Bite Club (Morganville Vampires Series #10)

Bite Club (Morganville Vampires Series #10)

by Rachel Caine

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Overview

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 to discover that what started as an online brawl will soon threaten everyone in Morganville...

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780451233189
Publisher: Penguin Publishing Group
Publication date: 05/03/2011
Series: Morganville Vampires Series , #10
Pages: 352
Product dimensions: 5.90(w) x 8.10(h) x 1.40(d)
Lexile: HL670L (what's this?)
Age Range: 12 - 17 Years

About the Author

Rachel Caine is the author of more than twenty novels, including The Morganville Vampire and Weather Warden series.

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Bite Club 4.4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 406 reviews.
theReader278 More than 1 year ago
I loved reading this wonderful book! It is a story that keeps you entertained for hours.
harstan More than 1 year ago
In Morganville, Vassily the vampire opens up a new gym offering a class in self-defense to humans. Shane likes the idea of beating the crap out of vampires; that is if they have crap as he detests the undead though ironically his best friend is Michael the vampire. After a few lessons, over the objection of his girlfriend Claire, Shane joins an underground extreme fight club in which humans and vamps will participate. However, someone tapes the fights and places them on the Internet. Soon afterward Michael and Shane vanish leaving it up to Claire and their fourth housemate Eve to find and rescue them, but from what. The tenth Morganville Vampire urban fantasy (see Ghost Town) is a brisk fresh entry due to Shane playing a major second fiddle role enabling fans to learn what makes him tick. The story line is fast-paced as underground fighting has come to this unique Texas town. Blood will flow but how much and how deadly is to be read as Rachel Caine provides a wonderful extrapolation of contemporary issues facing teens like joining the Fight Club, to MIT or not to MIT, and a taboo cross-species relationship in this super urban fantasy. Harriet Klausner
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I have read all but the most current (haven't had time to get it yet)! I must say that this is the series that got me to read! I used to only read the books I had to in order to get through school! but when i read the first book I fell in love with the series! And as for all of the Claire-Shane relationship HATERS, I'm glad they are still together! That just proves that true love conquers all! Think about it. They have survived numerous vampire attacks, a jealous girl who has wanted to have Shane to herself, and helping the town survive from disaster after disaster after disaster! And as for the person in another review who said that there should be a love triangle between Shane-Claire-Michael, think of what that would do to Eve! and think of what it would do to ALL of their friendships!! And to another person who reviewed it, this isnt a book where all teenagers are "normal"! There are vampires for crying out loud!!!! She has been tested with the idea of another guy in book 2! She gets invited to the dance by a nice looking boy!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
(Some spoliers) I love this series and i only recommended this book because its part of the series out of all the book so far this is the only one i was kind of disaponited of. Don't get me wrong its a great book so please read. What i was dispaointed in was Claire and Shane. I'm so over their relationship. I think she has out grown Shane. I mean I get that he's her first love but really she only a teenager in real life those relationships don't really last so I was hoping in this book it would end which it almost did but in the end it didnt. I would like to see more of her with Myrnin. You can see in the book that he kind of has feelings for her but never voices them I would like to know weather its just his friendship for her or if he really cares more for her.
BooksWithBite More than 1 year ago
The Morganville Vampire Series has always eluded me. Every time I open up a page to this city, I am in it. Strolling at the University, getting a coffee at the coffee shop and walking along with my best bud, Claire. One thing that I enjoyed in the book is the drama that is played off in this book. Not only because it made for a great read, but also it can happen in real life. Anger. Real anger that fuels you so much that all you do is fight. I really like how we, the readers get to see into Shane's head and the anger he carries. Sometimes he doesn't even realize who he is. And that, my friends is scary. As I continue down the city of Morganville, I began to see things for what they really are. A old enemy coming back for something more. The characters in this book, are as always amazing! I loved reading up on Claire, Micheal, Eve, and Shane. I loved the realness that Ms. Caine has created in her characters. So much so that you feel like you are them. I remember back when I first started reading this series and thought, "What amazing characters!" Ms. Caine did a fantastic job on the characters growth. I remember back when before I book blogged how much I loved The Glass House housemates and couldn't wait to see what the series had in store for the future I am a proud member of The Morganville Society and love this series. If you have not picked up this book, you should get off your butt, go to the store and get them NOW! If you don't I will send my vampire crew to get you. You don't want to mess with them!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I love all of these morganville books. The characters are amazing.
Tristan_Bruce on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
