Friday, November 9, 2012

Some Girls Bite by: Chloe Neill

Title: Some Girls Bite 

Author: Chloe Neill

Publisher: NAL Trade
Format: Paperback
Pages: 341 
Series: Chicagoland Vampires

First in a brand new series about a Chicago graduate student's introduction into a society of vampires.

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.

My thoughts:

I read this book as part of our 3rd Turkish blog tour. It has very high ratings on GoodReads (4.14), and I love a good vampire story, so I was very excited about it. However, I wasn't impressed. 

In Some Girls Bite, vampires and humans exist being aware of each other. The main character, Merit is changed into a vampire without being asked, when she's on the verge of dying. After she's changed, she has to abide by vampire rules, live and work among them. Being the first in the series, I feel like this was more of a world-building book. We learn a lot about vampire politics, but then there are other creatures mentioned, which the author doesn't go into. 

Overall, it wasn't unreadable, but it also wasn't my cup of tea. What really bothered me about it is that it made vampires look kinda "fluffy," if that makes any sense. I like my vampires strong and thirsty for blood. I'm okay with "good" vampires, but I think a book like this should have a "rah rahhhhh!" factor, and this one just didn't.

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