The voice changes erratically, alerting the reader to new point of view by italics and sub-heading, and these devices make the story amateurish and difficult to follow.There are also several errors in grammar, as well as dropped words.Last Breath is no exception to this once again, Claire has to answer the questions that baffle the centuries-old undead and save them (again! While this might sound like going over old ground for the Morganville series, Caine has introduced a new antagonist who is both unusual and fascinating, and new history that goes some way to explaining why the sunlight-phobic vampires have chosen to set up home in the middle of the desert!Like most of the Morganville books, Last Breath ends on a cliffhanger.This creates an unsettling and unsuccessful conflict between voice and audience.Although Mahs plot is original and could make a good vampire series, other than Amy herself, the characters are standard and underdeveloped.Lacy a bit of a wild child has been missing for six weeks, and a (disfigured) body has been discovered that seems to match her description.However, though the dead girl has the same hair and tattoos as his sister, Blue finds enough to persuade him that it is not, in fact, Lacy.
But for readers who have been enjoying the series so far, Last Breath is a great new episode in one of the strongest YA vampires series around. Amy Mahs first book, Fangs Rule: A Girls Guide to Being a Vampire, was a charming, beautifully illustrated work with an adolescent viewpoint that was clever and light.But her new work, Amy Mah: Vampire, is a departure in the wrong direction.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.Unlike a lot of recent YA vampire fiction, Blood Drunk is not a paranormal romance.There is plenty of sexual attraction and fascination between vampires and humans, but this is definitely not a love story. Thankfully it's only available on adult website Wood Rocket.com, so parental confusion at the local video store is a thing of the past!