Friday, September 9, 2011

[Archive] LITERAL ADDICTION's Review of Bite Club

Rachel Caine  Rachel Caine is the New York Times, USA Today and internationally bestselling author of more than 30 novels, including the immensely popular Morganville Vampires series, the Weather Warden series, and the Outcast Season series.

In 2011, Rachel will publish the first novel of her new series, The Revivalist, with the release of Working Stiff in August.

She has been honored with a Paranormal Pearl Award and an RT Booklovers Award, and was recently awarded a Career Achievement Award from Romantic Times. Her first young adult novel, Glass Houses, was chosen for the Texas Tayshas List in 2009.

Rachel has appeared as a guest at over 100 science fiction, fantasy, mystery and romance conventions and conferences over the past 20 years, including Dragon*Con, San Diego ComicCon, the World Fantasy Convention, and the World Science Fiction Convention. She has been featured in several national publications including People magazine, Entertainment Weekly, and Vanity Fair, and on international, national and local television and radio.

She was born at White Sands Missile Range, New Mexico, attended Socorro High School in El Paso, Texas, and earned a bachelors degree in business administration from Texas Tech University. She’s worked in many jobs, including accounting, graphic designer, insurance investigation, corporate communications, and web design, to name just a few. She became a full time writer in 2010.

Bite Club,  Book #10 of the Morganville Vampires series
Author:  Rachel Caine

Synopsis:  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.

Our Review [by LITERAL ADDICTION’s Pack Alpha – Michelle L Olson]:

The Morganville Vampires are one of my favorite series.  When I discovered this series, what seems like eons ago, I knew I had found something special!  They may be classified as YA, but this is one I have no problem going back to, even after having just finished a steamy Paranormal Romance.  A lot of the other YA series that I had read following the Twilight Saga leave me lacking now, but never my Morganville.  Regardless of whether they’re YA or Adult, and they continue to get better and better.

The story opens with something as simple as a gym opening up in Morganville, providing entertainment and something to break the monotony for Morganville’s human residents.  This “gym” isn’t what it appears to be though, and those that sign up are in for a bit more than they bargained for.

We get more of our villains that we love to hate, more of our heroes that we love to love (and this time, it’s the women that play the larger heroine role!), more of our beloved and whacky Myrnin (that I personally just can’t get enough of… EVER!!), tons of action, plenty of intrigue, twists, turns, surprises, romance, and a storyline that was perfect for the series and its progression, for in it,  we get to explore more of Shane’s ‘dark side’ that we’ve seen showing itself over the past few books.

This book doesn’t need a lengthy review.  It was in a word…fantastic, and I can’t wait for the next installment!  Anyone who hasn't engrossed themselves in the world of the Morganville Vampires is missing out.  These are Must Adds for your To Be Read list! :-)

LITERAL ADDICTION Paranormal Book Club gives Bite Club 4 and ½ Skulls and would recommend it to both YA and Adult Fantasy Readers, vampire lovers and even paranormal romance readers (if you’re looking for PNR on the tame side).  I do suggest, however, that you start the series from the beginning.  There is just WAY too much you’ll miss if you start here with Bite Club.  You won’t regret it, I promise…  :-) 

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