Review: Some Girls Bite (Chicagoland Vampires 1) by Chloe Neill

Some Girls Bite (Chicagoland Vampires 1) by Chloe Neill

Publisher: NAL (Penguin)
Source: Purchased
Urban Fantasy

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 master vampire of Cadogan House. Now she’s traded sweating over her 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 her gratitude— and servitude. But an inconvenient sunlight allergy and Ethan’s attitude are the least of her concerns. Someone’s still out to get her. Her initiation into Chicago’s nightlife may be the first skirmish in a war—and there will be blood.

When Merit is attacked one evening, she never imagined living through it only to find out she’d been made into a vampire. And not just any vampire! Her maker is none other than the enigmatic Ethan Sullivan, Master of Cadogan House, and one of the most powerful vamps in Chicago. In return for saving her life, Ethan demands loyalty, but independent grad student Merit isn’t quite sure she wants to pledge fealty to this egotistical, handsome, arrogant, handsome, wait, did I say handsome? stranger. She’ll have to make that decision pretty soon, though: either pledge loyalty to Ethan and Cadogan House or become Rogue, which comes with the dubious perks of no protection or affiliation, and being looked down upon by the majority of Chicago vamp society. Then there’s that undeniable, annoying attraction she feels towards Ethan, not to mention her powers are a little bit more than is to be expected of a vampire as newly turned as she is…  Merit’s got some thinking to do, and with a killer running loose that just might come back to finish the job on her, time is running out!

Some Girls Bite was an absolute delight! Merit is a strong character, however, she really had to come to terms with her entire life changing in one night, and the author managed to make a fantastical situation very realistic. In providing a supporting cast of family and friends, including her roommate Mallory (who has some magic of her own), and a loving grandfather (who may not be all that he seems), Ms. Neill gave Merit the help she needed to make a decision that would affect the rest of her life. I’m all for the rogue, lone warrior, with no one to turn to, but Merit is not that girl. She’s surrounded by people that care and that shows in every decision she makes. The interactions in Some Girls Bite are very real, and the author has a talent for dialogue and creating very believable situations. The tension between Merit and Ethan is scorching, and I can’t wait to see what’s in store for them in the next book! This is a great start to a series that I hear only gets better!
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  1. You finally read it!! Hope you have it in your schedule to read on, they're like crack. ENJOY 😀

  2. Mocha ღ Latte

    I've been interested in reading the Chicagoland Vampires for quite some time and you've finally convinced me to add it to my TBR list.
    Great interview.
    -Mocha from A Cupcake and A Latte: YA Reads, Reviews & More!.

  3. Loved this book! Merit and Mallory have some great lines 🙂

  4. Chelsea / Vampire Book Club

    So happy you finally read it! Really, the best thing about Chloe Neill's writing is just how very real her characters are — the interactions, the tension is all natural. And I think that's a big part of what makes a book about vampires, etc. feel grounded.

    Looking forward to your thoughts on FRIDAY NIGHT BITES.

  5. I really enjoyed this book as well! It was a different look at Vampire society and I enjoyed Merit's independence! I'm a little behind with teh series though – I just picked up Twice Bitten so will have to start reading it soon! 🙂

  6. I've been interested in reading this series for awhile but I don't own it and I have so many others so it may be awhile. But since you liked it I'd likely pick it up if I were to see it on sale or something.

  7. Just like you, many blogger enjoy this series.
    I wish I can also read it. It nice to know that the character is great and did not trouble you a lot. 😀

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