Bitter Blood (Morganville Vampires, #13)

First Lines: Claire Danvers was in a rare bad mood, and nearly getting arrested didn’t improve it.

Oh Morganville.  When you get to the 13th book in a series, are you really going to stop reading it?  This is the farthest I’ve ever made it with a series (2nd place going to A Series of Unfortunate Events, which stopped at 13).  So even if I didn’t like this series, I’d probably keep reading it at this point.

*Hey, 13th Book in the series.  Bound to be some kind of Series Spoiler.*

Morganville is changing, and probably not for the better in the opinion of those in the Glass House.  The Draug have come and gone, which means that now the vampires feel invincible.  And that’s not good for the humans.  Now, things are getting extreme.  You’re either for the vampires, or for the humans.  What does that mean for those in the Glass House, who walk between that line?  Danger lurks around ever corner now…from both sides.  Even worse, a TV crew from a ghost hunting show have rolled into town just as the politics come to a head.  Can Claire and the crew stop things before they end up on the nightly news?

After 13 books of the same kind of thing, I am admittedly getting a little tired of it all.  I still love the crew, from Shane’s jokes to Eve’s snark, but the stories have definitely gotten a bit predictable.  They all follow the same format, even if the danger or the surprises keep rising in…in…suspense?  Does that makes sense?  I can’t think of the right word right now.

Still, this was really good.  I wanted to be like, “NOOOOOO!” multiple times in the story.  The characters are all growing up and things are changing (especially in the next book, it looks like.  Now THAT will be interesting).  I read for about 2.5 hours I think, just to finish it off.

The character dynamics are changing, and I’m really not sure what I think of that.  I like that they’re all growing up, but I have torn feelings over it.  Guess we’ll see what happens.

Overall, it was a very typical Morganville story with danger, snark, and vampires.

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