There is plenty of sexual attraction and fascination between vampires and humans, but this is definitely not a love story.
In this book, the vampires of Morganville are disappearing one by one, after being seen in the company of creepy newcomer Magnus.As the town begins to realize the danger Magnus poses, Claire has to decide how (and if) she can save the Morganville vampires from this new threat.In a statement his family said: “Mark was a much-loved son, brother, grandson, nephew, cousin, boyfriend and pal to so many.“He had a huge heart, he was cheeky, funny and so loveable which made Mark great to be around.Additionally, though third person, the book is told from the perspective of the male protagonist.
I found this to be a particular strength, as Lovells hero is compelling and believable (which is not always the case in YA fiction).
The diction and voice are very young, appealing at best to pre-teen readers, but Mahs constant referrals to nudity, losing virginity, being spanked by numerous adults, and lesbian sex are disturbing and should be left to older audiences.
This creates an unsettling and unsuccessful conflict between voice and audience.
Vampire fiction is probably one of the most popular horror subgenres for young adults/teens.
Buffy the Vampire Slayer and Angel hooked a whole generation of teens.
Like most of the Morganville books, Last Breath ends on a cliffhanger.