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Tuesday, July 30, 2013

Lord of Misrule - Morganville Vampires (#5)


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.

Lord of Misrule is the fifth book in the Morganville Vampire Series. As if riots, fires, warning vampires and angry mobs weren't enough danger, a tornado is added to this mix to up the ante in destruction stakes. While tornados are hardly unusual in Texas, one does have to wonder what purpose it served in the story. It kinda seems unnatural in the writing world since most weather phenomena are some style of foreshadowing but this one seems to be as simple as pushing the feeling of the end-of-the-world-as-we-know-it bit. The writing style of Cain is so frantic throughout this story as it has been slowly leading to throughout the series so far, with throwing in heartache and other obstacles at the main character so fast and hard it leaves my head spinning and I could only wonder what would happen to a real person if they were ever put into Claire's shoes.

This read has earned only three hearts. To me, Lord of Misrule is a tedious read at best. With no greater story development and I wasn't all that enthused to read much at all. It is very repetitious of the same style of danger, head spinning, vampire saves the day and then another vampire or sometimes human comes in for a kill at the end taunting you to read the next book. Don't get me wrong, it isn't a BAD book, just that after four previous books from Cain, it becomes slightly predictable. The cliff hanger still does draw me in to make me want to know how this train wreck continues...cause just like a car wreck you just have to stop and watch. This is a train wreck simply because of how many cars seem to keep colliding one after another so it makes for a longer gawking period.

Thanks for listening to my opinion!

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