Oh Man, this is definitely the most emotional installment in The Morganville Vampires series. It had me all sorts of stressed out, there were numerous times where Mr. Shane Collins needed a serious beat down, and I was more than ready to deliver. Then there were the moments when all I wanted to do was cry, then Eve would come to my rescue and make me smile. Claire was fantastic as always the girl just has so much spunk you have to love her. She has to make some seriously tough decisions this time around but she made the right ones on all counts. One little complaint the story really revolved around only a few of the huge cast of characters. Usually everyone manages to get their part in the story but I found myself missing some of them a little. The storyline was great, Rachel Caine always amazes me how she can write her characters out of ANY dilemma. No matter how much crap the Glass House quad gets into she always finds a way to get them out even though it seems completely hopeless to the reader, she's pretty brilliant that way. Bite Club was totally awesome I highly recommend it, and every other book in the series. 5 out of 5. Only 4 months and 15 days until the next one, Last Breath GAH!!
AnnaKay21 on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
** spoiler alert ** This kept the action going really wonderfully and I love all of the characters just as much as ever. Very glad Myrnin's fanged bunny slippers made an appearance! :) My only complaint that keeps this from being for stars is the inclusion of Shane's p.o.v. It was completely unnecessary and bogs down the entire narrative. Plus it doesn't do much to recommend his character to the reader. Thoroughly hoping it doesn't happen again in the next book. Really glad she finally got rid of Bishop. Napalm to the face was definitely deserved by that bastard. Dying for the next book, I cannot WAIT until November gets here!
Kskye on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
I¿ve always been a big fan of the Morganville Vampire series because I happen to live in a middle-of-nowhere Texas town. I can relate, I practically live in Morganville, my town even has the ¿-ville¿ ending in it.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.
pollywannabook on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
Review courtesy of All Things Urban FantasyIt¿s always a blast visiting Morganville. After ten books, BITE CLUB is still as fresh and fun as the first, maybe even more so. The potential for new stories in this vampire run college town is apparently limitless. The cast of characters is quite large by now, but the story never feels cluttered. I think that¿s largely due to Caine¿s deft dialogue which is not only funny, but functionally moves the story along as well. The plot never comes close to dragging, and best of all, I can never predict what¿s going to happen from chapter to chapter. The element of surprise is rare in paranormal YA books these days and yet that¿s what this series consistently delivers.All the Morganville residents are in fine form in BITE CLUB. Claire is the straight man surrounded by extreme personalities. Eve, once again full of snark, gets all the best lines. Lots of villains from the past reemerge with new sinister ways to torture Claire and Co. And Myrnin, always my personal favorite, is perhaps more sane than we¿ve ever seen him¿which is still mad as a hatter by anyone¿s standards¿and there¿s a sweetness in him that I¿ve never really seen before. Makes me very curious about what Caine has planned for him in the next book. I¿m curious about Michael¿s future as well since he was much more low key this time, but given what is revealed in this book, he¿s going to be a HUGE part of the next one.Which leaves Claire¿s boyfriend. I never feel neutral about Shane. I either love him or hate him, and Rachel Caine¿s gift is making us feel both emotions in a single book. Although I think I might have hated him a little more than usual in BITE CLUB, despite the fact that there are numerous passages written, for the first time, from his 1st person POV. Given the nature of this story, it was vital to know what was going on in Shane¿s head, otherwise I think it was have been easy to hate him completely. Shane still has a lot of growing up to do. For now, Claire seems willing to let him, I just don¿t know how many more second chances we can expect her to give him. I¿m really hoping the next book keeps him from falling back into his hothead persona.Overall, there is a reason this series has gone on this long: It¿s fantastic. The characters, the romance, the world and especially the dialogue. I even love the villains. The next book in the Morganville Vampire series is called LAST BREATH and will be released on November 1, 2011. Rachel Caine has said that the series is currently contracted through book 12 (due April 2012), and hopefully many more after that. The TV show possibilities remain very real. Honestly, I can¿t think of a better YA vampire series better suited to the small screen right now.Sexual Content:Kissing. References to sex.
Bookswithbite on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
The Morganville Vampire Series has always eluded me. Every time I open up a page to this city, I am in it. Strolling at the University, getting a coffee at the coffee shop and walking along with my best bud, Claire.One thing that I enjoyed in the book is the drama that is played off in this book. Not only because it made for a great read, but also it can happen in real life. Anger. Real anger that fuels you so much that all you do is fight. I really like how we, the readers get to see into Shane's head and the anger he carries. Sometimes he doesn't even realize who he is. And that, my friends is scary. As I continue down the city of Morganville, I began to see things for what they really are. A old enemy coming back for something more.The characters in this book, are as always amazing! I loved reading up on Claire, Micheal, Eve, and Shane. I loved the realness that Ms. Caine has created in her characters. So much so that you feel like you are them. I remember back when I first started reading this series and thought, "What amazing characters!" Ms. Caine did a fantastic job on the characters growth. I remember back when before I book blogged how much I loved The Glass House housemates and couldn't wait to see what the series had in store for the futureI am a proud member of The Morganville Society and love this series. If you have not picked up this book, you should get off your butt, go to the store and get them NOW! If you don't I will send my vampire crew to get you. You don't want to mess with them!
