Published in: 2012
Edition read: E-book
Book #: Book 13 in the Morganville Vampires series
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 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.
So they’ve defeated every single bad guy and threat to the vampires and you’d think that maybe things will go back to normal, but no. Now it’s time for the vampires to fight among themselves, because why not.
This book had the elements of a good book, but I found it a little lacking. Perhaps it’s having read 13 books of this series in a row that’s made me a bit over the series, or maybe the story itself has gotten a little tired? I don’t know, but I just didn’t enjoy reading this one all that much, and it’s a growing trend. Pretty much since the Draug came along, the books haven’t been that great. In saying that, it’s not a terrible story, it’s just not as good as some of the earlier ones.
I do like the romance between Amelie and Oliver, that was sweet, though the ending was a little sad- why can’t Amelie ever just go ‘screw you all, I’m gonna be happy’ and not push people away? Surely she deserves to be with someone after all this time, but apparently not. It will be interesting in the next book to see if Claire really does go off to MIT or if it’s just more talk and no action?
Bitter Blood rating: 6.5/10
Would I re-read it? Yes, but I’d read others in the series over this one
Who would I recommend it to? For fans of the series, fans of vampires, fans of young adult paranormal romances heavy on the action and ass-kicking.
Penguin books: https://www.penguin.com.au/products/9781742536675/bitter-blood-morganville-vampires-book-13