Wednesday, May 8, 2013

Review: Lord of Misrule by Rachel Caine

Lord of Misrule (Morganville Vampires #5) by Rachel Caine
Synopsis (Goodreads):
Morganville. Texas. Just south of normal.

In the college town of Morganville, vampires and humans coexist in (relatively) bloodless harmony. Then comes Bishop, a master vampire who threatens to abolish all order, revive the forces of the evil dead, and let chaos rule. But Bishop isn’t the only threat.

Violent black clouds promise a storm of devastating proportions. As student Claire Danvers and her friends prepare to defend Morganville against the elements—both natural and unnatural—the unexpected happens: Morganville’s vampires begin to vanish one by one. Discovering why leads Claire to one last choice: swear allegiance to Bishop... or die.
My Thoughts: Holy smokes! THINGS JUST KEEP GETTING MORE INTENSE FOR CLAIRE AND CREW! In some ways this is a hard book to read because the reality of what Amelie is willing to sacrifice to win this war becomes shockingly clear. She's a general and she understands that not all of her people will survive what's to come but it's haaaard when she puts vampires like Michael and Sam in danger.

Meanwhile, Claire is still fighting the good fight. She and Shane are making strides in their relationship (awwww!) and the fragility of her position as Amelie's chosen human in a town divided keeps her on her toes. Myrnin is his typical self -- which is to say that he's delightfully crazy. Until he isn't. Which is scary unto itself. One thing I like about Myrnin is that you never know which side of him is going to pop up. The scientific side that can cut out a piece of his own brain for study or the more predatory side that relishes the mayhem and blood that's coming.

Several of the happenings in this book change things in a BIG way. Bishop doesn't pull his punches and Amelie is scrambling to counter his every move. The ending leaves Claire in a precarious position and things are looking rough for the Glass House residents.

Onto book 6!

Books in this series
1. Glass Houses
2. The Dead Girls' Dance
3. Midnight Alley
4. Feast of Fools
5. Lord of Misrule - Paperback | Kindle
6. Carpe Corpus
7. Fade Out
8. Kiss of Death
9. Ghost Town
10. Bite Club
11. Last Breath [Serial Killers review]
12. Black Dawn
13. Bitter Blood
14. Fall of Night
15. Daylighters

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