Friday, May 6, 2011

"Twice Bitten" by Chloe Neill

Twice Bitten (Chicagoland Vampires, Book 3)From Goodreads: "Shapeshifters from across the country are convening in the Windy City, and as a gesture of peace, Master Vampire Ethan Sullivan has offered their leader a very special bodyguard: Merit, Chicago's newest vampire. Merit is supposed to protect the Alpha, Gabriel Keene-and to spy for the vamps while she's at it. Oh, and luckily Ethan's offering some steamy, one-on-one combat training sessions to help her prepare for the mission.

Unfortunately, someone is gunning for Gabriel, and Merit soon finds herself in the line of fire. She'll need all the help she can get to track down the would-be assassin, but everywhere she turns, there are rising tensions between supernaturals-not least between her and a certain green-eyed, centuries-old master vampire."

This book is frustrating to say the least- I don't know if I have ever so mentally and emotionally strained while reading a book I did while reading this. Whenever I became truly elated with what was happening between them Chloe would rip my heart out and stomp on it, leading me to throw my book across the room out of frustration and heartbreak.

And I am further frustrated because while I would love to see Merit and Ethan together mainly because they would be a super powerful couple, I am still not exactly sure how I feel about Ethan. I understand that his house has to be a big concern to him, but exactly how big? Can he not be selfish every once and a while and go after what he truly wants? Does he always have to make sacrifices? Also, I am somewhat wary of their relationship because what would stop it from ending like Ethan and Lacey's did (especially taking into consideration that it does seem like Merit is going to be made into a Master, like Lacey was, which will eventually separate her and Ethan as their have to look after their respective houses)? Despite my frustrations I do believe that this book is exceptionally better than the second book in the series, "Friday Night Bites", however not as good as the first book in the series, "Some Girl's Bite".

I was really glad to see Jeff play a larger role in this book than in the previous ones- I find him to hands down be the most intriguing character (I wanna know what he shifts into!). I think that in this book he became so much more than the quirky/ nerdy boy that we saw in the earlier books- he really pulls out his bad-ass, and dare I say, almost dangerous-bad-boy side. I also think that Fallon is a pretty bad-ass (I suppose that being in the female child in a family of boys would force her to become pretty hardcore) and intriguing character, I can't wait to see how her and Jeff's relationship develops.

Rating: 9.5/10


  1. I so have to start reading this series ! I hear amazing things about it =) !!
    Thanks for the review ;)

  2. Ethan and Merit are so deliciously frustrating aren't they? I love who Chloe gives a little taste of what we want so badly and then yanks it away from us, thus making us want it even more:) Just wait until you read Hard Bitten Avery, I'm dying to know your reaction!

  3. I've heard great things about this series as well and I love the covers! Definitely going to check them out now. Thanks! ;)

  4. I've been hearing that this series has been throwing people for a loop! I haven't started it yet, but I really want to!

  5. Oh man... okay I get it. Have time and more than one book ready to go when I start this series. Me want to read it! Great review. I'm itching to get started!


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