Bitter Blood is book thirteen in the Morganville Vampires series by Rachel Caine.
Things are never easy in Morganville. Now that the only thing vampires are scared of – the draug – are no longer a threat, the delicate balance in the town where humans and vampires have just about managed to get along, is thrown into disarray. Vampires, who had kept some of their wilder instincts in check thanks to the effort by the town’s founder, Amelie, are suddenly allowed to indulge in their every whim – no matter the cost to the human population.
But this is Morganville. Will the living inhabitants of the town decide to cower in a corner or fight for their lives? Once again, the inhabitants of the Glass house find themselves stuck in the middle, and their list of friends is dwindling all the time…
To complicate matters further, a group of ghost hunters are in town, filming for their latest TV show. Surely that can only end in disaster?
I lifted up the right slipper again and addressed its soggy little head. ‘I’m afraid I might have
to leave you behind. And you too, twin. It will be difficult enough to climb without you hampering me.
And your fangs aren’t very sharp.’
It’s been months since I last visited Morganville. I must admit that I was apprehensive as I read the first few pages, wondering if I was going to enjoy this book as much as I remembered enjoying the rest of the series. After all, we are on book thirteen now, and I kind of felt as if I was waiting for the bottom to fall out of the series; can something this good really stay this good or will there come a time when I think that the latest book doesn’t live up to the rest?
I needn’t have feared. It wasn’t long before I was completely immersed in the town and characters’ lives once more, wondering how Claire, Shane, Michael and Eve were going to get out of the latest mess they found themselves in. But as always, Myrnin stole the show; my favourite quote from the book is courtesy of this rather strange, wonderful character.
Again we are given glimpses into other characters POV, which certainly adds an extra dimension to the story as well as heightening the tension as the tale unfolds. There were a good number of plot twists that I didn’t see coming, and the drama was nicely interspersed with action, ensuring the pace never falters. Al-in-all, an entertaining, addictive read.
As I write this review, I’ve already read books fourteen and fifteen in the series, so you can expect to see those reviews posted soon.