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Bitter Blood (Morganville Vampires, Book 13) Hardcover – November 6, 2012

4.6 out of 5 stars 261 customer reviews
Book 13 of 15 in the Morganville Vampires Series

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 Praise for the Morganville Vampires novels:

“Thrilling, sexy, and funny! These books are addictive. One of my very favorite vampire series.”—Richelle Mead, International Bestselling Author of the Vampire Academy Series

“Rachel Caine is a first-class storyteller who can deal out amazing plot twists as though she was dealing cards.”—#1 New York Times Bestselling Author Charlaine Harris

“Fast-paced adventure....Claire’s tough-girl attitude may remind adult readers of Rachel Morgan and her world of human-vampire interactions. A tremendously popular series.”—Booklist

“Rachel Caine’s Morganville Vampires series is my all-time favorite series. I love love love the characters, the town, and the surprising plots.”—New York Times Bestselling Author Maria V. Snyder

“An intriguing world where vampires rule, only the strongest survive, and romance offers hope in the darkest of hours.”—Darque Reviews

About the Author

Rachel Caine is the New York Times and USA Today bestselling author of more than thirty novels, including the Weather Warden series, the Outcast Season series, the Revivalist series, and the Morganville Vampires series. She was born at White Sands Missile Range, which people who know her say explains a lot. She has been an accountant, a professional musician, an insurance investigator, and, until recently, carried on a secret identity in the corporate world as a communications executive. She and her husband, fantasy artist R. Cat Conrad, live in Texas with their iguana, Popeye.
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Product Details

  • Age Range: 12 and up
  • Grade Level: 7 and up
  • Series: Morganville Vampires (Book 13)
  • Hardcover: 352 pages
  • Publisher: NAL (November 6, 2012)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0451238117
  • ISBN-13: 978-0451238115
  • Product Dimensions: 8.3 x 5.6 x 1.6 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 1 pounds
  • Average Customer Review: 4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (261 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #915,580 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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I really, really wanted to like this book because I love the series, but the best I could do was "meh."

It seems like more and more authors who write series, or multiple books set in the same world, don't bother with the whole stand alone story anymore. If I wasn't familiar with Morganville, or who Claire, Shane, Michael and Eve were, I'd be so lost that the vampires would get me. But that aside, this story itself didn't really do anything. There was no point to it. It's like that filler episode every TV show has where they just play the "Best-Of-Clips" to fill the 45+ minutes and then tack on a five second revelation at the very end to make the audience feel like the hour they wasted wasn't for nothing.

SPOILER ALERT!

Naomi is the main villain and...she's not much of one. If the book prior to this would have been a TV episode, it would have had a "TO BE CONTINUED" at the very end because...dun dun dun...It picked up with this book. The Draug are dead, and the vampires are back in charge and they have nothing to be afraid of.

END SPOILER

So life is back to normal, everyone's still pissed at the vampires for being vampires, and the vampires are putting on their big boy/girl britches and flexing their muscles because the Founder is flexing hers. So? How is that different from book one? Have the vampires learned NOTHING? Have the humans learned NOTHING? "We vampire, you human. We better. RAWR." And so on and so forth. Claire is still in the middle, Shane is still angry, Michael and Eve are still M&E Co. So? The vamps hate the human/vampire union so there are threats. So? Why? What are they really doing to stir the waters? We don't really get an explanation.
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First Observation: I absolutely adore Myrnin. Whew, glad to get that off my chest.

Second Observation: The Morganville Vampire series just does not get stale. Just when you think there is nowhere left to go, Rachel Caine takes us in new directions that seem utterly hopeless. This time, things are rocky from the start, with Amelie and Oliver as a couple (ewwww), determined to keep the human population in its place. That's bad enough, but the humans are starting to rebel, causing enemies to become friends and making targets of our four heroes, especially now that Eve and Michael have committed the ultimate sin--a human has married a vampire. Trying to walk the middle ground becomes next to impossible, and our beloved Myrnin sees the writing on the wall and decides to leave Morganville. Or does he? And what the heck are all these feelings going around? It's a tangled mess fueled by the undead undead Naomi, determined to bring her sister Amelie down however possible.

I love that the relationships between Shane and Claire, Eve and Michael, and Claire and Myrnin have continued to grow realistically, even if Shane does need a smack upside the head on occasion. There are some surprising connections made throughout the book, but nothing is out of character except what is being forced by the vamps in charge.The points of view continue to shift among the main characters, giving us good insight into their mindsets, and needless to say, I adored whenever Myrnin took his turn at describing his dire circumstances. Loved the conflicts, both inner and between the characters; loved that Claire has a backbone and knows what she wants. I'm going to be on edge waiting for the next installment to find out where she ends up.
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After the beauty of the last book in the series, I had worries that things may drift back to when I almost left the series. I was wrong to be worried. It wasn't near as good as the last one, but it is worth reading.

Claire was great in this story. She was, by far, my favorite in this story.

Shane lost me in this one. At the end of the last story, I FINALLY thought he was worthy of Claire. Boy, I was wrong. I don't think after this book that I will ever fully believe that Shane is good or worthy for Claire.

Oliver - Wow. I like him more and more every book. He is SO complex. I just adore his character.

Michael & Eve - After feeling like their community issues were ignored for too long in the series at the end of the last book, I found myself changing my mind after this book. Ms. Caine made it believable and concerning.

All in all - Good Book in the Series. Ready for more? You betcha!
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Rachel Caine did it again. Just finished reading Bitter Blood. To tell you the truth I really wasn't sure how this series could keep going and stay interesting. How many more mishaps or battles could Rachel Caine come up for Claire and her group. I was actually pleasantly surprised. This was an amazing book.

So much happened. Bitter Blood still had everything that made me love the Morganville Vampire series, including lots of action, loss, love, and betrayals. So many twists and turns that it was not only fast paced but kept you on your toes and at the edge of your seat. You just didn't know which way this was going to go.

As usual I loved Claire, Shane, Michael & Eve, and lets not forget Myrnin. Each of them went through their own personal demons, and betrayals. It was tense, upsetting, frustrating. I went through so many emotions, it was crazy. This book made it more real. Claire and the gang has gone through so much that even their strong bond is going to be tested and crack. Trust and love will also be tested. Rachel Caine really does an excellent job of showing the ups and downs of even the close relationships of Claire, Shane, Michael and Eve. We also get a little more knowledge and personality of Myrnin and Oliver.

Such a great series. I really have enjoyed this, and I seriously can't wait to find out what happens to the Glass House residents and how it will pan out in the future.
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