Title: Bitter Blood
Author: Rachel Caine
Series: Morganville Vampires
Previous Books in the Series:
1. Glass Houses
2. The Dead Girls’ Dance
3. Midnight Alley
4. Feast of Fools
5. Lord of Misrule
6. Carpe Corpus
7. Fade Out
8. Kiss of Death
9. Ghost Town
10. Bite Club
11. Last Breath
12. Black Dawn
Date Started: April 14
Date Finished: April 19
Format: Hardcover from local library
The draug are gone and Morganville is on it’s way back to becoming what it once was. But not in a good way. Now that Amelie has no enemies left, she believes she is top of the food chain and she reintegrates the old rule of Morganville.
Vampires get free reign and one free hunt every year.
Things have changed and Claire and the Glass House gang are trying to keep the humans from declaring all out war. But it’s getting hard especially when the humans start coming after them.
So, this book drove me absolutely nuts. I mean, seriously. You would think that Amelie would realize that it was because of the humans that she was able to survive the attack of the draug. You would also think that the human residents of Morganville would rally around Eve and Michael because Michael used to be one of them, and he hasn’t really changed all that much – except for the whole vampire thing. But he isn’t like the other vamps.
Then the whole Naomi thing was just so frustrating. I mean, you would think that considering these vampires know what she is capable of and that she is from Amelie’s bloodline that she would try to make a play for the throne. Especially because she already tried when the draug were attacking in the last book. That’s why Oliver made an attempt to kill her…but didn’t succeed. It turns out, the reason that Amelie is going back to the old ways of Morganville is because Oliver – who is being controlled by Naomi – has been whispering in her ear.
The sickest thing is that Oliver isn’t the only one who was being controlled. Hannah gets controlled, and Michael too when he goes out to find Captain Obvious. I literally threw the book across the room when Naomi took control of Michael and told him to break up with Eve. And the way he made Eve – who was in the hospital – believe that things were over between them… GAH. I seriously sat in shock for a few minutes.
Final Rating: 5 out of 5 stars. I loved the plot. I loved being disgusted with characters and their actions. I loved Claire’s ‘don’t mess with me’ attitude after everything settled. The only thing that made me nervous about the ending was the fact that she hadn’t quite forgiven Shane for his actions during the whole Michael under Naomi’s control thing.
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