October 17, 2012

Book #111 - Some Girls Bite (Chicagoland Vampires #1)


Some Girls Bite (Chicagoland Vampires #1), Chloe Neill
urban fantasy
341 pages
Started 10/2/12
Finished 10/14/12
4.5 STARS

Have you ever started reading books in a certain genre, and you end up sticking with that genre for awhile? It's like you're on a paranormal romance kick or a high fantasy bender. Know what I mean? Well, it seems as if lately I've been on a bad ass chick high. Now, I know that "Bass Ass Chick" is not an official book genre. But, honestly, maybe it should be.

Merit is a rich graduate student who loves everything about her life (with the exception of her horrid parents) until she's nearly killed, and subsequently turned into a vampire by Ethan Sullivan, head vamp of Cadogan House. As she slowly comes to grips with the loss of her old life and embraces her new one, she also has to deal with an apparent threat to not only her master and her new House, but also her life.

Ok, yes. Officially, Some Girls Bite is classified as Urban Fantasy. I like Bad Ass Chick better. Because that is a better descriptor for this book. Merit ROCKS. She's super smart - she was a graduate student in literature, for goodness sake. She's resilient - she survived a horrible childhood with loveless parents and then survived a life-changing event that she didn't ask for with relative ease. She's brave - she handles her "master" like no one else and doesn't let him give her any crap.

Some Girls Bite was such a great book. All the characters had so much personality and life! And, better than that, it was so funny in so many places. I laughed out loud dozens of times. Merit's constant snark and hers and Ethan's dry banter absolutely cracked me up. Luke is a fantastic character, as is Catcher - I'd love to have them as my BFFs.

Overall, even though this book is about vampires, it was a breath of fresh air. I sincerely hope that all the books in this series are as good as this first one. I'm about to find out.   

2 comments:

e. said...

Merit is such a great heroine and seriously the series just gets better and better!!

Erika said...

I've heard a lot of good things about this series and living near Chicago thought it would be fun to read. Excited to start it! Thanks for your thoughts!