I have dreaded and anxiously awaited this day at the same time. (Don’t ask how). Why? Well, because today, The Morganville Vampires series by Rachel Caine comes to an end with the release of DAYLIGHTERS. It is today where we will see how the story of the characters end.
Today is not exactly what I call a “happy day”. It seems like I’m saying goodbye to a lot of my favorite series lately and Morganville Vampires is just another goodbye I will have to deal with. As much as I want to flood Rachel Caine’s inbox with emails on why she should continue the series, I won’t, for a couple of reasons. 1) I would like to think I am more mature than that. 2) I guess I have just come to except that all good things must come to an end. 3) I also realize if Rachel feels like this is the end, it probably is and that extending it to another book would drag it out (DAYLIGHTERS is already book #15).
But seriously, why am so upset that this series is ending? Well, because I’ve been reading the Morganville Vampires series for so long. I started the series when I was in seventh grade. The ninth book, Ghost Town had just been released and I was interested in it, so I borrowed the first three books from the library. Once I started reading I was hooked. I fled through all three of them and then had to beg my mom to drive me back to the library to pick up the rest of the books. It took me two days to read the other six books. And ever since then, I have depended on the two Morganville Vampire books that come out every year to bring me some sense of enjoyment to read. I could count on the release of the books when I could not count on a lot of things, especially last year with the insatiability of transitioning to high school. This year will put an end to that. I can no longer rely on the Morganville Vampire books to provide me with a new book that I know I will enjoy reading.
Besides the fact that I have been reading the Morganville Vampires for so long (it’s been around four years since I started), another reason why I don’t want to the series to end is because I don’t want to have to say goodbye to all the characters in the books. I don’t want to say goodbye to Eve, Micheal, Shane, Claire, Myrnin, or even Amelie.
Honestly, I’m not even sure if I want to read DAYLIGHTERS. Doing so would mean to definite end of the Morganville Vampires series to me. And really, as much I want to know what happens to the gang, I’m kind of scared to read it. I have such high (reasonable) expectations and I really hate it when they are crushed. If I don’t read it I risk being crushed and have finialized the end of the series, but I would not know what happens either. So I guess I’m in a lose, lose situation. (I’m probably going to read it).
That being said, the Morganville Vampires series is probably one of the series that I think will be the most difficult series to say goodbye to. I just hope it’s worth it.