Wednesday, April 9, 2014

Book #12: Daylighters

Title: Daylighters (the 15th and final book in the Morganville Vampires series)

Author: Rachel Caine

Date started reading: April 10, 2014
Date finished reading: May 1, 2014

Publish date: November 2013
ISBN: 978-0451414274
Number of pages: 368

Official summary: "While Morganville, Texas, is often a troubled town, Claire Danvers and her friends are looking forward to coming home. But the Morganville they return to isn’t the one they know; it’s become a different place - a deadly one ... Something drastic has happened in Morganville while Claire and her friends were away. The town looks cleaner and happier than they’ve ever seen it before, but when their incoming group is arrested and separated—vampires from humans — they realize that the changes definitely aren’t for the better. It seems that an organization called the Daylight Foundation has offered the population of Morganville something they’ve never had: hope of a vampire-free future. And while it sounds like salvation — even for the vampires themselves — the truth is far more sinister and deadly. Now, Claire, Shane and Eve need to find a way to break their friends out of Daylighter custody, before the vampires of Morganville meet their untimely end ..." (

How I obtained the book: Pre-ordered for $13.28 from Amazon using a gift card I earned through

My commentary: --

Memorable quotes:
  • “As far as I know, Hitler had a heartbeat, and I wouldn’t vote him to be in charge.”  ~ Claire
  • “You brought me grenades. You are officially the best girlfriend ever.” ~ Shane to Claire
  • “There were a few things scarier than a bipolar vampire off his meds, but to be honest, not that many.” 
  • “In the end, loving Myrnin, really loving him, could be like living with an unexploded bomb - sooner or later it was bound to go off, and for someone fragile and human, it would be fatal.” 
  • “The unknowns wasn't full of terrors, it was full of undiscovered advantages. Better to run toward something than from something.”

Buy on Daylighters: The Morganville Vampires

Reading Bingo: On the Reading Bingo Challenge I am going to mark this book off as "a book with an epic love story." Michael and Eve's love story would have to be called epic. He was killed and became a ghost, then became a vampire, then got healed back into a human, all while being with Eve. If that's not "epic," I don't know what is.

Book #11: Ignite Me

Title: Ignite Me (third and final book in the Shatter Me trilogy)

Author: Tahereh Mafi

Date started reading: March 30, 2014
Date finished reading: April 06, 2014

Publish date: February 2014
ISBN: 978-0062085573
Number of pages: 416

Official summary: "With Omega Point destroyed, Juliette doesn’t know if the rebels, her friends, or even Adam are alive. But that won’t keep her from trying to take down The Reestablishment once and for all. Now she must rely on Warner, the handsome commander of Sector 45. The one person she never thought she could trust. The same person who saved her life. He promises to help Juliette master her powers and save their dying world ... but that’s not all he wants with her." (

Official book trailer:

How I obtained the book: Checked out of library

My commentary: --

Memorable quotes:
  • “Words, I think, are such unpredictable creatures. No gun, no sword, no army or king will ever be more powerful than a sentence. Swords may cut and kill, but words will stab and stay, burying themselves in our bones to become corpses we carry into the future, all the time digging and failing to rip their skeletons from our flesh.” ~ Juliette
  • “Words are like seeds, I think, planted into our hearts at a tender age. They take root in us as we grow, settling deep into our souls. The good words plant well. They flourish and find homes in our hearts. They build trunks around our spines, steadying us when we’re feeling most flimsy; planting our feet firmly when we’re feeling most unsure. But the bad words grow poorly. Our trunks infest and spoil until we are hollow and housing the interests of others and not our own. We are forced to eat the fruit those words have borne, held hostage by the branches growing arms around our necks, suffocating us to death, one word at a time.” ~ Juliette
  • "Maybe your lady bits are scientifically confused.” ~ Kenji to Juliette
  • “I am no longer afraid of fear, and I will not let it rule me. Fear will learn to fear me.”  ~ Juliette
  • "For so many years I lived in constant terror of myself. Doubt had married my fear and moved into my mind, where it built castles and ruled kingdoms and reigned over me, bowing my will to its whispers until I was little more than an acquiescing peon, too terrified to disobey, too terrified to disagree. I had been shackled, a prisoner in my own mind. But finally, finally, I have learned to break free." ~ Juliette
  • “And we are quotation marks, inverted and upside down, clinging to one another at the end of this life sentence. Trapped by lives we did not choose.” ~ Juliette
  • “I will be unapologetic. I will live with no regrets. I will reach into the earth and rip out the injustice and I will crush it in my bare hands.” 
  • "Water that never moves. Its fine for a little while. You can drink from it and it'll sustain you. But if it sits too long it goes bad. It grows stale. It becomes toxic. I need waves. I need waterfalls. I want rushing currents." ~ Juliette
  • “I’d rather be shot dead screaming for justice than die alone in a prison of my own making.”  ~ Juliette
  • “You’re not an ape. Don’t just throw your shit everywhere.” ~ Kenji to Juliette
  • "I'll buy you a balloon the minute the world stops shitting on itself" 
  • “My heart has just expired and my mind has gone to hell for the day.”  
  • “You’re absurdly, mathematically perfect.” ~ Juliette to Warner
  • “How strange that we can go from friends to inseparable to hateful then casual all in one lifetime.” ~ Juliette about Adam
  • “If we were naked right now, I’d be dead.” ~ Kenji to Juliette  
  • "I have never claimed to live by any set of principles. I've never claimed to be right, or good, or even justified in my actions. I have been forced to do terrible things in my life, love, and I am seeking neither your forgiveness nor your approval. Because I do not have the luxury of philosophizing over scruples when I'm forced to act on basic instinct every day." ~ Warner

Buy on Ignite Me (Shatter Me)

Reading Bingo: I am marking this book off as "a book with an incredible fight scene" on the Reading Bingo Challenge.