Tuesday, May 3, 2011

Bite Club by Rachel Caine

Title: Bite Club
Author: Rachel Caine
Genre: Young Adult
Publisher:  Penguin
Publication Date: 3rd May 2011
ISBN: 9781921880094
Stand alone or series: Book Ten in Morganville Vampires series
Pages: 442 pages
Book Received from: Penguin Australia
First Lines:  Looking back on it later, Claire thought she should have known trouble was coming.

Synopsis:
Morganville, Texas, is a quiet college town where humans and vampires live in relative peace. But lately a great deal of blood is being spilled - not in a feeding frenzy, but for someone's twisted idea of entertainment.


After discovering that vampires populate Morganville - and surviving a number of adventures with her new night-dwelling friends - college student Claire Danvers has come to realise that for the most part, the undead just want to live their lives.
But someone else wants them to get ready to rumble.

There's a new extreme sport being broadcast over the Internet: bare-knuckle fights pitting captured vampires against one another - or, worse, against humans. Tracking the signal leads Claire - accompanied by a loyal group of friends and frenemies - to discover that what started as an online brawl will soon threaten everyone in Morganville. And if they want to survive, they'll have to do a lot more than fight...


My Thoughts:
The Morganville Vampire Series just seems to be getting better and better.  Bite Club, book ten, focuses mostly on Shane.  There are bits here and there throughout the book from Shane's POV in first person and with the way the story goes I think it is definitely needed to keep that balance of love/hate relationship with him. 

I've really grown attached to Claire, Shane, Eve and Michael so reading this one was a little harder than the others in terms of emotions.  They've had their clashes and problems before but this time it will really test the boundaries of their friendship and loyalties.

As always I have a special spot in my heart for Myrnin. I've never met a character quite like him.  He's the whole package: Scary, funny and utterly unpredictable!  What with those vampire bunny slippers how can you not love him.

Bite Club is fast paced, action packed, and utterly brilliant.  Be prepared for a rollercoaster ride through Morganville people.  Because things are gonna get a bit full on!

Fave Line: ' "See?" he said, with an unholy amount of glee. "I hardly broke any laws at all.  I should drive more often." ' - Myrnin.

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