Book: Lord Of Misrule by Rachel Caine
Published December 2008|Published by Signet Book|193 pages|Purchased for my Nook
Series? Yes, Morganville Vampires #5
Genre: YA/Paranormal- Vampires
Goodreads.com Summary: 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.
The more books in this series I read, the more I love it! Lord Of Misrule is definitely my favorite so far, and it’s definitely action-packed. I so wish these books were longer because they’re so hard to put down!
We get introduced to a few more characters in Lord Of Misrule, and I really liked Hannah. Myrnin gets more and more interesting, and I can’t wait to see what Caine does with him in the rest of the series. I thought a lot of the characters were really interesting, and while seeing them separated was really weird, I also liked seeing them have to deal with the events of the novel without each other. Everyone is still them, but I think Claire is changing the most out of all of them. She could have kicked Monica when she was down, but she didn’t, which really shows a lot of maturity. Then again, Claire is pretty mature to begin with, so I’m not sure how much it really says about her.
Claire and Shane’s relationship gets a lot more interesting- he’s insistent on keeping the promise he made to not sleep with her. He does, however, tell her that he loves her, which is an improvement. There is quite a bit of sexual tension between them in this one, which isn’t that big of a surprise. Will they or won’t they?
I have to say, that ending was…oh my god! Not what I was expecting. AT ALL. It was frustrating, but it really made you want to pick up the next book immediately. Things really change with this book, and Morganville is not going to be the same when the fighting is over. Things are definitely going to hell in a handbasket, and you see a lot of destruction plus a crazy storm.
It really does some like Caine knows where everything is going with this series. The cliffhanger thing is starting to get a little old, but I still want to keep reading, regardless of all the cliffhangers. This is such a fun series to read, and Lord Of Misrule doesn’t disappoint. I love that Caine just keeps building on the series and that we learn a little bit more with each book.
Final thoughts: I’m not sure what I can say about Lord Of Misrule that I haven’t already said. It’s definitely my favorite and the most action-packed book in the series so far. It gets a 5 out of 5.