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Lord of Misrule

(The Morganville Vampires #5)

4.17  ·  Rating details ·  43,870 ratings  ·  1,160 reviews
In the college town of Morganville, vampires and humans coexist in (relatively) bloodless harmony. Then along comes Bishop, the master vampire who threatens to abolish all order, revive the forces of the evil dead, and let chaos rule. But Bishop isn't the only threat.
Paperback, 352 pages
Published July 10th 2009 by Allison & Busby (first published December 17th 2008)
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Chelsea ❤Peril Please❤

Basically, this series is my life right now. Ahhh baby ♥ Here are some quotes from the book that either made my heart melt, cracked me up, or just made me fall harder for Shane and Claire :P

"Hope you like the underwear you have on; I didn’t go through your drawers.”
“Afraid it might get you all turned on?” Shane asked from over her shoulder.
“Please say yes.” He grabbed a pair of his own jeans from the pile. “And please stay out of my closet.”
Eve gave him the finger. “If you’re w
Niki Hawkes - The Obsessive Bookseller
This is yet another book I would’ve enjoyed more had I continued right away. Alas, I’m grateful for the few subtle drop-in reminders of events in previous books to get me back up to speed for the rest of the series (which I’m planning to continue in a timely manner). I’m always impressed at Caine’s writing and thinks she has some of the better-developed characters in the genre. I know every time I pick up a Morganville book I’m going to be entertained. The storyline for Lord of Misrule specifica ...more

Every time I think I know where this is gonna go Caine changes direction.
Can't wait to see what Myrnin is really up to, you tricky tricky bastard!

P.S. Still not a big fan of Claire, but Myrnin makes it all worth it!
Jo ★The Book Sloth★
3 Call To Arms Stars

The thing to do before your 17 year old birthday? Why, fight a war between vampires. Or is it vampires and humans? Or humans and humans? It seems like no one knows these days in Morganville since everyone has their own agenta.

Mr. Bishop is fighting to take Morganville from Amelie. Amelie is fighting to keep her Moranville safe, humans are fighting to take over the town from the vampires. And where does this leave our friends from the Glass House? Right in the middle of the wh
Finally gave this one some attention after a few years!!! It wasn't the writing that made me lose interest, more that my tastes have changed in what I read. One day I may continue on with the Morganville series but for now I will put it on hold!!!

It is a great young adult series though, especially if you are into vampires!!!

Wartime in Morganville. Those siding with the vampires, go to the left. Those siding with the humans, go to the right. Those siding with both races, go to the Glass House. Oh, and there's a tornado on the way according to the weather forecast, do take cover.

What a lovely mess this book was. Parts of the plot make no sense at all, inconsistencies can be found from the second page and on (do fix that Morganville, it really is a shame) but it was still awesome.

The more I read this series, the more
Jun 26, 2018 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: paranormal
This was a mess. But it was supposed to be a mess. In the aftermath of events from the preceding book, Morganville has lost its mind and is going to hell in a hand basket. The town has split into factions, and Claire and the gang are caught in the middle, trying to ride out the chaos and protect those they care about. There are crazy plot twists and betrayals and a lot left unexplained. I felt just as confused and frustrated and tired as Claire had to be as I read, which speaks highly of Caine’s ...more
Nov 30, 2008 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I first read this series last summer on ebook, so obviously I was very eager to read the next installment. And I was not disapointed.

Lord of misrule starts where it left off in Feast of fools. There's a war going on and everyone is choosing sides. The humans are revolting against the vampires and there's a storm coming. Literally.

This is by far the best book in the series with the worst cliff hanger I find myself wanting to pull my hair out until the next one comes out in June.
Anzu The Great Destroyer
So it’s another three-star rating from my side. I was hoping Lord of Misrule will finally be THE five-star Morganville book, but it seems like we’re back to the “could have been so much better” state.

