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Thursday, 14 February 2013

***Review*** Lord Of Misrule (Morganville #5) by Rachel Caine

On The Back Of The Book

Morganville. Texas. Just south of normal.

In the college town of Morganville, vampires and humans coexist in (relatively) bloodless harmony. Then comes Bishop, a 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 clouds promise a storm of devastating proportions. As student Claire Danvers and her friends prepare to defend Morganville against the elements—both natural and unnatural—the unexpected happens: Morganville’s vampires begin to vanish one by one. Discovering why leads Claire to one last choice: swear allegiance to Bishop... or die.

My Review

First thing's first: I feel that my opinion of this book was tainted because while I was glancing at my friends and people I follows reviews to see the average star rating and to see who had given what, the top community review of this told me the end of the book. In the first line of their review. No. Just... No. I hate when people do that... Seriously though, I feel it's bad reviewing etiquette to give away what happens. If you have to though, mark that there's spoilers.  

Okay... so I have a confession, my poor brain did not find the first half of this book at all entertaining. I felt that it dragged for me. I had to force myself to pick this up when normally I'm forcing myself to put these down. However I did manage to read the last 40% in 2 hours so it definitely picked up some pace.

I'm losing patience with everyone in Morganville's inability to get past Claire's age. I swear the next person to say it and I'm hunting them down and staking them whether or not they're actually a vampire. I mean enough's enough. We're on book 5, please just give it a blummin' rest!

 Another thing that's beginning to grate is Claire and Shane. Can they just do it already? Amelie (well I say Amelie but after that ending we know I mean someone close to her) can send them on holiday here (UK) where she's legal. Anything. It's getting boring. I'm sorry but we're 5 books in and I don't feel like they're going anywhere well aside from the fact that they obviously love each other. Note my sarcasm. I'm sorry, I can't help it.

Something I did like was how complex Myrnin is becoming. He was complex to begin with and now his character is twisting and contorting and he's easily one the best pnr type characters I've read in so long. I;d have loved more of him in this book, he livens up the pages for me and I really needed that with this book.

The ending... aaah the spoilt ending... how did I feel reading it for myself? Well it was anticlimactic for me, and not just because I knew. It was more that it wasn't in the middle of the drama and it didn't feel like something that would happen I know it did, but I don't think Claire is the type of person to become controlled so completely, so immediately. I didn't really get what was happening with the book at all, some explanation about that book would be so welcome now.

Overall for me this is the weakest book of the series. Easily. I found it hard to get into and hard to want to read. I think maybe I need to read something completely different and come back for book 6 afterwards refreshed and ready for more.

My Rating 

  3 stars only I'm afraid. This just bored me for 60% of the book and that's not good enough, especially in a series this long. You can't afford to drop the ball because people will get bored and just move on to something shorter. I wouldn't blame them, but after my short break from Morganville, I'm diving right back in. This is not over... until the last book's released.

Would I recommend this?

Hey! If you've read the first 4 go for it! I'm not a fan of leaving a series half read, let's see this through to the end.

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