Some Girls Bite (Chicagoland Vampires #1)
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I have a list of favourite series and this one has easily pushed its way on there with Darkfever, Bittenand Magic Bites.
What I really enjoy about this series:
Merit does not choose to be a vampire but she lives with the changes made in her life and adjusts with as much dignity as she can.
She deals intelligently and confidently at all times. She does not stupidly talk out of her ass. *cough* Rose, Vampire Academy*cough*
It's actually quite re ...more
I’d been made one. Vampire. Predator. Initiate into one of the oldest of the twelve vampire Houses in the United States. And I wasn’t just one of them.
I was one of the best.
This is the series I’ve been waiting for. The kind of series I can sink my teeth into (no pun intended). With a glittering ensemble of characters, a rapid storyline, and enough suspense and overall sexiness that’ll teach you all about white-knuckling that pretty kindle of yours; this ...more
This book has everything a first book in a new series must have. Its entertaining, smart, sexy and delightful. I couldnt put it down, but not just that, I wanted to run to ...more
Truly, there is no point to read any UF series written in last 2-3 years, they draw too heavily on existing works of be ...more
Well, I didn't hate it. But I don't have much else to offer. I find it suprising just how far downhill Urban Fantasy has gone in the last few years, with the exception of the awesomely fantastical (why are you not reading?!) Fever series. Chloe Neill is not a bad writer and she uses most of what you'd expect to find in the genre: strong heroine, hot vampires, bit of mystery thrown in for good measure... and I just feel like it's the same story churned out by numerous authors looking to break int ...more
It’s flat out HILARIOUS! Each page is riddled with snarky remarks and laugh-out loud jokes.
The World – Neill takes a different approach to the whole vamp thing. The vamps are out in the public eye and belong to frat-like Houses. The politics involved in this is intricate and so interesting!
BFFS – Merit and Mallory. I just love it when there’s such a strong friendship between the heroine of the book and her side kick. Sure, having a love interest is important bu ...more
Another book about vampires. Such an overused topic now. This book doesn't portray it much better than most others.
What I liked:
They showed us a world in which humans know vampires exist. They don't get accepted immediately, and are still not allowed the same freedom given to humans, but seem to be working on it.
...yeah, I think that's it. Not much I found I liked in this.
Before I started reading this book, I was absolutely positive that I was going to go crazy over this series like some kind of deranged teenager. I actually bought the book on sale a couple of years ago and had been waiting for just the right moment to savor it. When a group of friends decided to buddy read this book on Goodreads, I knew that I had discovered the perfect moment to read it. I had a hunch that I would become obsessed wi ...more
I liked Chloe Neill's YA book better than the first book in her Chicagoland Vampires series. I started this book a while ago, and then got pulled into something else, so I finally came back to it now, after Firespell with Great Expectations. Not such a great idea, it turns out. Some Girls Bite ...more
I love a slow burning romance, and that is what is happening between Ethan and Merit. Rrrrreallllllly slow, from what I hear, but sometime ...more
Here is the plot of a distressingly large portion of paranormal romance books (including this one):
Oops! I've been turned into a (insert supernatural being). I'm pissed! I'm going to buck the system and gallivant around giving attitude to anyone who crosses my path. No worries though, because the king (or equivalent) of the (insert supernatural being) will find me weirdly attrac ...more
This book should totally satisfy my id. Merit and I are both grad students living in the same neighborhood, with best friends with colored hair and a penchant for Buffy. She becomes the bestest vampire ever, all the boys want her, and all the girls are either her bestest friend or are jealous and evil. Her ...more
This book was firmly in the "just okay" end of the spectrum for me. I had pretty high expectations for this one and it really didn't deliver. I have been on the hunt for another UF series to rank up there with my tops (the Night Huntress Series, the Fever series, and the Kate Daniels series). This book didn't even come close.
I'll do a quick recap of the positives. Part of me liked that it was a fun, lighthearted read. It was not at all what I was expecting, which was something muc ...more
I loved Merit from the very beginning and she grew on me a bit more with every turn of page. What was really interesting here is the way Neill portrayed the struggles Meri ...more
So yeah, it's been a couple of years since I've had any quality time with Merit and Ethan, and I would just like to take a moment and smack my own head b/c Merit and Ethan are AH-mazing. I love Merit when she curtsies, when she beg ...more
Don't say it. Don't suggest it. Don't even think it. I've told you before" - I grinned up at him evilly - "I don't do fang.
Let's face it : sometimes we don't really know why we love a book. Or maybe that's just me? No, I can't believe it.
The fact is, I enjoyed that book in a way I didn't expect : is it because of Merit's smart-ass personality? Is it the way she's portrayed, neither overly confident nor let's whining on myself? Is it the unexpected hotness of a blond guy? Who ...more
One of my favorite parts of Urban Fantasy is a snarky heroine who is kick-ass and can hold her own with any arrogant alpha-type male that comes along. Merit fits this mold perfectly, and I adore her chara ...more
Until then, I'll bury the anger, the betrayal.
I'll tap the pommel of my sword.
I'll hop up the steps of Cadogan House, and close the door behind me, and do my job.
I'm very, very good at it.
Why the hearts, you ask? Well, I'll tell you why. In some weird, twisted way, I just know this series is going to be a favorite of mine. Maybe not every book will wow or stick with me, seeing as there are literally a million books in the series, but I can just feel that at least a few of t ...more
It took me forever to finish this book. The plot had no urgency to it, the characters irritated me, the action cheesy, and the romance had me rolling my eyes. The writing itself was ok, not horrible, and there were some funny moments, but not nearly enough to overcome the other failings of the book. ...more
But, I am happy to say that I liked the main character ...more
“It is better to be hated for what you are,
than to be loved for what you are not.”
It’s been eight months since vampires have outed their existence to the humans. Vampires doesn’t really interest grad student Merit, who would rather focus on her studies. Until she’s attacked by a rogue vampire, and in order to save Merit’s life, Master vampire Ethan Sullivan, turns her.
Now suddenly Merit has to come to terms with her new life as a vampire, saying goodbye to her studies and the life she thoug...more
Our heroine finds herself unwillingly made a vampire to prevent her own death, shortly after she's been attacked by another rogue vampire. Once she finds out what has happened to her, she tries to continue ...more
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