03 August 2009

LORD OF MISRULE #5 Morganville Vampires - Rachel Caine

From the back of the book: Morganville, Texas. Just south of normal...
In the college town of Morganville, vampires and humans have coexisted in (relatively) bloodless harmony...until the arrival of Bishop, a master vampire wo threatens to put the evil back in evil undead and smash the fragile peace. 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.

DAGNAB YOU RACHEL CAINE!!! Dagnab you to heck for being a fab writer and leaving such a hellah dangly cliffhanger!! One saving grace, I can go get #6 CARPE CORPUS sooner since I didn't read LORD OF MISRULE until well after it came out. CARPE is on the shelves as of June so I can get relative immediate satisfaction...just have to get to the bookshop or hit the send button on the book order.
The first in the series, GLASS HOUSES, will remain my favorite, but LORD OF MISRULE is a very close second. There is a lot of suspense, vamp action, bad vamps being good and (relatively) good vamps getting bad. Young love for the peeps who need that little bit of angst. There are good fight scenes and page turning tension all over the place. I finished this in record time and could easily have sat in one place and read it in one sitting..but I have silly things like work, a DH and a 6 year old, chores, no sitting in one spot for very long. As it was, I stayed up waaay past my bedtime to read "just one more page".

Five swangin' cliffhangah beans......

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