I have no idea what went wrong with this book. It had a pretty good, yet weird, start but by the end things got confusing and messed up. There are a bunch of characters that grew even more in my eyes, Claire, Shane and most importantly Myrnin. Michael and Eve were still great but I feel like I didn’
Tink Magoo is bad at reviews

4.5 stars

Book 5 and I'm still not bored of rereading this series. This book had quite a lot of action going on with Bishop terrorising the town and the group trying to stay together and safe. Of course, my favourite parts are still with Myrnin. He is bonkers but you can also see he genuinely cares for Claire and I love him oddities and all.

Oh, and not to forget the pencil stake stabbing, that was ridiculous but bad ass.
This book picks up right where #4 left off. Claire and her friends are running around town as the vampire forces of Emelie and Bishop prepare to face off. Once the battle begins, Claire is, of course, right in the center of things.

Ok, so here's the thing - there is a lot of action in this book, but when I step back and think about it, Claire just drove around town the entire book. Not a whole lot really happened, thus the 3 star rating. Well, (view spoiler)
Dec 02, 2012 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I feel like the Morganville series is one of those series that starts out a little slower but seriously just keeps picking up momentum as every book goes. Everybook is just a little better than the one previously. Maybe because of the fact that we get more into the main characters the father we get into it - the storyline gets deeper and deeper.

I am really developing a strong strong hate for Bishop- man on a power freaking trip x1000. This town is going up in flames - quite literally. Claire wa
Jan 09, 2009 rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
Well that was a giant disappointment. I was expecting something a lot different and maybe a book that didn't feel like a chapter of a larger book. The cliffhanger ending to these books drives me insane. I don't know if I'll bother to read the other books in the series when they come out. Claire is also a bit boring and I still can't see her motivations for jumping into every single problem.
Elena Love
Jan 31, 2012 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition, i was really sad and disappointed about the ending...Claire working for bishop???i mean come on people that's unacceptable...I was so angry and Michael, was such an ass...his behavior was wrong and if he betrays his friends in the other books...not that he hasn't done it yet but it's like his under someone's control...and Mr. Bishop is the most cruel character I've ever read about in a book...I wanted to stake him right in the heart alright metaphorically speaking...and Myrnin???omg hi ...more
Dec 03, 2015 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: kindle
Lord of Misrule is the fifth book in the Morganville Vampire series. Picking up after the ending of book four, Claire and her friends are still dealing with the new evil vampire in town, Bishop. There's a huge uprising going on and a storm threatens the town.

I have to say this might be my favorite of the series so far. It felt as if the action that was missing from the last book ended up added into this book. Something constantly going on which makes for more exciting reading.

I do find that th
Wow, I just finished and I can't believe what just happened.

Morganville has gotten to be a even scarier place to live in. In this book all hell has broken lose in Morganville with the war between Bishop and Ameile. It was another fast paced read with so many twist and turns that took me completely by suprise. And the ending, I was in shock.

I love the Claire and Shane moments in this book. It was nice to see the sweet side of Shane. All the characters were outstanding as always.

Read this serie
Jessica Berry
May 13, 2019 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: audiobook
This was a fun book in the series. The town of Morganville is being attacked by both rogue vampire leaders and a tornado, and Claire and friends scurry about trying to save everyone. It was fun to listen to.
Oct 05, 2019 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
This book continues directly after the previous one, with everything going to hell and Claire and her friends trapped between warring vampires. The Morganville vampires have chosen either Amalie or her father Bishop and the humans think this is a good time to stage their own revolt as well. Everything in this is crazy, Claire and her friends are constantly in danger and almost dying. The pacing is quick and the book is easy to get through. The narrator does a good job of showing the intense situ ...more
julia ☆ [owls reads]
Lord of Misrule is possibly the most tense Morganville novel so far! Everything is basically a mess as the plot starts to reach its boiling point with the whole Bishop stuff and Myrnin stuff and Shane's dad stuff and Jason stuff. Of course the book ends with a huuuuge cliffhanger, but up until then, it's like all the twists are happening. It makes for a pretty intense, fast, and enjoyable read!

