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For years, the human and vampire residents of Morganville, Texas, have managed to co-exist in peace. But now that the threat to the vampires has been defeated, the human residents are learning that the gravest danger they face is the enemy within…Thanks to the eradication of the parasitic creatures known as the draug, the vampires of Morganville have been freed of their usFor years, the human and vampire residents of Morganville, Texas, have managed to co-exist in peace. But now that the threat to the vampires has been defeated, the human residents are learning that the gravest danger they face is the enemy within…Thanks to the eradication of the parasitic creatures known as the draug, the vampires of Morganville have been freed of their usual constraints. With the vampires indulging their every whim, the town’s human population is determined to hold on to their lives by taking up arms. But college student Claire Danvers isn’t about to take sides, considering she has ties to both the humans and the vampires.To make matters worse, a television show comes to Morganville looking for ghosts, just as vampire and human politics collide. Now, Claire and her friends have to figure out how to keep the peace without ending up on the nightly news… or worse....

Title : Bitter Blood
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ISBN : 9780749012809
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Number of Pages : 538 Pages
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Bitter Blood Reviews

  • Courtney ~ bookaholicsxoxo
    2019-02-02 15:37

    Can't wait for this book. I seriously hope that in some way Rachel can bring in a love triangle with Clair, Shane, and Myrnin! Myrnin is my most favorite character please Rachel bring the drama!!!A lot of people hate how this series isn't ending but I LOVE it. I never want it to end...I love the anticipation and waiting for the next one. Also so people know that's Claire on the cover. it seems to always change to Claire to eve then maybe Claire and Shane or Michael

  • Abby
    2019-02-16 19:28

    Let me start by stating clearly;I AM OBSESSED WITH THE MORGANVILLE VAMPIRES!After months and months of waiting for this book, I finally got it... and well, i found it really hard to get into.... And that not normal for me with T.M.VI think its because of all the new POV's.. I dont like change.Anyhow,It starts off with Olivers POV, he hands over to Amelie a scroll, written in it is the new decree/law? for Morganville, stating that vampires basically have a free pass to 'hunt'.Ofcourse our four little heroes and heroines wont stand for that.And then all this stuff goes down because Eve married Michael, shes called a fang banger, death threats are made, physical violence occurs and home damage.And then the little bitch of a parasite Naomi shows her face. She turns Hannah Moses, Michael, Oliver and god knows how many others against Amelie and onto her side.Did i mention? Hannah stepped down as Mayor, and Naomi wants to take Amelies place as royalty.AND THEN!... That wasnt enough for Naomi, she decides to turn Michael on Eve, when hes in a fragile position- that being his wife (Eve) was brutally smashed up by some teens/young adults against her marriage to a vampire. So Michael, against his own will, has to dump Eve, and by god was it harsh. He also manages to turn all four of them against each other. He kisses Claire, in front of both Eve and Shane, and states he and Claire have had a thing behind their backs. So Shane, well i wouldnt exactly say breaks up with Claire, more ignores and all that. Claire is hurt, Eve is left broken in more than one way, Michael has gone to the dark side and Claire is left in the middles, hated by her boyfriend and best friend over something she didnt do.In the end, once Michael is returned to his former respectable self, and they all find out the truth Shane tries to get things back on track with Claire, but Claire doesnt trust him fully. As punishment by Amelie, Oliver is banished from Morganville until Amelie allows him back, Myrnin decides to go back to his lab, Naomi is sentenced to 100 years imprisonment. Michael is given two choices: 1) break up with Eve, in his own way, without being under anyones influence, or b) suffer a severe punishment, not yet known to us readers, or Michael for that matter. Claire is given something for once again saving the vampires- she asks (more tells) Amelie that she had once said Claire is allowed to leave and pursue her dream at the university. Claire decides to finally accept it, after Amelie says she will get Claire into the school. But thats not all, Shane must be allowed to leave too. Not necessarily with her, just able to leave.It ends with Michael and Eve back together and on good terms. Shane and Claire are still pretty distant but Shane tells Claire he will be in Boston, and he will be there when she needs him.I left out all the ghost hunter crap, and a lot of other stuff, like Alyssa coming back in ghost form, im sorry.I am BIG on Shane on Claire as a couple, so you can imagine how i feel about all their troubles.Overall, i thought it lacked the usual Eve and Shane humour, and they didnt seem to spend as much time together like in previous books. I found this book very different to the rest of the series, but thats fine. I am still a huge fan of T.M.V and an avid reader of the series. I cannot wait for the next book/s to come out, though i will probably shed some tears when the series is over... and i never cry, so thats big.Much love,Abby xx

  • Cece
    2019-02-17 16:53

    NNNOOOOOO!!!! Do you know how FREAKIN' long I've been waiting to finish reading these BLASTED AMAZING books!!! Then I learn I have to waitSEVENmore FREAKIN'MONTHSto read them all!!! WWHHHYY!!! Why do this to me!!! Why don't I learn my lesson and simply refuse to start a series that isn't complete!?! This is driving me batshit Fucking INSANE!!!!

  • Jackie
    2019-01-31 14:26

    More Myrnin! :)But good book. The ending... hmm, see where that goes.

