Caine. And Morganville. After her last book upped the notch even further, I awaited this book with eager anticipation. It didn't disappoint.

Rachel Caine has a rare talent with her ability to make a series this long, yet one that never fails to keep you reading in suspense. Black Dawn is action-packed, filled with fast-paced scenes
If you've come to check out this review then chances are you've likely already read at least some of this series - if you haven't, this is a review for book 12 and likely to have spoilers - So I don’t really need to go in depth in regards to Rachel’s wonderful writing, all the books are well written and the characters have great banter together that’s enjoyable to read. One of the things I like best about the Morganville series is that they are all quick reads... except this one. Racking in at 5 ...more
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Audiobooks: When they change the reader mid series UGH! 38 429 Jan 19, 2016 01:54PM  
Team Shane or Team Myrnin? :D 14 47 Nov 10, 2014 12:07PM  
Crazy for Young A...: Black Dawn (Morganville Vampires #12) by Rachel Caine → Start Date: May 7, 2014 25 24 May 16, 2014 06:22PM  
Do you like it written from different POVs now? 43 80 Jul 18, 2013 01:21AM  
Death by pink powder :'( *Spoilers... maybe * 4 38 Jul 16, 2013 10:47PM  
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Didn't Bishop kill Sam? 11 55 Jul 14, 2013 11:58PM  

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“Shane settled his flamethrower more comfortably on his shoulders. “Ladies? After you.”

“Rude,” Claire said.

“I was being polite!”

“Not when you have a flamethrower.”
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