Bite club, book 10 in the Morganville saga. As usual we follow Claire and her housemates through the twists and turns tha Morganville and the Vampire residents have to give them.
In this book it starts off with a delivery of a gym leaflet, offering martial arts classes to the Morganville people. Shane instantly likes the look of it and goes straight into it. Claire worrying as usual goes along to keep an eye on thigs but she doesnt like what she sees and goes elsewhere with Eve, her other housemate.
She starts to see changes in Shane and its not for the good, he starts being angry towards Michael, the vampire housemate in the glass house and it rapidly gets worse. Being drafted into the more advanced group in the gym, Shane starts fighting in the ring with not only other humans but with vampires. He meets a new vampire Gloriana and with her special gift of glamour she makes him do as she wishes and that it to hate vampires and fight to the death for his freedom and cash he longs for, not only for him but for Claire too.
The 3 remaining housemates stubble across a website for immortal battles, not only shocked at what they see on the screen they are also terrified when they see Shane fighting in the ring but just exactly was it filmed and did he survive?
Claire has to go to the one person she has just helped throw into prison for help andshe really doesnt like it, not only because she hates the person but she has to go through the founder of the town and head vampire Amelie to get to the prisoner. But wilat will happen to the people who are stuck in the immortal battles and will Shane ever see Claire again?
Claire finds a lead that could take them to the immortal battles and to Shane but it doesnt end well, Amelie and Oliver tells her that anyone found guilty in the immortal battles will die Claire has to find Shane and get him home before Amelie does, but its not as easy as she thinks and to add to her problems Michael goes missing too.
With the return of Amelies father Mr Bishop aswell as the new arrival of Gloriana will this be the end of Morganville, Claire and her housemates or will they get help and free Shane from the battle of his life? Im afraid you will have to read the book to find out yourself.
If your new to Morganville i strongly suggest that you pick the first book up before you even think about reading this book, although there is alot of recaps that refer to the other books you really need to read the first 9 books before this one to actually know whats going off and understand the struggles that Claire and her friends have to go through.
I liked this book because it has touched something that no other book i have read have done. There is alot of action and heartache in this book, just like book 8 it pulls on your heart stings again and it seems like a constant struggle for Claire to just live her life. The fighting that Shane is drawn into just taps into the hidden hurt that he has felt for years, since his sister died after not being able to save her from the house fire, the way he found his mother dead in the bathtub and the abuse from his father and the evenutal death of his father. Its hard to read Shane act the way he does knowing he really does love Claire but you just want to believe that everything will work out in the end.
Rachel Caine has a real talent for drawing you in to the story and keeping you there so you will read the next book. I have fell in love with the Morganville books and i would recommend the to anyone. They are suitable for teens because there isnt much bad language in there and not really any reference to sex but the story is also entertaining for adults to and all can enjoy these books. Please pick them up and give them a try because if it wasnt for my wife recommending them to me then i would never have read them myself.
Bite club is book number 10 in the Morganville series. It continues to follow Claire Danvers and her friends/housemates dealing with the vampires and humans that live in Morganville, a small town in Texas.
Following the arrival of a flyer about a new gym opening up and teaching defence and martial arts, Shane is excited about joining up, not knowing it could be one of the biggest mistakes so far. As the instructor ( a vampire) sees talent in Shane, he offers him a place in the more private group, a group that turns out the be vampires and humans fighting for their lives in a cage. ( Immortalbattle)
To Shane everything is perfect for a while and the fighting relieves some tension inside him that has built up from the abuse from his father and death of his whole family. When Gloriana comes to him and uses her glamour ( she can make humans and vampires do as she wills) Shane starts turning on all the vampires including his bestfriend and house mate Michael, who was made vampire by the town founder and head vampire Amelie.
Claire and her house mates notice the change but not before it is too late and the true Shane is lost, only the violent and cold Shane is in his place.
After talking to the founder and getting help from someone who not only hates Claire but would love to see her die she finally finds a lead, but will that be the end of the immortial battles and bring her Shane back or will it end badly.
Amelies dad Mr Bishop has to be involved somewhere. Instead be being killed by Amelie he was imprisioned and starved. When he breaks out he doesnt run for the boarder like expected, he stays in Morganville and manages to stay unfound by Amelie and Olivers people.
With Amelie and Oliver both looking for the immortial battles and declaring that all involved will die unless proven innocent, Claire is against the clock to find Shane and bring him home before they do. But is it only Shane she and Eve have to bring home or has Michael also turned to the immortial battled too.
I must say it was a great book. I have read the whole series in roughly 2 weeks and i havent been able to put them down. The fact that rachel Caine not only writes a fantasic story about vampires and the stuggles the 4 housemates come up against she also manages to write about something very up to date and it doesnt alwasy involve vampires drinking your blood. I also like the fact that in this book she has not only wrote from claires side of things but also shanes. his thoughts and feelings are in the story and it fits really well.
