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.
Well, this one wasn’t easy to read. I knew going in (because some of my blogger buddies warned me) that this one wasn’t going to be my favorite. Sometimes those warnings are good and sometimes they give you a jaded view going in that you just can’t shake. I don’t think that happened to me, but you never know.
Rachel Caine did something totally different with Bite Club. She got in someone else’s head. Readers are used to getting everything from Claire’s POV. In Bite Club readers were given glimpses of what was going through Shane’s mind. His POV was more like a diary than the 3rd person account that readers get from Claire. I didn’t mind it, but it’s worth mentioning since it seemed to throw some readers off. Plus, being inside Shane’s head in Bite Club wasn’t a happy place to be. At all. He was angry, confused, bitter and depressed and under the control of people who used that to their advantage.
Bite Club was also hard to read because readers are used to the occupants of Glass House working together to fight off the bad guys. With Shane out of the equation they were not only down one man, it ended up being Michael, Eve and even Claire against Shane… more than once.
The rest of the story was pretty normal… bad guys (and girls) you thought were gone come back, vampires square off against humans, Oliver can’t be trusted, Amalie is unpredictable and Myrnin is crazy… yep, pretty normal for Morganville. Normal, but not predictable. Never predictable. That’s one of the things that I like most about this series. Even if you think you know what’s going to happen, things can change in a heart beat… or maybe ‘blink of an eye’ would be a better term to use when talking about the residents of Morganville 😉
Next up is Last Breath and it’s waiting for me on my bookshelf. I’m seriously close to finishing this series. Which reminds me. I just crossed another book off my Seriously Series reading list 😉