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Genre: Paranormal/Urban Fantasy, Urban Fantasy
Just when the human population of Morganville thought things were getting better, their worst fears are confirmed as vampire queen Amelie’s regime appears to be reverting to the bad old days. A rising sense of menace emanates from this book as vampires and humans collide. To shake things up, brilliant storyteller Caine allows the story to be told from the perspectives of Claire, Amelie, Oliver, Shane, Michael and Myrrin. Caine builds a truly chilling air of desperation into the book, as her protagonists face some of their deepest fears.
Even though humans helped save the vampires from the evil draug, tensions are running high. Regrettably, fear of the draug was one of the only things keeping vampires in check. Now, without them, things could get ugly. College student Claire Danvers, whose loyalties are split between humans and vampires, is fearful of the unnatural sway vampire Oliver holds over his queen, Amelie, who’s suddenly acting harsh and unreasonable. The situation grows only more tense when a TV crew arrives in town hunting for ghosts. Keeping the town’s secrets could prove to be challenging. (NAL, Nov., 352 pp., $17.99)
Reviewed By: Jill M. Smith
Published: November 2012