Tuesday, May 17, 2011
63) Bite Club by Rachel Caine
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...
My Review :
Bite Club is Morganville Vampires #10 and I had a sneaky suspicion back when this series started that things would keep going for this long. The series had all the makings of a long running hit and so far it has made a big name for itself with a lot of fans following the Glass House. How long things keep going is a mystery to me but could it be time to let Morganville lead a life without Claire?
I have to admit that I am in awe of the author because she really does manage to come up with a good new fresh plot each time. Moganville has changed, the characters have changed and the rules have changed but things keep going and things are always exciting and readable. This time around is no exception to the rule with a few old enemies crawling out of the woodwork and Claire's relationship with Shane being put through the wringer.
You may get a clue from the title what this book revolves around. The play on words is amusing and I was impressed with the vampire version of Fight Club, even if it was Young Adult only. Some fans will be interested to hear that Shane makes more than just an appearance in the book as a character but also tells his side of the story at certain intervals. At first this was a little weird but it actually added a lot of depth to the overall plot.
Morganville is a vampire filled teen sitcom and I have enjoyed every single episode. However I have to say that I really wanted Claire to make a different decision at the end of this book. I am happy to read more about these vampire fighting teens but I also feel the need to see things either come to a head or for the kids to grow up. What really happens and what the author has in store for the series is something I am looking forward to reading.
*review from last week. Somehow this ended up lost in space and not posted ;)