Mini-Review: Bite Club by Rachel Caine

Posted 23 July, 2013 by Gabbie in Review / 0 Comments

Mini-Review: Bite Club by Rachel CaineBite Club by Rachel Caine
Series: Morganville Vampires #10
Publisher: NAL on October 4, 2011
Source: Library
Pages: 368
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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...
Favorite Quote(s):

“’You take me the most interesting places,’ Eve was saying to Michael when she rejoined them. ‘Murder scenes, interrogations…’”

“’It’s been the toughest week of my life, not touching you. Not talking to you. Waiting to see what you were going to do.’ He kissed her again, a warm, damp touch of lips, exquisitely controlled. ‘But it doesn’t matter whether you stay or go. I’ll still need you. So if you want to go off to Boston, Ill wait. Right here, whenever you need me.’”

Favorite Character: Claire. She doesn’t give up.
First Line:

“Looking back on it later, Claire thought she should have known trouble was coming.”

My Musings: I can proudly say that I am back to tackle the rest of the Morganville Vampires series. I have reviewed all but the ninth one, which I read while taking a blogging break. And now I’m back to tell you all about the tenth installment in the fantastic Morganville saga.

This installment was more focused around Shane than anything else. Our favorite book boy has gotten himself into some bad stuff. And by bad, I mean vampire bad. And as a result, people get pushed away, people get hurt—both emotionally and physically—and it’s just a whole bunch of violence and heartbreak. You see, there’s a new fad out there in Morganville. Fighting. Humans against vampires in particular. And somehow, our boy Shane gets all caught up in it. And things go downhill from there. Quickly.

Caine introduced a new aspect in this novel—she wrote sections from Shane’s point of view. Until now, the whole series has been written from a third person point of view that followed Claire in particular. It was nice to see into Shane’s psyche and to understand how everything was going down from his side of the line. And let me tell you—that was the only thing that kept me from hating Shane for the duration of the novel.

So we have Shane, who gets caught up in all the anger and such that he’s been holding in for oh-so-long. And we have Claire, who tries to help Shane because, well, she loves him. And at first, unfortunately, that’s not enough. But you know what they say—love prevails. Luckily, with the efforts of Shane’s friends, they are able to get him out of trouble before Amelie puts an end to the stuff that was happening. Because that would have been tragic for those residing in the Glass House. But it all worked out in the end. Shane came back to the light, Claire forgave him, and the horrible sport is put to an end. And all was fine in Morganville…until Last Breath that is!

Bite club was another great installment to the Morganville saga. A story of anger, betrayal, and redemption, Bite Club is a must read for all vampire enthusiasts.

4 Stars

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