Friday Night Bites (Chicagoland Vampires, #2)
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Friday Night Bites (Chicagoland Vampires #2)

4.19 of 5 stars 4.19  ·  rating details  ·  24,430 ratings  ·  1,096 reviews
Vamps in Chicago!

You’d think headlines like that would have provoked the fine citizens of the Windy City to take up arms against us bloodsucking fiends. Instead, ten months later, we’re enjoying a celebrity status reserved for the Hollywood elite—fending off paparazzi only slightly less dangerous than cross and stake-wielding slayers. Don’t get me wrong, Joe Public isn’t e...more
Paperback, 357 pages
Published October 6th 2009 by NAL Trade (first published September 2nd 2009)
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Carolyn (Book Chick City)
I gave this book 5/10 on my blog but Goodreads doesn't offer half stars.

After reading Some Girls Bite, which I really enjoyed and thought was a great debut, Friday Night Bites is a bit of a disappointment. I was hoping to see the characters grow a lot more, relationships moved to the next level, more action. Instead I got a rather lack lustre tale.

Merit has moved into the Cadogan House and is reluctant to leave her best friend and roommate Mallory, not to mention having to be in close proximity...more
Let me begin by saying that I was late getting into this book but when I did, let just say it held me captive and I did not want to go. The second book in the Chicagoland vampire series is just a wickedly awesome as the first. Welcome to Friday Night Bites, and we all reserve Fridays for eating out.

So Merit is back and kicking a**, a newly turned vampire her life just went from scholarly to fangtastic. After being attacked while walking home from her school campus she was saved by the change of...more
I'm still tremendously happy I made this re-read. Here goes my second review.

The book picks up right where book 1 ended. In this installment we get to know Merit and some other characters better.The writing style of the author is amazing. The plot is even better. I love how Chloe Neill gets to mix the old vampire world with modern times. It seems so real. That's what I like the most about this series. Even though they are vampires, they look totally normal and the interactions between them are r...more
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This was so, so, so, SO GOOD. So good. I LOVED IT.

The layers of love I have are so intricate and complex, like this fine specimen of a book. There was more action, more intensity, more political intrigue between the supernaturals, more growth, more Ethan and Merit and more cut-the-tension-with-a-knife sexuality. WOW!

I love Merit. She is the model image of the perfect, strong female heroine. She is brave and intelligent, loyal and giving, emotional and reserved. I'm enjoying this series so much p...more
Merit was attacked by a master vampire in Some Girls Bite, and to save her life she was turned into a vampire. Since then, she's tried to figure out how to live as a vampire instead of a human, and as a warrior instead of a grad student.

This is a terrible book. The author seems to think that if she just describes her main character as a fan of the Cubs and lots of junk food, Merit will be a well-rounded, relatable character. Sadly, she doesn't put any effort into making Merit's decisions make s...more
I'm totally addicted to this series. Cheesy? Maybe, but I don't give a s*$t. Too many people with "bright, blue eyes"? Definitely. Sexy vampires? Check. And a sense of fun? I'm sold. I'm so ecstatic that I got the three books in the series from the hold list at the library around the same time--I'm just a little worried how long I'll have to wait once I finish the third one tomorrow! :-(

To those of my friends that are wondering what the heck this series is about, here you go: A grad student fro...more
The Flooze


Wait a second! You can’t just leave off there! Mid mysterious message! That’s not fair!


Friday Night Bites began on rocky ground. At first, it lacked the flow that made Some Girls Bite stand apart from the crowd. Neill seemed to be trying too hard to recap the events of the first book. She also put way too much focus on staging the scene, giving so many minute details that the movie in my head kept grinding to a halt.

Gradually, I stopped noticing the overabundance of de...more
Freaking cliffhanger! I want to get my hands on Twice Bitten now! How can you end it like that?!

This book was great. I was furiously reading it as quickly as I could to solve some of the mysteries and ended up reading it all in a day. What really shone in this book though were the relationships - their rises, falls, crash and burns in some cases.

