Title: Bite Club
Author: Rachel Caine
Publisher: Allison & Busby
Series: The Morganville Vampires #10
Type: Young Adult Paranormal
A new gym has opened up in Morganville and it's already creating a stir by
offering classes teaching the human residents how to defend themselves against
vampires. But as Shane becomes more and more embedded in the gym lifestyle, he
begins to change. Claire, Michael and Eve are thrown by the new Shane, quickly
realising that there must be more to it than meets the eye...and discovering a
horror Morganville thought was gone forever.
This is the tenth book in the Morganville Vampires series (after Glass Houses, The Dead Girls' Dance, Midnight Alley, Feast of Fools, Lord of Misrule, Carpe Corpus, Fade Out, Kiss of Death and Ghost Town)and I must say it was a little bit of a let down. The majority of the focus seems to be on relationship dramas and I ended up getting frustrated waiting for something to happen. The plot moves slower than in previous installments, until near the end where it suddenly becomes incredibly fast paced.
Parts of the book are written from Shane's perspective, but to be honest if they hadn't been marked out I may have missed the transition as he doesn't have a particularly distinctive voice. That said I understand the need to have scenes that show how the gym is working behind closed doors, something Claire wouldn't have access too.
The action is well written on the whole, portraying events without becoming a dull blow-by-blow, and I was surprised to find that Eve actually fences. It hasn't been mentioned before, but this book shows that she can stand up for herself in a fight brilliantly.
All in all, this was an okay read and I'm looking forward to Last Breath.