Some Girls Bite (Chicagoland Vampires #1)
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 mas ...more
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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.
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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-knuc ...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
⋰⋱⋰⋱⋰⋱*I was so nervous*⋰⋱⋰⋱⋰⋱
(This second reading review is mostly a review where I mention the characters) I can't even begin to tell how nervous and scared I was to re-read this book. Why, you ask? Well, when I read this book (and series) for the first time I loved it. So damn much. In fact, it was one of my favorite series. So reading it now scared the living hell out of me. I mean, what if I don't love it anymore? It's been years since I've read. 4 years in fact, a ...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
“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
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'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 much grittier. I ...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
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
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
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
But, I am happy to say that I liked the main character ...more
Sometimes I sat in my car snickering while I listened to this novel. It was fun, interesting, and entertaining. Lots of male eye candy. Hot cars and chic houses. Loads of cool clothes. Mouthwatering food. Creative world building. Supernatural beings.
And swords. My favorite weapon of choice. Did I mention the swords are katanas? I hope that was not a spoiler.
Now to the good parts-
A rebellious, quirky, scholarly & newly turned vamp I could relate to. Merit (who refuses to t ...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 ...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
(view spoiler)[ I think Ethan is lame so far, but that one scene between him and Merit was AWESOME -- you know, that one where she gets hit with that bloodlust or hunger or whatever and is whispering his name and he's trying not to touch her but can't move aw ...more
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Did I love this book?
Merit blew my fucking world out of its hinges.
Having been robbed of her humanity after a vicious vampire attack, Merit, grad student and daughter of a mediatic figure in the Chicago scene, is rescued by Ethan Sullivan, who makes her a vampire. And so she is suddenly required to join the ranks of House Cadogan, one of the North American vampire affiliations, and obey a quite rigid feudal-like system.
Needless to say, in a matter of three days, Merit finds ...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
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