Thursday, 23 February 2012

Lord of Misrule, Morganville Vampires Book 5 by Rachel Caine

  • Paperback: 350 pages
  • Publisher: ALLISON & BUSBY; Reprint edition (10 July 2009)
  • Language English
  • ISBN-10: 0749007575
  • ISBN-13: 978-0749007577

In the college town of Morganville, vampires and humans coexist in (relitively) bloodless harmony. Then comes Bishop, a master vampire who threatens to abolish all order, revive the forces of the evil dead, and let the chaos rule. But Bishop isn't the only threat. Violent black clouds promise a storm in devastating proportions. As student Claire Danvers and her friends prepare to defend Morganville against the elements - both natural and unnatural - the unexpected happens: Morganvilles vampires begin to vanish one by one. Discovering why leads Claire to one last choice: swear allegiance to Bishop... or die.

I'm really loving this series.  I know some readers are now fed up with vampires but I'd definitely recommend giving this series a try.  It's not all 'vampires are the bad guys' and it's not 'ohhh vampires are the tortured heroes' either.  It's a much more complex and 3D picture.  You never really know who's good or bad or what's coming next, which is what's so great about this series.  In this book I was taken completely by surprise by one character in particular (but for the sake of spoilers won't say anything).
I love the relationships in this series- Eve and Michael and Claire and Shane, although I'm always left wanting more of that particular aspect.
As with the previous books, it ends on a killer cliff-hanger that made me pick up the next book Carpe Corpus straight away!
4/5 stars!

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