Allizabeth on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
Didn't like this book as much as the rest of the series, but still loved it. Can't wait for the next book to come out!!!
HCross9820 on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
(THIS REVIEW CONTAINS MINOR SPOILERS)*******Shane Collins has always been a sexy, bad boy, but ever since he joined a new gym he¿s become more aggressive and starts turning on his friends.No matter how many mistakes Shane made, I just kept my faith in him. I knew that something was wrong with him, and it wasn¿t all his fault. He isn¿t the kind of person that attacks his best friends and the girl he loves. I was also very happy how he handled himself in the end. He was even able to forgive Claire for the secrets that she kept.I was happy to see that Claire¿s faith and love for Shane never wavered, either. She is wise beyond her years, and I kept forgetting how young she is. Not only does she have a brilliant mind, but she is an emotionally strong and caring individual. She had to choose between her life in Morganville and the future that she has always wanted for herself.Just like in the previous books, the secondary characters shined on their own. It was great to see the personal relationship between Eve and Michael go to the next level, but we¿ll have to wait to see how it proceeds from here. Merlin, as always, was a laugh riot. He is the biggest comic relief of this emotionally wrenching series. However, I was a little let down by who was in charge of the fight club. I felt that Rachel could have made up a new power to be and no one would know the difference.I have to say that my absolute favorite part of this audiobook, was getting the chance to peek into Shane Collins¿ head. Ms. Caine took a real chance taking this story from a single POV to a dual POV, and it paid off in spades! The change gave this series a shiny new look and feel. Some authors can continue a series past it¿s prime, but this is not the case with this series. With brilliant writing decisions like this, I can see many more great Morganville Vampires books in the future.Cynthia Holloway¿s narration of Bite Club was impressive! I just absolutely adore her narration style. She flows easily from one voice to another, while giving each character their very own unique voice for the reader. It¿s one thing narrating a series that from a single-female POV, but Ms. Holloway pulled off narrating this dual-gendered POV spectacularly! She has an amazing ability to convey this series deep emotions from the characters young passion to their sheer terror.This books twists and turns kept me listening until the wee hours of the morning! I¿m so invested in these characters that cannot wait for the next installment of this series.
pacey1927 on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
"Bite Club" was another enjoyable installment in the Morganville Vampires series. Caine is in fabulously shape as far as writing her established characters...their 'voices' are on target. Some have complained in the past few books that the characters were acting 'out of character' and yes some of their comments didn't seem very realistic. Here they come across very much as those characters we have come to love. This is especially impressive considering that Shane narrates many passages, the first book where we are in the head of anyone other than Claire. Also, as a plot point, Shane isn't quite himself in this book. The actual plot wasn't my favorite: a Morganiville "fight club" which offers online betting. One can choose to place bets on the vampire contendor or his/her human challenger. Shane gets quickly involved in this club much to the distress of the other Glass house residents. The book has plenty of action and those scenes are well done and engaging as well. I give the author credit for finding a way to tie in a character we haven't heard from in awhile in a realistic and interesting way. On the flip side of that same coin, I didn't like who the big bad guy was in "Bite Club". To me that was beating a dead horse. I think I literally rolled my eyes at that reveal which happens farily early in the book. If you are Mernin fan, you are rewarded as he shows up at quite a few points in this installment, and he is at his Myrin best. In my opinion, the best Myrin scenes are those in which he is quirky, slightly insane, and (as far as a vampire can be) kind. I also really like the interactions between Myrin and his new brain. Shane annoyed me a few times in this story, but thats to be expected with what is happening. I also believe we see something that hints at something big happening with Eve and Michael so that has my curiosity piqued. Overall this book was more of what we have come to expect from Morganville and thats a good thing.
OodsAteMyDingo on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
Wow. You¿ve done it again Rachel Caine! Bite Clue, the latest in the Morganville Series, Claire, the main character has another crisis to deal with, and her boyfriend Shane is becoming a hothead yelling at everyone to the point of violence. Myrnin is throwing rocks through the portal because he doesn¿t know quite understand how to text message. And just wait till you read what Eve and Michael are up too. After ten books you would think this series would have lost some of it¿s stem (and okay, so it has in a few books), but this book has it all. I love the relationship with Myrnin and Frank as well. I liked that it took on Shane¿s point of view, and maybe the next one will tackle Michael or Eve, I would love to get inside their heads. Once again I¿m fully back on team Morganville, and can¿t wait to read the next in the series.
Kristi_TheBookFaery on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
