Sunday, 27 April 2014

Bitter Blood * Rachel Caine

Bitter Blood by Rachel Caine

Now that the threat of the Vampires to Morganville has been defeated, the gravest danger to the human residents is the enemy within...

For years, the human and vampire residents of Morganville have managed to coexist in peace. But thanks to the eradication of the parasitic creatures known as the draug, the vampires of Morganville have now 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. College student Claire Danvers, with ties to both humans and vampires, isn't about to take sides. 

To make the matters worse, a television show comes to Morganville searching 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. 

For Claire and her friends, things are finally looking up for them around Morganville. If you can forget about the knifes and stakes being pinned to their front door with messages telling them to die. Simply because of what happened last time with the Draug, and also because of Eve and Micheal's Marriage. 

Though they should of known that it wouldn't last for long, as are letters pinned to their front door with all their names on. Which consist of their ID cards for there hometown, to which Eve and Shane don't take to kindly too. But there's something else, something different. Micheal has one, though his is Gold plated and his is for a privilege. The privilege being to have one free hunt a year, that's right. To hunt down any human that isn't protected and feast himself upon a little midnight snack. 

If that isn't enough bad news, there seems to be something wrong with Amelie, seriously wrong. Since her attack by the draug she has become more cold, more sinister. Oliver is brainwashing her and she cannot see it, as she slowly falls more and more in love with him. Though things aren't all as they seem as it's not Oliver that's causing her to do this. 

There is only one other person who has a high power like Amelie, and that is her cold blooded sister Naomi. Back and living, well...kind of. With things rapidly going downhill in Morganville for everyone, with no control or power from the Founder herself. People can only start to fend for themselves, which is exactly what the humans and vampires start to do. 

Not listening to anything that anyone has to say, both the vampires and humans decided to run for founder which causes a whole lot of problems for everyone. The team of friends aren't safe anymore in their hometown, they've been left to fend for themselves before, but it has never been this bad and it's as bad as it can get, as Monica Morrell is helping. 

As tension grows between the town, it also grows between the four friends of the Glass House. As relationships are torn though Morganville's lies and the founders lack of help, tears are shed and hearts are broken as everyone's lives hangs in the balance. Not to mention, Miranda the ghost has found a new way to come back and haunt everyone for good, not to mention bringing some of her spooky friends along to for the ride.  

And as if things couldn't get any worse, the only man that can help everyone, the one true strange man who may be a bit mental in the head and incapable of stopping himself from going insane. Myrnin has gone missing, and won't be returning anytime soon. 

Will Morganville get their founder back? Will Myrnin come back? And most importantly, will Claire and Shane, Micheal and Eve all get their friendship and relationships back to normal? Will Claire ever forgive Shane? Or will they all fall crumbling apart? 

Bitter Blood by Rachel Caine is the thirteenth instalment in the book series the Morganville Vampires and follows the lives of Claire Danvers and her friends trying to live in a town filled with Vampires.

I think this books is quite different from her other books in the series because to me, I think it showed a more emotional side to all of the characters in the book. They have come a long way from The Glass House and how they have all matured through the book is great and how Rachel Caine has captured that is brilliant. 

There is more, how to put it...thinking in this book and more tactic I thought. What I'm trying to say is that there is hardly any fighting in this book, which in a way I like as it's something different. Though in another I thought it could of done with  bit more adventure. 

But I did enjoy the difference in the books, it showed how dangerous the town has got and how it has affected Claire and her friends and their friendship, the strain it has put on them over all the years and the books. Which I love about it as you don't really see that side to them in the other books, they just get suited up and go to  battle. 

I will give this book... 7 out of 10


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