Anyhoo, I m gonna be liberal about listing books that I read This book falls into the I dunno if I loved it but I KNOW there are people out there who will First the positive Really good dialogue For some reason I REALLY liked the main character, so it was easy to take the ride with her Lots of characters whose personality came through and were engaging despite the setups being familiar in the genre I enjoyed the plotting, there s nothing at all new about the vampire world, but the writing itself was strong enough that I wanted to read the whole thing and stayed up until 3am doing so Especially with all the requisite plot points Training to be a badass and having crazy powers you never knew about , love triangle with two requisite hotties, etc etc.
Negative Er, there are several things I wanna call out First Mentioning Buffy in one of these vampire paranormal romance novels is ok ONCE, but three times REALLY Started to make me LOOK for similarities in plot setup, which isn t necessarily good.
Second All the vampires live in one house like a sorority dorm, really I mean, the author even calls this out and makes fun of it a little, but at the same time she s totally using it for REAL, kinda can t make fun of it and embrace it at the same time, right And they re all dressed in black Armani, and attractive and broody etc etc I was giggling a few times because it was just too Vampire Diaries for my taste The author has a great sense of humor, but with the mechanics, the world is pretty much every vampire setup EVER I kinda felt at a few points this whole thing was aimed towards teenagers There isn t a lot of racy stuff so actually this would be a good choice for Twilights Third Why did all the guys hot guys have light green eyes I don t understand, seriously, that s just a detail that really bugged me Blue eyes and brown eyes can be sexy too, and differentiate between the hot guys in the love triangle I felt like I was in Big Trouble in Little China for a bit.
Here s the upshot If you re looking for a fluffy romp through familiar urban fantasy territory you will like this And the second book BTW was better than the first, so I will totally read the third, coming out next week.
OMG How could I forgot how freaking awesome this series was Really, I had, So I m happy I made this re read This is the first time I make one, I always thought it was wasting precious time you had to read other new books But that was until now, because reading your fav books is totally worth it And this is certainly a Fav This book has everything a first book in a new series must have It s entertaining, smart, sexy and delightful I couldn t put it down, but not just that, I wanted to run to read the next one, and that hadn t happened to me in a long time For me UF has to have an amazing plot to help the lack in the romance department It s not easy to find good UF books I m very exigent about them But this one totaly made it for me.
I was hooked again,lol since page 1, and didn t stop until I was done The heroine is outstanding, she totally knows how to distinguish herself from all other heroines out there She s strong and with such high values, that you can t help but to admire Merit is destined to great things and you just wanna be part of it Then, there s all this sexual tension with Ethan I mean, how can you not be so thrilled to read about this 2 when nothing really happens between them lol That shows how great author Chloe Neill is I only saw this chemistry in one other couple, and that was Barrons Mac They don t do than a kiss but you re totally obsessed to re read every little dialogue that goes between them, yo can t help to look for every detail The relationship between them is so natural and undeniable that every look, every gesture counts.
I would have to recommend this book to everyone who hasn t read it yet.
WHAT I LOVED ABOUT Some Girls Bite 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 but the fact that Merit has Mallory at her side from the very beginning is great to see The banter between the two is hilarious and reminds me of type of conversations that real BFFs have Neill does a fantastic job with maintaining a strong sense of attachment between the two without having them rely on each other fulltime.
Catcher Bell I m loving my fourth grade sorcerer Catcher is hot as hell There are a bunch of great supportive characters in this book, but for me Catcher stands out from the rest He seems to be the only one in the group who is a little serious than the rest Yeah, he drops the occasional sarcastic quip here and there, but he s a by the book kind of guy I m dying to know about him Ethan Sullivan I mean, come on Really How can a girl not love Ethan I just loved the sexual tension between Merit and Ethan I m on the edge of my seat whenever they are near each other Definitely rooting for the two to seal the deal P.
WHAT I WISH THERE WAS MORE OF Ethan Sullivan More please I need a second serving of my sexy 400 year old vamp More action I would have loved to see Merit engage in a little action She s such a fierce heroine with undeniable skills, so I wish Neill showcased that a little bit Towards the end, we get a tiny taste of the kind of things Merit is capable of But I wished there was of that Some Girls Bite was such an enjoyable read Though it s not perfect, I m interested to see how things play out in Friday Night Bites.
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 into the Urban Fantasy scene It wasn t awful, but I haven t gained anything by reading it, I have no sense of oh my god, I must read the next book in the series , it was just meh.
