By: Rachel Caine
Published By: Penguin, Razor Bill
Released: Available Now
Details: Paperback, 444 Pages
RATING: 5 WT HECK JUST HAPPENED STARS!!
BOOK REVIEW by Michelle :
Holy mac and cheese, Holy Mother of Pearl, Holy Grail of the errrr..... Grail?? This book blew my mind every single chapter.
Holy ! Holy!
This book is stuffed fully of ‘grab the oh shit bar’ moments. The title ‘Last Breath’, makes the mind think, it wanders about , theories banging around the brain.
I. Was. Absolutely. Stunned.
Fish out of water.
Gasping for breath.
Throw your hands in the air.
The build up from chapter one, which alone is stuffed full of moments, keep reading and reading and then you will be WT HECK just happened? Then you will reread that part as it just .......happens.
* whispers* Just happens........*drops the book*
I was quite gutted.... then the desperation of that moment that follows......*sniffle*.
Rachel has written an outstanding instalment. Legs 11 ( #11) , just takes the reader on a ride of rebelliousness , the fight for their lives, new villain......OMG!!! WOW!! Loss, power play, stolen moments, grief, heartache, you feel scared for the characters, you are like WT Heck (polite version) just happened here people!!! You will cry out in shock, feel very disturbed, be creeped out, and then you will find yourself turning into the kickass reader and joining in the fight. Bit of shadow boxing.... well it helped me.
Rachel has pulled the rip cord and shaken up Morganville and its residents, like none of her other books.
Michael and Shane even find time to slide in a moment.
‘You still want to kill me?’
‘Sometimes, yeah.’ Shane, on the other hand, sounded completely serious. ‘I love you, man, but - it takes time for all that stuff to go away. I don’t want to feel it.’
‘I know , shithead.’
‘If you break Eve’s heart, I will kill you.’
Michael stopped playing. ‘It’s complicated.’
‘No, it’s not. Stop screwing around and commit.’
‘Oh , so now you’re giving me relationship advice? You can’t commit to a cell phone contract, let alone - ‘
‘I’m committed,’ Shane interrupted. ‘To her. You know I am.’
‘Yeah,’ Michael said. ‘Yeah , I know that. And you know if you screw it up with Claire, I’ll rip your throat out and drink you like a juice box, so you’re got some incentive.’
Shane laughed. ‘You know what? I do that, you’ve got permission. And you know how I feel about that whole drinking-me stuff.’
Myrnin, Myrnin, Myrnin....OMG!! And that is all I will say ...well, and, Holy Shit Batman! What can I say? The moment deserved at least that.
Monica, heels and all, she can still make an entrance.
This book is told from several POV’s. You get to feel frightened and a whole bag of emotions through each of their eyes. It really was quite a trip this book.
Eve, bless her, she is not letting anything stand in her way, she is on a mission and Michael is hers, mind you it is the least of their worries, it kind of paled ( no pun intended) in comparison.
I can’t even begin to tell you how awesomely villainess the villain is in this book. I have never felt so frightened for my Morganville crew both fanged and unfanged.
Visually, Rachel really wrote it powerfully, colourfully, and you see it all play out in your head, so clearly.
This book is a very 3D experience! Very fast paced , action filled, and frightening on so many levels. Sometimes you just wanted to help out.
This is me helping out.
What? It's the best I could come up with.
Humans of Morganville, bless their silly brains, they are trying to go all commando, tattoos and all.....* shakes head*
Amelie, still trying to solve it her way, but can she pull it off?
Far out ( again polite version) this would make a TOTALLY freakin’ awesome tv series or set of movies. These books just get better and better.
‘Look, ask him, OK? This is girl talk. I don’t do girl talk.’
She punched him in the shoulder. ‘Ass.’
‘That’s better. I was starting to feel like we should go shoe shopping or something.’
‘Being a girl is not a bad thing!’
‘No.’ He took his hand out of his pocket and put his arm around her shoulders, huggin her close. ‘If I could be half the girl you are, I’d be - wow, I have no idea where I was going with that, and it just turned out uncomfortable, all of a sudden.’
‘Claire! I need you immediately. Something’s wrong with Bob.’ Myrnin , her mad - scientist, blood-addicted boss, sounded actually shaken. ‘I can’t get him to eat his insects, and I used his favourites. He just sits there.’
...... ‘Just because he’s a spider doesn’t mean he deserves any less concern! Claire, you have a way with him. He likes you.’
Just what she needed. Bob the spider liked her.
“You’re kidding,’ Shane said. ‘Do you think I want to visit Crazy McTeeth in his lair of insanity?’
‘No,’ Claire said, ‘but I’m pretty sure you won’t like it if I go alone when I just kind of promised to be with you. So....?’
‘Right. I’ve been missing Nutty McFang anyway.’
‘Stop making up names for him.’
‘What about Count Crackula?’
‘I am not in the mood for you shallow bullshit right now. If you get in my way, I will cut you, because you are nothing but a speed bump on my way....’
‘And did you bring what I asked?’
‘I’m insane , not forgetful.’
‘Oh this is good,’’ Eve said. ‘I’m putting down a bet that it’s a parade float.’
‘Not taking that one,’ Shane said. ‘Hey , do we get cool shotguns?’
‘No,’ Amelie said, and made a sharp military gesture. ‘With me. And stay close.’
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