Merit is a really great heroine. She's totally relate-able while still supernaturally out of reach. She has family problems, friend problems, boy probl...more
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4.5 stars (pretty damn close to 5)

The second addition to Chloe Neill’s Chicagoland Vampire Series picks up where the first left off (and it’s recommended you read the first before diving into this one.) Merit is still learning to adjust to her new status as a vampire but as Sentinel to Cadogan House. News that vampires are conducting raves where humans are practically slaughtered causes Merit to have to become reacquainted with her family members in order to act as a buffer between vampires and...more

It's been about a year since vampires have revealed their existence to humans. It seems humans find them very interesting and now they are famous. But... there are some vampires not playing by the rules (no snacking on the humans)so they are having little blood parties.

Merit working for the Cadogan House had to reconnect with her high class family and try to rub elbows with the rich and famous to get better press and connections for her fellow vamps. Also Merit is still dating Morgan (which I f...more
May 08, 2010 Vered rated it 4 of 5 stars
Recommended to Vered by: new_user
Shelves: uf
I’ve enjoyed this book very much. Chole Neil writes UF drama, emphasis on relationships and politics, and she does so with great wit and care for her characters. The relationships are intense, which I like, the dialogues are sharp and often funny, and the world she created sucks you right in.
I’ve especially enjoyed Ethan development as a character, and his relationship with Merit.

Chole Neil does have a tendency to overwhelm the reader with details. It was very hard for me at first, but I got use...more
Dec 06, 2010 Archer rated it 5 of 5 stars Recommends it for: Anyone
Shelves: urban-fantasy

Vampires in Chicago! You’d think headlines like that would have provoked the fine citizens of the Windy City to take up arms against us bloodsucking fiends. Instead, ten months later, we’re enjoying a celebrity status reserved only for the Hollywood elite – fending off paparazzi, who are only slightly less dangerous than cross-and-stake-wielding slayers. Don’t get me wrong. Joe Public isn’t exactly thrilled to be living side by side with the undead, but at least they haven’t stormed the...more
Friday Night Bites
4 Stars

Once again, Cynthia Holloway's narration leaves much to be desired as her inflection is awful and the different voices become interchangeable. This is unfortunate as the world building and characters have definite potential.

The characters still have the occasional bout of childish immaturity. Cadogen house is more like a co-ed sorority and the juvenile dialogue is enough to make the eyes roll back in your head. Nevertheless, it is slightly less irritating than before, o...more
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I really enjoy the characters in this series. As for the men in the series, you've got your brooding alphas, your token geek, the asshole father, the old flame...there are more, but you get the point.

In book 1, I was torn between Ethan & Morgan as the love interest for Merit. When Ethan basically gave Merit to Morgan, I was a little shocked to say the least, but then again, at that time, he still had his skanky little consort, Amanda to keep him warm at night.

There was a much bigger cliff h...more
In Friday Night Bites, the second in Chloe Neill’s Chicagoland Vampires series, Cadogan House is in trouble again. The villain of Some Girls Bite has gotten off with a slap on the wrist, and now there’s a journalist threatening to expose some of vampire-kind’s less savory secrets to the public. When the journalist turns out to be an old friend of Merit’s from her high-society upbringing, she is thrust back into the world she spent her human lifetime trying to escape. Then it turns out there’s a...more
I was so excited to read this book. Ever since I read the first one I was hooked on Merit and her life. Book two in the series picks up about a month or so after the events in the first one. Merit is moving out of her old place and into one of the rooms at her House. Being in close proximity to Ethan is not making her too happy, but she can't continue to room with Catcher and Mallory. They're doing it like bunnies all over the house and Merit can't handle having to see them naked again.

Merit tr...more
Well!! I thoroughly enjoyed Chigagoland Vampires second book just as much as I did the first. I have to say that the ending to this had me jumping....

Ethan and Morgan are two characters that have warped me! I think one is better than the other then the role reverses... at some point in the first book and lots of points in the second book I had Ethan as my favourite and then Morgan... Now I'm at the end of this book, I don't trust Morgan and I feel quite content with that... I am further into Eth...more
May 30, 2010 Melinda rated it 4 of 5 stars Recommends it for: (adult) fans of: Twilight, House of Night.
Shelves: 2009, 2010
Great follow up, I'm definitely sticking with this series. FNB picks up about a month after SGB with Merit moving out of Mallory's and into Cadogan House. Merit is still struggling with her new life as a vamp and her relationships are all riddled with drama. Things heat up with Morgan AND Ethan...we get a couple of steamy kisses but not much else. *Oh yeah, LOVED the library scene!* I'm glad Merit isn't a slag but I would love a little more fang! ; ) The story had a great pace, still full of sna...more
✽ Sharon is an emotional book junkie ✽
4.5 stars.