  • Ferdy
    2019-02-15 19:55

    SpoilersLike the last few books in the series, the plot was dull and uninspired. It was the same old rubbish: Claire moaned about something or other.There was a new threat of some sort.Vampires = Bad times.Eve and Claire fangirled over Michael's fit body and beautiful face.Michael brooded about being a vampire.Amelie acted like a bitch.Oliver acted like a bitch.Shane bitched about the vampires and his twagic life.Myrnin acted crazy and wore silly clothes.There was a misunderstanding or two.Michael/Eve and Shane/Claire angsted about their relationship.The gang faced the bad guys and against all odds, won.Blah blah blah.ClaireIn the last few books, I found Claire really boring and sadly she still bored the hell out of me. I hate how dumb she seems to have gotten, in the first few books, she came across as smart, resilient and funny and now she's a Mary Sue and all she cares about are her boys - Shane, Michael and Myrnin. Its like she's forgotten about her dreams and education — it's all about vampires and Shane..ugh.I did love that Claire didn't forgive Shane after he treated her like shit but I'm sure she'll let me down in the next book when she's all over him again.ShaneShane started off decent enough but he's turned into a mega whiny bitch-bastard-douche. Most of the time he's either emo or angry. His treatment of Claire pissed me off — he was probably happy that Michael kissed Claire because it gave him the perfect excuse to treat her like crap — he's one of those guys that like being a dick to their girlfriend… they get off on it.MichaelGood god — he's dull..'Oh I wuv Eve but I have to pwotect her from all the evul wampires so I'm gonna act like a dick blah blah. I also like blood blah blah blah..woe is me!!'His relationship with Eve's ridiculous — as if, he'd still be with her when she's old and saggy — nope, he'd be off stalking and falling in insta-wuv with wide eyed teenage girls. EveEve used to be a great character, now she's an idiot that cries all the time and only cares about Michael and her wuv life. MonicaIt says a lot about a series when the most likeable character used to be bully and is presently still a bitch. She's more entertaining than Claire/Eve/Shane/Michael put together.It's funny that Monica has more chemistry with Shane than Claire does, I wouldn't mind Shane and Monica getting together.MirandaMiranda's an okay character, I just wish she wasn't so desperate for Claire and co's acceptance and approval. I hated the way Michael treated her, he was a fucker! He should have empathized with her situation but instead he thought he was the only one with problems, and he made her feel so bad that she wanted to kill herself! And then on top of that, Michael and co didn't even feel guilty about what they did to her! I hate how the core 4 act like they're the good guys, they judge everyone else's behaviour and are all preachy but they don't look at themselves and see that they only ever do what's best for the four of them.Morganville vampiresI hate all the vampires (bar Myrnin) — they're all so unlikable and cartoonish. The perfect ending would be if they all died. I'm really hoping Claire invents a machine to kill them all.Random thoughts-The different POV's and the shifts from 3rd person to 1st person was irritating.-I don't need to be told repeatedly what people look like and how hot they are.-Why does Amelie only wear white?-Why did Amelie have to fall in wuv with Oliver? she's a strong enough leader without him or any man.-Why is this so boring?I've come this far, so I'm going to stick it out until the bitter end. I'm hoping that Claire stops being such a dull goody goody and becomes more interesting, I don't think there's any hope for Michael, Shane and Eve. Actually, I wouldn't mind if Claire just died and Monica became the protagonist — that would definitely make for more exciting reading.

  • Taschima
    2019-02-15 21:46

    How can I possibly explain how utterly awesome this book was? I devoured it. It had everything I was hoping for, which means it had Myrnin, Claire/Myrnin, Claire, Amelie, Amelie/Oliver, Eve, Eve/Michael, adventure, shocking events, constant danger... It was so nice getting to once again re visit these great characters... with the exception of Shane of course (I am an avid supporter of the "let's kill Shane" fan club; there's more of us than you think). Bitter Blood was pretty much Morganville on a whole new level."Morganville's bricks and mortar were back together, but its people were coming apart"What could Rachel Caine possibly come up with next? She basically created the father of all bad assness (Bishop) (well, two fathers of bad assness if you count Frank Collins) and had him take over the entire town in about 2-3 books. She also created a whole new set of mythological creatures that made us all re think the idea of taking a nice shower as much as the next vampire (the Draug) for the last couple of books, so what can she possibly come up with next to keep our gang on their toes? And on book thirteen nonetheless? Well, nothing fancy really, she just sparked the flame of the town from the inside and watched it burn... add in a blind queen, a lost Myrnin, and fractured relationships inside the glass house and you got yourself a tea party you really don't want to miss.I am amazed at how alive this series still is. Being on book thirteen and still being able to keep your readers interested and at the edge of their seats isn't a small feat, but Morganville is different and if it manages to capture your attention in the first few books, well, then you are going to be ensnared in it's pages till the very end. I know I still am! With every book new things are brought into the mix, like different POVs for example, that just make the story grow and evolve, develop into something bigger than itself and way better than most series floating around.But I'm rambling here so I am just going to tell you some of my favorite parts (without spoiling). One was of course Myrnin, whole lot of Myrnin! Yes, we finally get what we have ALL been waiting for, we get to be inside Myrnin's mind, and it doesn't disappoint. Claire, she has grown up so much. I mean the scared innocent girl first introduced in Glass House is now a strong, smart, determined woman who can take care of herself plus bring good into the town. And she specially does something in this book that just earned her buckets of respect from my part (view spoiler)[ Shane of course is an a hole so he doesn't trust her again, believing she cheated on him, and once he, of course, finds out she in fact DIDN'T he asks for forgiveness... and Claire doesn't give it! Oh SNAP! Girl I love you! Thank goodness, if she had forgiven him I don't think I could have ever forgiven her, it was really a turning point (hide spoiler)]. Also Eve and Michael's marriage plays a huge roll in this book, specially since nobody seems to be on their team. The story evolves and keeps you entertained, Bitter Blood is definitely not a filler, and by the end some things happen that make the prospect of the NEXT book all that much more interesting. (view spoiler)[ Claire is leaving MORGANVILLE! I wonder what she author will do, jump forward in time? By a lot, or a little? And I definitely believe Eve is getting turned into a vampire, it just has to happen. (hide spoiler)]Bad Parts? Other than Shane still kicking it up nothing really. He just manages to piss me off in every single book. Though he manages to redeem himself a tiny bit I still dislike him for being untrustworthy and fickle. Alas though, he is the main character's love interest so c'est la vie.Final Verdict: Read it! So worth it because of everything. It's a good book for Morganville fans out there. The series still has plenty of juice left. I can't believe there is only 2 more books left...[image error]Old Update:The vampires in Morganville are pissing me off. They are really quick to forget that without human help they would have been DEAD and GONE. I am actually surprised that Shane, Eve, Michael and Claire didn't haul ass in the last book by the end; The computer was clearly not working anymore and they did EVERYTHING in their power to help take back the city. Amelie owes them that much. Queen bitch.["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>