Merit has many of the characteristics that we expect from our UF heroines she s strong willed, sarcastic, independent and completely horny for mr supernatural But like I said, she s everything we expect and nothing unique that separates her from a hundred other twenty something year old female protagonists I will forget her by the time I pick up my next book She doesn t have the quirky, fun and deeply explored personality of Mac from the Fever series she doesn t have the whole sexual tension is so thick you can practically see it in the air between her and her beau like Cat from the Night Huntress series The characters can always make or break a book, Chloe Neill could have saved her novel from being the mirror image of all the others if she d just taken the time to develop a protagonist that we haven t seen before.
And as for that aforementioned beau if you re writing an urban fantasy or paranormal romance novel and you want to create the perfect mr sexy, what don t you do I ll tell you you most definitely do not try and replicate a current mr sexy who you were never going to be able to compete with So why the hell did Ms Neill produce a tall, powerful, blond haired vamp Charlaine Harris has already claimed him You know you want to look So, I think it s fair to say the start to this series was rather underwhelming where the bloody hell is KMM when you need her Sorry, distracted again, basically I m going to leave the rest of the Chicagoland Vampires books, one disappointment was quite enough.
I read this for the sake of procrastination, works well to pass the time I guess, though there are better books out there.
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.
What I didn t like How they tell us about all of these other creatures, but the author doesn t bother giving us any details about them or very much about vampires either, whom are the main focus After Merit is turned into a vampire, she just goes along with it No questions or even thinking of what abilities she gains OR why she doesn t want to be a vampire, aside from the whole not being able to go back to grad school asking her consent first Seriously, couldn t Merit get it the first time that they couldn t ask for her consent while she was dying Would she rather have died And why is Merit so special Plus what s with her first name I get that this is a series, but dude, answer a few questions at least before wrapping this one up.
And then Merit is oh so perfect Physically very strong, she s got mental abilities as well, all very surprising for a newly turned vampire She can hold her own against a 400 year old vampire while she was only 2 3 days old.
There s no action So this focuses on politics and all, but still What s with all the training if there s no fighting And wth is the point of her being so strong then view spoiler The most action packed scenes were probably with Mallory and Catcher In bed hide spoiler
2018 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 Ilovedit 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 any It s been years since I ve read 4 years in fact, and my taste have changed so damn much and I ve gotten so fucking picky that it isn t even funny any So did I still love it Yes Did I love it as much as I remember I did No However, I still see this as a victory I still love it enough to want to re read the whole series, so that is indeed saying somethingWell Well, what I waved a hand at the room Start genuflecting Let s see some knee action You re serious I lifted my brows He responded in kind, but finally nodded his head, then walked between the couches He dropped to one knee, then held out his hands I m monumentally sorry for the pain and humiliation that I caused you and your Both knees Pardon I d prefer to see both knees on the ground I mean, if you re going to grovel, be the best groveler you can, rightCaroline Merit Mer Merit 27 became vampire weeks before her 28 birthday , turns 28 at 60% into the book is still the awesome, independent woman I still adore her and her bravery Ethan Liege Darth Sullivan Sullivan 394 , master of the Cadogan House, is still so fucking hot it should be illegal I still love his Master ass I am however, I little bit uncertain of how I feel towards Mallory Mal Delancey Carmichael, Merit s bestfriend and a fourth class sorcerer, as I know what she ll do later on Charles Chuck Merit, Merit s grandfather is the Ombudsman a liaison between the regulars and the sups, is still a awesome man, and I would ve love to have him in my lifeI m just warning you, I m probably going to be a total hard ass vamp Mallory snorted and walked out of the kitchen, calling out, Yeah, well, you ve got a purple marshmallow on your chin, hard ass vampChuck s team his secretary, Marjorie 50 , the computer prodigy and a shape shifter, Jeffrey Jeff Christopher 21 , and a fourth class sorcerer, Catcher Bell 29 There s also a Housed vampire who works for him that not even his colleagues knows about I like them too, though mostly Jeff He s adorable And then there s Joshua Merit, Merit s dad, who sucks some big time He does really deserves a slap across the face I still hate his ass, so that hasn t change You also met guard of the Cadogan House, Lindsey 115 and who is also a psychic, who becomes a good friend to Merit And Morgan, Second of the Navarre House, 72, though looks 28 who s a love interest to Merit I am though, really looking forward to meet Gabriel Gabe Keene, Apex of the Central North American, Jeff s pack leader, who we only hear about in this book On to the next one As we left the kitchen, I asked, Can I hold your sword today Catcher glanced back over his shoulder and lifted a brow The sword, I corrected The sword We ll seeQuick basic facts Genre Adult Paranormal Romance.
Series Series, Book One.