This book sucked me right back into the ongoing adventures of Merit. I loved all the turns and twists but I'm just a sucker for the romance. ~ sigh Ethan sigh ~ It's really hard not to keep focusing everything on that when there is so much more going on.

I love how the story is told: the old fashioned ways of the vampire coming to terms with the modern world but keeping their charm, the snarkiness, the humor, the friendships, the fighting, the romance(!!) and especially Merit's evolvi...more
Kat Kennedy
Review to come, bitches.

On a more personal note: cat + ceiling fan + squirt gun.

Not for the faint of heart but could be made into an Olympic sport.
Zemira Warner
Merit is a kick-ass character!
I am officially a fan of Chicagoland Vampires and our sexy man Ethan.
Sophia (FV)
Originally reviewed at Fiction Vixen

After reading Some Girls Bite, I’m officially in the Merit fan club so I was very eager to dig right in with this book. At first I was kicking myself for waiting so long to read this series but after the first book I realized there is a great advantage to waiting sometimes. No waiting! Wait. What? You know what I mean. I was able to plunge right into the second book, and good thing too because I might have gotten grumpy or something.

Merit has been a vampire fo...more
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My rating: 3.5 stars

I didn't really like this book as much as the first one. For one thing, Merit was really annoying towards the second half of the book, pushing away everyone for no particular reason. One or two outbursts are fine, but it becomes really frustrating when all the well-intentioned people are getting alienated and simply because they're against you being unfair to your boyfriend.

For another, I hate how cliched this series is getting. It's reminding me more and more of VA with the...more
It's rare that I read a book nowadays that has a genuinely likeable heroine.
Even if they possess a few redeeming qualities, more often than not their numerous faults have me rolling my eyes in despair at least once.
However, I think I can say with conviction that Merit is one of the most genuinely likeable characters I've read about in ages. In the first book I found her funny & charming, but she could be a little too preppy/candyfloss sweet at times, especially around Mallory. So when I st...more
Cat Russell  (Addicted2Heroines)
I started this book yesterday and stayed up until 4am to finish it. Yes, I was made fun of for spending New Year's Eve reading. Lucky for me I strongly believe that if you read a really good book going into the New Year, then you will be blessed with many more really good books going forward ;) I really like Merit's character. I want her to excel at everything she does and I want her to kick everyone's ass that means to do damage to her or Cadogan. That being said, what was up with that kick?!?...more
Book two in the Chicagoland Vampires series. Friday night Bites by Chloe Neill is another awesome read. Merit has some development in her new life as a vampire and Sentinal to Master Ethan, she's moved to Cadogan House, her once stable relationship with Mal is shook, she's training with Catcher, made to date Morgan master of another rival vampire house, has to mingle with the elite sector of her family again to solve a problem, has tension with old friends, sexual tension with her master, sexual...more
This one is a vast improvement over the first one. I have to give it four stars.

It's much more cohesive, the interactions and dialogue much more in character. Merit is gradually jelling into a viable character.

For the first half of the book, I was a little bored, feeling like 'come on, come on, where's the action?' But it gradually came together and gathered some forward momentum. And I even skimmed the first chapter, having been forwarned that it was a rehash of the first book.

I don't trust Mor...more
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Chloe Neill was born and raised in the South, but now makes her home in the Midwest—just close enough to Cadogan House and St. Sophia's to keep an eye on things. When not transcribing Merit’s and Lily’s adventures, she bakes, works, and scours the Internet for good recipes and great graphic design. Chloe also maintains her sanity by spending time with her boys—her husband (also her favorite landsc...more
More about Chloe Neill...
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“Jeff, I have a problem.”
“I’m glad you’ve finally realized I’m your answer, Merit.”
“I wanted what most people wanted—love, companionship.
I wanted someone to touch. I wanted someone to touch me back.
I wanted someone to laugh with, someone who would laugh with me, laugh at me.
I wanted someone who looked and sawme . Not my power, not my position.
I wanted someone to say my name. To call out, “Merit,” when it was time to go, or when we arrived.
Someone who wanted to say to someone else, with pride, “I’m here with her. With Merit.”
I wanted all those things. Indivisibly.
But I didn’t want them from Morgan.”
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