  • Becca
    2019-02-08 21:38

    I like it, I love it, i want some more of it!!!! and I want this book to be out now!! Please! and Thank you.I think how Rachel Caine plots this series could go on forever, it's just fantastic. Even though the plots may be repetitive but to me the character growth is just wonderful and how most of us seem sort of connected to the characters in some way (view spoiler)[.. like when Sam died, when I read the next book I actually missed him and hoping there would be some miracle of him some how him coming back... (hide spoiler)] Also the villains of the story like Oliver and Amelia you just love them and hate them at the same time and you would actually feel sad if they died. Also Eve,Claire,Shane, and Micheal are just a wonderful team and are all very different from each other but that's why they make such a great team. But you can't hang on to a good story forever so the series has to end sometime. These are just my opinions on why this series could last a long time though.I am sooo excited for this book!! even though school will be on by the time this books comes out which will be sad atleast on the day of Nov.7 my day will be better cuz this books will be on the shelves ohhhh yeahhh.Great read, I think it's one of the best books of the series cause the characters have grown soo much over the books. I gotta say though I think I just love myrnin even more after I read the part where (view spoiler)[.. when myrnin is leaving and he is talking with claire and he says he loves not like that but for her brain but still that was still really sweet and claire was crying and myrnin was saying don't waste your tears on me or something like that sorry i'm just rambling cause I just loved that scene soo much and it shows a different side of myrnin. (hide spoiler)] Well in this book there is certainly a plot twist that will surprise you it surprised me. I can't wait till the next book and see where it's going. 6 more months to waite and 2 more books till the whole series is sadly down which i am curious but sad to see how it ends.

  • Nidah (SleepDreamWrite)
    2019-01-25 17:33

    This is one of those books that I had started reading, then just started losing interest. So I take a little break from it. Okay a long break from it. Finally, finally I get around to getting back to book series I really should catch up or finish. Morganville Vampires series is one of those.So I read where I left off. Apparently I was halfway into the book when I last read it. This was one of my favorite vampire series. But it happens with long book series, that you start to not love it as much. Then once you take a break from it, you come back to it and are reminded why you loved reading said book series in the first place.For me its not only the pace, the writing style but the characters. Especially Myrnin. Honestly he makes this book for me. Giving it a 3.5 just for him. Glad we got a Myrnin POV chapter this time.Oh and the story does pick up so its nice to see Claire and co try to solve another predicament for the town. Still a good installment but not as good as some of the other books in the series so far.

  • Amy Jacobs
    2019-02-13 20:32

    Oh Morganville, how I have missed you. This series is addictive and never fails at nonstop action and adventure. Please forgive me for being so vague in this review, but if I were to say to much it would give away so much of the story. We can't have all the secrets spilled like blood in one review!Bitter Blood is again told from multiple POV's from all our favorite characters. The one that excited me the most was Myrnin though! We get to glimpse into his crazy mind and the author did a wonderful job of letting the reader understand what he goes through each day. Myrnin also knows that Morganville is changing. It is finally coming down to a war between the humans and the vampires. Sides will need to be chosen and our loyal group of four will find themselves put right in the middle of it. Previous evil villains will reemerge and try to play the game of chess with lives of all. Some you won't expect, others you will. One character will finally die, but I won't tell you which one or how.We will also see the marriage between a vampire and human --Eve and Michael-- come to a major play for this book. Amelie didn't want this marriage to take place for a reason and it will be revealed why in this book. Shane and Claire will also have their own relationship struggle that will change their outcome as well. Can I just say that what the author gave me as a reader in the last half of the book, was some of the best she has written yet. She wasn't afraid to take the road the fans will hate, but in time I believe it is for the best. There has been build up for this scene throughout the last few books -- if not all -- that finally comes to a climax. I think I was just as flabbergasted and shocked as the characters.After thirteen installments in the Morganville story, it is great to know that the author can keep shocking me and keeping the story line interesting. For fans of Morganville, do not miss this one. Things are changing and evolving with each new chapter!

