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...
Well firstly im gonna start off by giving this book 3 stars out of 5 !
The reason im only rating in the middle is because well this book took a lot longer to capture my attention then the rest of this series and it took me a lot longer to read due to the fact i kept putting it down after three or four pages! Rachel cain is a wonderful writer i would of giving any of the rest of her books full marks but i thought the story line to this one in comparison to the others it was kind of boring !
*spoilers* The book is basically about Claire Danver's a college student in morganville which is obviously as we've learnt from the rest of the series is a town run by vampires. In this book Amelie's father escapes from the prison she had locked him up and and starts basically a bad version of fight club ! were humans are trained and conditioned to beat up vampires , and how there doing this when vampires have super strength and super speed is because unknown to the people there training there feeding them vampire blood in there protein shakes. Shane is Claire's boyfriend and he is one of the people being conditioned to fight vampires , Shane thinks hes being so violent because his father and his anger so he doesn't question anyone about being so angry all the time . Soon a website is set up to stream the fights between humans and vampires.
Claire is worried something is wrong when Shane starts to fight with everyone and she soon discovers he not just running on a treadmill in the gym but being in brutal fights with vampires.So she and Amelie set about stopping these vampires and there quest to start a war in morganville. Soon after they learn how it works and whose in charge Amelie set about sentencing everyone to death who is involved. So Claire has to find Shane and get him out of harms way before Amelie and Oliver find everyone and kill them!
So Eve , Claire and Myrinn set of on the trail for the psycho Bishop. They need to find the new location for the fight before the two friends Micheal (Eve's vampire Fiance) and Shane cant be set together in a fight to the death. Some how they manage to find the ware house in which the fight is being held. They go in under cover just blending with the people who are paying to see the fight ! when the fights starts Micheal wont fight Shane but try's to make him see what the vampires (bad vampires!) are doing to him it take a few minutes but when he see's Claire's face in the crowd he realizes what hes doing to everyone who loves him.
He comes to his sense soon in time for bishop to make a appearance there's some threats thrown back and forth and soon Myrinn kills him doesn't actually take alot! I don't see why no one done it before :/ hmmm
All in all this book does catch your attention after a while of reading (even though if it takes a long while) its not a book that id highly recommend but its readable ! I might not of found it great but you might so its the kind of book id say read yourself just to know if its your cuppa tea :)