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Some Girls Bite: A Chicagoland Vampires Novella
Some Girls Bite: A Chicagoland Vampires Novella
Some Girls Bite: A Chicagoland Vampires Novella
Audiobook11 hours

Some Girls Bite: A Chicagoland Vampires Novella

Written by Chloe Neill

Narrated by Cynthia Holloway

Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

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About this audiobook

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 only got a sip before he was scared away by another bloodsucker...and this one decided that 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 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 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 initiation into Chicago's nightlife may be the first skirmish in a war-and there will be blood.
LanguageEnglish
PublisherTantor Audio
Release dateDec 24, 2010
ISBN9781400189366
Some Girls Bite: A Chicagoland Vampires Novella
Author

Chloe Neill

Chloe Neill was born and raised in the South, but now makes her home in the Midwest. She is the author of the New York Times bestselling Chicagoland Vampires series, including Dark Debt, Blood Games, and Wild Things. When not transcribing Merit’s adventures, she bakes, works, and scours the Internet for good recipes and great graphic design. Chloe also maintains her sanity by spending time with her boys—her photographer husband and their dogs, Baxter and Scout.

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  • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars
    3/5
    So I give this a 3.5 I figured out the "villains" early on and don't like Ethan at all. Morgan on the other hand.... if only our star girl would jump on board
  • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars
    3/5
    3 stars and a half

    I came upon that book while looking for a series similar to Ilona Andrews' Kate Daniels and that one was mentioned several times so I decided to give it a go.

    I think the characters are one of the strongest suits of the series. They still need some serious developing, but they started out pretty well. I especially like Merit and Mallory, but also Jeff (how is he only 21?). They're not there yet, though. The author clearly attemps to make them multi-layered and it's working, but there is something missing, I think. It's a really good start, though, and the dialogue, either external or inside Merit's head, made me laugh quite a few times. Snarky comments and replies surely helped me like this book way more than I anticipated.

    Indeed, I found the beginning a bit long, and almost dnf the book a handful of times, as I don't have the patience of keeping up with series I know I won't continue these days, after too many bad books I tried. But you can't say that the world we got a glimpse into doesn't make you at least a bit curious, and that's also what got me going. There isn't that much happening plot-wise, though. Or it might be too diluted with the rest, I don't know. In spite of all of that, it's still only the first book of the series, so I'm hoping what that one was lacking in some serious action will be compensated in the following volumes.

    I can't bring myself to rate this book higher at the moment, but at least it got me intrigued enough to continue. I cannot say if I would recommend it due to all of this, reading will only tell. It wasn't as strong of a start as the first from the Kate Daniels series, but since I got more and more into the KD series with each new book, I'm not willing the abandon Chicagoland Vampires just yet. Who knows? I might fall in love with it after all.

    Edit: after reading the beginning of the second book, I can say with some certitude that I won't be falling in love with the series after all. I gave it up after 2 chapters and a half, tbh.
  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars
    5/5
    1st in the Chicagoland Vampire series. Merit is a 27 year old grad student who suddenly finds herself changed into a vampire. There are three houses of vampires that have recently come out to normal society in Chicago. She belongs to the 2nd oldest. She also is very strong or so the book keeps eluding to. The book also reads like a mystery. There are a series of murders that have happened recently that have clues leading back to the vampire houses. Should prove to be an interesting series. But does seem to borrow from a number of other vampire series; different houses, various different supernatural species, vampires "coming out." Good overall she's certainly creating a world of her own.
  • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars
    3/5
    I'm always curious to see how the new writers take a hold of the myth that are vampires and makes it their own. I'll say this much, some of what this book offers is the usual politics, back stabbing, infighting, etc, that one comes to expect from the eternally undead. Other bits, add more fun. I find it disappointing when the writer can't do just one supernatural in books like this and they HAVE to work all the others into it. Ah well.It was a bit frustrating listening to this book, in that the narrator didn't really change her voice much for the various characters. It all came out pretty much the same. So unless I was following closely, I missed who was speaking at times. This may also have to do with the text itself.And maybe it's me, but the whole romance thing... overdone in vampire novels. At least in this instance, the scene of passion was a part of moving the plot forward. It was an interesting text and I'm curious to check out the second book, if only to see where she goes with the series. But I don't hold high hopes for the series as a whole.
  • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars
    3/5
    I was surprised at how much I enjoyed this book. I'm not a huge fan of the vampire books these days but I still read them (because they are wonderfully prevalent in so many of the stories that I want to read). And I do keep my mind open on them. And this one was pleasant and fun. The main character and her best friend have a terrific relationship and are super sarcastic and funny. I also liked Merit a lot. She reacts the way I think I would react to a lot of situations. Now, I will admit that the whole set up was very familiar and that it worked with a number of vampire tropes that were just a little too unoriginal but I will definitely be picking up the next books in the series. I'm curious and definitely want to know if Merit ends up a Master vampire. And, maybe just a little curious to see if she ends up with Ethan. ;)
  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars
    5/5
    What an excellent book 1 of the Chicago vampire series. Well it’s started with a bang, consuming me completely. I couldn’t tear myself away if I’d wanted to. Full of excellent characters that connect with each other wonderfully, they’re interesting and passionate. Friendships have easy strong relationships, the story is unpredictable. I love that I couldn’t guess what was going to happen each step of the way.

    There are different vampire houses throughout the world, with (if I remember correctly 3 in Chicago). One of the vampires from a Chicago house hates humans, loves attention and wants to be THE vampire. This vampire hates humans and has 2 killed, with one failed attempt. All to try to make it look like one of the other hoses did it, wanting to eventually go to war.

    There is much unrest in the supernatural world among different types of creatures.

    I hope that makes sense, I don’t want to give anything away and am hurrying to get to book two.