  • Joan{missing the vampire bunny slippers!}
    2019-01-30 16:26

    Oh this was kind of weird but good! :DMorganville is finally moving towards some place and I like it. The characters are growing up and the grown ups are defined more clearly. You can't read a Rachel Caine book and expect anything else than an action packed, intense and cleverly written plot. Bitter Blood delivered all those things and left me waiting for the next book one more time! There aren't many series that can keep readers hooked after that many sequels... So what's more to say?I love the characters, I love the world this books are set in and I really really like the fact that I've gotten to the 13th book in these series and I still consider the story fast paced and intriguing. :)The atmosphere was a bit heavier in this book. Morganville was never a walk in the park, but there was always someone who remained relatively happy. Here I couldn't for the life of me name one person that got it easy or wasn't half-way depressed or mad... The gang has been scattered, at least temporarily, and it remains up to Caine how she'll decide to write the end. I won't say much more, but I can't help mentioning for the billionth time, as I have in all my reviews of this series that I LOVE MYRNIN!!! :D Seriously the guy is a mad genius and in here we finally got the chance to look inside his head! And boy did I like that! I'll miss the vampire bunny slippers! (view spoiler)[ How cute was he when he was apologizing to them both for leaving them behind? I laughed so hard! (hide spoiler)] In memory of the fallen slippers!:D["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>

  • Nicola
    2019-02-03 20:42

    Finally gave in and ordered this online... I try to shop locally but the wait for them to get it in was KILLING me!Can't wait to finally get my hands on it :D <3

  • Katrina
    2019-01-26 18:42

    I'm expecting more of Myrnin and Claire interactions! Myrnin. Myrnin. YUM

  • Lorna
    2019-02-07 15:45

    Book thirteen in Rachel Caine’s Morganville Vampire series didn’t disappoint, although it ended up being pretty dark. The evil Draug is gone, but of course there’s always something on tap in this vampire controlled town to keep us on the edge of our seats, and in turn, keep us enthralled. If you plan on reading this series, keep in mind there may be spoilers.Morganville has been beaten down by the evil Draug that ended up killing quite a few of it’s residents, both human and vampire. Now that they are defeated, it should be a time for calming down and taking a breath. Of course, it isn’t because Amelie(the vampire queen)has changed as has Oliver, her second in command. Things that would have never been tolerated in this community previously are now approved-including a vampire’s right to hunt-humans. Other things as well, but that is the big one. Claire is having none of it and risks her and Shane’s life while trying to reason with Amelie. What no one but Oliver knows is that someone else is now pulling the strings in Morganville and if this person isn’t stopped, it will be the end of life for most of the humans in this town.Caine’s world building is still amazing as ever. I still marvel at her imagination that has kept me and probably millions of readers hanging on her every word while reading this series and I am sure her other series as well. She has created a world where vampires are the top of the hierarchy in a small college town, where taxes are paid in blood banks, and where most are never allowed to leave-except the college students that are happily oblivious to the problems that surround them, due to being off-limits to the vamps.Caine’s characters are marvelously fleshed out and I can picture each of them. The core characters of Claire, Shane, Michael, and Eve are perfect for this series. The villains are always super bad and in this book, a fairly new character rises to mega villain level.Claire and Shane’s relationship has always been one of my favorite parts of these books. The L word is on the table, but this book threatens to tear apart everything I love about this couple. And I actually think that was one of the worse things about this book. I started out thinking this book was a solid 4.5 star book, but the more I think on it, I am dropping it to 4 stars simply because of this element. It just went against everything I knew about one of this twosome’s character. And that’s the end of my rant!Narration by Angela Dawe was good. I thought the characters voices were done well, and could only find fault with one voice-that of the vampire Myrnin and I found that one to be almost cartoon like. So 4 stars for narration and I would be happy to listen to her again.I can’t recommend this series enough. Yes, it’s young adult, but don’t let that stop you. It’s one of my favorites of all the YA that I have read and can be definitely enjoyed by adults. A good book is a good book, regardless of who it’s supposedly written for. Highly recommended! (originally posted on RabidReads)

  • ~Tina~
    2019-02-01 14:55

    Bitter Blood is the thirteenth installment to the Morganville Vampire series. I wish I could say that I adored this just as much as I did the others, but I just can't. I found myself rather disappointed with this one. You don't know how hard it is to give this book a 3 star and not a 5 like the rest of them. Don't get me wrong, I didn't hate it and I still had a good time being in this world again, but it felt very off compared to the rest.I can't quite place the why's but maybe it's cause it felt more like we were going in circles and there was hardly any real action. Or the fact that the banter, wit and humor didn't really cut it. The ghost hunter thing felt more like background noise while Oliver and Amelie's control issues felt like the same old repeated same old.There were a couple of shockers that dealt with Claire/Myrnin/Michael, and I'm not entirely sure how to feel about that, but it was the only moment that got me intrigued and excited enough to want to read on.But what got me the most is what happened with Shane and Claire. Is it me or does anyone feel like we just took a huge step back with these two? They've been through so much together emotionally and physically within the relationship and all they had to endure within Morganville itself. So, why in the hell did they feel so shy and unsure about their relationship now? I mean Shane had that beautiful dream about what they were going to name their daughter and he wants to marry her one day and so on, so why did they get all blush-blush about moving in together or even saying the words I love you? I also hated the way Shane acted. I expected him to be mad but he was upset with the wrong person. I don't blame Claire a bit, it would have hurt me too.I am however proud of Claire. Like always she's proven herself to be a fierce friend and loyal character. She's grown up so much in these books. I love how she can stand up for herself and the ones that she cares about. The way she deals with madness and can still look at evil in the eyes and say screw you! Awesome character!!With that said, even though my feelings are kinda all over the place, I still love and adore this series. True, this one felt all over the place and not consistent with the rest of the books and it also felt flat compared to the rest. But I still love this town. Two more books left and I still wish it could go on forever, but I can finally see where Caine is taking these characters next and a small part of me is actually ready to let them go.Hoping the next book is filled with chili and tacos. Banter and wit. Dark humor and sweet moments. All the stuff that these books are made of.

