I particularly enjoyed the way Blue is forced to confront his own prejudices (how to react to gay and metrosexual characters) through the haze of the blood drunk vampiric world.

What if there is something worse than vampires out there?

One of the key strengths of Caines series has always been its heroine. While she is younger than some YA heroines, starting the series at just sixteen years old, Caines creation has proved to be one of the smartest protagonists of vampire series that I have come across.

There are a large number of books based on the TV show Buffy the Vampire Slayer and Angel, I will give these books their own is the eleventh installment of Rachel Caines popular Morganville Vampires series.

It picks up where book 10, Bite Club, left off, following the fate of heroine Claire Danvers as she tries to survive in a town run by vampires.

There is plenty of sexual attraction and fascination between vampires and humans, but this is definitely not a love story.

The book begins with quite a horrible murder, and the violence and selfishness of vampires is evident throughout the story.

However, though the dead girl has the same hair and tattoos as his sister, Blue finds enough to persuade him that it is not, in fact, Lacy.

Convinced that his sister is alive, Blue decides to search for her himself, and soon meets with an oddly compelling woman (and her pet alligator) who promises to lead him to Lacy.

It tells the story of Blue Knightly, a young man from the South who has to travel to New York to identify the body of his younger sister.

Lacy a bit of a wild child has been missing for six weeks, and a (disfigured) body has been discovered that seems to match her description.

Additionally, though third person, the book is told from the perspective of the male protagonist.