November 21, 2012
Book #126 - Friday Night Bites (Chicagoland Vampires #2)
Friday Night Bites (Chicagoland Vampires #2), Chloe Neill
Do you like books with snarky, ass-kicking chicks, loads of sexual tension between said chick and a super hot master vampire, an incredible and interesting supporting cast and a well-spun mystery? Then, really - what are you waiting for? This is one of the smartest series I've read in a long time, and I am thoroughly enjoyed every minute of it while it lasts.
In the second Chicagoland Vampires book, Merit is asked by her liege Ethan Sullivan to reenter her parents' high brow society in an effort to try and find out who is organizing raves and threatening to expose them to the outside world. Merit and Ethan have to work together to not only overcome the newest threat to her new life, but to keep a lid on whatever it is they have between them.
Seriously, people - I am completely in love with this series right now. Neill is a fabulous author. She is engaging and witty and hysterically funny. She has an uncanny ability to draw you in and keep you wherever she wants you. In this case, it's in house of vampires. And I love it there.
Merit is my hero. She is strong, capable, and sardonic. She's a loyal friend and has a work ethic like none other. Resisting Ethan's charms and advances has become increasingly difficult for her, and I feel her frustration with both herself and with him. I get that she's conflicted - she wants him, but is afraid that if she allows herself to be with him, she will lose herself entirely - to him, to her job, to her vampire self. And Merit's number one goal is to maintain her humanity. I love that about her.
But, I gotta say, after all the sexual tension - the push and pull between these two - I'm SO ready for them to just get it over with! Ethan is so perfect and so perfect for Merit. They seriously need to get together already. The anticipation for the next book, though, is so sweet.