Morrigan’s Bite by Laura Bickle
Title: Morrigan’s Bite
Author: Laura Bickle
Series: Crow’s Curse #2
Publish Date: October 23, 2020
Source: purchased by reviewer
Publisher’s Description:Becoming a vampire was the worst thing to ever happen to Garnet Conners. But does she have to become a monster, too?
Garnet had a beautiful life…and it was stolen from her when she was turned into a vampire against her will. Once a successful trauma surgeon with good friends, she now finds herself hiding out in the basement of a coven house governed by hostile witches. Struggling with her vampiric urges, she despairs of ever returning to her former life.
Garnet’s discovered that she’s an incarnation of the legendary Morrigan. She dreams in blood, of the Morrigan’s other bloodthirsty incarnations over the centuries. Garnet’s dreams reveal her previous existence as Erzebet Bathory, and Garnet fears becoming that monster once again.
With the help of the witches, she attempts to learn to use her magical powers to control her vampiric nature…an experiment that ends in disaster. When her sister and friend go missing, Garnet knows she’s being hunted by vampires who will stop at nothing to bring her back into their fold.
Merrel, the vampire who turned her, offers her a bargain. He will return the abducted women, but Garnet must agree to spend three nights with him, training as a vampire. Garnet reluctantly accepts, but she fears giving in to her vampire nature and becoming the killer of the previous lifetime she’s reliving in her dreams.
Nervous Nellie’s nervousness necessitates knowledge of the novel. In other words …SPOILERS. *BEWARE*
Nervous Nellie says…
What can I say? Middle books of trilogies are always full of action. There is so much going on and the characters all have to stay alive until the last story is told. Garnet is not happy. She did not want to be a vampire. Now that she is a vampire, she want’s to get rid of the whole schtick. She wants to go back to being the best surgeon she can be and to live her live with her brown hair and no fangs or cravings for blood.
Since she’s unable to go back to the way things were before, she has to figure out what to do. The vampires and witches are fighting a war. They used to be allies, but the turbulence of the past centuries have done series damage. Throughout this book, Garnet has to try and figure out who she is and what she is. She has no help from Merrell or Sorin. One is with the vampires and one is with the witches. Both want Garnet for the power she wields. Maybe they want more, but from where I’m sitting at this point, they want the power.
The Morrigan is a powerful goddess and she is the only one that can stop the war. How she’s going to do that, is what I’m looking forward to in the last book of the trilogy.
There isn’t really any cliffhangers on the books, just lead ins to the next in the series. There is blood (lots) and even gore (I didn’t flinch when the vampires are ripping on humans, but I couldn’t read the parts when the vampires feed on animals.) So, just a heads up, there is one part in this book that is explicit with an animal. Just skip a few lines, it’ll be ok. There is no sex but there is violence. Mostly, this book is about Garnet trying to find the world she belongs in. I give it 5 stars.
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