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Bite Club

by Rachel Caine

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Series: Morganville Vampires (10)

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College student Claire Danvers discovers that an extreme sport pitting vampire against vampire--and sometimes vampire against human--is being broadcast on the internet from Morganville,Texas.
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This is my least favorite of the series so far. The whole oh-no-Shane's-not-himself-and-there's-another-girl-in-the-mix plotline has been done before, and not only do we get a third person description of him being a gormless chump through nearly the entire book, we get it in the first person too.

grumble.


The Myrnin moments were the best parts of the book, and what pulled my rating from 2 stars to 3. He's a great character, and I'm glad he's become a regular in the series. The Frank stuff's not bad either, actually.

I've enjoyed most of the Morganville Vampire books, and I'll probably check out the next one, even though I'm worried it might just be a bunch of Michael/Eve angst given in exchange for Claire/Shane angst. We'll see. ( )
  Harks | Dec 17, 2022 |
*Spoiler Warning*

Basically the scenario in this book is pretty fierce, a fight club between vampires and humans–friends are put against friends. And who do you think gets recruited into this club?

After reading the tenth installment in this series, I feel this book is my least favorite. Not, just because Shane goes psycho and starts abusing everyone he cares for. It just doesn’t have that pizzazz the prior books have.

Before we would see glimpses of kick-ass Claire making her way in this weird town, but in this book she was strangely lack luster and a bit short-sighted in regards to her future. I mean what happened to the wicked awesome Claire from Kiss of Death? I felt like Caine tried to showcase more of Eve in this book with her sudden fencing skills, but I’m so used to people always rushing to her aid, that her sudden ability to protect herself seemed odd. I mean she has a mouth on her, but she really couldn’t do anything beside bedazzle her weapons. Now she’s fighting against the founders of Morganville. Yeah, okay…

Bite Club was definitely about Shane though, and we even get to see some chapters in his point-of-view. I guess this is so we can see how his thoughts and temper quickly transform into something that is not usually himself— so we don’t hate him as much and see he is under the influence of someone else. It worked, I mean I don’t hate him, but I don’t love him either.

Don’t get me wrong I still love this series, but this book was just blah. It just felt like a filler book. I assume if you’ve read this far into the series, you’re in it for the long haul. I am. I’m still going to read the next book, and apparently the one after that. It’s just that this one didn’t shine, but at least this one didn’t end on a cliff hanger either.

I’m really just in it for Myrnin. ( )
  AndSkye | Aug 23, 2022 |
Another great book from the series. I'm now 2/3 of the way through. I went with the audiobook again this time and I still don't like the narrator, but the story is great enough for me to look past this. ( )
  starslight86 | Jul 20, 2021 |
Back to Morganville once more...ten books in and I still never get tired of the ride.

Everything is ramped up in Bite Club, from the action to the emotions, and most of all the limits to which the author is willing to push her characters. But no one goes out of character...if anything each grows even more, reminding me once again why and how much I adore these characters, for their quirks, fun, realism, nuances, and toughness.

At first glance, the four Glass House residents can't see anything wrong with a new martial arts studio opening in town, even if it is run by a vampire. But nothing in Morganville is ever as innocent as it seems. And of course, it isn't long before Shane is spending an inordinate amount of time at the new dojo and growing angrier ever day, Claire's crazy boss Myrnin is delivering unsettling news, and several suspicious vampires are seen around town. And if she doesn't have enough to deal with, a huge offer is extended to Claire...one that may finally give her the reason she needs to leave Morganville forever. But with everything falling apart...can she?

I really liked seeing some Shane narration in this novel, not only because it developed his character but because a glimpse inside his head was needed to level with his behavior throughout. Claire is one of my favorite heroines ever, retaining her weaknesses and stubbornness while matching wits, words, and bravery with friend and foe alike in moments of pure awesome. I also rejoiced at the return of one of my favorite vampire characters ever, Myrnin, to a more prominent role. His interactions with pretty much everyone are guaranteed to be great (and he makes a heck of a trio with Claire and Eve, that's all I'm saying). The last three chapters just charge along, with scenes of emotion and breath-holding action on every page.

The author herself has mentioned that we'll be getting more POV's in the next book, including Michael and Eve's, which I can't wait for, especially as it concerns a very important plot twist in Bite Club. Wish Last Breath would get here faster! ( )
  booksong | Mar 18, 2020 |
This was an awesome book, I was beginning to think that Claire and Shane had this goody tooshoo relationship, but this book gave me what I needed some serious conflict into the relationship. And it was so nice to see a different point of view other than Claire's and I love how much Shane loves Claire it was totally superb. And yeah these books are awesome and I hope she continues past 12 books, at least for a little while longer. ( )
  hixxup79 | Feb 23, 2020 |
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College student Claire Danvers discovers that an extreme sport pitting vampire against vampire--and sometimes vampire against human--is being broadcast on the internet from Morganville,Texas.

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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...
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