  • Connie Hebenton
    2019-02-14 18:51

    I found this book very disappointing. Even more so than the last one, which I found VERY DISAPPOINTING. This series is probably (here read definitely) a little immature for me to still be reading now, but I'm a little in love with Myrnin, so.....I can't understand a lot of the rave reviews on here. To my mind, the series has been going steadily downhill for a few books, now. With this latest installment, not only are there dismal plotholes which I would have thought it impossible for any reader to miss, no matter how uninterested in continuity they are, but Caine's writing style seems to have changed dramatically, as does her writing of her characters. (Might I suggest that she reread the whole series from the beginning? I understand that characters must progress as the story does, but some of them - particularly the vampires - seem to have changed which era they were born in, as well as their main personality traits)Not to provide too crushing a review, as I did after all buy and read the book of my own free will, but I found that the whole tone of the book has changed compared to the rest of the series. Something just seemed off about the whole thing, start to finish, as if the author's notes were in disarray as she was writing, and she missed whole parts of it out along the way.Of course, and this is a sad admission, I will still have to buy the next book,even if only to satisfy my conviction that the series is dead in the water. (Which is quite an amusing little pun, if you consider the draug) (Which, by the way, I think was Caine's fatal mistake - the draug was taking it too far.)Honestly, I wouldn't recommend this series to anyone anymore. If you're a poor, abused, misused and bruised Morganville reader like myself, and you are convinced no matter what that I speak mistruths, then by all means read it. And then get out while you still can; it might not be too late for you yet. Find another series, one that won't let you down. Or write MV fanfiction, and pretend that Bitter Blood never happened.

  • MISS VAIN
    2019-01-22 19:39

    I'm very intrugued by the name........;)

  • Mitticus
    2019-01-30 17:43

    reto 47: con un personaje excentrico ;)La unica razon por la que sigo leyendo esta cosa, y saltandome en lo posible todos los pasajes con Shane -ug- es Myrnin.

  • Andrea
    2019-02-21 20:55

    This book made me so angry, especially the last half of it ugh. I just wanted to scream at the characters so much. The ghost aspect was very interesting and I hope it is explored more in the last two books. And idk if (view spoiler)[ Claire will actually leave. (hide spoiler)]

  • Brooke ♥booklife4life♥
    2019-02-09 20:53

    Find this review, plus more, on my blog: Booklikes OR Blogger Basic InfoFormat: Audio Pages/Length: Too long, too long. Genre: Young Adult; VampireReason For Reading: Continue series. At A GlanceLove Triangle/Insta Love/Obsession?: NoCliff Hanger: NoTriggers: n/aRating: 2.5 stars Score SheetAll out of tenCover:6Plot: 3Characters: 4World Building: 4Flow:5Series Congruity: 6Writing: 6Ending: 4Total: 4In DepthBest Part: Only a few books to go. Worst Part: Claire, Shane, Oliver, pick one. Thoughts Had: Shoot me. ConclusionContinuing the Series: YesRecommending: NoShort Review: I too have bitter blood after reading this. (view spoiler)[Bringing up Shane's dead sister this damn far in the series, is it really needed? Hell no. (hide spoiler)] The ghost hunters things seems behind grasping for a story line. I thought there was barriers up for this, I thought there was someone watching for people doing this shit, thought they had towers blocking signals and shit, guess for this book, that is all forgotten, how topical. Then we have the power struggle between Emily and Oliver, which hey we have had for about 12 books now! Fuck. I was bored and didn't give any shits about this book because i had to go through a sex scene of Claire and Shane. So close to the end but yet so far it seems. Oh then they are beating up Eve for marrying a vampire right, then later, she is invited to the vampires tea parties.... make sense of that one. Misc. Book Boyfriend: PASS. Best Friend Material: PASS. Review in GIF Form: ["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>

  • Savannah (Books With Bite)
    2019-01-31 15:41

    It feels so good to be walking down the street of Morganville. The taste of the coffee, the blood mobiles driving by, it never ceases to amaze me of how quickly I fall into this series as if I never left. Meeting up with Claire and the glass gang once again, I adored every step in her shoes.As always with vampires it's always a power play. It's no surprise that once again Morganville is under attack and this time it's happening all under the nose of Amelie. I have to admit that the plot of the story runs a bit deeper than what I thought. Amelie is getting played and Claire is finding the culprit to stop the damage that is being done. There are several plot twist that made my heart ache. Claire is always saving others only to have it bite her right in the butt! I mean really!!! C'mon! Throw me a freaking bone here!The love interest. Oh boy, you don't want to get me started there. All I can say is,"Seriously Shane? Really? After all that she has done it's like that!" And "Micheal, I'm so sorry." And "Eve, please don't blame them."If I say anymore that I'd be giving away spoilers. Know this, that Ms. Caine takes it up a notch when it comes your heart and emotions. There are lies, ultimate betrayals all leading up to a powerful ending I can not contain. The beginning may be a bit slow but do not be fooled. It will get hard to read as the power play unravels itself in front of the reader. And when it does, you will not be able to look away...Bitter Blood indeed leaves a bitter taste in your mouth. The changes in the plot and characters are not good ones leading up to BIG decisions. I thought I had seen and read it all when it came to Ms. Caine. She once again, left me utterly speechless with the impressive storytelling of The Morganville Vampires. Bitter Blood leaves the reader painfully aware that the end is coming and when it does, it will not be good. A successful story that you don't want to miss, Bitter Blood is a must read.