Love triangle view spoiler No hide spoiler 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 is probably in the running of being my favorite series this year What I love about Chloe Neill is that she s one of the rare authors who knows how to really settle into her story She s not in a hurry and she doesn t force the story along she just lets it happen, but she still manages to light a wildfire of intensity within it And it s pretty damn kickass This book begins by throwing your right into the story with Merit, the heroine, being forced to become a vampire I use the term, forced , lightly because it s actually done to save her life A vampire attacks her on her Chicago college campus, and tries to kill her, but then is scared off when a stronger vampire approaches the scene.
And that stronger vampire is none other than Ethan Sullivan I ll get to him later, but for now just know that he s the one that turns her into a vampire, thereby making him her Master Which Merit finds out later in the story, and she s not all that thrilled about itAfter Ethan saves her, Merit is delivered back to her home and has to go through three meticulous days of transitioning Luckily for Merit, she lives with Mallory her BFF and they have a copious stash of Chunky Munky After transitioning, Merit learns a LOT about the new world she lives in A Vampires do exist.
B And she s now one of them.
C Aaaaand she s a very powerful one.
D The sexy and infuriatingly enigmatic Ethan Sullivan is her Master.
E The majority of vampires actually belong to certain Houses think Harry Potter F She belongs to the one her Master resides in Cadogen G She has to swear complete allegiance and fealty to the sexy and infuriatingly enigmatic Ethan SullivanH She doesn t even know if she even likes Ethan, but she kind of wants to have his babies Because the man is god like gorgeous I Not only to vampires exist, but so do fairies nymphs werewolves shape shifters and everything else that belongs in a demented fairy tale.
J Her best friend Mallory is a sorceress, and also didn t know she was oneK Oh yeah, and there s a vampire that s going around killing other vampires, framing her House, and it s up to her stop it.
So that s the gist of the story Let s talk about the characters I loved Merit because she s just this down to earth person that s just been thrown one hell of a plot twist in her life She s a bookworm at heart, and now she s a kickass vampire And what I appreciated was that she s not annoying at all She s just a girl who s trying to find her way in her new life, and is trying not to fuck or kill Ethan Sullivan, her Master For all the tailored clothes and impeccable looks, his power was obvious He fairly hummed with it, and while his movements were crisp and elegant, they hinted at something darker, something menacing beneath the surface a shark arcing below deceptively smooth water.
There are really only two words that can describe Ethan, and those two words are Hooooooly Shit One of the most powerful vampires He s also helluva sexy And a badass And a labyrinth of man, because he s so DAMN enigmatic seriously, I m already knee deep in book 2 of this series, and I still can t wrap my head around him Just when you think you re finally understanding him, he does something mindblowing And what s really awesome about he and Merit is that they have this HUGE wire of sexual tension between them Because on one hand, they want to tear each other apart but then on the other hand they want to just have wild, lurid, vampire sex with each other They re so attracted to each other, but none of them is willing submit to the other so it definitely gets interestingYes, I get that you don t want to be attracted to me, that you think I m beneath you And in case you haven t realized it, I m not thrilled about it either I don t want to like you, and I certainly don t want to be desired begrudgingly He stepped toward me with the grace of slinking panther And just as dangerous Then what do you want me to say His voice was low, thick with lambent power That I wanted you to taste me For all that you re stubborn, sarcastic, completely unable to take seriously my authority, and patently disrespectful, that I want you Do you think this is what I would choose My voice quiet, the sound oddly far away, I told him, I don t want anything from you Liar, he accused, and lowered his mouth to mineeyebrow waggle As the book begins Mallory Carmichael is just Merit s best friend And she s an awesome best friend because she s snarky and stubborn and HILARIOUS But soon she finds out that she s actually a sorceress Which is kind of badass, if I do say so myself Because I predict that within this series in general, we re going to see Merit and Mallory become this kickass duo.
What I loved about Mallory s character is that like, Merit, she s just really a down to earth kind of girl who s just been completely thrown into this world of realistic fantasy And I love the way her character develops, because it s not like you know one day she s normal, and the next day she s this ultra powerful sorceress It doesn t happen like that Mallory s actually really scared of her magic, because she is so powerful And she s actually kind of reluctant to use it Which brings us to drum roll Catcher Bell is another yummy, sexy character He s a rebellious ass kicker of a guy He s also a sorcerer And unlike Mallory he completely owns it He s kind of like the Yoda Merlin of this series, because he s the one that teaches both Merit and Mallory how to become what they were meant to be He shows them the ropes, kicks their asses a little bit, and teaches them how to get back up from a fight Overall he s just flat out awesome If you re looking for an epic series, this is it, guys I m so glad I stumbled across this series because I have a feeling that it s going to be the kind that I ll never forget and will probably be placed on a shelf right up there with the Fever series, The Mortal Instruments , and Harry Potter.
Chloe Neill, you re a fucking badass.
That s all.
5 Stars This was a hilarious, quick read and it s been ages since I ve read a good vampire book