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Some Girls Bite (Chicagoland Vampires) Paperback – April 7, 2009
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"These books are wonderful entertainment; and if you are looking for a vampiric role-model, you couldn't do any better than Merit of House Cadogan. Chicago is lucky to have her." --#1 New York Times bestselling author Charlaine Harris
"[A] strong-minded, sharp-witted heroine who will appeal to fans of Charlaine Harris's Sookie Stackhouse and Laurell K. Hamilton's Anita Blake." --Library Journal
"If you loved Nancy Drew but always wished she was an undead sword-wielding badass, Merit is your kind of girl." -Geek Monthly
Praise for Some Girls Bite and the Chicagoland Vampire series:
"These books are wonderful entertainment."—#1 New York Times bestselling author Charlaine Harris
“If you loved Nancy Drew but always wished she was an undead sword-wielding badass, Merit is your kind of girl.” —Geek Monthly
“Neill creates a strong-minded, sharp-witted heroine who will appeal to fans of Charlaine Harris’s Sookie Stackhouse series and Laurell K. Hamilton’s Anita Blake.”—Library Journal
“The pages turn fast enough to satisfy vampire and romance fans alike.”—Booklist
“High-stakes drama, romantic entanglements, and a touch of humor…certain to whet readers’ appetites for more in this entertaining series!”—Romantic Times (4½ stars)
“Chloe Neill keeps readers right on the precipice of anticipation.”—Fresh Fiction
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Top Customer Reviews
Here's my problem with this book in particular.
After trudging through 120 pages, the story progressed no where, really. Merit gets attacked by some random vampire, she's kind of out of it. Another vampire saves her by turning her into a vampire. She wakes up in his club house, so to speak and she's given a quick update and taken home to where her equally ditzy BFF Mallory seems all too excited and happy that her girl friend is now a vampire. First off, that struck me as odd. So very odd that her friend would be so enthused about her being turned and not the least bit concerned by the circumstances that lead her to be turned. The interaction between Merit and Mallory seemed so awkward to me as I continued to read. They both seem so immature and flighty. And their dialogue seemed forced and unnatural. Very unrealistic and childish for people who were supposed to be adults. I also found it silly that she was more concerned about being kicked out of school than being attacked, left for dead and turned into a vampire.
Merit is told to read the "Canon" which is like the vampire bible, and she casually does, not really taking it all that seriously. She is told that within the next 7 days, she will be inducted as a full fledge member of the house so she really needs to bone up on her vampire knowledge.Read more ›
Merit at first seemed to be the stereotypical butt kicking heroine, she was changed against her will and she was a constant source of teenage rebellion and sarcasm for her 'liege' and head of her vampire house. Slowly though the author began to peel back layer after layer of Merit, what the readers were left with was a loyal, surprisingly fast, smart and katana wielding woman who was trying to figure out the balance between her old life, her new life, and where her loyalties stand in this new supernatural world.
Ethan Sullivan was the vampire who turned her, he also happens to be the head of the Cadogan House in Chicago. Ethan is an arrogant 400 year old vampire who wears his confidence and power like a mantle. Merit finds herself drawn to him, and then repulsed by his decisions and 'lording' over everyone under him.
By the end of the book we know Merit is stronger and smarter than the average vampire, we know she choose loyalty above her own wants, and in the end choose to stand with the Cadogan House rather than fight it. I loved Merit the entire book, she was the perfect heroine; Ethan however I was still confused with. I can't decide whether or not I hate him or love him. I can't wait for the next book to see how everything evolves. Trust me this book you need to read, it's cover might scream typical cookie cutter vampire genre but the story itself is anything but.
I felt like this was written for underestimated young adults.
Why are these 28 yr. old WOMEN (Merit the MC & Mallory her BF - who are working on a dissertation & in advertising respectively) describing these vampires who are double, triple & quadruple their own ages as "boys"??
As in ...."I'd assumed there'd be time for boys after" or, "Before that moment, before watching him walk toward me, I'd been a normal girl. If I saw a boy I found attractive, I might smile. I might, on the rare occasion, say hello or give someone my phone number. I wouldn't say I was forward, but I made a move when I was interested. But something about this boy, maybe mixed with the fact that I'd recently become a vampire, made every molecule in my body tingle."
Merit is not a girl & these men are certainly not boys.
It's just....IDK, staggeringly immature writing.
Speaking of immature - Merit, Malloy, Mallory's boyfriend...yeah all very shallow so far. Unrealistically drawn with overplayed convenient responses & excuses to people & situations which actually don't make sense.
Mallory's reaction to Merit becoming a vamp is basically - "So cool! You're a vamp!" & this is b'c she's a huge fan of all things paranormal & studies it obsessively. However, when she finds out she is the highest level of witch out there, her reaction is so underwhelming I was left scratching my head.
The lack or originality in creating Merit's entire environment is just plain poor (meaning - Merit's way too convenient life).
So uh lemme' see....Read more ›
Most Recent Customer Reviews
Some Girls Bite is book one in the Chicagoland Vampires series. I've been meaning to read this series for a few years now but hadn't gotten around to it until recently. Read morePublished 7 days ago by LilyElement
I really enjoy these novels. I am just devouring them. It is a quick and easy read. The books are fun and packed with emotion. I like the pace of the books. Read morePublished 18 days ago by Shanred
Chicagoland Vampires series is Great... Learning about the Vampire world through Merit's experiences as she becomes one is exciting... I cant wait to see what happens next.Published 25 days ago by Amazon Customer
I was hooked from the beginning. I can't wait to read the next book in the series!Published 2 months ago by Shannon B.
This is a nice escape from Twilight want a be fiction. While our heroin is trying to adjust to newly becoming a vampire, and the terrible weight of supernatural bigotry she is now... Read morePublished 2 months ago by Kindle Customer
I really enjoyed this book and it was a great book to get me out of my reading slump.
We meet Merit, just as she awakens as a new vampire and she is not happy about it. Read more
So I first came into this book thinking “ Maybe some kind of True Blood spin off type thing” but the more I read the more I realize I was wrong. I really enjoyed this book. Read morePublished 2 months ago by Ash