THE FAERY'S VIEWBite Club, the newest installment to The Morganville Vampire Series by Rachel Caine was FANTASTIC! Whenever I open a Morganville book I know I¿ll be reading an incredible story about my dear friends that I¿ve missed so much since the last story! I love the Fictional Friendships I¿ve developed over the years that I¿ve been reading the series and have come to actually care about! Ms. Caine has enthralled and held me captivated by her stories in no less than TEN books and I¿ve never lost interest, in fact, each book has left me jonesing for more! Bite Club is written in two person point of view (POV): Clare and Shane¿s, Ms. Caine really made it work beautifully! It intertwines with Claire¿s POV at just the right time and it isn¿t confusing nor does it take away from the story. It gave me a much better understanding of Shane and what his childhood and living with his father after his mother¿s death was like for him. Without Shane¿s POV I think the story wouldn¿t have been as complete.Claire has received an offer to go to MIT, the school of her dreams and she knows that it all depends on Amelie whether she can go or not. She¿s ready to talk to Shane about this when he starts to behave oddly. There¿s a new gym in town-a real gym and it¿s taught by an actual vampire, Vassily. When Shane first found out about this gym, he was so stoked about it; anything to do in Morganville, especially the chance to learn to fight vamps by a vamp, has Shane off the couch and ready for action. On opening day, Claire watches Shane sparring with the Vampire Vassily, and the look on his face frightens her. It¿s a savage animalistic look that shows so much rage. The more time Shane spends at the gym, the more he changes. He becomes hostile, insulting and dare I say, a Frank Clone. This is where things start to go seriously bad in the Glass house.Meanwhile, we¿re reading Shane¿s input about a beautiful vampire named Gloriana who makes Shane feel special. All she has to do is look into his eyes and tell him whatever he needs to hear at that particular time and everything¿s okay. His training is miraculous; suddenly he¿s taking down vamps at the gym and barely feeling any pain, Vassily has this amazing `protein shake¿ that really works in the most amazing ways-giving him almost vampire like abilities healing, strength and agility but Shane never questions why this `shake¿ works so well. There are times when Shane realizes that he absolutely hates vampires but for some reason, Gloriana isn¿t one of them, there are also times when his heart breaks for the things he¿s done and said to Claire; how he¿s hurt her, Eve and even Michael but then the haze comes down again. All he can think of is the next fight, what he doesn¿t realize is that he¿s being used and it just might be the death of him.Bite Club is extremely complex, there are a lot of sub-plots that twist and turn in the most awesome way. At first I thought it would be about just one issue but there¿s so many other things happening in the book, I really enjoyed following all the sub-plots, seeing where they led and wondering if there was a connection or not to the main plot. There¿s the reintroduction of two really dangerous characters plus some new ones, all of my favorite characters are dependably present-some from previous books that we haven¿t heard much about in the last 2-3 books. Everyone seems to play a part in Bite Club, no matter how big or how small-I love the fact that Ms. Caine was able to pull the complexity of the book all together the way she did. It was perfect and a One-Sit-Read, the highest honor this reviewer can give.Bite Club is another extraordinary Morganville book! I can¿t wait until the next installment and I prEy that Rachel continues this series for a long time. Morganville has become almost a real place in my literary world-where my friends, frenemies and enemies live. Without Ms. Caines brilliantly skillful world building and outstanding character descriptive a
AmyWeidenaar More than 1 year ago
There is nothing in this one not to like. We really get to see inside Shane's head finally. Claire finds the source of her strength and in character development true to life, dreams of the future change. Not only that but we discover the first song of Rachel's playlist is Game On by the Guild. All is right in my world.
MyndiL More than 1 year ago
I've had some people tell me that this series got boring after awhile, predictable even...I'm so happy to say that hasn't been the case for me. Each book I start, I feel a little nervous wondering if this will be the one that doesn't grab my attention and keep me interested. With this one, I found myself making excuses not to do my housework so I could finish it! I started hating Shane a little bit in this book, and Shane and I have had an up and down relationship since the series began. I'm not as forgiving as Claire and there were times I was willing her to just walk away from him. Opportunities arise for Claire in this book and she has some decisions to make...she also has to try to save the town...Again! Because who else could save it but an 18 year old human girl, right? And once again, we've got a cliffhanger that's going to have you itching to get your hands on book 11. Well done Ms. Caine, I love your writing immensely!
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louMT More than 1 year ago
these books get you so involved, you just keep going, and going, some get a bit over the top but we still keep reading.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This installment kept me on the edge of my seat! It was great to read from Shane's POV especially since this one was mainly about him. The anticipation of broken trust and if it would me mended kept me turning pages. If you have been reading this series this one is not disappointing!
kalico18 More than 1 year ago
I have read all of the Morganville vampire books. I really enjoyed this one because you were really able to get into the head  of Shane and understand how he felt. Rachel Caine did a nice job giving us a peak into Shane's daily struggles that plague his mind  every day.
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it is awesome
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I loves these books so much i have reread them like a hundred times.