  • Noella
    2019-02-11 21:30

    3.5 starsMorganville appears to be back to normal but sadly this is not the case when Claire and the Glass House residents get a surprise in the mail: ID cards for the humans and gold cards for vampires giving them special privileges. Claire decides to take matters in her own hands and fight against the system but as always, the task is not easy. Bitter Blood had many storylines going at once. A camera crew has entered Morganville and seeks content on ghosts for their TV show. Naomi is working behind the scenes to overthrow Amelie. Myrnin leaves town but ends up in trouble. The Glass House residents struggle with Miranda being in the house and their privacy. And of course, there are the mandatory side stories for the Monica and Jason.Since this book is only three books from the end of the series, I was hoping it would be dark and more epic than the previous installments but that wasn't really the case. Naomi proved to be a minor threat to Amelie and the entire town of Morganville (since her threat only lasts one book). The story frequently sidetracked to the TV crew. These new characters felt one-dimensional and showed up everywhere and did trivial things. They were pests more than anything! I must say I do enjoy Claire's interactions with Monica (even though Monica is a pest). It's just fun to see her comebacks at Monica's nasty comments. Michael and Eve's forbidden love is a huge part of the series but I still don't really care for it. I am interested in Claire and Shane's relationship though. They still have things to sort out before the series is over!

  • Yodamom
    2019-02-19 21:39

    Clare, the girls who seems to be the only one who can solve anything is fixing the vamp town again ! After the last book you would think the vamps would be gracious towards the humans. They would be moving forward to continue the vision for the town ? Nope, silly you, now they want to hunt them, control them, go backwards about 20 steps. She this barely legal girl out matches even the oldest vampire, with her massive brain power. WEll, she is smart in many ways except in her choice of men. Shane really brings his inner cavejerk out. "Roar, hear me run away and blame' Shane the Shameful.Okay so it's the basically the same ole' everyday thing in town, except somebody is manipulating minds. Who ? I can't tell, but it took them long enough to figure it out. Okay so minds are twisted, the town is getting bad (when isn't it?) , so bad even Myrnin is wanting to leave. When he disappears only one person worries for him, guess who ? On his final goodbye scene to Clare, he gives her something to remember him by. (My highlight of the book) So he's out of the story and the town is going coo coo for cocopuffs. There are fights, beatings, rocks thrown, names called and threats. There is a strange TV crew that arrives in town hunting down ghosts. (this was just weird) The ghosts come out and play. Micheal gives a little something to Clare, Shane and Eve go crazy angry. There is more fighting, more words. Clare makes a smart move and.... Phew-it was nothing new for this old town but it was an exciting read. The saddest part, the outcome for the bunny slippers. ; (......

  • ♥ Ashleigh ♥contrary to popular belief i'm not actually mad!
    2019-02-02 17:33

    I have to say i quiet enjoy this book, its been one of the better ones out of the last few.Man the twist and turns in this book!!! i saw none of it coming!! with that Rachel has out done herself!! and thats one decent cliff hanger at the end. i wonder how she's going to do the next book???well lets start off with claire - she was even MORE badass in this book than in the past! i know hard to believe but she's my hero, gotta love a nerdy chick who kicks ass with the best of them. ;)Shane is not in my good books at the moment, he was for a while but of course he always has to screw shit up.Micheal was as awesome as always, and Eve was her usual entertaining self.Myrnin - Oh My *swoon* that scene between him and claire *fan's self* sheesh! im jealous!but actually one of the people who stood out the most for me in this book was Mir! i cant wait for her to pop up again (hopefully in the next book) and see her grow!The multiple POVs made this book, it made everything so much more complicated and exciting and breathtaking!! i was on my toes for nearly the whole book waiting to see what happened next!!speculating over it with Joan made it even better!! hard to believe i know :Pso if u havent read this book yet do it NOW!!! trust me u wont be let down! here's Joan's fantastic review!!http://www.goodreads.com/review/show/...

  • Cindy
    2019-02-15 21:50

    Is this the end? I kinda felt a little lost at the end of this book. Our delightful heroine Claire Danvers has always gone one step more than anyone to try to save the "victim" of either the vampire or human race. All she wants is peace. Not too much to ask of anyone but a Morganville townsperson. Now that other vampires/draug are defeated, it seems like a good time to rebuild the town and relationships between the humans and the vampires residing in Morganville. But when the Founder/Queen turns it into a Nazi like zone, even the humans are terrifying to be around. They say "No good deed goes unpunished" they could have been speaking of the Glass House residence. Claire, Shane, Eve and even vampires Micheal and Myrnin are now on the 'we want you dead' list of EVERYBODY! If you don't have papers on you at all times, you are fair game for any vamp who want's to hunt you. And even with papers, a vampire would only be fined for killing a protected person. And the target of everyone's wrath are the Glass house kids. I hated that everyone wanted to split up...I realize that they are growing up...maybe Rachel will bring them back together 5 years older and wiser. Although Micheal will NEVER age...how will that work with his human wife, Eve? I still have a lot of questions!

  • Nancy
    2019-02-10 19:30

    As excited as I am for this book to be in my hands right now, I don't ever want this series to come to an end!It takes a certain kind of diligence to keep a fandom interested for thirteen books-especially with the unfathomable amount of series popping out every so often-but to be able to still surprise a fandom after thirteen books belongs only to Rachel Caine.Starting this book was like meeting some friends I hadn't seen in a while, and I savored every second of it, until we departed. Like meeting old friends, the stay was full of excitement and unexpected news, some remained exactly as they were, some had changed whether to the worse or better. I wanted to know more about the curious Amelie and Oliver and my beloved Myrnin, and more is exactly what I got. I wanted a break from the We-belong-together-forever relationships and that's what I got. I'll be just as ravished six months from now to read the 14th installment of the Morganville vampires, and should Rachel Caine decide to make it a twenty book series instead of fifteen, I'd still read every single one with as much anticipation. One thing about the MVV: it doesn't disappoint you.

