Series: The Morganville Vampires #15
Publisher: Allison & Busby
Publication Date: November 5th 2013
May contain spoilers for previous books
The Morganville Vampires has been one of my favourite series since I was in 3rd year at high school (which was about 7 years ago) and it's still one of my favourites. I've been dreading the moment when this series would come to an end because I didn't think I would be able to let go of these characters. But I have to say Daylighters was the perfect ending to this series and I honestly couldn't have seen it ending any other way. Although I'm extremely upset that this series has come to an end, I'm very happy with the way it ended.
Daylighters picks up where Fall of Night left off. Oliver, Michael, Jesse & Myrnin have been subdued by the Daylight Foundation (because they're vampires) and Eve, Shane, Claire and Dr. Anderson have been arrested. The Daylight Foundation has taken over Morganville since they've been away and the place has never looked better. The houses are clean and tidy, and the Morganville residents are happily walking the streets - which instantly makes them realise that there's something majorly wrong. All the vampires are missing. The Daylight Foundation has them locked up and are planning on 'helping them' so that they can be released.
Claire has always been one of my favourite female characters because she's so strong. Claire has gone through a hell of a lot throughout this whole series and she's grown into such an amazing person. I really admire Claire's determination and her feisty attitude.
Eve is another one of my favourite female characters because she's just such a badass! Eve doesn't take shit from anyone and I just love seeing her in action.
Shane is such an amazing character too. He's so protective and strong, and he's pretty badass too. He's always looking out for his friends which makes him an amazing character.
Michael, Myrnin, Amelie and Oliver were all fantastic in this book as well. Michael was just as sweet and lovely as he usually is (minus that one incident). Myrnin was just as crazy and psycho as usual. Amelie was even more badass and amazing than usual, and Oliver was his usual badass and douche-bag self.
The storyline of this book was crazy and full of twists and surprises. There was one major twist that had me in tears because I was so freaking happy - Spoiler (Michael became human again! How freaking amazing was that?! I was so convinced he was going to die, but he didn't! And now he and Eve can live a happy, normal life together <3). But the amount of action in this book was amazing. I'm a massive action fan so I loved all the fight scenes and all the plotting that was happening and it just kept me on my toes! I never knew what this book was going to throw at me next!
The ending was craaaazy! The big fight scene at the end had me hooked because I was hoping that none of the characters I loved would die because I didn't think I'd be able to take it since I've grown to love them all.
The very last chapter was such a cute (and slightly cheesy) way to end the series. I couldn't not love it though because these characters deserve a happy ending after everything they've been through so it made me smile and even brought a tear to my eye.
Overall, Daylighters was a fantastic way to wrap up the Morganville Vampires series. I'm still pretty sad that I'm not going to have another book about these characters, but on the bright side, I can now go and re-read the full series and fall in love with it all over again! If you haven't read this series yet, it's one that I can't recommend enough. It's my all time favourite vampire series and I recommend it to everyone who hasn't read it yet because it's amazing.