Monday, April 13, 2009
Review: Some Girls Bite
Title: Some Girls Bite: A Chicagoland Vampires Novel
Author: Chloe Neill
Publisher: New American Library (Penguin)
Date published: April 2009
Type of book: Supernatural/Vampire
I received this book from/at: Waldens
My interest in this book is: plot
Ideas expressed/message/plot: From back cover: “THEY KILLED ME. THEY HEALED ME. THEY CHANGED ME. Sure, the life of a graduate student wasn’t exactly glamorous, but it was mine. I was doing fine until Chicago’s vampires announced their existence to the world – and then a rogue vampire attacked me. But he got only a sip before he was scared away by another bloodsucker… and this one decided the best way to save my life was to make me the walking undead.
Turns out my savior was the master vampire of Cadogan House. Now I’ve traded sweating over my dissertation for learning to fit in at a Kenwood 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 my gratitude – and servitude. Right…
But my burgeoning powers (all of a sudden, I’m surprisingly handy with some serious weaponry), an inconvenient sunlight allergy, and Ethan’s attitude are the least of my concerns. Someone’s still out to get me. Is it the rogue vampire who bit me? A vamp from a rival house? An angry mob bearing torches?
My intuition into Chicago’s nightlife may be the first skirmish in a war… and there will be blood.”
Favorite characters, quotes/lines: Merit: I thought she was funny and spunky; Catcher: he was awesome!; Mallory: a lot of times the best friends kind of suck, Mallory was a good one!; Ethan: I liked him and hated him at the same time – he was so arrogant and should have acted more “human” with his emotions at times…
When I finished this book I felt: I’ll read the next book for sure…. There are books that I liked better, but I have a feeling that the sequel is going to be really good because the scene is already set from the first book.
Other books to read by this author: this is her first book