  • Cassandra
    2019-01-31 17:41

    Why do I always read these so fast.So frekkn good dude!Myrnin is still as awesome,crazy,funny as ever.And what the heck was that all about Myrnin?(view spoiler)[you kissed Claire! (hide spoiler)]EEEEPPP!I about died!I loved getting to read from his POV.Claire and Shane are still so very sweet and cute together,but Shane you know how to piss me off,but you always seem to find a way to wiggle your way back in to my heart.You are on probation buddy-__-Michael and Eve are married now and both sides,the vamps and humans are none too happy about that.Alot of stuff going on in Morganville and I loved every bit of it!That ending!Perfection!I love this series so,so,much.Two more books!WooHoo!Fall of Nightand DaylightersI could just die of waiting.

  • Connie
    2019-01-26 15:56

    Source: I own this book. Cost: 20p in a charity shop Title:Bitter Blood Series:The Morganville Vampires #13 Author:Rachel Caine Overall Rating:3 starsWhen will this series return from war? When will it's plot lines become good again? When the characters stop making things unnecessarily harder for themselves?Why is Michael a douche? Why is Eve annoying? Where is the series I used to love? Please let book 14 be better, please let Claire stop being an irritating main character?Thank you.

  • Edrillan (vampire junkie)
    2019-01-27 17:56

    just finished it and all i can say is WOW!!my fav. book ever!!!

  • ALPHAreader
    2019-01-23 16:51

    ** Warning! This review contains spoilers of previous 'Morganville Vampires' books ** The humans of vampire-run town, Morganville, once thought their deadly tyrants were unbeatable. The town had once risen against their vampire foe, but were beaten down severely and put rebellion out of their heads forever. Not to mention the human residents have also paid for a bitter warfare that raged between Morganville’s founder, Amelie, and her father, Bishop.No, if there’s one thing Morganville has taught its human residents it’s that you can’t beat them, and you wouldn’t want to join them.But then something changed – a new enemy came to town and was a great threat, not just to humans, but especially to vampires. The draug lived in the Morganville water supply; they fed on vampires and were all but unbeatable. For the first time, possibly in history, humans witnessed a villain greater than the vampires – and the draug came very close to wiping them out. Forever.The draug would have succeeded; if it hadn’t been for the humans helping their vampire neighbours defeat them and take back the town. It seemed that the defeat of the draug marked a turning in Morganville, and especially Amelia. The town founder could no longer ignore the fact that the food chain had to change: the vampires needed humans, and for more than just food. The draug’s defeat heralded a new promise of human-vampire peace, so decreed by Amelia.It has been mere weeks since the draug incident, and infamous Morganville residents of the Glass House – Claire, Shane, Eve and vampire Michael – are hopeful of a new age in the vampire town. But their hopes are quickly dashed in the wake of Michael and Eve’s wedding – the first vampire/human union has been met with hostility from both sides, and the awesome foursome of the Glass House are once again relying on themselves for safety, when the death threats and attacks start piling up.But the Glass House has also expanded – local girl, Miranda, died in the house during the draug battle and now haunts its premises as Michael once did, before turning vampire.And while the Glass House undergoes changes – of the ghostly and honeymoon variety – Morganville is also being turned on its head. Oliver is whispering in Amelie’s ear, suggesting that the vampires should once again reclaim their place as human overlords. His pretty persuasion could see legalized hunts reinstated, which in turn insights human-supporter Captain Obvious, to again call for human rebellion. The town of Morganville is again descending into chaos and destruction – but at who’s urging? And the cherry on top of this swirling disaster is a television crew from a popular ghost-hunt show coming to town, looking to unearth Morganville’s deadly secrets.‘Bitter Blood’ is the thirteenth book in Rachel Caine’s ridiculously popular young adult paranormal series, ‘Morganville Vampires’. So much happened in twelfth book, ‘Black Dawn’, that it’s a welcome head-first jump into ‘Bitter Blood’ which is set a few weeks after that book. A mere few weeks since the vampires’ only enemy, the draug, were defeated and the vampire race gifted with a new sense of immortality. A few weeks since Michael Glass and Eve Rosser declared their undying love for one another and got married, without Amelie’s wishes, and to the disgust of vampires and humans alike.When ‘Bitter Blood’ opens, there’s an odd mix of hope and despair in the air. Hope, because Amelie did make a promise at the end of ‘Black Dawn’ to rebuild Morganville with a more human-friendly foundation. And despair, because despite this uneasy truce between humans and vampires, the very embodiment of this olive branch is being threatened – the human Eve and her vampire husband, Michael, are being bullied and receiving death threats for their mixed marriage.And then the creeping despair winds ever closer, as once again Caine offers alternate character perspectives beyond just Claire’s, and as she began in ‘Bite Club’, we have chapters from Amelie, Oliver, Michael and Myrnin’s. Amelie and Oliver’s chapters are particularly disturbing – as we read Oliver’s influence over Amelie, whispering in her ear that humans need to be re-taught their place in the Morganville hierarchy. Humans feel the unease in the air, and a new rebellion looms closer;When Claire didn’t speak, Hannah shook her head, leant over, and picked up the weapon. She seated it in a holster under her arm. ‘There’s a war coming,’ she said. ‘A real war. There’s not going to be any room for people like you standing in the middle, trying to make peace. I’m trying to save your life.’‘You always wanted peace.’‘I did. But when you can’t have peace, there’s only one thing you can aim for, Claire, and that’s winning the war the best and maybe the bloodiest way you can.’ I had many questions after ‘Black Dawn’ and the defeat of the draug – arguably the last creatures on the planet capable of destroying vampires. I did wonder what was next; if the vampires were made to feel secure that they were top of the food chain once again. Where would the conflict be then? But pretty soon ‘Bitter Blood’ answers that question in a most resounding way – namely that vampires’ biggest threat is themselves. They are, quite literally, their own worst enemy. Power hungry hubris has been the fall of many great empires and leaders – and the vamps are no different. Fascinating as the power-plays of the vampires are in ‘Bitter Blood’, it’s also the evolution of the Glass House gang that’s so interesting in this thirteenth book. Things undoubtedly had to change after Michael and Eve’s wedding – partly because of town hostility, but also between them. ‘Husband’ and ‘wife’ hold more weight than ‘boyfriend’ and ‘girlfriend’, and it’s interesting to see how their union is changing the awesome foursome dynamic – and also forcing Claire and Shane to ask themselves how far along they’ve come in their relationship too. Without getting spoiler-y I will also delight fans and say that Myrnin and Claire are veeeeeery interesting in this book. Very interesting indeed (warning: may induce squealing-hysteria). We have only two more books before Rachel Caine’s epic ‘Morganville Vampires’ series comes to a close – leaving us with a grand total of fifteen books. ‘Bitter Blood’ certainly ends in such a way as to let fans know that Caine is gearing up for the big finale … the ripples of change are most clearly felt in Claire, our main protagonist from book one, and by the end of ‘Bitter Blood’ she has a lot of big questions to ask of herself – where Shane, school and her own identity are concerned. I’m sad to think that the end is nigh for ‘Morganville Vampires’, a smart young adult vampire series that I’ve been reading and loving since 2006 – but I am most intrigued as to where Rachel Caine is leading Claire, and readers, on this path to finale…

