Bite Club by Rachel Caine Publisher: NAL Hardcover (May 3rd, 2011) Reading Level: Young Adult Hardback: 340 pages Series: The Morganville Vampires, #10 Rating: 4 of 5 stars
After discovering that
vampires populate her town, college student Claire Danvers knows that
the undead just want to live their lives. But someone else wants them to
get ready to rumble.
There's a new extreme sport getting picked
up on the Internet: bare—knuckle fights pitting captured vampires
against each other—or humans. Tracking the remote signal leads
Claire—accompanied by her friends and frenemies—to discover that what
started as an online brawl will soon threaten everyone in Morganville..
Rachel Caine is one of the few authors who can keep a series interesting after so many books. I would give anything for this series to be a tv show. Wouldn't that be perfect!? In Bite Club there is a new activity in Morganville and Shane can't wait to get involved, but once he does, he doesn't want to let go. He gets obsessed with the idea of fighting vampires.
Soon, Shane is going against Michael, Eve, and even Claire. They are surprised by his actions and try to find out what exactly is the purpose of this new fighting between humans and vampires. We have seen in the past that Shane has anger issues and thinks he can tackle anything. But this time his anger is out of control. He is struggling to deal with the things going on around him and the things that still haunt him from his past. Unlike with the other books, Bite Club gives us a chance to see from his POV. This was a perfect addition to this story because he was a central character and we really needed to see what was going on in his mind.
Then Claire becomes determined to find out who is behind the fighting ring and what their plans are. With the support of Eve she goes on a mission to find out what's going on.
Myrnin is as great and eccentric as he's always been. He plays a big part in this book as well so it was nice to get to know him even better. He's still one of my all-time favorite characters! Claire really shows even more maturity and strength in this book. It's really obvious how much older she is now. She is very capable of taking care of herself and as we see in this book, Shane doesn't need to worry about keeping an eye on her. She's really able to take charge and get things done on her own.
Rachel Caine has created such a brilliant series that never fails to keep me at the edge of my seat. Her creative story lines and engaging characters make me feel like I am a resident of Morganville myself! If you haven't picked up the Morganville Vampires series yet, do it! I guarantee it will be a series you won't be able to stop reading till the very last word.
Recommended: People looking for a long paranormal series. Perfect for people who enjoy watching characters mature and change over time. Morganville will grab you and refuse to let go!