I love this series and im currently reading her latest book (book 11). I recommend anyone who loves vampires and mysterys to read this series. You will be drawn in to the world of Morganville very quiickly.
Bite Club (The Morganville Vampires, Book 10).
Bite Club is the latest book in the Morganville Vampires series written by Rachel Caine and is another great story of how the residents of the Glass House, Claire, Shane, Michael and Eve have to tackle the problems that arise from living in a town run by vampires.
In this latest story we see the return of the most powerful enemy of Morganville: Mr Bishop. It turns out that Amelie, the founder and ruler of the town did not kill her father Mr Bishop, she just imprisoned him. With the help of two vampires called Vassily and Gloriana, Mr Bishop escapes prison and tries again to destroy Morganville. Vassily and Gloriana make a website called Immoral Battles where Gloriana using her unusual skill called Glamour (which basically means she can control the minds of humans and vampires and get them to do what she wants), she gets together a crew of humans and vampires which Vassily trains to become fighters. Once the humans and vampires were trained he puts the battles between human and vampire onto a pay-per-view website where bets can be made so Gloriana and Vassily can make some serious money. The members of the Glass House become involved when Gloriana uses her Glamour skill on Shane and he leaves the Glass House to fight in the immortal battles.
The best place I have found to buy the Morganville Series is The Works, where you can buy them for £1.99 each or 3 for £5.00. It is also worth checking on Amazon because sometimes you can pick them up for £2 or £3 each.
Bite Club is the tenth book in bestselling series, The Morganville Vampires by Rachel Caine. It was released on 2nd May by Allison and Busby and the book is 448 pages long.
In the Texan town of Morganville, vampires and humans live together...not too peacefully though of course! In someone's sick idea of entertainment, blood is being spilled left, right and centre but who is behind this craziness? Claire and her friends have come to realise that the vampires in town want to get on with their lives just as much as the humans do but someone is out to disrupt everything.
A new extreme sport has been introduced to this small town and only a select few are chosen. Think UFC but with the fighters being both human and vampire, against each other. The humans surely don't stand a chance do they? One of Claire's nearest and dearest has gotten himself involved in this circus but how sure is he of what he is doing?
What I thought
The Morganville Vampires is one of my all time favourite YA series and I was hooked from the very first book and I couldn't wait for the tenth, Bite Club. Some would say that a series this big soon runs out of steam but that is definitely the case for Morganville. Rachel Caine is full of surprises and always seems to have something new and exciting up her sleeve.
Even though I knew about the release of this book a while ago, I didn't read the synopsis for it. For some reason, it didn't enter my head to connect the title, Bite Club to Fight Club. Once I got into the story though, I realised how much I loved the idea for this book. The residents of Morganville, both vampire and human, are sneaky and will do anything that they can get away with. The plot, however, was extremely predictable in some parts and this isn't something I have had to say about a Rachel Caine book before. Bite Club certainly seems to be more about the action and excitement than the much loved mystery and suspense that I got from the other books in the series.
To mix things up a bit, we get some of the book from Shane's point of view and this was something I loved. As much as I enjoy hearing things from how Claire sees them, it was nice to have a bit of a change this time around. Due to a large majority of the plot surrounding Shane and what he is getting up to, this was a clever way to let the audience know what was going on behind closed doors. I don't think Bite Club would have been nearly as exciting as it was. Knowing what is happening to Shane and getting to experience his feelings with him was one of my favourite parts of the book as this is a side of him we have never really seen in full force before. Although I wouldn't want to see different points of views if each book, it would be nice to see once in a while now.
Each new book in this series provides Claire, Shane, Michael and Eve with a host of new problems and this time, there are more than ever. Characters old and new are causing trouble all over Morganville but some aren't who and what I first thought they were. As well as my favourite gang returning to sort out the mess in town, some other favourites showed their faces. Myrnin has been a favourite character of mine for quite some time now so I was glad to see him around much more in Bite Club. He is still as insane as ever but has some quite normal moments for a change. Myrnin is a character who never fails to make me laugh and always adds some humour to the insane town that is Morganville.
Unlike the majority of the other books in this series, Bite Club doesn't leave us with a jaw dropping cliff-hanger. As much as these endings had annoyed me in the past, due to wanting to next book immediately, I was a little sad to see such an ok ending. A lot does happen though and some pretty big issues are resolved so I can understand why the ending was as tame as it was though. Hopefully, this wont be happening again though. I love the crazy endings where anything could happen in the next book.
The only real problem with this book is where it stands in the whole series. By now, a lot has happened and anyone thinking of starting with this book would be extremely confused, even with the small introduction chapter, explaining what Morganville is all about. Other than that though, having read the rest of the series, I loved it and cannot wait for book 11, Last Breath.