Wednesday, 12 December 2012
Bitter Blood by Rachel Caine
Published: 6th November 2012
Other works that I've reviewed:
Black Dawn (Morganville 12), Working Stiff, Devil's Bargain
For years, the human and vampire residents of Morganville, Texas, have managed to co-exist in peace. But now that the threat to the vampires has been defeated, the human residents are learning that the gravest danger they face is the enemy within…
Thanks to the eradication of the parasitic creatures known as the draug, the vampires of Morganville have been freed of their usual constraints. With the vampires indulging their every whim, the town’s human population is determined to hold on to their lives by taking up arms. But college student Claire Danvers isn’t about to take sides, considering she has ties to both the humans and the vampires.
To make matters worse, a television show comes to Morganville looking for ghosts, just as vampire and human politics collide. Now, Claire and her friends have to figure out how to keep the peace without ending up on the nightly news… or worse.
Even though this is the thirteenth in the series, I cannot be bored or any less in love with these books. And even though I read this with my heart in my throat, sometimes screaming at the stupidity or the adorableness, I can't help but think this is not the same Morganville I fell in love with. For obvious reason.
The aftermath of the draug attack has changed Morganville for the worse, vampires getting cocky and humans getting stronger. Amelie has changed, which is way worse, as she no longer feels any compassion, no remorse and even with threats stuck to Glass House, Amelia couldn't care less.
There are so many things that I could talk about, that were freaking fantastic in this book. Myrnin was brilliantly insane and so sad and so I-wouldn't-call-it-in-love with Claire, and Shane was stronger, Michael scary when in full vampire mode. Oh, and don't get my started on the idiocy of the humans - I've never felt so ashamed for my species.
Throughout the whole book, I was both laughing and tearing up, sometimes just chanting 'no, no, no' and getting weird looks from my boyfriend. He just does not understand the love I have for these characters and I was tripping over my words to explain the crazy that had happened to make me scream at my book but I think that just made me look more insane.
Not for the first time, I finished the book in nearly tears and wondering what the hell Rachel Caine could send them next. Looking forward to Fall of Night with bated breath.