Sunday, April 24, 2011

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...


If you haven’t read Rachel Caine’s Morganville series, the you’ve been missing out.

Morganville is fast paced, captivating, and above all else a terrific read. Each book ends with a soap opera esc ending that will leave the reader practically begging for more. The vampires in this series are not anything like the love struck, annoyingly weak vampires from teen love stories. Instead this is a story of survival, action, and relationships (not fake ones, but realistic ones with heart, that show the spectrums of life.)

Of course, if you’ve been a fan of the Morganville series already then get ready because Bite Club is different from anything else we’ve seen. Instead of just hearing from the protagonist Clair, we finally get to hear from some the other major characters in the series, in Bite Club we hear Shane’s story.

Shane’s tale is darker and more filled with angst than anything reader’s have heard from Claire. Part of this comes from the fact that Shane unlike Claire has a dark and seeded history with the vampires of Morganville and through his eyes we’re finally able to see what a human feels who grew up in this cattle call of a town. Readers will see the struggle Shane feels everyday with his relationship with Michael, his resistance and draw to follow in the footsteps in his father, and his love and adoration of Claire.

Of course the entire book is not told from Shane’s perspective. Instead the story alternates between Claire and Shane, allowing longtime readers of the series, who may not like Shane’s perspective to still have the normal engaging voice of the Morganville series.

All in all if you haven’t read Morganville yet then you’re missing out. And if you have, then you need to read Bite Club, the newest in a fantastic and engaging series.

9 out of 10


Publisher: NAL

Published: May 3, 2011

Price: $17.99

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