Wednesday, 16 May 2018
Review: Some Girls Bite by Chloe Neill
They killed me. They healed me. They changed me.
Sure, the life of a graduate student wasn’t exactly glamorous, but I was doing fine until Chicago’s vampires announced their existence to the world. When a rogue vampire attacked me, I was lucky he only got a sip. Another bloodsucker scared him off and decided the best way to save my life was to make me the walking undead.
Now I’ve traded sweating over my 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 my gratitude—and servitude. Right…
But someone’s out to get me. Is it the rogue vampire who bit me? A vamp from a rival House? An angry mob bearing torches?
My initiation into Chicago’s nightlife may be the first skirmish in a war—and there will be blood.
First person, one viewpoint
Nope, this is book one!
No, the story arc for this book is complete but there are threads left hanging for the series arc.
Not yet applicable... But there are the makings of one!
Yes but it's mild.
I’d been jonesing for a nice new UF to sink into for a while and this one had been lurking on the kindle neglected. When I found out the series was complete, it was a no brainer to dive in.
I’m not sure what I expected but what I got was kinda awesome.
A kick ass heroine (Merit), a sexy-ass pseudo-love interest and a fun and cute rival. Or should that be the other way around? For although I see romance on the horizon between Ethan - Merit’s Master vampire - and Merit, they aren’t involved whereas Morgan - a vamp from a rival house - seems like a real-time prospect in book 2… But I digress.
This series isn’t a romance, It’s UF and I must not let my little shipper heart run away from me.
As book one in the series, Some Girls Bite introduces the reader to a rich and well developed world where vampires have come out of the closet and are a newly (sort of) accepted portion of society whereas the rest of the supernatural world is still under the radar.
Merit is a scholar - a English Lit grad student - and she finds herself brutally thrust into the supernatural world with little knowledge of how to navigate it. She’s a strong character who is pretty likable and she is supported by a cast of characters who each have their own well developed personalities and issues.
It was a fun read watching Merit become part of the world, and the political drama and intrigue that surrounds the vamps seized my attention and made the book unputdownable.
This, combined with how much I like Merit, makes me very excited to read more of this series!
I hate the cover.
I don't know why except it's dark, miserable and blah.
In fact, I hate all the alternate versions of the cover too...
Probably one of the reasons it took me so long to start the series despite having it sitting on my kindle.
“Sometimes, even if you can't be what you want, making the most of what you can be isn't a bad second choice."