Saturday, July 2, 2011

Lord of Misrule - Rachel Caine

In the college town of Morganville, vampires and humans coexist in (relatively) bloodless harmony. Then comes Bishop, the master vampire who threatens to abolish all order, revive the forces of the evil dead, and let chaos rule. But Bishop isn'’t the only threat.
Violent black cyclone clouds hover, promising a storm of devastating proportions as student Claire Danvers and her friends prepare to defend Morganville against elements both natural and unnatural

Good news: I'm still hooked.
Bad news: Bishop is in charge
Good news: there are like five more books so it's not the end
Bad news: Bishop is in charge!

Amelie as always is in control and running underground missions and trying to keep the game moving like a chessboard (a lot of reference to chess being strategic) All four roommates are given tasks to do. And Shane, who is the most reckless and unstable has probably the most dangerous job. With Bishop in control and vampires and humans stuck in places, Shane needs to get the vamps blood so that they don't go nuts and eat humans AND he has the book that Bishop wants. Claire and Michael think this is super dangerous but Shane gladly takes on the responsibility.

Claire is back with Myrnin, you know the crazy vampire that loves Claire, wants to eat Claire, respects Claire, and makes a lot of uncomfortable comments to her. They have a cure for that disease that the vampires have but it includes using Bishop's blood (yeah because that is accessible.) We also meet Ada (which is a very odd part for me) who is a former student of Myrnin's but is now a robot that is sustained off of blood. (umm...yeah?) Anyway, Ada controls the portals and comes in handy at key points especially because Myrnin gives Claire the right to control and use Ada.

At the end: the final battle ends and there is some not so good news. Spoiler**** like Shane and his father are sentences to death. Michael is Bishop's bitch. And Claire becomes binded to Bishop. Yeah...not so good.

Caine really made the transition between Book four and five seamless. Throughout writing this I had to constantly check to make sure that I have not gone back into the Feast of Fools.

Some quick thoughts:
If Shane dies, I will be furious...turn him into a vampire...but no death
Amelie is supposed to keep track of Claire: how does she neglect this
Claire's parents are not really smart- my parents would act differently
Oliver...hmmm...i think he's hott in the villain type of way.

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