  • Kami
    2019-02-04 15:54

    ...the bunny slippers were soaked and drooped pathetically. Even the fangs seemed robbed of any charm. "Don't worry," I told it. "Someone will pay for your suffering. Heavily. With screaming." I felt I should repeat it for the other slipper, in case there should be any bad feelings between the two. One should never create tension between one's footwear Oh, the mind of Myrnin! It was awesome to finally get a peek into his thoughts however brief it may have been. The quote above made me giggle out loud! No one but Myrnin would think of avenging his fanged bunny slippers! Makes me smile just thinking about it.The book as a whole was a little disappointing but I think it's because this book was more conspiracy and less action. There is also a definite finality closing in on the series which is evident in how this story is written. There doesn't seem to be a lot of room to expand the story other than to pick up the pieces that have been created through all the chaos and repair what's left of a fragile town. (view spoiler)[Shane and Claire are leaving though, maybe, not as a couple. They have trust issues that are going to require some mending. Shane's inability to trust Claire is unsettling after everything they've been through and sacrificed for one another and I am glad Claire stood up for herself and didn't just bow down and forgive him. Shane does need to understand the deep impact of the choice he made. I am very proud of Claire's declaration to Amelie that "she was owed" the right to leave after all the times she'd helped resue the town. Claire as a character has grown exponentially throughout this series and I am eager to see where the finale takes her. All of the characters have grown but Claire's development is the most notable next to, perhaps, Shane's.Michael and Eve also have a battle ahead of them and the events in this book are just the tip of the ice berg. Eve being brutalized is an eye opener, yet, she and Michael are still trying to stick it out which shows strenth and, sorry to say, stupidity at the same time. I am of the opinion that he really needs to take the initiative and turn her if they intend to make their relationship work. I like Michael but Eve's character kind of annoys me in the same way that Shane's charcter seems to annoy so many fans (I like Shane and am firmly on Team Shane and Claire). Eve is a little to emotional roller coaster for my taste. I don't sympathize with her as much as I am able to sympathize with Shane. Anyway, Eve and Michael's relationship is more complicated than it needs to be. They choose to be together so logically they need to be the same species. Miranda is going to be an interesting character to wrap up because she isn't required to stay in the Glass house, though it does give her more power and substance. She is a phenomenon because her pschic ability manifested into a different strength when she died, a strength that anchors her to the world in a way. But, still, she is confined and trapped by what she is so I don't know how her story will play out. Hopefully, she gets some kind of happy ending. She definitely deserves it.The ghosts were a distracting piece of the story. I felt like the original story line of Morganville was completely derailed with the emphasis on the ghosts and ghost hunters. An odd sort of diversion from all the conspiracy going on. The ghosts' presence in the end isn't satisfactorily explained which may be one of the story lines revisited in the final two books. Claire's VPCD must also become important later in the next two books because it isn't fully expalined or realized as an effective tool in this book. So, there are questions, not the least of which include: is Claire actually going to leave in the next book and forgive Shane enough to rebuild their relationship? (I think so, the book ended on a hopeful note for them, IMO). Really, how can Claire leave without destroying the series....not possible so it will be interesting to see what keeps her there, at least until the final book. (It could be as simple as MIT not having a place for her right away and her needing to stay at TPU until she can transfer).All in all, not a bad edition to the series but not worth five stars either. The story just seems a little too fractured with the introduction of certain things, like the plethora of ghosts and ghost hunters, into the story. It makes sense and it works but, at the same time, I wanted more action and symmetry as in previous books. This was a little bit of all over the place. (hide spoiler)]