Thursday, March 17, 2011

"Some Girls Bite" by Chloe Neill

Some Girls Bite (Chicagoland Vampires, Book 1)From Goodreads: "First in a brand new series about a Chicago graduate student's introduction into a society of vampires.

Sure, the life of a graduate student wasn't exactly glamorous, but it was Merit's. She was doing fine until a rogue vampire attacked her. But he only got a sip before he was scared away by another bloodsucker and this one decided the best way to save her life was to make her the walking undead.

Turns out her savior was the master vampire of Cadogan House. Now she's traded sweating over her thesis for learning to fit in at a Hyde Park mansion full of vamps loyal to Ethan "Lord o' the Manor" Sullivan. Of course, as a tall, green-eyed, four-hundred- year-old vampire, he has centuries' worth of charm, but unfortunately he expects her gratitude and servitude. But an inconvenient sunlight allergy and Ethan's attitude are the least of her concerns. Someone's still out to get her. Her initiation into Chicago's nightlife may be the first skirmish in a war and there will be blood."

Typically I rate book boys based on their swoon-worthiness (ie. wholesome boys with their Abercrombie and Fitch model looks, sweet/ caring personalities and awesome senses of humor). But the boys in this book? Well they are in a league of their own, they surpass the swoon-worthy category and land smack-dab in the centre of the smoldering category. Seriously between Catcher, Ethan, and Morgan, a girl has nothing to complain about!

Merit (a name that I now love) may seriously be the most kick-ass girl I have ever come across. Seriously (move aside Faythe, Ellie and Isabella). She is so dynamic- from her wit, to her obvious intelligence, to her aforementioned bad-assness.

As for the secondary characters in this book? Well usually I loathe the secondary characters, I just feel like they are unnecessary or get in the way (or both at the same time *shudder*), but the secondary characters in this book? Well I don't think that there was one that I didn't like (though I will admit that there are a couple I like more than others *cough, cough, 21 year old Jeff who is a video-game addict/ mysterious shifter* or Mallory. Oh Mallory, or who I like to call seriously-the-best-friend-any-one-could-ever-ask-for-because-she-doesn't-let-anything-faze-her).

All in all? This book reminds me of what I am missing out on by skipping over adult PNR and almost exclusively focusing on YA paranormal. From this moment on I vow to seek out other adult PNR like this to read and I vow to read all of Chloe Neill's remaining books.

Rating: 10/10


  1. YES! So glad you're a fan Avery, this is one of my very favorite series:) Merit and Mallory crack me up and Ethan I can't help but love. I'm always a sucker for the bad boy, and Ethan kind of takes the cake in that category the way he pushes Merit away but then wants her close. He's an a-hole one minute, and then super charming the next. I want to punch him and kiss him at the same time:) Can't wait to see what you think of the next 2!

  2. This sounds great - thanks for the review!

  3. I've heard so many good things about this one. And now I can add your review to them! Kick-ass girl, smoldering boys, and awesome secondary characters. Excellent!

  4. Glad you liked it Avery! I loooove this series! Merit is a riot! Love her! The series only gets better!

  5. YAY! welcome to this cool series! see! you gotta read more Urban Fantasy! its soooo good! =D

  6. Woah... smoldering??? Okay, where is my book. I needs this now!!


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