Lord of Misrule

  • Nov 12, 2009
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I'm reluctant to put to paper (so to speak) my thoughts of Lord of Misrule because I'm honestly torn up. I don't think I can put words that don't involve 'freaked out' and 'oh gods no' and 'OH NO NOT THAT'. Bishop is...horrifying. Not just the vampire himself, but his whole ideology is so twisted and warped and inhuman I felt chills. And you know how some evil vampires have moments of weakness? Not Bishop. Oh no. He's kind of like a Vampire version of those Chuck Norris facts--you know the ones. 'Chuck Norris is the only man alive to slam a revolving door' those facts (which can be hilarious).

And it just gets worse as the book goes on.

Somehow this book makes the other four combined seem like Claire and Co. were merely having tea parties. Between friends who aren't so friendly, enemies who have no choice, neutrals who should know better and one person in particular (its Monica) getting a nice comeuppance (let's face it with Bishop moving to take charge who needs her dad? No one was being nice to Monica because she was sweet after all) the entire power structure is torn down.

I felt kind of bad for most of the inhabitants--for the ones born there the way of life that they had become resigned to and understood at least was gone. For the out-of-towners (those poor college saps) the world just got a whole lot more terrifying.

And the teaser for the next book, Carpe Corpus? Only made me want to cry more.

(just to note, none of what I said is meant to be a negative criticism--I thoroughly enjoyed the book. It just also broke my heart a thousand different times.)

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ISBN-10: 0451225724
ISBN-13: 978-0451225726
Author: Rachel Caine
Publisher: Signet

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