Claire and Shane's relationship levels up once again with another love confession, Michael and Eve keep
What in the bloody vampires just happened??!! I knew as I had only five pages left something seriously out of control was going to occur, but I didn’t see that coming! INSANE! Myrnin oh Myrnin you’ve strangled my heart with a surgeon’s gentle touch! GAH!!!! I seriously gasped, and I am still in shock!

Lord of Misrule is book five of the Morganville Vampire series, and by far the most action packed of them all. I actually have a small headache after reading right through this book in a few short h
Oct 19, 2010 rated it it was amazing
All the morganville books are peices of perfection. When I started reading this book however, I never got the same action and thrill as the other books. It was a bit slow paced for me.

BUT, as I explored more of Cain's story, I got into whatever was happening. Everything comes crashing down as the war between Amelie and Bishop continued. Basically, out of control! There was a vast amount of action in the book maknig me want to read more and more.

As always, some kind of romance is shown. Claire's
Stephanie Forster
Once again, a really great read. This book was much more action packed and eventful than the other books. Though I wasn't extremely compelled at the beginning of this book as the characters were apart, as they grouped together and the events progressed, the book became absolutely thrilling. This one was certainly action-packed and brought the series onto another level. Though I sometimes dislike lots of action as the fast pace can be hard to focus on, this one wasn't too hard to follow - it simp ...more
Jan 27, 2011 rated it it was amazing
Recommends it for: Fans of YA vampire books
This one was amazing. It's full of tension and suspense and it was literally impossible to put down. The war has started, and the vampires and humans find themselves working together to defeat a common enemy. It started off a bit slow, but once all the characters were back together, it was excellent. The plot has become quite complex, and there are so many characters to keep track of, but it wasn't hard to follow. The ending was scary, and not what I expected, so I'm hoping it changes in the nex ...more
Amber J
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This one was a bit hard for me to rate. I love this series so much, but this book took a while to get into, and even afterward, nothing really happened until the very end of the book, which ended on a cliffhanger as always. So despite my love of the series and intense emotions at the end of the book. I feel
☼♎ Carmen the Bootyshaker Temptress ☼♎
How crazy is it that there's a pandemic among the vampires and no one knows what or who is causing the craziness. This was entertaining.
Tabitha (Lovely Books Blog)
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I've always been a huge fan of the Morganville Vampire's series. Each installment is a short, quick read and they all read like one continuous novel since each one picks up right where the last left off. I picked up my first Morganville book 6 years ago and even though so much as changed since then I still love this series and I just can't recommend it enough to fans of YA fiction. With action, excitement, and romance this series
“That's it? That's your big goodbye?" Eve asked.
Claire looked at Eve mystified. "I think I need guy CliffNotes."
"Guys aren't deep enough to need CliffNotes."
"What were you waiting for, flowery poetry?" Shane snorted. "I hugged. I'm done.”


I have no words. I'm going through a shit ton of emotions right now.

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So Claire & Company end up fighting for their lives through another adventure in Vampire Town....and we have another wild cliffhanger ending.

Yep. That pretty much sums up the whole reading experience.

It might be because I don't like Claire and Shane enough to care about what happens to them. I don't dislike them. Just ambivalent. If the story were told from Eve or Michael's point of view, I can see myself caring more. Unfortunately, those two seem far more interesting, but you never get to
I like this series but Claire is just annoyingly naïve to the point that it can be difficult to get into the books. I will continue the series but a book this size is a normal one day read for me, yet I just have trouble staying amused long enough to read it quickly.
Oct 17, 2017 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: 2017-read
Wow damn. This definitely kept the action up from Book 4. I have no idea how everyone will get out of this shit hole they've dug themselves into. I'm honestly scared for book 6 just a little. This and Midnight Alley are my favorites so far. I hope the next books will keep this up.
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