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.My Thoughts: I've really, really enjoyed this series since the first book. It has great characters, a properly creepy town (I'd die if I lived there, FYI) and the perfect amount of blood and guts. Oh, and there are those vampires. I like vampires. I like it when they're bite-y and cuddly and when they're plotting world domination. Heck, I like them any darn way I can get them.
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...
This book hit me particularly hard because Claire and Shane's relationship has been such a mainstay in the previous books. I had a couple of times where I had to put the book down and walk away because they were KILLING ME with their actions. This is the good type of putting down and walking away. The type where you need a second to catch your breath before you can dive back in to their world.
I loved that we got parts of the story from Shane's point of view. Getting into his head was eye-opening. Seeing his perspective on the rage that bubbles inside him was... sad, I guess. His sister's death was such a pivotal moment for him and it's something that's colored every aspect of his life. He hasn't forgiven himself or managed to get past it. It's heartbreaking, really.
As always, Myrnin was full of fabulosity, Oliver was shifty, Amelie was coldly strong and the residents of Glass House were in the middle of all the wacky shenanigans. I honestly love the world and characters that Rachel Caine has created. I'm finding that I just can't get enough of them.
Other reviews in this series:
Book 9: Ghost Town
More books by Rachel Caine
Reading challenges: The Vampire Challenge, The Horror & Urban Fantasy Challenge, The Morbid Romantica Challenge, The YA Reading Challenge